Life on Earth was dominated by simple bacteria up until 650 million years ago. Scientists in Australia and Germany now claim to have identified the turning point that set life on Earth on course to evolve into a vast array of animal life. The planet became what is known as “Snowball Earth” as ice covered its entire surface.
New research has explained how animals first appeared on the planet Earth. Entire mountain ranges were ground to dust by vast giant glaciers that once covered the planet and released life-giving nutrients such as phosphates. Then, during an extreme global warming event, the Snowball melted and rivers washed the nutrients into the ocean. The new temperate climate and the sudden influx of food, created the perfect conditions for the first complex life in the sea…algae.
Scientists stated they had found evidence of what had happened by crushing rocks from the period, and then extracting “molecules of ancient organisms”. These molecules informed them that it really became interesting 650 millions of years ago. It was a revolution of ecosystems or interconnected organisms. ..it was the rise of algae.
The bacteria that once dominated the oceans were found being squeezed out by more complex life-forms. These large and nutritious organisms at the base of the food web provided the burst of energy required for the evolution of complex organisms where increasingly large and complex animals could thrive on Earth outside of the sea. The remains of the ancient organisms, recovered from the sedimentary rocks found in central Australia, were dated in the period just after the melting of Snowball Earth. In these rocks were discovered striking signals of molecular fossils. Snowball Earth was directly involved in the evolution of large and complex life.
Creativity is widely known and studied in two branches of the science of life; that is, (1) Psychology or the Mind, and (2) evolutionary biology or science. There are three (3) steps to creativity; that is, (1) organismal creativity as exemplified by organs such as the eye and heart, (2) mental creativity which is exemplified by Newton’s notion of gravity between planets and stars, and (3) mental-technological creativity which is exemplified by Edison’s invention of the light bulb. As written in Chapter 7 of the treatise I authored, “The Larger Spiritual Order & Universal Scheme of Things-Simplified”. Edison did not invent electricity but tapped into the intelligence of the Universe that was already there. He is known to have been a Spiritual person.
The analysis of the previous classes is based on concepts or ideas of factual or hypothetical proposals. There are two (2) types of proposals; one is factual and the other is based on a theory of episodes, or intuitively shared episodes, of the Universal Life Force by means of electromagnetic energy. Some people call this ESP, or extra sensory perception, which is becoming more and more used or experienced by Mankind. The different ideas are obtained by putting together ideas and combining them into one whole or putting the individual networks into a common structure. These methods of analyses can be applied to all three classes of creativity defined earlier.
Such concepts may be conceived at a time dependent on a concept or idea of the formation of Mankind in the Universe outside of the material Universe of galaxies, stars, and organisms which may be conceived as Spiritual. For example: The concept of an “eye” was manifested to biological evolution as the organ “eye” of many organisms. Much later, this concept was manifested to Mankind.
Conclusion: It can be argued that concepts and ideas about the formation of organisms leading to the formation of animals many millions of years prior to the appearance of Man and the Mind on Earth are not a creation of Man’s Mind, but are entities which existed before Mankind and were manifested to Mankind.
The human side of creativity shall be shared as Part 2 next month.