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Evoguía

Steven Lyle Jordan


Table of Contents


Introduction 3

Generation 1: Homo Sapiens Modernis 8

Generation 2: Homo Evoguías 137

Generation 3: Evo Sapiens 282

Epilogue: Terrani 416

Afterword 425



Evoguía e-Book edition is copyright © Steven Lyle Jordan. All rights reserved. This ebook edition is intended for private use only. Purchaser is authorized to shift the novel to alternative ebook formats in order to facilitate its use by the purchaser. Purchaser is not authorized to reproduce or redistribute this novel to others. Please do not redistribute or resell this novel, or copies of it, without the express permission of the copyright owner. Any interested parties should be directed to www.RightBrane.com to obtain copies for themselves.

The characters in this novel are fictional, and do not represent actual persons, living or dead.  Any similarities to actual persons, living or dead, are coincidental and unintentional.   For further information, and to see other novels, visit www.RightBrane.com/StevenLyleJordan.  

Cover art by Steven Lyle Jordan for Right Brane ePublications. All rights reserved.

Production notes:

Original copyright: March 1998.

Ebook compiled from digital master document.

Revised 2011.

Proofed by author, July 2011.


Introduction




...At the center of all, we have the brain. The human brain is a combination of storage and control functions, refined over millions of years from reptilian simplicity to mammalian complexity, and today still containing elements of both. The brain literally controls every single action and reaction of the body, and the collected data of its lifetime make up that which we generally refer to as the individual’s “personality.”

The brain is often referred to as the “ultimate computer,” or the ultimate thinking machine. In point of fact, it is far from perfect. The brain has been redesigned by evolution, but evolution chose to simply pile the improvements on top of the original parts, instead of replacing them. As a result, some functions of the brain are duplicated, and some resources literally fought over, while some parts of the brain interfere with the other parts in doing their job. This results in certain mental activities taking priority over others, and other mental functions that have given up the ability to be consciously manipulated.

The brain is an analog system, well suited to specific activities like reflex control. But it is not so well suited toward the more “digital” demands of activities like fine calculation. In fact, the reason that calculators generally do better at math than we do, and much faster, is that we must convert our “digital” numbering system to an analog system in our brains, then attempt to keep track of those converted numbers in our head while we perform our calculations. This is a very inefficient way of calculating anything, and only people with radically different mental facilities than normal can overcome this limitation.

If any of you remember the movie “Rain Man,” you have seen a demonstration of how autistic brains are sometimes reconfigured in favor of more “digital” activities, such as fine calculation, but at a cost: The “analog” activities are relegated to the less precise areas of the brain, and the individual loses the body and motor control we take for granted. You may also be aware of cases of subjects who lost a major part of their brain through severe accidents. In many of those cases, the activities formerly controlled by the now-missing parts of the brain, were somehow taken over by the surviving parts of the brain, when no connection between the surviving and the missing parts were ever documented.

There are also documented cases in which individuals, when placed under times of severe stress, have exhibited a temporary capacity for incredible bouts of physical strength. There are documented cases of individuals under severe stress whose hair has turned white, or fallen out, in a matter of minutes. There is evidence to suggest that some memories have been passed down from ancestor to ancestor, the so-called “race memory,” a throwback to times when the human animal was more of an instinctive creature.

All of these are indications of the barely-scratched limits of which the human brain is capable. As wondrous as the brain may be, it clearly has potential that has not yet been tapped.

Over the last few years, the Human Genome project has taken the fore in biological circles. The promise of genetics seems to offer the key to many aspects of human physiology, and it has many applications of its own. But genetics is an amazingly complex science, given the sheer size of the human genome itself, and its complex interconnected workings. There is little likelihood that we will be able, someday, to manipulate human DNA to, say, improve a subject’s I.Q. by one hundred points, and stop there. Also, one element of DNA does not manipulate the body independently. It is interrelated with countless other chains, and changing one could prove disastrous for any number of other bodily systems. It is not something that we expect to find a way to reliably manipulate for decades, if not centuries.

