Bradshaw believes that colchicine also possesses mysterious powers that allow it to increase the number of chromosomes in the humans who use the plant, turning them into giants with four times the usual number of chromosomes (tetraploidy). This supposedly occurred when European (of course) women used the crocus to relieve labor pains but accidentally created a race of (white) super-humans. In reality, most embryos with tetraploidy are miscarried, and children who are born with four sets of chromosomes rarely live more than a few weeks. Nevertheless, for Bradshaw, the genetics that make plants robust must also work for humans, so these early crocus-giants were, of course, the supernatural creatures of the Bible with four sets of chromosomes, while those with just three sets were the demigods of legend:
God, Satan and Lucifer were tetraploid giants and implemented civilization upon Earth. They lived in the mountains e.g. Mount Hebron. Gilgamesh and Enkidu really existed and were triploid giants. They were referred to as Nephilim in the Bible with one parent being tetraploid and the other diploid.
Bradshaw also believes that the “Sumerians were an advanced race of giants. They were also created using the Autumn Crocus plant... These giant gods then built megalithic structures around the globe and created civilization.” I’ll be damned why these “giants” seem to like building small doorways, tiny stairs, and miniature homes relative to their size. He explains the lack of current giants by adopting the ancient astronaut account of the Great Flood story, in its Sitchinite version, whereby the Sumerian pantheon are the main actors in world religion (Enki = Satan for Bradshaw). To this he adds the popular claim that the alleged rapid filling of the Black Sea was responsible for world flood myths—but with the Sitchin twist that it was a planned event. Bradshaw attempts to rehabilitate Sitchin by claiming that all of his material about the Anunnaki is correct but that these creatures were the result of tetraploidy and were not extraterrestrials. And just to sweeten the pot, he also claims that the Anunnaki gave civilization to the Jews but were “not Semitic” themselves. Instead, they came from Europe! But of course!
Needless to say, these crocus-giants left no trace of themselves or their activities in the archaeological record; nevertheless, we are to believe they existed and ran the world as the result of super-genius abilities bestowed by their European mothers chewing a plant.
Before running off to embrace Bradshaw’s Pink Kush advocacy, I think I’ll wait until he can find a source other than Wikipedia (his favorite) to demonstrate that the Anunnaki had any existence outside the human imagination, let alone mysteriously vanished gigantic tetraploid bodies.