Kurzweil vs Newton
Note: Hi, everyone, it’s good to be back! In case you haven’t heard, the release of Ray Kurzweil’s much anticipated new book on the Singularity, promised for 2023, has been pushed back to June, 2024, and Nick Bostrom’s new book on the Singularity, also promised for 2023, has been postponed indefinitely.
Why? What happened? The answer may be that both men, after investigating the Sagan Signal, came to the same conclusion – that it’s what I claim: an alien Bible code that proves that the Singularity that Ray predicts will be invented by humans in the near future - was developed eons ago by extraterrestrials living in another part of our galaxy, who then came to Earth and interacted with humans in the Ancient Near East, just as Carl Sagan, who died 26 years ago on this date, hypothesized.
To bolster my position that the Singularity is here, not near, the focus of this series of conversations will be on Isaac Newton and Freemasonry. As an introduction, I urge readers to review the material on the History tab to your left, historical data taken largely from Masonic archives that sets the table for what is to come.
Knowing that establishment religion would view the Sagan Signal as an existential threat, Newton had the Code embedded in the Masonic ritual of the Laying of the Cornerstone, charging the few close associates who knew of it to pass it on after his death in secret until the dawn of the Third Millennium, at which time it should be released. That time has come and passed, so what happened?
No, the Masons didn’t choose me to unveil the Code, although that’s exactly what I’m doing. That responsibility belonged to the Brotherhood, and it’s important to note that those executing Newton’s charge were under no compunction to disclose it in the clear and straightforward manner that I’m doing on this website. So they did it, but how they did it is the antithesis of clarity. Beginning in 2000, Newton’s secret Code was discreetly released through a series of five novels written by Dan Brown, where truth is intermingled with fiction, with the expectation that the “worthy” would be able to sort out the one from the other.
Now, let’s get started.
Don: Molly, Ray and Nick’s decisions to delay the release of their proposed books is a stunning development, wouldn’t you agree?
Molly: Calm down, Don, it might not be anything at all. Changing the date of a book release happens all the time, for all kinds of reasons.
Don: Agreed, but both books are about Singularity research. Doesn’t it seem that the most likely explanation for their delay is my discovery of the Sagan Signal? It would be exactly the kind of unexpected development that would affect their research, to the point where any comprehensive and cutting edge analysis of Singularity R&D would be incomplete without addressing the challenge it poses.
Molly: I think you’re probably right. Word of the Sagan Signal is all over the internet. It would be awkward if they ignored it as so many others have done.
Don: Right, this is especially true because there are tens of thousands of Kurzweil fans who know about the Sagan Signal and who take seriously the possibility of attaining immortality by advanced AI technology.
Christian and atheist leaders have tested the data, confirmed that the Sagan Signal is a code – and cavalierly covered up their research and gotten away with it because their constituencies, along with the general public, are largely ignorant of what the Singularity is all about. But this isn’t true of the Singularity community: savvy, well-educated people with a vested interest in the subject who expect nothing less than total honesty and transparency. Ray and Nick are under pressure to either confront the Sagan Model head-on or risk falling under a cloud of suspicion from their own followers, who would justifiably be asking themselves: “What are they trying to hide?”
Molly: Ray, the Singularity scientist, and Nick, the Singularity philosopher, aren’t the type of people to walk away. They’ll show up, I’m sure of it.
Alone in the Universe?
Don: While Ray and Nick work on a response to the Sagan Signal, we’ll be introducing an enormous amount of collateral evidence over the coming year that will further secure my claim that the Singularity is here, not near. Factual and verifiable material will be presented that will make it difficult for Ray, Nick, or anyone else to argue that the first Singularity to be invented in our 14.5 billion year old Universe will be the one invented in this century by humans.
Molly: Public awareness of the Sagan Signal might also explain the abrupt absence of new books on the Singularity. What was assumed would be a long-running deluge of popular publications on the subject has turned into a trickle, and you are at least partly to blame! Don’t you feel bad about that?
Don: Of course not. The debate about whether the Singularity is a future or past event is an internecine struggle between two camps who both believe in it. The Kurzweil group thinks that humans are the most advanced species in the Universe, and, on that account, are destined to be the first to invent the Singleton, the guy Ray calls George. The Sagan camp believes that it happened in the past. So the debate isn’t so much about “if” as it is about “when.”
