As much as DNA can spontaneously improve, it can also be manipulated mechanically, in the laboratory, because it can be isolated. DNA can be manipulated not only to improve a living organism but to make it less sophisticated, less effective, less capable, or less advanced than it ideally should be and therefore basically sub-standard or sub-par.
Enki instructed his son Ningishzidda to send away all the medics at the Shurrupak laboratory and to fetch Adam and Eve from Eridu. When the two Earthlings arrived, they were spruced up and taken to an operating theatre, where they took beds alongside Enki and Ninmah respectively. Enki recounts what followed thus in his memoirs: “Upon the four, Ningishzidda a deep sleep caused to descend, the four he made unfeeling (that is, he gave them anaesthesia which sent them into a trance).
From the rib of Enki the life essence (DNA) he extracted, into the rib of Adamu the life essence of Enki he inserted. From the rib of Ninmah the life essence he extracted, into the rib of Tiamat (Eve) the life essence he inserted. Where the incisions were made, the flesh thereon he closed up. Then the four of them he awakened. It is done, he proudly declared. To their Tree of Life (DNA) two branches have been added, with procreating powers their life essences are now entwined!”
A fictionalised version of the same event is found in GENESIS 2:21-22. The passage reads: “So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was asleep, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.” This deliberate distortion by the Genesis writers, who researched the creation story from Sumerian records when the Israelites were in captivity in Babylon in the 6th century BC, derived from their sexist proclivity.
Their aim, which is a recurring feature throughout the Bible, was to cast females as secondary human beings who were fashioned from man. Yet by this stage, Eve had long been created, not from Adam but through genetic cloning as we saw in earlier pieces. Note how the Genesis writers apply the term “God” to different Anunnaki personages. In the quoted passage, they are referring not to Enlil or Enki but to Ningishzidda, who performed the operation at the instruction of his father.
MODERN SCIENCE CORROBORATES ENKI
Now, what Ningishzidda performed was not an ordinary operation. It was what modern science calls stem cell transplant, also known as bone marrow transplant. The stem cells (blood-forming cells) were harvested from the bone marrow of Enki’s and Ninmah’s ribs and introduced into the bone marrow of Adam and Eve’s ribs respectively. That way, Adam and Eve’s DNA was altered, resulting in the increase of their chromosomes overall from 44 to 46 and their sex chromosomes from 22 to 23, just like the Anunnaki were.
The operation did not mean their entire physiology functioned like that of the Anunnaki, only aspects of it: DNA transplant does not necessarily mean you become exactly like your donor. Once again, we learn to our amazement just how advanced in biological engineering the Anunnaki were 300,000 years ago. Bone marrow transplant only became feasible in modern times relatively recently. In June 2007, I happened upon an article in the online version of The Washington Post which extolled the wonders of stem cell transplant. Titled “Scientists Report DNA Transplant”, it partly read as follows:
“Scientists said yesterday that they had transplanted a microbe's entire, tangled mass of DNA into a closely related organism, a delicate operation that cleanly transformed the recipient from one species into the other … The success confirms that chromosomes can survive transplantation intact and literally rewrite the identity and occupation of the cells they move into. That is a crucial finding for scientists who hope to make novel life forms by packing synthetic chromosomes into hollow, laboratory-grown cells.”
Now, bone marrow is found in every bone. But why did Enki instruct Ningishzidda to harvest stem cells from the rib cage in particular? In February 2009, Dr Georgia Purdom, a creation scientist HYPERLINK "http://creationwiki.org/Creation_scientist" o "Creation scientist" with a specialty in molecular genetics, wrote an article she titled “The Amazing Regenerating Rib”. This is what she said in the article: “Both men and women have 12 pairs of ribs … Ribs are one of the few bones that continue to make red marrow (and thus blood cells) in the adult.
Although all bones can repair themselves, ribs can regenerate themselves. Ribs are commonly removed during surgeries that require bone grafts in other parts of the body. The rib is removed from the periosteum (a tissue surrounding the bone) much like a banana would be removed from its peel while keeping most of the peel intact. The periosteum must remain, as it contains osteoblasts which build the new rib bone.” Enki chose the rib because ribs even when damaged or removed are capable of growing back like hair grows back when we cut it! DNA transplant works in roughly 1 in every 150,000 tries. Would Ningishzidda succeed at his first try?
