"You're supposed to remember Lemuria," tigris corrected him.
"The lost continent submerged beneath the Indian Ocean," I added; "home to an advanced culture before its untimely destruction by volcanic eruption."
"Another round of Analeptic Alzabo," I said. "He's paying. Put a head on mine."
It turns out, however, that what wiped out Lemuria was in fact tsunamis, at the end of the last Ice Age, and not vulcanism at all! This on account of Archaeobacteria in the oceanic ecology (utilising a cholesterol-catabolism metabolic pathway), resulting in global warming and rising sea-levels.
This may sound like the back-story of Peter Watts' next novel, but I am not making this up. Here at the Riddled Research Laboratory, via the wonders of Spam E-mail, we are apprised of the existence of a wunnerful new book, just released by a scuzzy rip-off publisher of academic vanity journals, Open Science:
THE AUTISTIC NEO-NEANDERTHAL TRIBE AND THE HARAPPAN ASURIC NEANDERTHAL DRAVIDIAN CIVILISATION- CLIMATE CHANGE, ENDOSYMBIOTIC ARCHAEAL DIGOXINThe authors' summary is here, all 1112 words of it, though missing many of the paragraph breaks which must have been lost in transmission. I reluctantly confine myself to quoting the final three sentences:
In the present situation of global warming there is an increased growth of archaea in the human system and neanderthalisation of humans. The Neanderthals have returned and the human brain is becoming neanderthalic in behavior and function. This is responsible for the rising tide of autism, schizophrenia and metabolic syndrome x in the world.That explains everything, I thought... but evidently not... because the same dynamic auctorial pair have published three previous books through the same publisher, revealing further aspects of our actinidic archaea symbiosis. Apparently abiogenic deposits of cholesterol were the substrate for the origins of life itself! "The archaea are magnetotactic and contain the dipolar porphyrins and magnetite!" The radioactive actinide beach sands of Kerala (rich in rutile) sound like a J.G. Ballard homage, but are in fact crucial details in the story along with "a shadow biosphere of organisms with alternate biochemistry" (clearly the inspiration for Watts' ßehemoth).
I have no idea if the authors are sincerely insane or merely delving to new depths of unscrupulosity in an underhanded attempt to win an Ignobel Prize.
THE NEANDERTHALS AND GLOBAL DRAVIDIAN CIVILISATION - LINK TO HARAPPA AND LEMURIA - CLIMATE CHANGE RELATED NEONEANDERTHALISATION AND HOMOSAPIEN EXTINCTION
ACTINIDIC ARCHAEA AND ENDOGENOUS DIGOXIN MEDIATED MIRROR QUANTAL NEURONS AND CONSCIOUSNESS/QUANTAL OBSERVER
THE ARDANAREESWARA AND CASSANDRA HYPOTHESIS - A BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF SOCIOPOLITICAL, SPIRITUAL, SEXUAL AND CULTURAL IDENTITY - ACTINIDIC ARCHAEAL SYMBIOSIS, DIGOXIN SYNTHESIS AND HOMO SAPIENS/HOMO NEANDERTHALIS EVOLUTION AND EXTINCTION DUE TO DISEASE - RELATION TO ORIGIN OF LIFE AND THE BIOLOGICAL UNIVERSE
Via Jeffrey Beall's research we learn that Open Science only began their dubious operations last year, initially confining themselves to 44
Further investigations reveal that before Ravikumar Kurup A. and Parameswara Achutha Kurup were flushing their output through Open Science, they were resorting to another academic-jizzmop publisher, CSCanada, to inform the world of their actinidic-archaea-related discoveries, such as the fact that
Actinidic Archaea Mediates Biological Transmutation in Human Systems- Experimental Evidence"Biological transmutation" as in the nuclear transformation of magnesium into calcium, which is a useful metabolic trick, e.g. in geese that need more calcium to reinforce the shells when laying golden eggs. There is more to be found through the Gazoogle, much much more, but at some point CSCanada must have refused to publish anything more from these authors, perhaps to protect their own reputation.
The CSCanada scam is nominally based in Quebec, as "the publishing arm of the Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture, and the Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures". Again Jeffrey Beall and his commentors are here to reveal that the domain name is registered in China. The network of academic pay-to-print grifters is very cosmopolitan. Perhaps New York, Quebec and China are all vestiges of that Lemurian-era Harappan-Dravidian Neanderthalic Civilisation.
--------------------------"Not one more pint until you pay off some of the tab!" said Evangeline sternly.