Friday, December 30, 2011

1-11 - A New Model of the Universe

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

The part cannot understand itself without understanding the whole and its place in this whole. Therefore, to fully answer the question "What am I?", one must first understand the Universe, and his place in this Universe.

Human civilization has evolved from the original diverse religious cosmologies to the one astrophysical-scientific cosmology, not without serious cruelty and pain. The time has come for your species to build a new model of the Universe, an OMNIscientific Cosmology, one that includes not only the physical sciences, but the biological and sociological sciences as well, since the person asking the question is a biological organism of a sociological entity, and he as well as his society are integral parts of the Universe.

"The OMNSCIENTIFIC COSMOLOGY, perfect!" he enthused, without knowing what he was so enthused about.

"Be forewarned, that to know this Omniscientific Cosmology is to know meaning and purpose, which are dangerous states of mind in a world driven by lust and greed, dangerous especially to yourself."

Hypatia, who was stripped naked and flayed to death with tile shards and abalone shells by a religious mob in 415AD, appeared in his mind, then Giordano Bruno, who was burnt at the stake in 1600 after eight years of imprisonment and torture, both for espousing scientific cosmologies under the tyranny of religious cosmologies.

"But, in the case of the Omniscientific Cosmology, why would anyone wish me harm?"

"Because it is the most quintessential philosophy, and you will be their most quintessential enemy."

"And who are 'they'?"

"The Earth destroyers."

"That would include Big Oil, Big Meat, Big Bucks, Big Drugs and Big Guns, just to name to top few. And you are launching me against them?"

"In a matter of speaking."

"It'd be like striking a rock with an egg."

"Great analogy."

"Great suicide, more like."

"Not necessarily."

"How not?"

"By the egg becoming a child, one who can use a hammer, better yet, also a chisel."

I am Raminothna,
The Fortunate and Called Upon,
at your service.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

1-10 - To Conceive the Inconceivable

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

Another book that he has in his jeep was the Tao Teh Ching, 6th Century BC, by Lao Tzu. This copy was of Ching Dynasty vintage, in Chinese, and bore some water damage. It was also dog-eared. And on one of the dog-eared pages, there was a quatrain which he underscore in red. It said:

"Man accords his way to the Earth,
the Earth accords its way to the Sky,
the Sky accords its way to the Tao,
and the Tao simply is, according to its own Nature."

The Tao is the "Way of the Cosmos" in Western lingo.

On the margin, in his own hand, he had written: "Therefore, if we could understand what this Tao is, we should know the optimal Way of Man!"

"Where's this book from?" I asked him.

"Long story."

"Are you in a hurry?"

We were at Lake Natron, which was pink with flamingos. There was a commotion earlier when a lone hyena came charging out of the bush and grabbed a chick. The pink rose up to the sky momentarily, then resettled, minus one chick. Nonetheless, peace was restored, and it felt timeless.

"Well, it happened when I was 5 years old. My father was a high level intellectual who was sought by the Communist government in China where I was born. If he got caught, it would be summary execution of the entire family - to eliminate any chance of revenge. My family escaped by boat down the Pearl River by moonlight. By dawn, we reached Cherng Jou, an offshore island of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. It was then it happened."

"It was then what happened?"

"The boatman gave my father this very book."

"Yes, but it doesn't quite add up," I said, though I knew the answer.

"What doesn't it add up to?"

"Your emotional state."

"What state is that?"

"You think about it more than philosophically, but as if it has something to do with your very own personal fate."

"It just might."

"In what way?"

"In such a way as to make my life a total failure."


"Well, the old man had a talk with my father on the boat, which my father told me about when I left Hong Kong for Canada at age 20 by plane. It has haunted me since then, and I've been failing them, so far."

"How have you been failing them?"

"By having failed to conceive the Inconceivable."

"The Inconceivable?"

"This Tao."

"Why is it inconceivable?"

"Read the very first sentence of the book."

"It says: 'The Tao that can be told is not the true Tao.'"

"This pretty much slams the door on me, doesn't it?"


"Plus, one of Lao Tzu's followers said, 'If one asks what the Tao is, and another answers, neither know it.' This is a rock cast into the well after I had fallen into it."

"This explains why the subsequent Taoists had maintained a certain silence, as if they knew it."

"Well put, Raminothna, and thus the degeneration of Taoism from a school of philosophy into a house of sorcery, writing incantations and telling fortune."

"So the boatman asked your father to tell you to conceive the Tao?"

"That's right."

"Didn't he know that it was considered inconceivable?"

"He gave my father the key to solve the riddle."

"And your father gave this key to you at the Hong Kong Kai Tak airport?"


"So, where is this key?"

He pointed where, only days ago, he pointed his gun. Of course I could see it clearly in his brain, but I wanted to draw it out of him. "Tell me about it," I said.

"Well, the boatman, who was a Taoistic priest by the way, said that the key was in the quatrain itself."

"Tell me this quatrain again."

"Man accords his way to the Earth,
the Earth accords its way to the Sky,
the Sky accords its way to the Tao,
and the Tao simply is, according to its own Nature."

"Before we get into it, what do you think of the current Way of Man?"



"Our current trajectory leads directly to severe damage to the Biosphere, possibly to the extent of driving hundreds of thousands of known species to extinction, and perhaps millions of species still unknown. The tropical rainforest will turn to desert, and the ocean will be acidified to the point of losing 95% of its species, including all the marine mammals, major fish species and all corals. Need I say more?"

"So, this key. What form does it take?"

"Logic, I guess.'

"How so?"

"The boatman told my father that the key word in the quatrain is 'Nature', 'that to which the Tao itself accords,' he said to my father."


"And that the study of Nature is Science - all the sciences to be exact: Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology..., to cover every aspect of Nature. He even coined a name for it."

"Which is?"

"OMNI-SCIENCE, 'Omni' meaning 'all-in-one'."

"Spelled the same way as "omniscience" in the religious sense, except for the hyphon."

"I have noticed."

"Carry on."

"Well, I have studied all the sciences, which explains why it took me five years, including summer school, to earn my B.Sc. But still, I've gone nowhere in this quest for the Tao. I have no idea what it is. In fact, I've long begun to doubt if it really even exists."

"It exists."

"How do you know? How can you be sure?"

"Because I know what it is."

"You do?! Then pray tell!"

"I will. To help you conceive this Inconceivable Tao, then tell it to the world, is in large measure why I'm here. For this I have borne you a gift of peace, a book. The world can read all about what The Tao is, thus the optimal Way of Man."

"Great, thank you! So where is this book? I want to read it."

"It has yet to be written."

"When is it going to be written?"

"As soon as YOU have written it."

As if sharing his shock, the flamingos rose into the sky again. While he watched in awe, a tear fell from his eyes.

"Why are you crying?" I asked him.

"I was just thinking of the boatman. I have wronged him for doubting him. Especially given the way he died."

"How did he die?"

"Something my father has been sad about ever since. The boatman was going back to China. After he had dropped us off in Cherng Jou, he was about to set sail back the way he came, when my father asked him to please not tell anyone where we had gone. He said to my father to not be concerned, that the future of the world would rest on my discovery of the Tao, and that he would never jeopardize it by endangering me. It was then my father said something he had regretted saying for the rest of his life."