JEHOVAH “POISONS” ADAM AND EVE
Although the happenings at Shurrupak were a closely guarded secret which Enlil was not to be made privy to, Enlil did come to suspect something fishy was going on. Enki had recalled Adam and Eve from their Eridu habitation on the pretext that the couple were due for their periodical medical examinations, which at surface was understandable enough. But why had Enki gotten rid of all other medical attendants whilst he examined the two Earthlings? And not only that: why had the two Earthlings this time stayed much longer in the health facility when in the past they had taken only a day or so?
Accordingly, not long after Adam and Eve were returned to their enclosure in the Eridu orchard, Enlil paid them a visit. Enlil was in the habit of checking on them once in a while not that he really cared for them: he did so, first, to embed in their minds that he was the planet’s Head Honcho and not Enki. Second, he wanted to ascertain that they were indeed as intellectually deficient as Enki promised they would be.
Third, he sought to be assured that Eve was not getting pregnant at all. Enlil, the Bible’s primary Jehovah/Yahweh, visited the couple at sunset – “in the cool of the day” as the Bible puts it – when the weather was much more palatable (Earth’s sunlight was just too intense for him) and when the two Lulus saw him, they would gleefully dash toward him and gambol around in the manner dogs do when they see their master, though he would issue a preemptive bark to keep them at bay (Enki, on the other hand, let them take as much liberties with him as they pleased).
Adam and Eve were at this stage more animal-like than human-like: they moved about naked, drank water with their mouths and not with cupped hands, and copulated animal-style. They were also rather matey with animals. What Enlil saw contented him, for it all seemed to bear out the fact that Enki had kept his undertaking to create a halfwit and not a mentally sophisticated Being.
Enlil, who was a stickler for protocol, took Adam aside and sat him under a tree in the centre of the garden whilst Eve watched at a distance. Enlil reiterated to Adam that here on Earth, he was the supreme Lord and Enki was his junior. He warned Adam to be wary of Enki, who was a “masquerade who poses as a God of Knowledge”. If anybody could lead them astray, it was Enki. In fact, if they tended to listen to him, Enlil would exact on them a death punishment in exercise of his executive power. The only person they should listen to was Enlil himself, who was their real creator: as long as they obeyed him, they would never die: they would live indefinitely, he assured Adam.
We encounter this scenario in GENESIS 2:16, which says, “And the Lord God (Enlil) commanded the man (Adam): You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you must not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (a metaphor for Enki), for when you eat of it you will surely die”. But there was another “tree” in the centre of Eden which Enlil did not make mention of to Adam. This was the Tree of Life. Just what was this tree and why did Enlil keep quiet about it?
THE SHEM, A GATEWAY TO “IMMORTALITY”
Let us at this juncture turn to GENESIS 2: 8-9. It reads: “8Now, the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden: and there he put the Man he had formed. 9And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.”
One similarity with the Sumerian clay-tablet records, which predated the Bible by at least 2500 years (and from which the Genesis scribes researched the creation story) is that Adam lived in a garden setting, a combination of an orchard and horticultural patch. In fact, the garden, as we have already noted, was more of a botanical and zoological garden since it also contained, we are told in GENESIS 1:19-20, corralled wild beasts.
This is not surprising given that the garden was owned by Enki, a versatile scientist and researcher. The garden was not Eden per se: it was in Eden, and Eden was in the “east”, that is, Middle East. As we have pointed out on more than one occasion in the past, Eden was the Edin, the sprawl of city states located in today’s southern Iraq, which indeed is found in the Middle East. The Edin was the Anunnaki hub on Earth. The Sumerian records, however, specify exactly where this garden was: it was in Eridu, Enki’s jurisdiction and the Anunnaki’s first settlement when they arrived on Earth from their planet Nibiru 450,000 years ago. Eridu roughly translates as “A Home Away From Home” , or simply “A Replica of Home”.
The Sumerian records, however, do not bear the factor of two trees standing at the garden’s centre. So where did the Genesis writers get the idea of a Tree of Life and a Tree of Knowledge from? Well, first, the Anunnaki, when they described the palace of Nibiru King Anu, said it was guarded by “a god of the Tree of Truth and a god of the Tree of Knowledge”. These “gods” (Anunnaki royals) were the ones who ushered visitors or arrivals into the presence of King Anu.
The Genesis scribes wanted to portray the garden of Eden as a microcosm of “Heaven”, or Nibiru, so they built into the story the existence of literal trees of Life and of Knowledge. Second, the idea of the two trees was plain misunderstanding of their symbolic meanings on the Earth scene. As we have already intimated, the Tree of Knowledge stood for Enki as the Anunnaki’s God of Knowledge, particularly life science. On the other hand, the Tree of Life had several meanings as is often the case with most lingual terms. In one sense, it denoted DNA.
