Controversial author and lecturer, Michael Cremo, the main guest on Monday night, shared his alternative to the Darwinian Theory of Evolution called Human Devolution. Based on the Vedic philosophy of ancient India, Cremo proposes that "humans of our type [have] existed" on earth for millions of years. He cites as evidence the fact that anatomically modern human skeletons have been found embedded in rock dated several hundred million years old.
Further, in his theory of Human Devolution, Cremo teaches "We are composed of three things: matter, mind, and consciousness. We start our existence on a level of pure consciousness." Our origins then, unlike Darwinian Evolution, did not begin by evolving up from matter, but rather devolving down from spirit.
Gulf War Syndrome & ALS
In the first hour, epidemiologist Dr. Robert W. Haley explained the origin of Gulf War Syndrome and its expression as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. Of the approximately 700,000 soldiers sent to the Persian Gulf, 100,000 came back suffering from a mysterious illness. Dr. Haley's research has led him to the conclusion that "Gulf War Syndrome appears to be a brain cell injury caused by low-level sarin [gas exposure]."
Gulf War veterans who suffer from ALS were likely exposed to sarin and lacked the genetic enzyme to rid their bodies of the gas. This exposure accelerated the development of ALS, a disease many of these soldiers would have developed much later in life.