We trace our scientific origins to two little-known but seminal moments in exotic biolog:
“In [Sardinia] certain people were said to sleep among the Heroes, i.e., among the gods. … These persons, returning to themselves, were not aware of the time which elapsed while they were thus absorbed; because that first instant in which they began to sleep they joined to the instant in which they awoke as if it were one instant – but the time that elapsed escaped them.” – Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle's Physics (c. 1270)
... life ... is prolonged by means of cold ... a fact which deserves particular attention."
- Jan Swammerdam, The Book of Nature (1673-80)
... a paradox because cold can just as readily, easily, extinguish life. Together, these two early observations speak volumes about the metabolic life-equation & the latent human biological potential.
Aquinas' & Swammerdam's observations were followed-up by the keen eye of a certain Monsieur Réne A.-F. de Réaumur, in Paris, France., in 1736. De Réaumur was the first to corner & catch nature in the act of tinkering, more like tampering, with life's metabolic dimmer-switch. The aim, to give the metabolic machinery a well deserved & more-than-skin-deep time-out, a spring clean: a deep systems cleanse, a detox, a defrag. In short, timely repairs & maybe even a makeover. Already then, it was understood that some organisms could realize longer & better quality lives, as well as skip over those less interesting or just plainly too hard metabolic times that come to pass in certain seasons.
Human animalesque bio-enhancement tech know-how existed well before the dawn of Western science, & so we trace our history much, much further back, to yonks & the Dreamtime, to c. 50,000 years ago & the beginning of a most special time, the formulation of systematic body of esoteric knowledge on how to live harmoniously in the world & a time in which fundamental & timeless laws of universal survival, & gateway to "everywhere", were formulated.
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