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Re: Theos-World British MPs back animal-human embryo research

Oct 24, 2008 08:38 AM
by Augoeides-222

Here is the NASA Report:

Dwayne Brown 
Headquarters, Washington                                    
DC Agle 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 

Sept. 23, 2008

RELEASE : 08-241 

Ulysses Reveals Global Solar Wind Plasma Output At 50-Year Low 

WASHINGTON -- Data from the Ulysses spacecraft, a joint NASA-European Space Agency mission, show the sun has reduced its output of solar wind to the lowest levels since accurate readings became available. The sun's current state could reduce the natural shielding that envelops our solar system. 

"The sun's million mile-per-hour solar wind inflates a protective bubble, or heliosphere, around the solar system. It influences how things work here on Earth and even out at the boundary of our solar system where it meets the galaxy," said Dave McComas, Ulysses' solar wind instrument principal investigator and senior executive director at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. "Ulysses data indicate the solar wind's global pressure is the lowest we have seen since the beginning of the space age." 

The sun's solar wind plasma is a stream of charged particles ejected from the sun's upper atmosphere. The solar wind interacts with every planet in our solar system. It also defines the border between our solar system and interstellar space. 
This border, called the heliopause, surrounds our solar system where the solar wind's strength is no longer great enough to push back the wind of other stars. The region around the heliopause also acts as a shield for our solar system, warding off a significant portion of the cosmic rays outside the galaxy. 

"Galactic cosmic rays carry with them radiation from other parts of our galaxy," said Ed Smith, NASA's Ulysses project scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "With the solar wind at an all-time low, there is an excellent chance the heliosphere will diminish in size and strength. If that occurs, more galactic cosmic rays will make it into the inner part of our solar system." 

Galactic cosmic rays are of great interest to NASA. Cosmic rays are linked to engineering decisions for unmanned interplanetary spacecraft and exposure limits for astronauts traveling beyond low-Earth orbit. 

In 2007, Ulysses made its third rapid scan of the solar wind and magnetic field from the sun's south to north pole. When the results were compared with observations from the previous solar cycle, the strength of the solar wind pressure and the magnetic field embedded in the solar wind were found to have decreased by 20 percent. The field strength near the spacecraft has decreased by 36 percent. 
"The sun cycles between periods of great activity and lesser activity," Smith said. "Right now, we are in a period of minimal activity that has stretched on longer than anyone anticipated." 

Ulysses was the first mission to survey the space environment over the sun's poles. Data Ulysses has returned have forever changed the way scientists view our star and its effects. The venerable spacecraft has lasted more than 18 years, or almost four times its expected mission lifetime. The Ulysses solar wind findings were published in a recent edition of Geophysical Research Letters. 

The Ulysses spacecraft was carried into Earth orbit aboard space shuttle Discovery on Oct. 6, 1990. From Earth orbit it was propelled toward Jupiter, passing the planet on Feb. 8, 1992. Jupiter's immense gravity bent the spacecraft's flight path downward and away from the plane of the planets' orbits. This placed Ulysses into a final orbit around the sun that would take it over its north and south poles. 

The Ulysses spacecraft was provided by ESA, having been built by Astrium GmbH (formerly Dornier Systems) of Friedrichshafen, Germany. NASA provided the launch vehicle and the upper stage boosters. The U.S. Department of Energy supplied a radioisotope thermoelectric generator to power the spacecraft. Science instruments were provided by U.S. and European investigators. The spacecraft is operated from JPL by a joint NASA-ESA team. 

More information about the Ulysses mission is available on the Web at: 


-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Martin <> 
Here you go dr. Cass:

Also check out this thread on Godlike productions and the fear solving message in the daily Telegraph:

In biology, saltation (from Latin, saltus, "leap") is a sudden change
from one generation to the next, that is large, or very large, in
comparison with the usual variation of an organism. The term is used
for occasionally hypothesized, nongradual changes (especially
single-step speciation) that are atypical of, or violate, standard
concepts involved in neo-Darwinian evolution. The unorthodox emphasis
on saltation as a means of evolutionary change is called saltationism.

In popular culture, a form of saltation appears to have emerged from
misconceptions over currently accepted theories of evolution (the X-men
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--- On Fri, 10/24/08, Cass Silva <> wrote:
From: Cass Silva <>
Subject: Re: Theos-World British MPs back animal-human embryo research
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 5:51 AM

Also it will prove that we are the ancestors of the apes and not the other way around - can you expand on the heliosphere


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From: Martin <Mvandertak@yahoo. com>

To: theos-talk@yahoogro

Sent: Thursday, 23 October, 2008 7:03:37 PM

Subject: Re: Theos-World British MPs back animal-human embryo research

I wonder if the Solar Lords will dig this, they didn't in Atlantis...the sun is btw very quiet at the moment and its heliosphere has shrunk more than 25% the last 25 years...this could mean part destruction of this earth by cosmic fire.

--- On Thu, 10/23/08, nhcareyta <nhcareyta@yahoo.> wrote:

From: nhcareyta <nhcareyta@yahoo.>

Subject: Theos-World British MPs back animal-human embryo research

To: theos-talk@yahoogro

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 4:49 AM

Britain's lower house of parliament has approved legislation allowing 

scientists to create animal-human embryos for medical research, in 

the biggest shake-up of embryology laws in two decades.

Despite opposition from religious and pro-life groups, MPs in the 

House of Commons today backed the Human Embryology and Fertilisation 

Bill by 355 votes to 129. 

It will now go to a vote in the House of Lords, and could be law by 


The wide-ranging bill, which has been debated for months, would also 

allow "saviour siblings" - children created as a close genetic match 

for a sick brother or sister so their genetic material can help treat 


In addition, it gives lesbians and single women easier access to in-

vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment by removing requirements for 

clinics to consider a child's need for a father.

Health Minister Dawn Primarolo told MPs the bill was about helping 

the one in seven couples who needed fertility assistance, and about 

research to deal with diseases such as Alzheimer's, which affects 

350,000 Britons.

Hybrid embryos, created by inserting the nuclei of a human cell into 

an animal egg, can ensure a more plentiful supply of stem cells for 

use in research into treating conditions like Alzheimer's and 


"It is about research to deal with the dreadful diseases and the 

debilitating attacks on their health from which many in our society 

suffer," the minister told MPs.

"The bill is about combining science with an ethical framework that 

works on behalf of humankind."

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is a strong defender of the measures, 

saying Britain owes it to future generations. His son Fraser has 

cystic fibrosis, a disease that could one day benefit from embryo 


However, 16 MPs from his ruling Labour party, including former 

minister Ruth Kelly, a staunch Catholic who quit the government this 

month, voted against the bill and religious groups warned it was the 

next step on a "slippery slope".

Nadine Dorries, a member of the opposition Conservative Party, told 

her fellow MPs that loopholes in the legislation raised the 

possibility of scientists attempting cross-breeding between humans 

and animals.

"Of all the experimental possibilities debated in the course of this 

bill, surely none is quite so utterly repulsive as the possibility of 

seeking to inseminate animals with human sperm," she said.

The debate was overshadowed by complaints from all sides that the 

government had blocked a discussion on reforming the abortion laws. 

Ministers suggested they did not think the current bill was the right 

time to do this.


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