"What did he say?"

"He said, 'They can make anyone talk. Please be careful.'"


"And the boatman said to not worry. He would give a guarantee that he would never talk. Just please get the kid to conceive the Inconceivable, for the sake of Man and the world."

"What kind of a guarantee?"

"He sailed the boat out a few hundred yards, then scuttled it."

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1-09 - The City of Illusion

09 - The City of Illusion

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

In a dream from which he awoke this morning, he was walking in a flat and vast desert towards a volcano to the south. As he reached the north foot of the volcano, he came upon the ruins of an ancient city.

It was square shaped, set to the four points of the compass, with high external walls over ten feet thick and a mile long per side. I entered through its north gate, the one facing away from the volcano. While passing beneath the huge archway, I looked up, and saw the name of the city, carved in stone: THE CITY OF TRUTH.

Within the city, the avenues were all east-west in orientation. The blocks were of odd lengths, ranging from as few as one house to more than ten houses per block. There were no straight north-south streets to speak of. Unlike the conventional back-to-back twin-rows of houses in the normal city block, these blocks comprised single rows of houses, with their fronts facing the volcano.

The houses were built of precisely cut and fitted blocks of stone, so the ruins were in excellent condition. The walls of the houses bore carvings of verses which were well preserved, such as:
- "Animals were created for only one reason - for the use of humans as they see fit."
- "Humans are created for only one purpose - to go to Heaven."
- "Animals have no souls."
- "Animals have no rights."
- "Humans are not animals."
- "The Universe, thus the Earth and everything on it, were created in six days some four thousand years ago, and animals and humans were created only one day apart."
- "The animals include the dinosaurs, which once co-existed with the humans."
- "It is perfectly acceptable for humans to drive species to extinction; the creator can always create more."
- "It is perfectly acceptable for humans to trash the Earth, since the Creator can easily put it right, or else create another Earth."
- "Humans were created in the image of the Creator; therefore they are the be all and end all of creation.
Etc, etc.

Of special interest was the oft repeated: "Thou shalt not climb the Mountain of Illusion. The penalty is death of the body by fire, and eternal damnation of the soul."

Thus he paced the ruins, like a tiger in a cage, while his desire to climb the volcano grew ever stronger as the days crept excruciatingly by.

Finally, one day, with drying sweat and heaving breath, he found himself on the summit of the volcano, there to look down upon the city on the plain.

The scenery being breath-taking notwithstanding, the ruins began to reveal itself to him in the form of an open page, with every house a letter and every block a word. And the City of Truth read:

"Beware of the writings on the wall. The Universe is over 13 billion years old, and the Earth over 4 billion. The animals have existed in various forms for over a billion years BEFORE the first emergence of humans on Earth from the apes; they exist for their own sake. The humans are just a new branch out of the millions of branches in the evolutionary Tree of Life. They belong to the Animal Kingdom. If they have souls, then so do other animals. For the human purpose and destiny, see the OMNISCIENTIFIC COSMOLOGY. May the Tao with with you!"

I am Raminothna,
the Fortunate and Called Upon,
at your service.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

1-08 - The Truth Seeker

09 – The Truth Seeker

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

The question "What am I?" has been haunting him since he first asked me what I was.

His first answer was, "Go ask an anthropologist." Anthropology being the study of the species Homo Sapiens, albeit by Homo Sapiens, of course it makes sense.

But not total sense. Because there are also extra-terrestrial anthropologists, who however would regard Homo Sapiens as Homo Sapiens regards a dolphin, or an eagle, or a lion. In other words, the attitude of an E.T. anthropologist is more akin to that of a human biologist than of a human anthropologist.

Anthropology, especially physical anthropology, is indispensable for human self-understanding, especially in regards to their origin. Cultural anthropology studies human sociality. But does knowing origin and sociality lead to knowing fate and destiny? Not each on its own.

“The Leakey's do terrific work, and Australopithecus is wonderful and important. But a creature as humble as an ant can tell you something important about your species.”

“What do you mean?”

“Tell me. When an ant digs a hole in the ground what is it digging for?”

“An ant builds subterranean nests. So when it digs, it digs for shelter.”

“Shelter from what?”

“The elements, and above ground predators, such as birds and lizards and such, although, with moles prowling the subterranean world for prey, including ants, there is really no place the ants could call safe.

“So, when a mole digs a hole into the ground, what is it digging for?”

“A mole is a subterranean hunter and dweller. So when it digs, it digs for food, and for shelter.”

“Back in Canada, you yourself have dug holes in the ground. What were you digging for?”

“Gold. But I've quit.”

“And now, we see these humans here in Olduvai Gorge, digs holes in the ground. What are they digging for?”

“They are digging for fossils and artifacts.”

“And what are these fossils and artifacts good for?”

“They tell us about where we have come from - the truth of our origin.”

“Therefore, this should tell the anthropologists themselves something of immense importance about their species of interest.”


“That it is a species in possession of a certain godly quality.”

“And that is?”

“Homo Sapiens is a species that digs for truth.”

............. Olduvai Gorge bird

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

1-07 - The Heaviest Thing

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

Though not yet the ultimate, your species has produced some fine philosophers, one of whose works happened to be in a cardboard box in the back of his jeep, in which a sentence, underscored by his own hand, reads:

"What is the heaviest thing, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength!"

This was uttered by "the Weight Bearing Spirit" which, like a camel, bears the weight of his load willingly and even eagerly into the desert. The book was [Thus Spoke Zarathustra] by Friedrich Nietzsche.

And he was at the moment sitting on a rock, thinking aloud this very line. "Raminothna, what indeed is this heaviest thing, that I may take it upon me and rejoice in my strength?"

I have to admit, my name coming from him is music to my ears. So, I decided to give him the very heaviest thing that he could hope to carry. "This heaviest thing is such that once you have taken its full weight upon your hands, your feet will simultaneously rise 6 feet off the ground, bearing no weight at all."

"No kidding. Come on, you can do better than that."

"Nope. That's it."

"Let me make sure that I understand what you're saying. You're saying that the heaviest thing is such that once I have taken its full weight upon my hands, my feet will simultaneously rise 6 feet off the ground, bearing no weight at all."

"That was word for word what I just said."

"Then, I have to say that it is impossible."

"The 'I' word again? You're the Miracle Worker, remember?"

"This violates every physical law I know."

"Thus, miraculous, especially its abstract manifestations."

"I have no idea what you're talking about."

"You will. In fact, you have been carrying it for some time. Thus at times, you feel overwhelmed and crushed. But now, you have me."

He carried this heavy thought into dreamland, and had a dream of levitation in ways that really could not work. It was when he was doing his morning exercises that he found his answer.

He was doing a handstand, when his feet did rise off the ground, bearing no weight at all, while he had the Heaviest Thing in the palm of his hands.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1-06 - Earth Messiah

06 – Why am I here?

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

He was reading the Sci fi Dune Messiah when he could have asked me, "Where are you from?"

“The Cosmos,” I said.

“What planet exactly?”

“I am bound by no planet.”

"Where were you born?"