The name of Ningishzidda meant “Lord of the Tree of Life”, which was a tribute to his mastery of genetic knowledge just like his father. The other sense of the term is the more relevant in the Eden story. As Earth’s top two executives, Enlil and Enki each had his own rocket, called a SHEM, just as every president normally has his own presidential jet. This was in addition to their personal jets, which they called a MU, or sky chamber. Enlil’s rocket was based in his cult city, Nippur, which was Earth’s spaceport at the time. But Enki’s was stationed at his Eridu base, on a centrally located quadrangular.
What was special about a Shem? To the Anunnaki, it was simply a means of interplanetary travel. But to mankind, it was a symbol of eternal life. How? Because Earthlings were given to understand that Nibiru was Heaven and to get there one had to use a shem (that was before the advent of religion).
Hence to live as long as the Anunnaki did (Mankind thought the Anunnaki never died when all they enjoyed was a considerably longer lifespan that was explained, primarily, by Nibiru’s much longer orbit around the sun, which lasted 3600 Earth years), Earthlings pined to get onto a shem and be transported to Nibiru, where they expected to be presented the Food of Life and the Water of Life and therefore live forever either on Nibiru itself or back on Earth. But at this early stage, a primitive Adam and Eve had no idea what the shem parked in Enki’s precincts in plain sight was actually the Tree of Life. Enlil therefore had no need to make mention of it.
The Genesis writers also employed the dual tree symbols to demonstrate that the affairs of mankind were a function of the never-ending contest between Enlil and Enki. And since Enlil was their god and Enki was not (he was the god of Africans), they chose to cast him as the villain, the reasons for which we shall explore in due course.
ENKI GOES THE EXTRA MILE
It was Enki’s turn to come and check on the couple as per routine (to administer lessons to them that would broaden their knowledge vista and heighten their intellect) but fundamentally to find out if there were signs Eve was expecting in the wake of the Shurrupak operation. To his surprise, Adam completely avoided him, so ingrained was his brainwash by Enlil. Eve too tried to keep at a distance without necessarily shunning Enki. Mystified, Enki wondered aloud to Eve as to what was the matter.
Eve: We have been told by Lord Enlil that we should avoid you at all costs.
Eve: We are told you are bad company who could lead us astray and consequently to damnation. The Good Lord Enlil says he will punish us with death if we hang around with you. He also said he is the one who created us and therefore we are obliged to listen only to him.
Enki couldn’t believe what he was hearing. So this is what Enlil was up to? These chaps were his own creation and Enlil now wanted to turn them against him! Enki was so livid he now decided he was going to go the extra mile in “opening their minds”. He was going to camp right with them for as long as it took to effect the change he now desired for them and put Enlil to shame. He at once pleaded with Eve to fetch her husband and convince him to come over and listen to his side of things.
It took some persuasion and a bit of cajolery for Eve to heed Enki and for she herself to prise her husband from wherever he was cloistered so he could come and see Enki.
Sitting the couple down under a tree, Enki told them Enlil was a back-stabber who was simply out to drive a wedge between he and they. The reason Enlil didn’t want the couple to listen to him was because he, Enki, had their best interests at heart. He wanted them to be like the Anunnaki themselves – to be capable of reproducing themselves, whereas Enlil was dead set against that. He wanted the couple to be as civilised as his own species; Enlil’s wish was to keep them in perpetual ignorance and benightedness. Listening to Enki would never bring destruction unto them; to the contrary, it would jerk up their intellectual quotient.
“In fact from now on”, Enki said, “I’ll work round the clock to ensure I firmly set you on the road to be like us – to have a sense of moral consciousness so that you are not easily manipulable. For example, don’t you know that the fact that you move about stark naked whilst we move about fully clothed makes you closer to animals than to us? You are not animals; you are humans! I will work on expanding your sense of self-awareness so that you feel and think more or less like we do.” Where in Genesis do we find a conversation of the sort?
The Central Bank has by way of its Monetary Policy Statement informed us that the Botswana economy is likely to contract by 8.9 percent over the course of the year 2020.
The IMF paints an even gloomier picture – a shrinkage of the order of 9.6 percent. That translates to just under $2 billion hived off from the overall economic yield given our average GDP of roughly $18 billion a year. In Pula terms, this is about P23 billion less goods and services produced in the country and you and I have a good guess as to what such a sum can do in terms of job creation and sustainability, boosting tax revenue, succouring both recurrent and development expenditure, and on the whole keeping our teeny-weeny economy in relatively good nick.
