“Genetic memory is a process in which a memory is passed down through the generations without the individual having to experience first-hand the topic of the memory.”
Genetic memory, simply put, is complex abilities and actual sophisticated knowledge inherited along with other more typical and commonly accepted physical and behavioral characteristics. In psychology, genetic memory is defined by Wikipedia as a memory present at birth that exists in the absence of sensory experience, and is incorporated into the genome over long spans of time. In psychology, genetic memories are defined as posited memories, feelings, and ideas inherited from our ancestors as part of a collective unconscious. No one is sure yet just how much information is genetically passed from generation to generation. Theories abound concerning whether intellectual memory is inherited, and if so, how much, ranging from simple primal instincts to detailed and historically accurate recollection of past lives.
In the case of our ancestors, genetic intelligence was most certainly passed from generation to generation, though it was suppressed by the priority of survival for thousands of years. This is evidenced by the fact that the less time we began to have to spend on survival, the faster our intelligence progressed. Our intelligence is as natural to us as spots are to a cheetah, or stripes to a zebra. It is absolute fact that we are the only creatures that have ever existed on this planet that possessed the power of creation. Our intellectual development has exponentially increased in the last 100 years, and is estimated to grow by another 30% each year. To put that in perspective; a weekly edition of the New York Times today, contains more information than the average person was likely to come across in an entire lifetime during seventeenth-century England.
Some of the best examples of our genetic memory are ‘savants’.
Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person demonstrates capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal. They are clearly in possession of knowledge that they have never learned. For example, the absolute musical virtuoso, Leslie Lemke, has never had a music lesson in his life. A century before him, the musical genius of “Blind Tom” Wiggins, began when he performed spontaneously as an infant, so his ability could not possibly have been learned. After a head injury as an infant, savant Alonzo Clemons began to sculpt with whatever was handy, from butter to food, and now is a celebrated sculptor. He can sculpt a perfect specimen of any animal with clay, after only a single glance at the animal itself, and in an hour or less. The detail of his work is stunning! Every muscle and tendon is perfectly positioned, every limb flawlessly proportioned, and yet he has never had a single lesson, let alone any formal training.
Is this scientific, academic and technological explosion the result of evolution?
No. Evolution runs into a brick wall when it tries to explain Cro-magnon’s sudden appearance on Earth. How many other creatures on Earth, in its entire history, ever built highways and filled them with complex mechanical conveniences powered by fuel extracted from deep underground that is refined through complex chemical processes? None. How many monkeys evolved to trade tunes and movies on a global digital network? None. How many Neanderthals launched themselves into space? None. We did not evolve on this planet; we are experiencing genetic regression or reversion to our natural state. While there is an abundance of evidence to prove that evolution is a universal process, despite deliberate repeated attempts to fraudulently state otherwise, none exists to prove that we evolved on Earth. In fact, all evidence points to the contrary.
Intelligence, particularly the ability of genes to retain memory, has long been of primary interest to human genetic research. The first methodical set of experimental observations can be traced back to Galton’s work in 1865, a year before Mendel’s influential article on the laws of heredity. Using statistical tools, Galton evaluated the transmission of several traits in families. He concluded that many traits, including mental ability, are genetically transmitted and normally distributed in the general population.
In 1881, Théodule Ribot held that psychological and genetic memory were based upon a common mechanism, and that the former only differed from the latter in that it interacted with consciousness. Brain scientists say that the size of certain regions of the brain are under tight genetic control, and that the larger these regions are, the higher the intelligence. The study of intelligence genetics examines how much, and by what manner, mental abilities are affected by genes. Many genetic and environmental factors influence intelligence, and the role Deoxyribonucleic acid plays in memory is one science continues to struggle to understand.
Will genetic memory lead to human extermination?
Because we were placed on Earth to protect interstellar civilization from our negative behaviors, it is extremely probable that if we accomplish manned interstellar flight without altering ourselves in a positive way first, we will bring about our imminent destruction. I assure you, our genetic and intellectual development have not just been of interest to us. Will genetic memory lead to human extermination? Possibly.