"'Born' is a concept applicable to bodies."

"So, what are you?"

"'What am I?' is one of the most profound questions one could ask. If you could answer this question about yourself, you will have my answer."

"I am a human being."

"What is a human being?"

"Ask any anthropologist."

"Anthropologist can answer a part of this question, but not all of it."

"Ask any priest then."

"Even less."

"What are they missing?"

"Meaning, purpose, destiny."

"So, what is the meaning, purpose and destiny to be human?"

"Only a human can answer this."

He pondered. "I'm a human, and I can't."

"Not yet."

“Alright, how about this then: By what means did you come to this planet?”

“There are at least four general means for visiting a planet, by at least one of which have I come."

“I’m listening.”

“The first and most obvious is of course technology, involving space ships, hyperspace-craft, teleportation, creative genetics, robotics, artificial high-intelligence, time machines, and their like, of which the limitations are far exceeded by the possibilities, which, however, are often considered, by the technologically less advanced at least, to be impossible. The second, in certain circumstances a special case of the first, certain imagined forms of which being indeed impossible, is telepathy – close encounters of the fourth kind, as it were, where the visitor experiences the planet through a chosen native creature, by seeing through its eyes, walking on its feet, feeling through its heart, thinking through its mind, and working through hands – or whatever other manipulative appendages it may possess. The third is what you hinted at – to be born as a native creature of the planet, naturally, to visit the planet for one lifetime. The fourth, at times indistinguishable from the first and second, and always possible, is imagination – that of a certain highly imaginative native creature, that is, who imagines such fourth-kind encounters with such vividness as to lend credence, in its own mind at least, to the reality of such visitors as myself. And finally, the fifth, is already to have the planet within oneself."

"I know that mine is the third. Which one is yours?"

"The first, second, fourth or fifth."


"That is for you to find out."


"May be tomorrow, maybe next year, maybe never. Also up to you."

"Why are you here then?"

"Ah, finally."


“Regardless of means, for the duration of a beamed landing, or a telepathic communion, or a pipe dream, or a lifetime, or an inward journey, as pauper or prince, for good or evil, to give or to take, in war or peace..., we are all fellow visitors of this planet at this time."

"And for what purpose?"

"We do all share one question in common: What am I here for? Some come as tourists, others as naturalists. Some come as pillagers, plunderers and destroyers, others come as protectors, preservers and saviours. Some come to propagate and perpetuate lies, others to seek and speak truth. Some come to experience the flesh, others to purify the soul. Some come to learn, some to teach and some to merely sleep. While some come to Earth to read and re-read Dune, others come back from Dune to live and deliver Earth. And while some come all this way to find Earth filled with cruelty, injustice, hypocrisy and pain, others, who feel fortunate and called upon in spite of all, hold that for every visit, regardless of circumstances, there is a joyful and meaningful purpose, or an array of joyful and meaningful purposes, from which the visitor may choose one, or more, or, alas, less. Even for those who see their sojourn on Earth as agonizing, pointless and futile, they still have the purpose to leave."

"To leave? You mean..."

“There are several means by which one can leave a planet, amongst which one of the easiest and least irreversible is to escape back to Dune. Or conversely, as we both know, to die. But for those who can stand its sheer intensity and unrelenting realism, most of all, its uncompromising truth, there is nothing on Earth to compare with Earth Messiah. My dear fellow Earth visitor, I wish you purposeful living, and joyful deliverance.”

I am Raminothna,
the Fortunate and Called upon,
at your service.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

1-05 - The Rich Poor Man

05 – The Rich Poor Man

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

Now that he had come back to life, he was again quagmired in life’s trappings. Right now, he was fuelling his jeep in Arusha, and, since he had given most of his possessions away, he had to count his pennies.

"Now I can empathize with the Prince that became the Pauper overnight," he muttered.

“How much do you still own?”

“Four grand, tops.”

“By African standards, you are a very rich man.”

“Well, true enough. But not by Canadian standards. I live in Canada, not Africa.”

“In fact, you are very rich by even Canadian standards.”

“In Canada, the four grand won’t last me two months.”

“Tell you what. I will pay you a hundred thousand dollar, right now, in exchange for all the knowledge you have acquired at university. You will still be able to sell used cars, and make a million by age 50.“

“Uh, no thanks.”

“How about this. I will pay you a million dollars in exchange for all the knowledge you have acquired since grade 6. You will still know more than 90% of all Earthlings.”

“I don't think so.”

“Okay. How about this then. I will pay you ten million dollars for your power of higher reasoning. You will still be able to function in a supermarket or a department store.”

“No way.”

“I will pay you a hundred million dollars for you to become a high profile Fundamentalist, Creationist and TV preacher. People like Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart can rake in a billion dollars before you can say Amen.”

“That would be selling my soul. I can't.”

"Alright, here is my final offer. I will give you the billion dollars you would have made by becoming a TV preacher, on the condition that you lose your passion for life."

"Give me an example of this passion for life."

I appeared to him in a dream last night – a dream of passion - in the form of the grand dame of ballet giving her farewell performance. She chose Romeo and Juliet for this grand finale of her life. And in the end, she died with Juliet, as Juliet, in the same way in which Juliet died. She and Juliet was one, loved as one, lived as one, and died as one.

He awoke in tears. "Nope, not for sale."

“Then, consider yourself, by any standard, a very rich man.”

I am Raminothna,
the Fortunate and Called Upon,
at your service.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

1-04 - The Phoenix Has Risen

04 – The Phoenix Has Risen

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

His downhill trek was far more uplifting than his uphill climb. For one thing, on his way down, he was facing the stunning panorama of the teaming savannah thousands of feet below, rather than the rocks right in his face while he was climbing the days before. For another, he descended through five vegetation zones: the summit zone, the highland desert, the heather and moorland, the forest or jungle, and the "farmland zone".

But the difference was more spiritual than physical. On his way up the mountain, his "third eye" was closed; now, on his way down, it was wide open. He could have looked at the same Lobelia tree on his way up and his way down, but on the way up, it was just something he had to walk around, and on the way down, it stopped him in his tracks with its own exquisite note in the visual symphony of botanical delights. While he could have descended the 18,000 feet in one go, he did not make it back to the used jeep he bought in Arusha until the third day. And then, as I knew it would, reality came crashing down on him again.

It happened when he first caught sight of the jeep from atop a low cliff overlooking where it was haphazardly parked. There it sat, baking in the afternoon sun, awaiting his return like a faithful steed which he had abandoned to starve. When he opened the door, it unconditionally welcomed him back. When he turned the key in the ignition, the engine sprang back to life with no reluctance. All these awakened in him a sense of shame. It was when he pressed on its pedal and it began to move, that the question arose in his mind: "Where am I going?"

He thought: “Here I am, undergoing my mid-life crisis which I barely survived, with almost all my money given away and half my life spent, and nothing to show for it. Only if I was born with what I now know. What a better man by far I could have become today. What great things I would have achieved. What more of a meaningful life I could have led than the one I squandered away. Now, my life is in ruins, with nothing but a self-delusional dream of being a miracle worker. What an excuse of a coward of the highest order. What a despicable ploy of a terminal escapist. Who am I trying to kid? Now, I’m about to embark on another aimless journey to nowhere. And I don’t even know which way to turn my steering wheel...”