Ray’s problem is that while he justifiably criticizes Singularity deniers for thinking linearly, he exposes his own Darwinian bias in claiming that humans are the most technologically advanced species in the Universe. Very few scientists share that point of view, which puts pressure on Ray to explain away newly introduced data that proves that we are not alone and not in the lead.
Ray, with all his knowledge and resources, should be able to dispose of the Sagan Signal like a used condom if the data doesn’t hold up to critical scrutiny. But if he can’t debunk my claim, then he’s the one who’s screwed. To Ray’s credit, and arguing against his own model, he agrees that it is “very, very unlikely” that we are alone. He’s right, probability theory is on Carl Sagan’s side, not his – no small advantage for Carl.
Molly: So it’s not just you. Singularitarians around the world are waiting for Ray, Nick, and other AGI experts to respond to the Sagan Challenge.
Don: Right. I’m hoping that the reason Ray, Nick, and others are holding off publishing new books on the subject is because they’re busy analyzing the Sagan Signal. I’m excited that before long cryptographic tests results will be released for all the world to see. If the Code can be killed, Ray and Nick are the guys with both the motive and the means to do it.
Don: From the beginning of civilization, science and philosophy were developed and conveyed through the medium of religion. That all changed in the 16th and 17th century A.D. during the Enlightenment, when a new epistemology was born that converted faith into experimentation, theology into science, and “saints and angels” into “ancient adepts.” Under the shadow of the Church, Isaac Newton, equally competent in both religion and science, was the leader of a clandestine movement whose goal was to synthesize the two under the seemingly innocent banner of “natural philosophy.”
With the grain/wine/oil Bible code serving as their empirical foundation, the key observation of their new belief system were historical accounts in the Bible and in other ancient writings of humans doing god-like things. Knowing nothing about computers and AI, they developed the concept of apotheosis, of men becoming gods through a mystical process Newton and others understandably associated with alchemy.
Molly, I’m sure you read my research in the History tab, that Isaac Newton not only knew about the Sagan Signal, but created a new form of Freemasonry for the express purpose of preserving the grain/wine/oil sequence in a rewritten Laying of the Cornerstone ceremony, so that a future generation of scientists, people like Ray and Nick, would have a better understanding of how humans could be transformed into gods.
Molly: I have, but that was a long time ago. What does what happened in the 17th century have to do with the Singularity?
Don: Glad you asked. In the 1990s, top tier leaders associated with Freemasonry decided to publicly release information about Isaac Newton and the Singularity that had been kept secret for three centuries.
Molly: Am I missing something here? I don’t recall any such disclosure.
Don: Sure you do! Have you heard about The Da Vinci Code?
Molly: Of course, the whole world remembers it. So what?
Don: Well, that was only one book in a five book series commissioned by the Freemasons in which Dan Brown, in typical Masonic fashion, lays bare Masonic secrets about the Singularity. Popularly known as the Langdon Series, after chief protagonist Robert Langdon, they cover the history of Singularity theory from Newton to Kurzweil. In chronological order, they are:
Angels & Demons – 2000
The Da Vinci Code – 2003
The Lost Symbol - 2009
Inferno – 2013
Origin – 2017
Don: All five books, catagorized as mystery thrillers, are a creative mixture of fact and fiction, each filled with truths, half-truths, and fabrications, a style taken right out of the Masonic playbook, as the following excerpts from the front material in the Masonic Bible illustrate:
“The philosophy of Masonry is illustrated by its ritualistic emblems, myths and veiled allegories and which speak through its sublime system of symbols.”
"What is a veiled allegory? Synonymous with parable. Saying one thing and meaning another is veiled allegory. In the New Testament we find the sayings of Jesus in veiled allegory. The same is used in Freemasonry, to conceal from those, except to whom the teachings rightly belong, the mysteries of Speculative Science; and then only to them that has the desire to enter its caverns in search of the jewels hidden there.”
“And the disciples came and said to Him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ Jesus answered them, ‘To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,
‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; For the heart of this people has become dull, With their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes, Otherwise they would see with their eyes, hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return, and I would heal them.’
