Urantia history encompasses an additional one million years of human activity that modern paleontology current does NOT take into account. Today’s paleontology is barely scratching the surface on things older than the last 4,000 years (going back to about 1,800 BC); the further back in time modern science attempts to go in its attempt at piecing together human evolution, the sketchier’ facts become, which is why there are more theories about human development than there are facts.
I’m noting that the Urantia Book is formatted in four parts; each section presents a historical narrative of origins, purposes and projected outcomes of universal growth.
Part three of the book is our history, including the origin of the specific nebular family from which our solar system found its origin.
Current scientific theory states all material in our universe, including our sun, is just under six billion years old which is comensurate with the Urantia Book account, which predated carbon testing that could confirm this fact.
A lucky guess?
Interestingly, every new “discovery” published today in science Journals typically – though not always – confirms or validates the previously stated Urantia narrative.
Willard Libby developed a carbon dating technique in the late 1940’s, eventually winning a Nobel Prize in 1960 for his application of using radiocarbon dating to determine the age of materials.
Though not always completely accurate (depending on what material is being measured and dated), the oldest rocks are 4.7 billion years old. We know that our earth is about 4 billion years old, and we estimate the sun is 4.7 billion years in age.
Here is what the Urantia Book stated in 1934, over a decade before carbon dating methods could validate the following statement:
“5,000,000,000 years ago your sun was a comparatively isolated blazing orb, having gathered to itself most of the near-by circulating matter of space, remnants of the recent upheaval which attended its own birth”.
Our earth was stated to have been “born” about 4.5 Billion years ago when the sun disgorged mass that was not recaptured, our planets having been formed from the cooling of this mass to the point of becoming solid, except of course for the four gaseous planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus).
That the Urantia made these statements long before they could be confirmed only emphasis this author’s point that the Urantia Book is a treasure trove of historical information that could save modern scientist time in discovery, not only in our study of astronomy, but also of most of our human history and pre-human history.
Further, we can learn and perhaps evaluate more effective ways to harmonize our global efforts by studying the Urantia historical narrative.
There are several dozen statements about Neanderthals contained in the Urantia Book that have only been recently confirmed by “new discoveries.”
Priot to the 2003 Smithsonian Magazine article published by Joe Alper, the Urantia Book had already narrated, some 70 years previous and with explicit detail, the migratory patterns and the cultural development of this renegade subset of humanity we now call The Neanderthal Man, as I pointed out on my book A New Revelation.
Science had not yet confirmed until 1992, who this superior breed of early humans where, who appeared sometime between an older species of man (1 million years ago) and a later, more developed species of man (40,000 years ago).
And yet in 1934, a tome called the Urantia Book dedicated an enormous amount of information describing this species, including specfic data regarding when they emerged (800,000 years ago), where they emerged from (Siwalik Hills in Northwest India), how long the existed (750,000 years), and the migratory patterns of this early human race as they spread throughout Asia, Europe, North Africa and elsewhere, long before we knew these things in modern times.
Consider this excerpt from Paper 64:
“The Neanderthalers were excellent fighters, and they traveled extensively. They gradually spread from the highland centers in northwest India to France on the west, China on the east, and even down into northern Africa. They dominated the world for almost half a million years until the times of the migration of the evolutionary races of color.”
“800,000 years ago game was abundant; many species of deer, as well as elephants and hippopotamuses, roamed over Europe. Cattle were plentiful; horses and wolves were everywhere. The Neanderthalers were great hunters, and the tribes in France were the first to adopt the practice of giving the most successful hunters the choice of women for wives.”
And finally, this little nugget of information that was finally confirmed and published in National Geographic in 1992, some 58 years after it appeared in writing on the pages of the Urantia Revelation:
“The reindeer was highly useful to these Neanderthal peoples, serving as food, clothing, and for tools, since they made various uses of the horns and bones. They had little culture, but they greatly improved the work in flint until it almost reached the levels of the days of Andon. Large flints attached to wooden handles came back into use and served as axes and picks.”
I would point out that none of what is stated above was theorized at the time the Urantia Book was written, but was subsequently pieced-together during the 70’s and 80’s as new fossils and remnants of culture had been discovered. Even today, there is much discussion about how much Neanderthal DNA we have in modern humans, a relatively recent discovery because of our improvements in DNA mapping. Here again, the Urantia Book states just how much we interbred with this one time robust race of early men long before modern science began to address this question:
“In general and to start with, the Sangik (the colored races who emerged around 500,000 years ago) tribes were more intelligent than, and in most ways far superior to, the deteriorated descendants of the early Andonic (the first human race who emerged 1 million years ago) plainsmen; and the mingling of these Sangik tribes with the Neanderthal peoples led to the immediate improvement of the older race. It was this infusion of Sangik blood, more especially that of the blue man, which produced that marked improvement in the Neanderthal peoples exhibited by the successive waves of increasingly intelligent tribes that swept over Europe from the east.”
For those not familiar, the “blue” man were the Cro-Magnon Europeans, what science might today called Homo Sapien (we are homo sapien-sapien, or “modern man”).
When we factor in our racial differences, our genetic history, our cultural development as they are explained by the Urantia Book, one begins to see the impact the Urantia Book could have on our current research of man’s early history, and further, through a greater understanding of our past, the Urantia Book offers real insight as to how were got here today, and further, what kind of future we can expect depending on our present actions.
This article is not a finished statement.