p7: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”
Section 1: Life Carrier Functions
p8: Andon etymology: The one who (A) is the first and original (an) human leader (don). Andon was the first male human being.
By Chris Halvorson: “the first (an) true human man (don).”
Fonta etymology: The specific (F) source or wellspring (font) expressed in an original and/or archetypal manner (a).
By Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) source (font) [for true human offspring]” “-a = L. noun suffix (first declension, nominative) = U.B., general noun suffix, used to indicate the additional specific meanings of the coined name”
Section 2: The Evolutionary Panorama
p4: suddenly From Wikipedia: Stephan Wolfram: “From 1992 to 2002, Stephen Wolfram worked on his controversial book A New Kind of Science, which presents an empirical study of very simple computational systems. Additionally, it argues that for fundamental reasons these types of systems, rather than traditional mathematics, are needed to model and understand complexity in nature. Wolfram’s conclusion is that the universe is digital in its nature, and runs on fundamental laws which can be described as simple programs. He predicts that a realization of this within the scientific communities will have a major and revolutionary influence on physics, chemistry and biology and the majority of the scientific areas in general, which is the reason for the book’s title.”
See “Is There Design in Nature,” Section 7 of Neal Kendall’s Scientific Symposium presentation at Urantia Foundation in 2016.
p17: Excellent article relating “missing link” issues with evolution/creationist controversies, provided within the context of whale origins. Quick summary article on various animals that show land to water evolution characteristics similar to the pattern associated with whales. University of Michigan article on whale evolution and fossil excavation with useful images.
p12: whales (61:2.11), (65:2.12) provide the other two references to whales, as a species. difficult whales of selfishness (130:1.2) ref: story of Jonah.
Section 3: The Fostering of Evolution
Section 4: The Urantia Adventure
See UBtheNEWS Eugenics, Race and The Urantia Book paper.
p1: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”
p8: Caligastia etymology: The one whose (capital “C,” specific) darkness (calig-) entirely (as) turns him into a non-person (-tia, normally used for impersonal names, instead of –ia, which would normally be used for a personal name). From Latin caliginosus “misty,” from caliginem (nom. caligo) “mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom.”Caligula was a Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkenss (calig-) and no longer personal.”
p9: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”
Section 5: Life-Evolution Vicissitudes
Section 6: Evolutionary Techniques of Life
p1: the exact location and the velocity, This is known in quantum mechanics as the Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle: ΔxΔp ⩾ ℏ⁄ 2. It is interesting to notice that this uncertainty is related to the measurement and is not a fundamental property of the so-called “quantum systems”.
kill protoplasm in order to analyse it: The idea that our knowledge of the living cell is complementary to the complete knowledge of its molecular structure goes back to Niels Bohr. He suggested that the complete knowledge of this structure can be achieved only by operations that destroy the life of the cell and so it is logically possible that life precludes the complete determinations of its underlying physicochemical structure. See W. Heisenberg, “Physics and Philosophy”, 1958, p. 104.
p4: Video of cuttlefish eating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdm_C1sAGD8
Scientists still do not seem able to identify vanadium as the carrier of oxygen. It seems there is bias against accepting the theory, which has been proposed, because of the unstable relationship vanadium has an oxygen carries (apparently requiring the high concentration). See Wikipedia page: vanadium. “Vanadium is essential to ascidians and tunicates, where it is stored in the highly acidified vacuoles of certain blood cell types, designated “vanadocytes”. Vanabins (vanadium binding proteins) have been identified in the cytoplasm of such cells. The concentration of vanadium in the blood of ascidians is as much as ten million times higher than the surrounding seawater, which normally contains 1 to 2 µg/l. The function of this vanadium concentration system and these vanadium-bearing proteins is still unknown, but the vanadocytes are later deposited just under the outer surface of the tunic where they may deter predation.
Nautilus article showing openness to vanadium as an oxygen carrier in the context of a discussion about evolution.
p1,8: physics (chemistry) is used six paragraphs and every time it is used in association with chemistry. See: (12:9.3), (58:2.3), (65:6.8), (66:5.24), (102:4.6), and (195:6.11). Chemistry also appears at: (41:2.6), (42:9.1), (49:5.19), (65:6.1), (74:6.3), and (81:2.9).
Section 7: Evolutionary Mind Levels
Section 8: Evolution in Time and Space