But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”
Don: The five novels of the Langdon Series are, in their totality, a single volume that reveal the Sagan Signal and all that it entails. The focus of The Da Vinci Code is on wine, a symbol of the sacred feminine. The next book in the series, The Lost Symbol, is, as the title implies, about Jesus Christ, the Anointed One. The fifth and final book in the series, Origin, is about the Singularity, where the book’s lead character, Edmond Kirsch, is a dead ringer for Ray Kurzweil. Check out the following excerpt:
“Today, Edmond Kirsch was a world-renown maverick – a billionaire computer scientist, futurist, inventor, and entrepreneur. The forty-year old had fathered an astounding array of advanced technologies that represented major leaps forward in fields as diverse as robotics, brain science, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology. And his accurate predictions about future scientific breakthroughs had created a mystical aura around the man.” Chapter 1
In Origin, even George, Ray’s Super-intelligent computer, appears as “Winston,” a veiled reference to IBM’s “Watson.” The remaining two books, Angels & Demons and Inferno, are about apocalyptic events leading up to what the Bible calls The End of Days.
“. . . Newton collected passages from the Bible that defined the relationship of the Son to God the Father.” “In full confidence he [Newton] could tell the Royal Society early in 1672 that he had made ‘the oddest if not the most considerable detection which hath hitherto been made in the operations of Nature.’” The Life of Isaac Newton, Westfall.
Don: The man looming behind the scenes as the dominant figure in the Langdon series is Isaac Newton. Even the name “Robert Langdon,” the protagonist in all five books, is an allusion to Newton, with “Robert” referring to Robert Boyle, a close associate of Newton, and “Langdon” to “London,” the city where Newton resided, and where the Mother Chapel of the London Grand Lodge system was founded and is still located.
Who was Robert Boyle? Following is an amended excerpt from a Robert Boyle website:
“Robert Boyle was an Anglo-Irish philosopher and writer who lived in Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland, from January 25, 1627, to December 31, 1691, in London, England. A major character in the 17th century, he was considered a natural philosopher, especially in the field of science.
Boyle's work covered various aspects of modern chemistry, including hydrostatics, physics, pharmaceutics, geoscience, and natural history. Christian spiritual and ethical essays, as well as philosophical tracts on biblical language, the limits of reason, and the duty of the natural philosopher as a Christian, were among his prodigious output. He founded a number of religious organizations and also translated the Bible into a number of languages. He was a founding member of the Royal Society of London in 1660.”
Molly: Damn, is that his real hair! If it is, I am s-o-o-o envious.
Don: Could have been a wig, I’m not sure. Isaac’s mop isn’t too shabby either. To bolster my point that Newton and Boyle were both in on the secret of the Code, following is an excerpt from The Lost Symbol:
“Langdon thought of all the lore about needing to protect the ancient wisdom from the unworthy and share it only with the enlightened. He thought of the Invisible College, and the great scientist Isaac Newton’s request to Robert Boyle to keep ‘high silence’ about their secret research. ‘It cannot be communicated,’ Newton wrote in 1676, ‘without immense damage to the world.’” Ch. 133
Don: Boyle, a philosopher and leading Rosicrucian, had a profound influence on Newton. Their mutual interest in alchemy was directly related to the Singularity, or what The Lost Symbol calls “apotheosis,” a mysterious but completely natural process that enables humans deemed worthy by God to become gods themselves.
Molly: H-m-m-m, sounds a lot like Ray’s Singularity.
Don: It does, because Apotheosis and Singularity are the same thing. The Masonic secret of the Singularity is confirmed in Brown’s last book, Origin, where the term is used exactly as it’s defined by Ray.
Molly: My head is about to explode! What you’re telling me is that everything Ray says will happen in the future has already happened in the past.
Don: Not just in the past, it’s still happening today for people who accept Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, and do it in the right way.
Molly: But if that’s true, and you’re one of them, how come you can’t do all those neat things that Ray says people in the Singularity will be able to do, or, for that matter, the things that Jesus was able to do?
Don: That’s an interesting question. The most obvious answer is that if those of us in the Singularity possessed the kind of knowledge and ability that Ray describes, we would be such a vastly superior species to normal humans that we would likely be deemed a threat to the status quo and killed, or the world order as we know it would collapse.
But perhaps the biggest reason for restricting our abilities is that this life is a time for testing, a time to demonstrate personal faith and trust in the face of trials and temptations. The Bible calls it the separating of the wheat from the chaff, the worthy from the unworthy.
There will be a Big Singularity Party, but it won’t begin until after we die, when we ascend to Heaven and enter into the presence of the Super-Intelligence. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t “eat, drink, and be merry” along with others. Jesus was criticized for being a party animal, the scribes and Pharisees accusing him of “eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners” at the local water hole (Mark 2:16). Since I’ve been to the pub a time or two, I can say without reservation that it’s a helluva lot of fun.
