What did this study of signs explore?
What is the Isis Thesis in a nut shell?
What is horizontal gene transfer and viral replication?
Who else knew the secret?
Where did their knowledge come from?
Are all religions trying to tell us this same information?
Does this mean Religion is Science?
Why are we so confused?
Who are we anyway?
Is the earth a cell?
What does all this really mean?
encompasses all levels of sign-processes, even fundamental units, such as a protein or a molecule. As a new information science, biosemiotics is the key to understanding the confusing corpus of Ancient Egyptian funerary texts, other mythologies, religion and the origin of the work of art.
To survive as a species, we need to interpret signs correctly. Pharaonic biopower understood the meaning of their biological signs, which they inscribed in their pyramids and tombs. But modern man does not.
Scientists currently believe that we are locked into our species because we have no genetic flexibility. This is because we are only able to trade genes during sexual reproduction, that is vertically, whereas bacteria can trade them horizontally. As Margulis and Sagan write in their book Microcosmos:
"The result is that while genetically fluid bacteria are functionally immortal, in eukaryotes [our cell type] , sex becomes linked with death."
The Egyptian message is that humans are not locked into our species. We have genetic flexibility at death through horizontal gene transfer.
The Isis Thesis decodes the biological signs of the Pharaohs, who mapped a specific pathway, using the earth and stars as guides, for horizontal gene transfer and evolvability (evolution of an evolved species)
See the British Journal Nature's focus on horizontal gene transfer HERE for more information