"Now, my life is in ruins, with nothing but a self-delusional dream of being a miracle worker. What an excuse of a coward of the highest order. What a despicable ploy of a terminal escapist." I repeated back to him.

He froze in surprise, that again I did not seem like a figment of his imagination, then exclaimed, "Hey! Don't I get any privacy around here?"

"You can read my mind too, you know. I have no privacy with you."

"So, I can have no secret from you?"

"I know all about you. What would you like me to forget?"

"All of it."

"Including 'Only if I was born with what I now know. What a better man by far I could have become today. What great things I would have achieved.'?"

"Especially this. 'Cooda"' and 'wooda', throw in 'shooda', are really not my style."

"Tell me, is your jeep in good condition?"

"Excellent shape. That's why I bought it."

"Body okay?"

"It's a 10 year-old off road vehicle. Of course there are some dents here and there, and it could use a paint job. But there's no rust."


"About 100K."

"You want to wind the ODOMETER Back?"

"Of course not. It would be illegal, and immoral. And it wouldn't make it run any better, especially since it is running like new."

"How many more miles can it run?"

"100K to 200K, depending on how it is maintained."

"Just like my own vehicle having another 35 years or more to live?"

"I was anticipating this."

"Or reading my mind."

"So, what's your point?"

"Consider yourself reborn at 35, with all your accumulated knowledge intact. Your new lifespan is shortened by 35 years, but if you make it to 70, 35 years from now, with what you now know, what a better man by far will you not have become when you get there? What great things can you not have achieved by then? What a masterpiece can you not have made of your life?”

Almost imperceptibly, the jeep began moving forward, the wheel turned with a purpose towards the Serengeti.

"WESTWARD, HO!" he roared.

I am Raminothna,
The Fortunate and the Called Uponn,
at your service.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

1-03 - The Cosmic Hand of Fate

03 - The Cosmic Hand of Fate

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

The sun had long set, and he was still alive. So he had averted death, for now, but what of his life?

"Thank you for saving me," he said out loud.

"Thank YOU for not crashing, my sentient Earthly vehicle."

"So I saved myself, for now, But my fate still remains. Its manifestation is just postponed. What am I destined for? Is the rest of my life written in the stars. If so, what does it say?"

"Ask a specific question."


"What matters to you most, other than yourself, that is."

"I'd say this planet."

"And what would you want to know about it?"

"I want to know its fate."

So I gave him a riddle: “Build a circle with a thousand stones. Write on a piece of paper the following words: ‘THE EARTH WILL SUCCUMB TO HUMAN DESTRUCTION.’ Crush the paper into a ball, and place it at the center of the circle. If the Earth is destined to integrate and transcend, then, before you see the sun again, a cosmic hand of fate will reach inside the circle and reduce the paper ball to ashes. If not, the Earth would die.”

He did as instructed, eagerly, by moonlight. By the time he was done, it was half way between dusk and dawn. Needless to say, it was the longest night of his life. There he sat in front of the circle of stone, shivering, praying. Several times, he nodded off, just to jolt awake again to realize that the paper ball with the message of doom was still where he had left it, intact.

I heard his prayer. It contained "God" and "Allah" and "Vishnu" and "Buddha", and every deity in between, even "Zeus" and "Isis", and even non-deities like the "Tao", but basically, he was praying for fortune for his planet Earth.

“Pray not for fortune, but for courage to face misfortune,” I said to him in between prayers.

His spiritual house-of-cards crumbled. “Is this your way of saying that the Earth won’t make it?”

“It is not in my place to tell you one way or the other. Only the Cosmic Hand of Fate can do that.”

The prayers ended. In their place was a crushing sense of self-doubt and resignation.

Imperceptibly, the eastern sky had begun to lighten. The paper ball was lying there still. The circle of stone had remained inert and cold. His heart, which had been sinking by the minute, hit rock bottom.

But as the breaking dawn threatened to shatter in this fateful night, a Cosmic Hand of Fate did reach into the circle and reduce it to ashes. In the rays of the rising sun, he regarded this Cosmic Hand of Fate, one still holding a smoldering match, which was his own.

I am Raminothna,
the Fortunate and Called Upon,
at your service.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Monday, December 19, 2011

1-02 - The Miracle Worker

Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth:

Legend has it that in the snows of Kilimanjaro, the carcass of a plains leopard was found. No one knows what it had gone all the way up there to seek. But when this human creature climbed the mountain, he knew, for he was there to seek the very same thing, which the leopard evidently succeeded in finding.

At pain of extra weight, he carried a gun, not that there was much to hunt, nor to fear - but the gun itself. In four daily segments, he had made the snow line, where he dismissed his guide and porter without explanation. Another half-day’s solitary ascent brought him to this ice-cave part way up the glacier, into the depths of which he had withdrawn, from the world and from himself.

Not an hour ago, as the sun was declining in the western sky, transforming the cave into a glowing, rosy tomb, he was sitting exactly here, with the gun aimed at the temple of the temple-of-his-soul.

Some say that when one is about to die, ones past life would flash before ones eyes. While he was sitting there, shivering in the descending cold, in the meditative position that seemed fitting for his final contemplation, his past life did not exactly flash by, but was instead painstakingly replayed, episode by episode, scene by scene, which were then drained into the dungeon of his mind already brimming with pain, anger, guilt, disenchantment, purposelessness and despair.

Failing to pull the trigger after some eon-long minutes, he had set the deadline for the fatal moment, that by the time the last glow of day had faded, either his head would have been blown apart, or he would deem himself a terminal coward. In the latter case he would slink back to the meaningless existence he had climbed up here to escape, but thereafter it would be just his body undergoing the physical processes of survival, for his soul would have since irretrievably been lost.

It was when he could no longer discern the fingers of his free hand held out before his eyes, and his gun hand had started trembling from the cold and fatigue, and his trigger finger had become numb from the strain, that I finally addressed him for the first time.

“Forgive me for intruding at this final moment of your privacy,” I whispered to him, “so I will be brief, if you will allow me...”

It was not exactly a voice that he had heard, for all his ears could hear was the whistling of the wind at the mouth of the cave, but rather, a clear and unmistakable thought that seemed to have come from far beyond, or deep within, which had somehow materialized in his mind.

It is possible to plant a thought in ones mind, you know. All you'd need is a detailed 3D map of the subject's neuronal circuitry, which could be scanned within minutes given our technology, and induce a few new axon-dendrite connections in the exact places. But I'm not here to talk high biotech, which in fact is forbidden in the interstellar protocol.

Sorry, I digressed. Well, for at least a hundred of his remaining heartbeats he did not respond, and I spoke again, “Sorry to intrude in this final moment of your privacy, but we might run out of time. What I was saying is that I’m seeking a miracle worker, to work a miracle upon this Earth, for her sake and on my behalf. Since you appear to have no further use for this body of yours, this earthly instrument at your disposal, which obviously is in excellent working condition, will you donate it to me, such that the purpose of this my sojourn on this planet be fulfilled?”

This notion was clearly so outlandish and alien to him that he could hardly claim it as his own. So the first question that leapt to his mind was, “Who are you?”

