Balls of Fire presents evidence that our semiotic system is based on underlying physical and chemical principles inherited from our microbial ancestors, so our microbial DNA is ordering our society space. Examining human history through the dual lens of contemporary science and human behavior, the study shows that human beings have the potential to evolve at death into a unique hybrid species. Élite historical rulers have consistently veiled this evolutionary knowledge from humanity. However, our behavior has stamped an evolutionary viral footprint on the last 12,000 years of human history.
In line with the methodology of Imre Lakatos (1970) on progressive and degenerating research programs, Balls of Fire examines the core hypotheses of the Isis Thesis, its predictions and several other auxiliary hypotheses. Understanding transdisciplinary ancient Egyptian knowledge is not easy, so Balls of Fire uses the same mental model and ritual that the pharaonic priesthood imagined to describe the ancient viral gene expression network in our cells for morphogenesis. That model is their ball-throwing rite or the game of baseball, which originated in ancient Egypt to illustrate a viral protein binding battle over gene-bases. Although the game of baseball has drifted through the centuries as a popular sport in many cultures, it originally expressed microbiological warfare at the level of viral genes and proteins. Because ancient Egyptian science mirrors the knowledge of our contemporary sciences, the baseball model simplifies the information for readers, while explaining the science that the pharaonic priesthood concealed in pyramids and tombs for centuries. For the creation of the baseball model, a fantasy-draft selection of two teams frames the historical power/knowledge grid, as well as the scientific argument for and against the Isis Thesis, while explaining the necessary context for what the theory predicts and scientific experiments confirm. This is accomplished by the draft of dead and living scientists, philosophers, writers and other creative artists, whose ideas are presented in two fantasy teams in order to tackle the mind-body problem that has confounded humans for centuries. Using this adversarial system, the reader determines the truth of the case through a transdisciplinary quest that prioritizes scientific research.
Also summarizing the author's 12 published scientific papers, Balls of Fire presents findings correlative with the history of human ideas, along with scientific evidence and mechanistic insights to establish the clear link between nature, our behavior and human evolutionary potential. The evidence shows that our behavior and the evolution of society in the last 12,000 years has carved a footprint into human history, profiling a viral developmental pathway for human evolution. Balls of Fire exposes this hidden survival agenda.