The media lit up today with claims that a “respected” Russian geologist had discovered the tracks of prehistoric tanks and heavy automobiles in a volcanic deposit in Turkey more than twelve million years old. But what the media left out helps to put into context a claim the media have reported based entirely on the perception that someone who carries an academic credential is necessarily making serious claims.
British media reported over the last two days that Dr. Alexander Koltypin, director of the Natural Science Scientific Research Centre at Moscow’s International Independent Ecological-Political University, claimed this week that curving grooves left in a petrified field of volcanic ash in Phrygia in central Turkey were made by all-terrain vehicles driven by a non-human civilization millions of years ago. The ruts are roughly parallel, and some are deeper than others. Pairs or ruts curve and cross one another. They resemble grooves made by various natural processes, such as glacial activity.
Koltypin, however, is confident that the ruts were the result of activity he says was part of Pre-Adamite civilization, which he places “before the classic creation” of the world. “As a geologist,” Koltypin told the Daily Mail, “I can certainly tell you that unknown antediluvian all-terrain vehicles drove around Central Turkey some 12-to-14 million years ago.” Koltypin added that archaeologists refuse to accept his findings because of a conspiracy to suppress knowledge of Pre-Adamite or antediluvian civilizations because “it will ruin all their classic theories.”
This is bad enough, but it appears that the British journalists did not visit the website of the fringe science extremist, who is currently asking for donations to help him pay for translations of his Russian-language articles into English.
Koltypin denies the theory of evolution (which he derides as “monkey ancestors”) and instead proposes that anatomically modern humans are tens of millions of years old, and that these ancient humans lived on the fictitious islands of Atlantis, Lemuria, and Mu—continents he claims must have existed because of their appearance in folklore, despite no evidence of their presence in lore before the fourth century BCE, the nineteenth century CE, and the twentieth century CE respectively. Oh, and of course these ancient humans were Nephilim-Giants. (Their bones are misclassified and hidden by museums, he says.) He knows this because he considers the Bible, the Vedas, and Hellenistic Greek literature to be an accurate guide understanding geology and prehistory. However, he differs from both Young Earth Creationists and Atlantis theorists like Graham Hancock in considering 12,000 years or less to be too little time for various catastrophes to have caused all of the cataclysms outlined in the Bible and other myths and legends. Therefore, he assumes that the timeline stretches back tens of millions of years, and he has called for the training of all new archaeologists and earth scientists in “folklore.”
In order to explain how Atlantis, Lemuria, Mu, Hyperborea, and other lost continents could vanish without a trace, Koltypin proposes that these names referred to previous configurations of the known continents between the breakup of Pangea and the current organization of the earth’s land masses. Thus, for example, Hyperborea is to be identified with Laurasia, the supercontinent from 200 million years ago that later formed North America and Asia. Koltypin also believes that the traces of the various Pre-Adamite and antediluvian races are currently invisible because they are located on the continental shelves, where they sank during the Ice Age, just as Graham Hancock currently claims for his lost antediluvian civilization. Both Koltypin and Hancock believe that a cosmic collision caused the destruction of the lost races, but Koltypin would place the collision much farther back in time—back to the Miocene, between 23 and 15 million years ago.
He accepts nearly all of the creationist and ancient astronaut evidence at face value—from the Ica Stones to Oronteus Fineus’s map of an “ice-free” Antarctica—and considers it all proof of previous cycles of creation and destruction before the current Noachian civilization. He claims that these prehistoric peoples had space stations and space shuttles.
Naturally, he identifies the most ancient people as “white gods” and emphasizes that the gods, who are survivors of the prior creation and worshipers of the sun (as all good white Aryan gods were in nineteenth century solar myth theories), were white men, who gave rise to our current human race by outcompeting the lizard people and the multi-arm people and the amphibian people, who were nasty moon worshipers. The white men respected white women and lived in equality with them, but the non-white creatures were male chauvinists and practiced polygamy. The nefarious, non-Aryan influence of the non-white non-humans is what has oppressed women for millions of years, even as the white goddesses ran off to become Amazons to help battle the patriarchy and fight for the restoration of equality.
Koltypin also runs a “Miss Ancient Perfection” beauty contest for ancient art to help find the most beautiful prehistoric “women-inhabitants of the Earth.” Clearly he is a lizard-person.
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