2017: Scientists Claim Europe Was the Birthplace of Mankind, Not Africa

Scientists claim Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa. Scientists now have new claims about the true origin of our species and evolutionary history. Most experts have believed for quite some time that our human lineage deviated from apes around seven million years ago in Africa. Two fossils of an “ape-like creature which had human-like teeth” were found in Bulgaria and Greece. They are dated at being 7.2 million years old. The creature – “Graeco Pithecus freybergi”, or “El Graeco” – proves that our hominid ancestors were starting to evolve in Europe a whole 200,000 years before the earliest hominids in Africa. Telegraph UK reports: An international team of researchers say the findings entirely change the beginning of human history and place the last common ancestor of both chimpanzees and humans – the so-called Missing Link – in the Mediterranean region. At that time climate change had turned Eastern Europe […] Read More

2016: Scientists resolve myth about the identity of the Dark Countess

Marie-Thérèse in Vienna in 1796 soon after her exile from France. Image from Wikipedia. The Countess and the Princess In 1807 an enigmatic couple arrived in the village of Hildburghausen in Central Germany and lived in the castle of Eishausen for the next 30 years. The villagers referred to the solitary duo as the Dunkelgrafen or the “Dark Counts” because when the couple was seen outside of the castle they were either in a carriage or the woman hid behind a veil. The woman known as the Dark Countess died in 1837 and was buried under the name of Sophia Botta in a cemetery in Hildburghausen, and her partner, who went by Vavel de Versay, died in 1845. Versay was later identified as Leonardus Cornelius van der Valck, secretary of the Dutch embassy in Paris. Drawing of the tomb of the Dark Countess, or Dunkelgräfin from ca. 1863. Image […] Read More

1916: Never Again!

(A protest and a warning addressed to the peoples of Europe) by Edward Carpenter Never again must this Thing happen. The time has come — if the human race does not wish to destroy itself in its own madness — for men to make up their minds as to what they will do in the future; for now indeed is it true that we have come to the cross-roads, we stand at the Parting of the Ways. The rapid and enormous growth of scientific invention makes it obvious that Violence ten times more potent and sinister than that which we are witnessing today may very shortly be available for our use — or abuse — in War. On the other hand who can doubt that the rapid growth of interchange and understanding among the peoples of the world is daily making Warfare itself, and the barbarities inevitably connected with […] Read More