But genetics is not the only way to study the human body, or the human brain. Chemical therapy, electrotherapy, electronic monitoring, MRT scanning, hypnotherapy, surgery, and pure psychology, have all proven to be excellent methods to study and learn from the body in the past. Many of these methods have lately fallen by the wayside, again due to the Human Genome project. However, in the last few years we have found new ways to combine these more conventional methods, as well as adding the power of today’s computers, to obtain surprising new inroads into mental research and development.

We see an incredible potential for such mental R&D, right now. We have already succeeded in mapping more of the specific areas of the brain in the last two years than any other laboratory in over a decade. We have found vital links to the brain through instantaneous feedback methods, which give us the ability to evaluate mental activity on a much finer level than ever before. Soon, that mental activity will be literally under our microscopes, and we will be able to probe its innermost secrets, atom by atom...

-excerpt from address to the American Council of Researchers by Dr. Arnold Benson, Oct 4, 2012


Amanda Taim remembered once going to a charity dinner... one of those $500 chicken dinner affairs, everyone wore formal wear, lots of boring speeches. Her company had bought tickets to the affair, in the interest of public service, and handed the tickets out to any employees who wanted to go. She’d gotten a set, and gone with her husband. It had turned out to be such a dry affair, that the only part she’d enjoyed about the entire evening was dressing up. She hadn’t even gotten a chance to meet the one celebrity that had shown up, an actor from one of her old favorite television shows, whom she had assumed was dead at the time.

The room in front of Amanda looked a lot like one of those dinners: Lots of people, seated at round tables, eating simple dinners dressed up with parsley; a long table at the front of the hall, with a number of people seated at it, and a podium in the middle; and well-dressed people, although very few of them were even close to formal. But this was a roomful of scientists and science businessmen, not charity supporters. They were here on business, not to show off to each other. As was Amanda.

She self-consciously ran a hand over the line of her dress. She hadn’t had a formal gown that fit her (she was on the high side of a size nine this week), but she had a good dress that she assumed would be reasonably appropriate for the formal function she thought she was crashing. Now that she saw the people that were there, she felt slightly overdressed. Oh, well, she mused, maybe it will help impress someone...

She surveyed the room, and concluded that the evening’s functions had mostly finished up. She chewed her lower lip in concern: That would make it harder to find Dr. Benson, and she didn’t have any idea what he looked like. She tried to scope out the areas where clots of men and women stood about one or two people, and tried to divine the identity of Dr. Benson based on the crowds. Finally giving up on that, she walked on into the hall, determined to simply walk around and ask, if she had to. I’m here for Harv, she thought. Whatever it takes.

Amanda was glad to discover, once she waded into the room, that many of the people there wore name tags on their lapels or breasts. She immediately checked out each isolated crowd, to see if Dr. Benson was amidst them, but after fifteen minutes, gave up on that idea. She scanned the rest of the crowd, until she came across a gentleman who seemed to be giving her the eye. She smiled and changed direction to approach him, and before he could say hello, she said, “Excuse me: Could you help me find Dr. Arnold Benson?”

After the slightly disappointed gentleman gave her some quick instructions, Amanda found herself behind the long table at the front of the room. There was one more group of people there, that she hadn’t seen from the other side of the table. One man seemed to be the center of attention of the group, slightly taller than the rest of the crowd, with a full head of evenly gray hair. Amanda moved close enough to see his nametag: Doctor Arnold Benson.

Dr. Benson was flanked by a woman, decidedly Hispanic in appearance, who was a full head shorter than he, which put her at about Amanda’s height. This woman was in much better shape than Amanda was, she also noticed (obviously not a mother, she thought), and she wore a business suit that was tailored to show off her figure. She was mostly listening to the rest of the men talk, and seemed to be content in doing so.

“Well, yes, that’s true,” Dr. Benson was saying, “most evidence of augmented strength has been only temporary, which usually indicates that the state is created by increased adrenaline and hormone levels.”

“Then how can such a trait be made permanent?” another gentleman was asking. He had the aspect of a businessman, rather than a scientist, and Amanda wasn’t sure why he would be asking such a question in the first place. “Surely you can’t permanently stimulate the adrenal or hormonal glands... much less would you want to.”