So I told him truthfully, “I am Raminothna, the Fortunate and Called Upon, at your service.” Again, of course, no sound was involved, so the name Raminothna was more a feel, a vibration.

“Say again?” He just wanted to “hear” my “voice” and my name again.

“I am Raminothna, the Fortunate and Called Upon, at your service.”

“Ra-mi-noth-na? Be it as it may, that’s just a name. WHAT are you, then?”

“What am I? Yes, one of the deepest of all universal philosophical questions. I can say only this: Once you have come to know what you are, you will know what I am.”

“Look, I have no inclination, nor the time, for a philosophical discussion right now.”

“Your inclination is your choice, and you have all the time in the world.”

“Not now.”

“If not now, when?”

“Maybe never. Who cares?”

“I do.” And I DO!

“Alright, fine. Whoever, whatever you are, let’s get this over and done with. What do you want?”

“As I said, I’m asking you to be my miracle worker, to work a miracle upon this Earth, for her sake and on my behalf.”

“For me to perform a miracle? Obviously I can’t, even if I wanted to.”

“Is this a yes?”


“Is it a no then?”

“Yes. No. I don’t know.”

“What exactly is it?”

“I mean, look at me. Do I look like a miracle worker to you? I can’t even exert five ounces of pressure on the trigger, let alone perform a miracle.”

“What does a miracle worker look like?”

“The last one I know looked like Jesus Christ.”

“And what does Jesus Christ look like?”

Da Vinci’s Last Supper materialized in my mind.

“What are these creatures?”

“What creatures?”

“The thirteen creatures depicted in this painting.”

“They are human beings, for Christ’s sake!”

“Which among these human beings is Jesus Christ?”

“The one in the middle.”

“What makes him different from the rest? They all look essentially the same to me - all human, that is, as human as you.”

“He had God in him.”

“What is God.”

“Go ask the pope.”

“Where is God?”

“Everywhere. Omnipresence – or so I’ve been told.”

“Including the space currently occupied by your body?”

“Well, yes.”

“Then you have God in you as well.”

“Look. Just like the other twelve in the painting, in fact, like the other seven billion human beings on Earth today, I’m no miracle worker. Can’t you just accept that? Let me give you a piece of advice. You are wasting your time to seek a miracle worker amongst us human beings. Those who apparently could make an elephant or themselves disappear are just illusionists using smoke and mirror. You are barking up the wrong tree.”

“Define ‘miracle’.”

“No! You are the one who want to talk about miracles. You define it!”

“Very well. Let’s say this: A miracle is an impossible physical feat with a profound spiritual significance.”

“So you’re saying I can perform not only an impossible physical feat, but one with a profound spiritual significance?”


“I’m glad we finally got this point straight. So now I can say, definitively, no ifs and buts, and for the last time, I cannot do the impossible, and for those possible things that I’ve done, none was of any significance whatsoever, which means, therefore, that I am not a miracle worker, period...”

“If I prove to you that you can, will you?”

“... and even if I were, I would not lift one finger to glorify this selfish, heartless, cruel and destructive species which I am ashamed to admit to be my own...”

“If I prove to you that you can, will you?”

“… and in fact, the more power we have, the worse we get... What did you say?”

“If I prove to you that you can, will you?”

“What kind of proof?”

“Let me give you a basic one. I tell you that you can raise ten gallons of water from the plain 18,000 feet below up to here, in liquid form from beginning to end, all in the matter of five days, without artificial aid of any kind.”

“Ten gallons of water? 18,000 feet? Without artificial aid of any kind? No buckets? No hoses? No pumps? No boilers? No condensers?”

“None, except the clothes you are now wearing, and the boots on your feet.”

“Impossible, even with buckets.”

“Thus, according to our definition, miraculous, considering its profound spiritual significance.”

“What spiritual significance?”

“First and foremost, that you are a miracle worker.”

“Circular reasoning.”

“Indeed. With no beginning and no end.”

“I can’t produce this proof for you, I’m sorry.”

“You already have.”

“I what?”

“You have already raised the water.”

“What water?”

“The water you’ve already raised up.”

“All ten gallons of it, I suppose.”

“And all in liquid form, as stipulated, minus your sweat, to be more exact.”

“And where is this water I have raised up without artificial aid of any kind?”

“Right where you are.”

He glanced around. “I see lots of ice, but it’s been here for eons, and certainly not due to me. Besides, it is in solid form. Liquid water? There is not a drop in sight, except the couple of pints still in my flask, and the flask is an artificial aid.”

“It’s here.”

“Well then, you’ll just have to show it to me.”

“Before I do, you must promise me one thing.”

“O Lord! What now?”

“The power of miracle is not to be abused.”

“Sure, no problem. If I do have this power, I will never abuse it. Okay?”

“Nor to be neglected.”

“Nor will I neglect it. Fine!”

“Then, look inward, inside your skin, where you will find, flowing through your arteries and veins, and liver and brain, ten gallons of warm, living water. You can baptize the world’s lost souls with it, and quench the world’s thirst for truth with it, and dissolve with it the despair of humankind. With this sacred water, you can change your world, even save your Earth.”

He thought for a moment, of his own accord, then said, "A trans-dimensional trick."

"Oh, is it? Let's see. Alright, how about something concrete, undeniable and indisputable. Here is a pile of charcoal, a pile of limestone, a tank of hydrogen, a tank of oxygen, a spoonful of salt, a little of other elements and compounds. Now, I want you to mix them up together in such a way that the entire mass of them can, say, rise up against gravity, or pull the trigger, as you will it. Wouldn't it be miraculous?"

"If I could make it, both the making and it would be miraculous."

"It can even write a book, you know."

Although it is mid-night, already, there is a certain dawning in his eyes. Without his being aware of it, as the moonlight filtered through the ice onto the blue steel of his gun, which had settled itself into his lap, on which glistened a drop of his liquid tears.

So, softly I said unto him, “Henceforth, I shall see through your eyes, hear through your ears, feel through your heart, think through your brain, and work through your hands, until your greater miracle is accomplished. May the Tao be with you, Homo Sapiens of Earth.”

I am Raminothna
the Fortunate and the Called Upon
at your service

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

1-01 - The 8 Critical Signs of Planet Earth

01 - Dear Homo Sapiens of Earth,

whose footprints now roam the craters of the Moon, beware.

Beware of the Eight Critical Cosmic Signs of Earth, all observable from the Moon. Collectively, they portend an imminent and monumental transformation to come unto your world, one leading to either planetary transcendence or global destruction. Behold, all seven of these Cosmic Signs have arisen.

The First Critical Sign: For millions of years, Earth’s night side has been invisibly dark, but now, suddenly, there is light, neon light.

The Second Critical Sign: For millions of years, Earth’s surface has been lush and green, but now, suddenly, there is deforestation.

The Third Critical Sign: For millions of years, Earth’s air has been clean and its water clear, but now, suddenly, there is pollution.

The Fourth Critical Sign: For millions of years, the ozone layer has shielded the Biosphere from harmful solar UV radiation, but now, suddenly, it is full of holes.