Let me ask you this: In Ray’s model, would anyone who wanted “in” be allowed in, or would individuals have to meet certain standards before being accepted for Singularity status, and, if so, what would those standards be? Would evil people be accepted?
Molly: Okay, I get it. In both models there needs to be some kind of testing of character, otherwise it turns into a shit show.
Don: Much of the New Testament is about character, about who is worthy and who isn’t.
Don: After twenty years of vetting, the duplicity and cover-up of skeptics will hopefully end now that the data is in a different arena, with a face-off between Ray and his model of the Singularity, and Isaac Newton and the Sagan Model. Through the Langdon Series, the Freemasons have done their part in the unveiling the Sagan Signal as the pathway to the Singularity, effectively becoming a compelling second witness to my own research.
Molly: Because you had no awareness of the Masonic Secret at the time of your discovery of the Sagan Signal in the 1970s, you must have been shocked when you saw it revealed in the Langdon Series.
Don: I think “shocked” is too mild a word. It was like I had Masonic spies looking over my shoulder as I was going about my research! At first I was upset. The last thing I wanted was to have my research associated with a secret brotherhood. Now I feel differently, particularly after learning that it started with Isaac Newton and the Royal Society. No longer a lone wolf, I find myself in the company of not only the late and great Carl Sagan, but some of history’s most famous scientists.
Molly: Think about how the Masonic elites, whoever they are, felt when they found out that you independently discovered their Secret!
Don: Yeah, I don’t know if they’re pissed off, want to praise me, or just want to leave me alone and let me do my thing. Hopefully it’s the latter.
Don: Not that any more complexity needs to be added to the equation, but an internationally bestselling non-fiction book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, was published in 1982 that presents a compendium of research that presages The Da Vinci Code, so much so that its authors sued Dan Brown for copyright infringement. Though they lost the suit, there is no question that much of the historical content of The Da Vinci Code, particularly the part involving the Grail Romance between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, was lifted straight out of Holy Blood, Holy Grail.
Molly: Does it reveal the Sagan Signal?
Don: Throughout the book, the three authors pictured above admit to looking for empirical evidence that, if found, would academically validate their numerous speculations. They come so close to finding the Code that they can almost taste it, but, somehow, it fell through the cracks. Following are two excerpts from the book that illustrate what I mean:
“During Cromwell’s Protectorate these dynamic minds, both English and European, formed what Boyle – in a deliberate echo of the Rosicrucian manifesto – called an invisible college. And with the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, the ‘invisible college’ became the Royal Society – with the Stuart ruler Charles II as its patron and sponsor. Virtually all the Royal Society’s founding members were Freemasons. One could reasonably argue that the Royal Society itself, at least in its inception, was a Masonic institution . . .” Ch. 6
“Were there intrusions of the Grail into our inquiry merely random and coincidental? Or was there a continuity underlying and connecting them – a continuity which, in some unimaginable way, did link our inquiry to the Grail, whatever the Grail might really be? At this point we were confronted by a staggering question. Could the Grail be something more than pure fantasy? Could it actually have existed in some sense? Could there really have been such a thing as the Holy Grail? Or something concrete at any rate, for which the Holy Grail was employed as a symbol?” Ch. 11
Holy Blood, Holy Grail is a tour-de-force in investigative journalism. Considering its depth of scholarship, how Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln managed not to find the Code is almost beyond belief, but it happened.
Don: Then Dan Brown comes along and identifies the Grail in The Da Vinci Code, not as a cup, or Mary Magdalene, but as written documents. Then, in The Lost Symbol, he reveals that the “lost documents” are the Bible. Following are a couple of excerpts:
‘Holy Grail. Sophie was surprised she had not spotted the linguistic ties immediately. Even so, Langdon’s claim still made no sense to her. ‘I thought the Holy Grail was a cup. You just told me the Sangreal is a collection of documents that reveals some dark secret.’”
“Sophie, Langdon whispered, leaning toward her now, ‘according to the Priory of Sion, the Holy Grail is not a cup at all. They claim the Grail legend – that of a chalice – is actually an ingeniously conceived allegory. That is, that the Grail story uses the chalice as a metaphor for something else, something far more powerful.’ He paused. ‘Something that fits perfectly with everything your grandfather has been trying to tell us tonight, including all his symbologic references to the sacred feminine’.”
