Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reclaiming the Garden of Eden

The myth or legend of the Garden of Eden tells us of a human dawn age in which humanity lived in and managed a well appointed garden, free of unfortunate interaction with a wilder world we know so well. The tale is particularly unique and is also likely our oldest single story. It is unique in the sense that it is not obviously created in those few unrelated cultures we have run into. Other mythic images have certainly recurred again and again. However, I am unaware of evidence that this one has at all. Besides, it does not sound like a tale from a barbarian campsite. Yet this tale is drawn from our oldest extant civilizations and clearly indicated that this tale was foundational to their own mythology.

It is the oldest cultural tale and closest to the events of the Pleistocene nonconformity that I have posted on extensively. Our thinking regarding that event has matured and we find ourselves accepting inferences that were unthinkable when we started out on this investigation.

The most important inference that we can draw is that mankind resided on the continental shelf and major lowlands throughout the tropics. He had the capacity to manage these lands and optimize their support for the human population. The remainder of the continental land situated above the three hundred to six hundred foot mark was largely inhospitable in the temperate to semi tropical zone. This was true because Ice Age temperatures ranged over several degrees making organized agriculture as we understand it rather difficult.

This was still a lot of land but also visibly a fraction of the possibility. We know from our own experience that agriculture is developing into husbandry conforming more and more with the concept of the managed garden. My blog has been discussing many aspects of that future putative model farm/garden. A big part of that model is the integration of the human lifetime and way of life into the model farm.

We have surmised that the following took place:

1 All humanity elected to remove themselves to space habitats by the expedient of bearing a whole generation of space adapted children. Space transport has been posted on and our ability today with stem cells and genetic manipulation is quickly reaching this level. Most of you will likely live to see this all been possible.

2 They then slammed a comet into the northern ice cap in such a way that the crust unstuck and momentum shifted the crust to the exact spot needed to activate the full thrust of the Gulf Stream. There was little room for error and its precision revealed the likelihood of human intervention.

3 Most fauna survived in most places and quickly readjusted to the new circumstances. Mankind was also reintroduced in every convenient locale and allowed to go forth and start terraforming the Earth. They did so but have been allowed to proceed without direct communication and in as much actual ignorance of this as possible.

This all sounds like a lot except that it needs only one decision point. The capabilities needed to exist, but they had more time than we had to create those. We have already reached all that capability quite recently and what is not mastered today is been actively pursued in the lab. It will not take us centuries to replicate space lift or anything else. If you haven’t yet, do read my post on reverse engineering the UFO.

Once that decision was made, the rest follows and is rest is details. The rise in sea level destroyed all sign of the preceding world and we can be sure that a clean up was conducted as necessary.

Our task on earth becomes rather clear and much of this blog is talking to those types of issues. With our ability to manufacture soil, however presently controversial, we can create healthy growing conditions everywhere on earth between tree lines and optimize those growing conditions, so long as we can also deliver water.

To deliver water, we have the Eden machine itself to strip moisture out of the atmosphere anywhere we like. Again read my posts on the Eden machine.

With these two tools, it becomes possible to look at every hectare as a potential garden. Separate out the rocks and debris and you have the beginnings of a seedbed. Start by creating seed hills using a biochar blend and apply an appropriate seed blend and ample water and let nature take its course. Of course it is supposed to be more difficult but I am far from been convinced to that. I suspect a couple of years with the right plants and you will be startled at how securely the new soil has been established. Right now experimenters are playing with plants they know and it is early days.

I know that corn is great for producing biomass for biochar. It is lousy for producing an actual soil. There I like alfalfa but suspect that grass blends with deep root systems will get the job done fastest. Remember, we may be starting with barren sand. The roots need to fill the soil matrix with organic material. We may end up liking couch grass for a few years of soil building.

Reclaiming the Earth one garden at a time will reclaim the Garden of Eden for humanity and it will be many times larger than the original and as rich and productive. I cannot begin to imagine just how many people could live on Earth as this comes to pass and they would all have their place as direct contributors to their private gardens. All the deserts, and all the jungles and all the grasslands and even throughout the mountains and even the boreal forests can be reasonably managed and optimized. And yes, that does mean managing the wild wood to create open cathedral woodlands uncovered by massive debris.

It can be the population density of India applied everywhere the land is flat. It would be necessary if space man plans to transition back into Earth man.

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