The Fifth Critical Sign: For millions of years, as a radio source the Earth has been silent, but now, suddenly, it is inundating it’s inter-planetary and interstellar neighborhood with its news, movies, documentaries, commentaries, soap operas, sitcoms, commercials… and televangelical sermons, which still preaches that you are the be all and end all of “Creation”.

The Sixth Critical Sign: Never in its 4.6 billion years has Earth generated a single thermal nuclear reaction, but now, suddenly, she is in danger of generating too many at once.

The Seventh Critical Sign: Earth was born of gravity, and by its own gravity its body parts have always been bound, but now, pieces of Earth – spacecraft, so called - are seen to suddenly fly away, some never to return.

The Eighth Critical Sign: Your footprints on the Moon.

And what do these Critical Cosmic Signs signify? Emergent planetary transcendence, or imminent global destruction. There is no third alternative.

Among Earth’s spacecraft are the Apollos, from whose #8 was broadcast a prayer as follows: “Give us, o God, the vision which can see thy love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith, the trust, the goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give us the knowledge that we may continue to pray with understanding hearts, and show us what each of us can do to set forth the coming of the day of universal peace. Amen.”

And the Pioneers 10 & 11, each carrying an identity plaque showing the position of Earth and the image of Homo Sapiens (which some humans call “the image of God”.)

And the Voyagers 1 & 2, each bearing an audio-visual recording of Earth sights and sounds, the latter including earthquake and thunder, bird and whale songs, human music and speech, the last being excerpted as follows:

From the President of the United States of America: “This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our image, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we can live into yours. We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome Universe.”

From the citizens of Earth: “We send all beings of the Universe an affectionate greeting of peace and happiness. May the future grant us the opportunity of meeting.” (in Spanish) / “Greetings from our friends amongst the stars. If you can cross the barrier between Earth and sky then do it. It is our desire to meet you.” (in Arabic) / “Welcome to our world.” (in Polish) / “How are you? We are thinking about you. Come visit us some time.” (in Chinese) / “We used to believe that the Universe was created for us humans on Earth alone, but we can no longer maintain this belief. We now think that you may exist to share this Universe with us, and have the power to help solve the many problems here in our world.” (in Efic) / “Please contact.” (in Gujurati)

From the Secretary General of the United Nations: “As the Secretary General of the United Nations, an organization of 147 member states who represent almost all of the human individuals of the planet Earth, I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of the Solar System seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of the immense Universe, and it is with humility and hope that we take this step.”

In short, three words: “Greeting”, “Welcome” and “Help!” And I, for one, hear them with joy and compassion. For the first, I salute you; for the second, I come to you, and for the third, I bear to you a gift of love, of hope, of truth and of peace.

I am Raminothna
the Fortunate and the Called Upon
at your service.

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)

Friday, December 16, 2011

0-01 - INTEGRATIVE TRANSCENDENCE - the Way to Planetary Deliverence


In 1979, Anthony Marr camped out solo in Africa for 2 months, "searching for himself". What he brought back to Canada was 2000 pages of hand-written notes, which, after a quarter century, was finally published in 2003 in the form of his 600-page magnum opus titled [OMNI-SCIENCE and the Human Destiny]. OMNI-SCIENCE is short for the OMNISCIENTIFIC COSMOLOGY, of which INTEGRATIVE TRANSCENDENCE is the central tenet.

In 1987, Anthony Marr gave a series of lectures at five west coast universities, including the University of British Columbia, the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, the University of California @ Berkeley and Stanford University. Following is what the scholars in various fields of these universities have to say about OMNI-SCIENCE and its INTEGRATIVE TRANSCENDENCE:

University of California, Berkeley

Biology, Professor Richard W. Holms:
"I have listened to a presentation by Anthony S. Marr. His synthesis of ideas from a remarkably broad perspective of sciences truly deserves the name OMNI-SCIENCE. His presentation was precise and clear, and I believe he would be an effective speaker for groups at varying levels of expertise...This is a person of great depth who speaks and writes both with confidence and ease. I am happy to recommend him as a speaker and a writer."

Astronomy and Physics, Professor Marc Davis:
"As one who actually specializes in cosmology as a research endeavour, I was at first very skeptical that Mr. Marr would be yet another crackpot of the type that seems to congregate in this field. However, after only a few minutes of listening to his explanation of his viewpoint, my fears were allayed...His ultimate goal appears to be to provide a forward-looking moral framework for progress in human social evolution, one that is consistent with empirical science and which is not based on historical writings...and important contribution to society...."

Anthropology, Professor Tim White:
"I have not seen a draft of the book, but I can say that after spending a few hours with Mr. Marr, I am very much looking forward to reading it....Mr. Marr is an exceedingly unique individual. I have never crossed paths with such a person. He is very serious, very dedicated, and very polished in his presentation...The care with which he his proceeded is commendable...his synthesis is formidable...."

Paleontology, Professor Carole S. Hickman:
"(Mr. Marr's work) deserves the attention of serious extraordinary intellectual undertaking...a unique framework...both intellectually and aesthetically stimulating...a bold and eclectic piece of scholarship that is, above all, refreshingly honest....His clarity of expression is exceptional. His logical consistency is a delight. The aesthetic quality of the model, in particular his attention to symmetry, provides a dimension that is appealing but sadly lacking in much of Western thought and tradition. The optimism, concern and compassion for humanity that are expressed in the application of the model to human behavior likewise commands attention...."

Zoology, Professor Richard C. Strohman:
"His views and thinking are quite original...a thoroughly logical system...might indeed fill a large gap in the way we think about evolutionary connections between ourselves and our world. I sincerely encourage you to listen to Mr. Marr. And I have one suggestion. His presentation is quite detailed and covers very large areas. My thought is that he and his listeners would all do much better in a small seminar setting so that there would be a symmetry between his own very wide knowledge and the ability for him to obtain meaningful feedback."

Botany, Professor Herbert G. Baker:
" extremely interesting experience...worthy of the attention of a wide variety of persons. If he writes as clearly and understandably as his oral communication, the book should be an important contribution towards understanding cosmology."

Paleontology, Professor Donald E. Savage:
"Professors and scientists at the universities of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California, to date, have each spent two hours or more listening to the powerful presentation of Anthony Marr of his erudite synthesis of scientific, philosophic and sociologic theory: OMNI-SCIENCE, A New Theory of Cosmology. I can add nothing to the praise that has been heaped upon Mr. Marr and his ideas by these men, and I endorse their statements with reservation. Now is the time for Mr. Marr's ideas to be published, for the scientific world and general public should become aware of his synthesis."

Institute of Human Origins, Berkeley
Dr. William H. Kimbel, President:
"I have recently had the great pleasure of listening to Anthony Marr describe the results of his thinking on cosmology.
"Owing to the large number of half-baked `pop' theories on cosmology currently in circulation, I admit that I faced the prospect of my meeting with Mr. Marr with some trepidation.
"From the outset, however, it was clear that Mr. Marr is no amateur populariser. On the contrary, he is a dedicated scholar whose theories, I believe, make a profound contribution to the fundamental definition of humankind in relation to the broader universe.
"Although Mr. Marr has an uphill battle ahead of him, I firmly believe that his ideas deserve very serious consideration by a wide audience. Not only do they unify the fragmented Western scientific disciplines, but they have implications of great depth and breadth for the future course of human actions. In the current atmosphere of censorship and anti-intellectualism, Mr. Marr's concept of OMNI-SCIENCE is too important to ignore."