“Yes, but the Sangreal documents are only half of the Holy Grail treasure. They are buried with the Grail itself . . . and reveal its true meaning.” Ch. 138.
“Robert, don’t you see? The Ancient Mysteries and the Bible are the same thing.
Langdon stared in bewilderment.
Peter was silent for several seconds, waiting for the concept to soak in. ‘The Bible is one of the books through which the mysteries have been passed down through history. Its pages are desperately trying to tell us the secret. Don’t you understand? The ‘dark sayings’ in the Bible are the whispers of the ancients, quietly sharing with us all of their secret wisdom,’
Langdon said nothing. The Ancient Mysteries, as he understood them, were a kind of instruction manual for harnessing the latent power of the human mind . . . a recipe for personal apotheosis’.” Ch. 131
Don: In reading Holy Blood, Holy Grail I kept saying to myself, “Hey, guys, you have Isaac Newton, you have the Rosicrucians, you have the Freemasons, you have the Invisible College and the Royal Society - and you suspect that somewhere in this rich mix of scientific and philosophical genius there may be a hidden secret. It’s all there, ripe for the taking! Go to the damned Cornerstone Ceremony and look at the three elements of consecration, grain, wine, and oil, a sequence encrypted in the Old Testament 46 times that reveals the mystery of the Last Supper.
Molly: So what Dan Brown did was finish the job.
Don: Right. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan did what Holy Blood, Holy Grail failed to do, he connects the Grail to the Bible and the Last Supper. Then, six years later, in The Lost Symbol, he connects apotheosis, men becoming gods, to the Masonic Laying of the Cornerstone Ritual. And, finally, in Origin, he associates “apotheosis” to the Singularity.
Molly: So where do we go to from here?
Don: As author of the Langdon Series, it’s clear that Dan Brown, if not a member of the Masonic inner circle, had been informed by those who are. A notoriously private person, Dan isn’t fully transparent about his sources, except to insist that from Angels & Demons in 2000 to his fifth book, Origin, in 2018, his novels are rooted in fact. I take him at his word.
My goal for 2023 is to meticulously analyze all five books and try to sort out fact from fiction. Dan provides a massive body of evidence that proves that he knows that the Sagan Signal is real. Who did he learn the greatest secret in Freemasonry from? It had to be from people in high places who were somehow connected to the Craft. With that as the starting point, let’s begin our next conversation with the following excerpt from The Lost Symbol:
“There were circles within circles . . . brotherhoods within brotherhoods.” Ch. 2
Molly: Looking forward to it.
Don: Oh, by the way, I want to remind our readers that the principle I laid out at the beginning still applies: If anyone is able to experimentally debunk my claim that the Sagan Signal is a code of non-human origin, I will shut this website down and walk away.
Molly: Well, if it was going to happen, I thought it would happen by now, and it hasn’t, so I don’t imagine you’re losing any sleep over it.
Don: None at all, and one more thing to mull over. In coming conversations I will prove that the prototype of Robert Langdon is Carl Sagan!
Harvard professor & symbologist
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks)
Harvard professor & symbologist
Conclusion: In 1972 I discovered, more or less by accident, the greatest secret in Freemasonry, and possibly the greatest secret on Earth. Like an onion, the Sagan Signal is at the core of a series of layered mysteries recorded in the Bible and in Masonic ritual. Beginning in 2000, Masons, through Dan Brown, created a series of novels that packaged those biblical mysteries in the genre of historical fiction. In the process, Dan unknowingly replicated my own research, thereby creating a separate and corroborative stream of testimony.
If I’m successful in proving that Freemasons commissioned Dan Brown to reveal the Sagan Signal, the Code will have been publicly identified and confirmed by two independent entities. I challenge experts from a range of disciplines to join Dan and I by openly testing the data and either confirm or falsify our claim that the Sagan Signal is an encrypted cipher of non-human origin. I have reliable evidence that multiple critical analyses have been conducted, with results that support my hypothesis, but because of what’s at stake there is tremendous pressure not to release the findings. My hope is that Ray Kurzweil and Nick Bostrom will shatter this wall of silence and test the data in a fully transparent manner - so that not only Singularitarians, but the whole world, can understand and fully appreciate how the Sagan Signal is the keystone that unlocks the secret of the Singularity.
“Think of the secrecy of the Masons – only the upper-echelon members know the whole truth.” Angels & Demons, Ch. 69