This one was shared by many of you, and when I saw the article, I saw why it grabbed your attention, for it certainly grabbed mine when I read it. Russia, it seems, is going ahead with a project to find and store frozen DNA sample of every species of life on Earth, and even that of a few extinct species, a project that they are calling, notably enough, Noah's Ark, and a project mirroring the world "seed bank":
"Not quite the Biblical Noah’s Ark, but possibly the next best thing. Moscow State University has secured Russia’s largest-ever scientific grant to collect the DNA of every living and extinct creature for the world’s first database of its kind.
“'I call the project ‘Noah’s Ark.’ It will involve the creation of a depository – a databank for the storing of every living thing on Earth, including not only living, but disappearing and extinct organisms. This is the challenge we have set for ourselves,' MSU rector Viktor Sadivnichy told journalists.
"The gigantic ‘ark’, set to be completed by 2018, will be 430 sq km in size, built at one of the university’s central campuses.
“'It will enable us to cryogenically freeze and store various cellular materials, which can then reproduce. It will also contain information systems. Not everything needs to be kept in a petri dish,' Sadivnichy added.
Notably the article goes on to make the connection to the Millennium Seed bank:
“'If it’s realized, this will be a leap in Russian history as the first nation to create an actual Noah’s Ark of sorts,' the rector said.
"Russia is of course not the first to attempt something of this general scale - the quest to preserve biological life forms is one everyone should be engaged in. Britain has done just that with its Frozen Ark project, its venture into preserving all endangered life forms, also the first of its kind. They say it’s 'the animal equivalent of the 'Millennium Seed Bank',' a project that encompasses all of the world's seeds."
In a year that has also witnessed an almost continual succession of stories about the discovery this this or that "earth-like" planet in this or that star system, this news is a bit disconcerting, for it creates the impression - at least in my mind - that "they" are once again up to something, whose true purpose and long-range intentions are not being immediately disclosed, but whose intentions are at least strongly suggested by the comparison to the biblical story of Noah's Ark, but what interests me here is precisely the space context implied by the project, and the geopolitical one as well.
As I speculated in my book The Cosmic War: Interplanetary Warfare, Modern Physics, and Ancient Texts, such a situation might have been in play in ancient times, with an Earth-like life-bearing Mars falling victim to a cosmic catastrophe - one recalls Graham Hancock's chilling observation in The Mars Mystery that when one looks at pictures of Mars, one is looking at a murdered planet - but in prevision of that catastrophe, a literal interplanetary Noah's Ark, full of DNA samples, made its way here. More interesting to me is that, under the weight of Western economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its alleged role in the Ukraine, and with a falling Ruble, that the Russian government is nonetheless willing to undertake such a long-term and expensive project. More importantly, the article is curiously remiss (or perhaps intentionally remiss) in stating just where this facility or facilities is or are to be located, and whether the site or site(s) will be "hardened" or even underground.
We can only speculate on the possible reasons for such a project, and your speculation would be as good as mine... Do "they" know something about the planetary environment they're not telling? Or about the Sun? or is there some potential long-term threat "they" are worried about? Is the "secret space war" that so many suspect is going on upstairs not going quite as well as "they" had hoped?
Who knows? The bottom line is that Russia has decided to proceed with the project in spite of what would seem more pressing and immediate needs and problems, and that should be enough to pique anyone's interest.
See you on the flip side....
(Thanks to Mr. B. for sharing this article!)