Joseph’s and Judah’s family lines conjoin to produce lineal seed
Just to recap, General Atiku, the Israelites were not headed for uncharted territory. The Promised Land teemed with Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These nations were not simply going to cut and run when they saw columns of battle-ready Israelites approach: they were going to fight to the death.
Parliament has begun debates on three related Private Members Bills on the conditions of service of members of the Security Sector.
The Bills are Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Police (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and Botswana Defence Force (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bills seek to amend the three statutes so that officers are placed on full salaries when on interdictions or suspensions whilst facing disciplinary boards or courts of law.
In terms of the Public Service Act, 2008 which took effect in 2010, civil servants who are indicted are paid full salary and not a portion of their emolument. Section 35(3) of the Act specifically provides that “An employee’s salary shall not be withheld during the period of his or her suspension”.
However, when parliament reformed the public service law to allow civil servants to unionize, among other things, and extended the said protection of their salaries, the process was not completed. When the House conferred the benefit on civil servants, members of the disciplined forces were left out by not accordingly amending the laws regulating their employment.
The Bills stated above seeks to ask Parliament to also include members of the forces on the said benefit. It is unfair not to include soldiers or military officers, police officers and prison waders in the benefit. Paying an officer who is facing either external or internal charges full pay is in line with the notion of ei incumbit probation qui dicit, non qui negat or the presumption of innocence; that the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.
The officers facing charges, either internal disciplinary or criminal charges before the courts, must be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Paying them a portion of their salary is penalty and therefore arbitrary. Punishment by way of loss of income or anything should come as a result of a finding on the guilt by a competent court of law, tribunal or disciplinary board.
What was the rationale behind this reform in 2008 when the Public Service Act was adopted? First it was the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise.
The presumption of innocence is the legal principle that one is considered “innocent until proven guilty”. In terms of the constitution and other laws of Botswana, the presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, and it is an international human right under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11.
Withholding a civil servant’s salary because they are accused of an internal disciplinary offense or a criminal offense in the courts of law, was seen as punishment before a decision by a tribunal, disciplinary board or a court of law actually finds someone culpable. Parliament in its wisdom decided that no one deserves this premature punishment.
Secondly, it was considered that people’s lives got destroyed by withholding of financial benefits during internal or judicial trials. Protection of wages is very important for any worker. Workers commit their salaries, they pay mortgages, car loans, insurances, schools fees for children and other things. When public servants were experiencing salary cuts because of interdictions, they lost their homes, cars and their children’s future.
They plummeted into instant destitution. People lost their livelihoods. Families crumbled. What was disheartening was that in many cases, these workers are ultimately exonerated by the courts or disciplinary tribunals. When they are cleared, the harm suffered is usually irreparable. Even if one is reimbursed all their dues, it is difficult to almost impossible to get one’s life back to normal.
There is a reasoning that members of the security sector should be held to very high standards of discipline and moral compass. This is true. However, other more senior public servants such as judges, permanent secretary to the President and ministers have faced suspensions, interdictions and or criminal charges in the courts but were placed on full salaries.
The yardstick against which security sector officers are held cannot be higher than the aforementioned public officials. It just wouldn’t make sense. They are in charge of the security and operate in a very sensitive area, but cannot in anyway be held to higher standards that prosecutors, magistrates, judges, ministers and even senior officials such as permanent secretaries.
Moreover, jail guards, police officers and soldiers, have unique harsh punishments which deter many of them from committing misdemeanors and serious crimes. So, the argument that if the suspension or interdiction with full pay is introduced it would open floodgates of lawlessness is illogical.
Security Sector members work in very difficult conditions. Sometimes this drives them into depression and other emotional conditions. The truth is that many seldom receive proper and adequate counseling or such related therapies. They see horrifying scenes whilst on duty. Jail guards double as hangmen/women.
Detectives attend to autopsies on cases they are dealing with. Traffic police officers are usually the first at accident scenes. Soldiers fight and kill poachers. In all these cases, their minds are troubled. They are human. These conditions also play a part in their behaviors. They are actually more deserving to be paid full salaries when they’re facing allegations of misconduct.
To withhold up to 50 percent of the police, prison workers and the military officers’ salaries during their interdiction or suspensions from work is punitive, insensitive and prejudicial as we do not do the same for other employees employed by the government.
The rest enjoy their full salaries when they are at home and it is for a good reason as no one should be made to suffer before being found blameworthy. The ruling party seems to have taken a position to negate the Bills and the collective opposition argue in the affirmative. The debate have just began and will continue next week Thursday, a day designated for Private Bills.