Stanford University

Sociology, Professor Alex Inkeles:
"Recently Mr. Anthony Marr persuaded me to give him an hour of my time, all I could spare in that cycle of my calendar, and at that it had to be at the end of a busy day. This obliged Mr. Marr, as he told me, to adopt a different style of presentation than the one he usually used, one much more compressed and involving a more top-down approach instead of his usual inductive procedure. Despite these handicaps, Mr. Marr managed to impress me not only with the quality of his presentation, but also the quality of his thinking. The range of his knowledge is broad, and for something so broad seems impressively authoritative. At the heart of his approach is a conception of all living and indeed nonliving matter as organized in systems, and this gave him a considerable edge with me since my own propensity is to think in system terms... exceptionally comprehensive...."

Philosophy, Professor John Dupre:
"A few days ago, I had a lengthy discussion with Mr. Anthony Marr about his philosophical ideas. I can certainly confirm the impressions gained by the various other scholars who have written on his behalf. Marr is a highly intelligent, thoughtful man who has evidently acquired a thorough knowledge of the impressively broad range of topics over which his ideas range. As we were talking, I asked him all the difficult questions that occurred to me as he was outlining his ideas. He was always very quick to get the point, and had intelligent and relevant responses. I was very impressed with his various intellectual accomplishments.
"Though his ideas are extremely intriguing and provocative, I must confess to having considerable skepticism about his project which he did not altogether dispel. However, I very much doubt whether anyone could dispel this skepticism, and certainly not in two hours. I am not convinced, that is to say, that a systematic view of the scope that Marr attempts is really an intelligible project. However, there is no doubt that such projects will be forthcoming, and such a system informed by Mr. Marr's deep and thorough understanding of the current state of scientific theory will undoubtedly be incomparably more edifying than the vast majority of such attempts, whether religiously based, or grounded on superficial impressions of science. Indeed, I am open to being convinced that such a project will address a pressing social need: if people insist on adopting comprehensive cosmological systems, then I would certainly encourage them to try his. I certainly share his concern about the dangers of many contemporary religious, especially fundamentalist, cosmologies.
"One thing, then I would say without any qualification is that I would strongly encourage any publisher to accept his book. I have not read the manuscript, but assuming, as I have no reason to doubt, that Marr is as articulate, clear and cogent on paper as he is in person, his system would make fascinating reading, and would, I suspect, attract a large audience...."

Applied Physics and Astrophysics, Professor Vahe Petrosian:
"...elaborate...clearly well thought out and researched...I was fascinated by his novel ideas in this very ambitious task...a beautiful synthesis...what I heard was captivating and should be of interest not only to experts but to all thinking people of the world...will find a wide and interested audience...."

Anthropology, Professor John W. Rick:
"...very thought integrative scheme capable of making sense out of a wide variety of natural science knowledge, which at the same time reaches out to philosophy and epistemology...clearly deserves extensive discussion...a serious, well-founded vision, not the product of trivial or eccentric thought. My feeling is that he deserves attention and his ideas should be published. I would recommend that those who have the time listen and argue over his presentation. One should not underestimate the time this may take, however, since his model covers a broad expanse of knowledge. I would think that his presentation would be an ideal forum in an academic department where a group of faculty and graduate students could take time to thoroughly examine his proposition...."

Physics, Professor Leonard Susskind:
"...the cosmic significance of life and evolution. Although this is not exactly my `meat', I thoroughly enjoyed the two hours...I found myself stimulated, educated...His ideas are worth listening to, even for those of us who are not of the same philosophical bent...."

Philosophy, Professor John Bogart:
"I spent 3.5 hours with Mr. Anthony Marr...held my attention for the entire period...has plainly synthesized a great deal of information in a number of distinct disciplines...organized it into an interesting and coherent whole...compelling...intended to have moral import...can be cast into a form of interest to moral philosophy...would be of interest to a wide audience...."

Geology, Professor W.R. Evitt:
"I agree wholeheartedly...about his sincerity, imagination, intellectualism and scholarship. This afternoon was for me a unique and stimulating experience. In a highly logical series of simple steps, he developed a comprehensive concept of the interrelations and interdependence of all immensely logical construct...should be accessible and acceptable to persons with a wide range of cultural, social, scientific and philosophical sophistications...meticulously thought out, with great care, to making his thesis externally consistent with the facts of science as currently perceived, and internally consistent in the interrelationships among its arguments...majestic in scope but intrinsically simple, satisfying and optimistic...should have a very broad appeal...These are important ideas with great potential for lessening the conflicts in a troubled world...."

University of Oregon

Geology, Professor Greg Retallack:
"Although initially skeptical, I found his whole system quite fascinating and thought provoking...I thought that his model was superior to those already available. His proposed books will be important advances in thinking on the origin and evolution of life and society...His presentation was made with the care and rigor of a serious and dedicated scholar. He has a good and up to date understanding of the natural sciences. I could not detect a trace of mysticism or journalistic pseudoscience in his presentation. Mr. Marr is a hard-headed thinker in the best scientific tradition. He deserves serious attention."

Biology, Professor Stanton A. Cook:
"Anthony Marr has explained to me his thoughts on physical hierarchies and evolution of organic hierarchies on earth. He elaborated a novel way of diagramming or organizing these thoughts that should be quite useful to an audience that has not thought much on these matters. I do believe that comprehension and appreciation of levels of organization has been hampered by a want of just such a methodical and visual approach...He left me with a clear impression that he has a well developed message...."

Biology, Professor Dennis Todd:
"Anthony Marr has developed a new theoretical framework that integrates a great deal of scientific information from diverse fields. His thesis deserves your careful attention.
"Mr. Marr impressed me with the breadth of his knowledge, the seriousness of his intellectual pursuit, and the keenness of his insight. He is a rare person: one who can understand the findings of specialized branches of various sciences, apply them to other branches, synthesize a meaningful and coherent overview, and present his conclusions in a masterly and cogent fashion.
"His philosophy unites the multiplicity of levels of organization, both biotic and abiotic, into a coherent system of analysis. The system that he proposes, with parallels between levels ranging from the atomic to the cosmic, provides a fresh perspective for those who wish to understand the workings of nature. Furthermore, his principles can function as a springboard for leaps into realms that, at least for the present, are purely philosophical - teleology, epistemology and ontology.
"Mr. Marr is a serious and dedicated scholar. I commend him and ask that you grant him an opportunity to present his ideas to you."

Ecology, John Burket:
"This letter is to urge the serious and positive consideration for the work done by Anthony Marr.
"I spent an afternoon talking with Anthony and learning the system of thought as set down in his manuscript. That short experience has instilled in me the kind of wondered awe that arises when previously nebulous thoughts, ideas and feelings suddenly crystallized into a framework of order.
"It is my opinion that Anthony Marr's system of Integrative Transcendence is the germ of a new worldview, and that the minds of people today are very fertile ground for this philosophy. The clarity and logical order of this system gives an immediate sense of recognition of ones place in the scheme of existence.
"Further, one can see from this philosophy how the future of our planet can be seen in terms of undeniable purpose and hope, a state of mind so lacking in these times.
"I urge you to listen to Anthony Marr and publish his work. His is an idea whose time has come."

