Independent Dogon Researchers Agree About DNA
Sept 16, 2003

An analysis by two independent researchers reveals the ancient Dogon religion recorded by Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen in the late 1940s and early 1950s discusses DNA and the creation of matter.

Shannon Dorey of Kitchener, Ontario and Laird Scranton of Albany, New York were both analyzing the Dogon religion independent of each other. Both came up with some of the same conclusions in their recently published books.

In her book, The Master of Speech, Dorey uses descriptions from the Dogon elder Ogotemmêli to show he was discussing DNA when he spoke of the "helicoids sign" and "the fibres" that "fell in coils".

In Hidden Meanings Scranton uses diagrams from the Dogon religion to reveal the structure of matter, starting with the atom and continuing all the way to the vibrating threads of string theory. He compared other Dogon diagrams to chromosomes and spindles during mitosis.

According to Dorey, "It is not surprising that Griaule and other anthropologists of the time missed the information in the religion related to DNA. Scientists didn't even discover DNA until 1953."

In 1946, the Dogon, who live in Mali in Africa, were one of the last tribes to come under French rule. They were thought to have been one of the best examples of “primitive savagery” known to the world at that time. Griaule admitted he didn't understand a lot of the information he conveyed to the world. He told it as Ogotemmêli had told it to him.

The alien Nummo, who were thought to have come from either the Sirius star system or the Pleiades, were described as being lizard, serpent and fish like. They were also said to have been self-fertilizing and amphibious. "It is the strange amphibious and androgynous characteristics of the alien Nummo that helps to authenticate their existence. If they had been created from the imagination, they would have been more human-like," Dorey said.

"Carl Sagan said in Cosmos that beings from other planets would probably not look anything like us because creatures generally evolve in relation to their own planet's environment. Sagan believed that the possibility of finding intelligent life on other planets was probable but the possibility of finding aliens who were like us was not."

It is difficult for society to accept views like those of Scranton and Dorey because they go against preconceived ideas of the way things are supposed to be. Dorey said, "it is very unpleasant to think that humanity could be a failed biological experiment or to think that an ancient African tribe could have advanced scientific knowledge. But that is precisely what the historical evidence indicates."