“Actually, that’s not as bad as it sounds,” Benson replied, “providing you do it at a much lower level. Muscle growth and quality is controlled by the hormonal glands to some extent, and the proper level of stimulation can serve as a sort of subconscious reminder to ‘build muscle,’ as opposed to building fat or simply dumping the nutrients back out through the excretory system. But there are other ways to stimulate muscle growth, too.”

“Such as?”

“Have you ever dieted?” There was polite laughter around the group; the businessman who faced him was clearly on the heavy side. The businessman gave him a wry grin, and shrugged it off. “If you have,” Benson continued, “you know how your results depend on so many different factors.” He counted off on his fingers. “You have to watch not just how much you eat, but exactly what you eat... low fats, no glucose, no sucrose, none of this meat, none of that sauce. You have to maintain an appropriate activity level, to stimulate fat burning. You have to exercise, which will hopefully tell your body to build muscle, and not to store more fat. And the right type of exercise... aerobic, but also muscle building as opposed to just moving... This is why so many people cannot manage to lose weight successfully. If you don’t do all of those things at the proper level, you’ll likely fail.

“Now,” Benson continued, “all of these things are controlled by autonomic functions in the body... muscle growth, hormone stimulation, fat burning. Normally, the body cannot consciously access these functions... the brain must get signals from the body, saying, I am exerting myself. Then the brain decides to burn this storehouse of fat, and-or build this set of muscles. And if the proper raw materials aren’t there, it must decide which it can do properly... or if it will simply decide to let you fatigue, and stop.

“But the brain always has the final say. Not the hormonal glands, not the adrenal glands, but the brain, which controls all of those things. And we already know that the brain can be manipulated. So it’s a matter of finding the right part of the brain that makes these decisions, and training them to accept our conscious input.”

“In a purely subconscious area?” another gentleman asked. “Even those functions that are handled by the reptilian brain?”

“Absolutely,” Benson replied. “There are island divers who can, by training and practice, hold their breath for minutes... much longer than the period that generally causes the body to demand oxygen, and autonomously forces your lungs to take a deep breath. There are Indian priests who can literally stop the beating of their heart. Those are all autonomous, reptilian functions that these people have learned to consciously manipulate. The hypothalamus, which I believe you refer to when you say ‘the reptilian brain,’ is the area that controls those functions. It is not generally open to conscious input, but it can be trained, just like the divers and Indian priests trained theirs. What we are working on is no different... just more sophisticated, technologically.”

He turned and indicated the Hispanic woman next to him with a nod. “That’s why we have Dr. Anitra Juarez, here, on our staff. Dr. Juarez has personally studied most of the cases of conscious control over autonomic functions, around the world, and is the best at finding ways to achieve the same results with more modern techniques. You should see what she’s done by combining hypnotherapy with real-time electro-encephalograph monitoring...”

Someone in the group seemed to brighten at the mention of “real-time electro-encephalograph monitoring,” and immediately started asking some incredibly technical question of Dr. Juarez. Dr. Juarez immediately replied with an equally technical answer to his question, and while the attention shifted away from Dr. Benson, his eye roved past the crowd. He saw Amanda, standing almost on tiptoe to make sure he noticed her, and locking eyes with him immediately. She moved diagonally behind the crowd, still looking at him, and he sidestepped to the edge of the crowd, making excuses along the way. Finally they met at the edge of the crowd, and Dr. Benson smiled cordially.

“Good evening,” he said, inclining his head. “Do I know you?”

“No,” Amanda replied, “no, I’m afraid not. My name is Amanda Taim. I’ve looked forward to meeting you, ever since I heard about the work you are doing.”

“I see,” Benson nodded. “A colleague?”

“A—? ” Amanda realized his mistake, and shook her head. “No, I’m not a scientist. I’m an administrative secretary.”

Dr. Benson’s smile faded slightly, and his brow furrowed a bit. “Oh.”

“I didn’t come here for the dinner. I came to talk to you.”

“Oh,” Dr. Benson’s smile brightened back up. “What about?”

“Can I talk to you about my boy?”


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