University of Washington

Ecology, Ethology, Sociobiology, Environmental Studies, Professor Gordon H. Orians:
"During the past month I have had an opportunity to listen to a lengthy presentation by Anthony Marr of his comprehensive cosmological system. In addition, I have read most of his book-length manuscript titled OMNI-SCIENCE. These encounters have revealed to me that Anthony Marr is a deep thinking and widely read person. In those areas of biology where I am competent to judge, Mr. Marr is thorough and accurate in his presentation of fact. He has delved deeply into evolutionary, ecological and behavioral literature. He has also had extensive field experience, upon which he draws repeatedly in his book.
"Mr. Marr's mode of presentation of his ideas deviates strikingly from standard scientific ones, reflecting his philosophical ancestry and his goals. Primarily he is attempting to develop a philosophical scheme that can encompass both modern science and religion in a way that can be acceptable to both. His is also a futuristic perspective, offering hope at a time when so many of us feel a deep sense of despair. This is a daunting task but one which we avoid at considerable peril. Given the religious rejection of science that are so rampant in American culture today, thorough attempts to develop comprehensive cosmologies are badly needed and should receive our serious attention. Mr. Marr has provided one such system. I hope that it can be published and made available to a wide audience so that it can receive serious discussion by persons of many walks of life and varied persuasions."

Astronomy, Professor Woodruff T. Sullivan III:
"I am very impressed with his dedication, his abilities, and the synthesis he has produces. As an astronomer and historian of science who has long decried the compartmentalization of academia, I applaud all serious efforts such as this to cross disciplinary lines and to synthesize knowledge. We obviously do not know of Mr. Marr's picture is the `correct' one, but it is well informed, does not appear to be in conflict with the state of knowledge in scientific fields with which I am familiar, and gives promise to lead to further insight...His ideas deserve to be published and, I think, will appeal to a wide audience of both lay-persons and scientists."

Medicine, Biomedical History, Professor Keith R. Benson:
"I found his presentation to be creative, highly synthetic, scientifically sound and eclectic, and extremely comprehensive. Obviously, Mr. Marr has read and studied extensively; moreover, his new theory reveals his impressive ability to think carefully and critically.
"As an historian of biology, I am aware of the reluctance to construct cosmologies at the present time because they inevitably involve major speculative activity. However, I also think that it may be necessary for scientific literati like Mr. Marr to engage in this work. After all, we are bombarded constantly with cosmological schemes with the barest of scientific support. I find many aspects of Mr. Marr's system compelling. I urge additional support for his work."

Geology, Professor Stephen C. Porter:
" interesting and enlightening experience. It quickly became apparent to me that Mr. Marr is an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable person and his devoted a considerable amount of time and thought to the philosophical system he set forth in his manuscript. He is articulate and obviously is widely read in many fields of science. His knowledge, however, is not superficial, but demonstrates a keen sense of scholarship.
"He has undertaken a task, indeed a mission, that to many would appear overwhelming - the integration of many fields of knowledge, both scientific and cultural, in a hierarchical scheme that illustrates the place of human beings in the natural and temporal order of the universe.
"His thesis is thought provoking and, as far as I know, original in its approach. The subject is one that should interest both professionals and nonprofessionals, and could elicit considerable discussion. Assuming that the manuscript is engagingly written at the appropriate level, it could command a wide audience."

University of British Columbia

Biology, Professor Ian McTaggart-Cowan:
"This will introduce Mr. Anthony Marr...We met for a full afternoon during which he presented his objectives, his background preparation and led me through the development of his novel theory. We had an extended discussion in which I probed deeply in my area of expertise.
"I emerged highly impressed with his seriousness of purpose, his intellectual capacity, his ability to grasp and use unusually detailed information drawn from a broad range of scientific disciplines. He met my challenges forthrightly, thoughtfully and in detail.
"Subsequently, I read his book manuscript. In this he develops a philosophy that rests securely on basic scientific understanding. I followed with fascination the evolution of his theoretical concept of the progress of life on earth from inception to society...
"I am convinced that what he is striving to achieve is important.
"Mr. Marr is an unusually talented and discipline individual. He is one of the many millions of people who are deeply distressed by many of the directions and consequences he sees in the world today, but unlike so many, he has dedicated himself to struggling intellectually to develop and promote new attitudes.
"Mr. Marr is a serious scholar who both writes and speak with ease and confidence. I urge you to give his book the serious attention it deserves."

Geology and Oceanography, Professor R.L. Chase:
"The work is a brave attempt to give us a new, science-based philosophy, with the aim of giving humankind a common purpose to unite the planet and seek societies beyond it. As a geologist I found his synthesis stimulating and refreshing. I have tried to work out for myself a philosophy based on paleontology and the physical sciences, but Mr. Marr has gone further to produce a more comprehensive worldview."

Evolutionary Biology, Professor G.G.E. Scudder:
"I spent a bout three hours with Anthony Marr...I found his approach to be logical and thorough. He has a good gasp of the basic principles and ideas in the natural sciences and is aware of the limitations of our current knowledge...I believe that his contribution is original and well founded. Mr. Mr. is clearly dedicated and talented...."

Astronomy and Geophysics, Professor T.K. Menon:
"I was highly impressed by his breadth of knowledge...There is no question in my mind about the seriousness f his pursuit and the need to have his ideas widely discussed. He deserves to have a wide audience to expose his ideas for scholarly appraisal, and I urge that such an opportunity be made available to him."

Biology, Profession Lee Gass:
"I am writing on behalf of Anthony Marr. My purpose is to document his seriousness of purpose, the strength of his commitment to understanding, his intellectual solidity and honesty, and his willingness and ability to consider an extremely broad range of issues in a way that can potentially clarify them for large numbers of people...
"He has responded to my most rigorous challenges extremely well, demonstrating a degree of intellectual discipline that is rare even among professional scholars...
"I have no doubt that he has dedicated his life to this project...."

Physical Anthropology, Professor Braxton M. Alfred:
"Mr. Marr's effort is in the tradition of 19th Century scholarship, but is based solidly on 20th Century science. There is simply no modern parallel for his accomplishment.
"His system is extraordinarily ambitious...It purports, and is successful in my opinion, to explain hierarchical structure in the phenomenal world...It is truly a grand scheme...
"He speaks with the power and confidence of one who totally commands the material. The presentation was scheduled for two hours. After four hours, mutually fatigued, we adjourned, and I was very reluctant to quit.
"It is a compelling indictment of the structure of contemporary academic departments that, undoubtedly, no graduate would be allowed to pursue such a project with any expectation of being awarded a degree. This is in spite of the fact that Mr. Marr's product is in every way superior to any of the Ph.D. degree this department has awarded in the twenty years of my appointment.
"It is characterized by careful, thoughtful attention and rigorous development. I recommend it, and him, without qualification

Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)