Radiation Ecology, Dutch Botanists & Financialization of Biological Systems

Manhattan Project, Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge National Lab, Dutch Botanists, and Radiation Ecology—manufacturing mutations and ecological cybernetics. Plus, the financialization of ecosystem services and biodiversity. I attempt to summarize the conversation I had with Leo Saraceno about his research into the topics listed above (and much more).

8 min readSep 1, 2022
Source: UV-B Radiation and Plant Life (Molecular Biology to Ecology)

Earlier last month (on August, 5 2022—to be exact), Leo Saraceno joined me on a pre-recorded stream to share some of his research into the Manhattan Project, the Atomic Energy Commission, history of Oak Ridge National Lab, Pugwash Conferences, radioactive aerosol experimentation in St. Louis, the non-weaponized use of radio-isotopes, and setting the foundation for ecological cybernetics (and the role of catastrophe bonds and parametric insurance in the structure). There’s a lot more to it, but in this post, I will briefly describe some of the topics covered in the conversation. The theme at the core of what is discussed in Part One and Part Two is the idea of “turning living systems into computational abstract versions of themselves” (as succinctly described by Leo).

Part One: Light, Radiation & Birth of Ecological Cybernetics

YouTube: Light, Radiation & Birth of Ecological Cybernetics w/Leo Saraceno [Part I]

In the first video, we began by discussing the quantification of light and slowly moved on to the history and mechanisms of the Manhattan Project and how that can be utilized as a template and used on ecological systems (this project, for the most part, started at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee). To put it simply, Leo describes it as experts creating the governance framework for the financialization of ecosystem services and biodiversity (which makes perfect sense, to me, and I agree).

That would explain why there are papers about interspecies money being published by the Brookings Institute. It’s about perpetually collecting granular data about the entire ecosystem (in real time) and using the metadata to create digital models of the physical environment in order to simulate all possible scenarios and predict the future in a system run by hedge funds, venture capital markets, and speculators. To be able to make accurate predictions, one must create a controlled environment in order to attempt to eliminate randomness (or individual choice outside of the set parameters). More on that in Part Two.

Leo also mentions the non-weaponized use of radioisotopes (in medicine, biology, and research)—and how those use cases were pushed by the Atomic Energy Commission. Leo actually kicked off the presentation by discussing the history of astrophysics and the role of spectral analysis in the field (decoding light). We also touched on the significance of the Pugwash Conferences; which were branded as the “Bertrand Russel and Einstein alliance” that acted as the opposition to the Bilderberg Meetings.

Toward the end of Part One, Leo stresses the importance of understanding ecosystems modeling in order to predict future “disasters” because that is vital for parametric insurance. Catastrophe bonds and parametric insurance are created by attaching financial value to natural ecological systems, modeling them, and then insuring all mechanisms within these organic and mutually symbiotic structures or networks. See this video here on fungal networks as models for an economic system. Leo and I discussed parametric insurance in a previous video (here) where we covered his articles (here, here, and here).

YouTube: World Brain, Blockchain, Hong Kong + Blackrock Impact Investing w/Leo Saraceno

We spoke about certain aspects of those different pieces he wrote; such as, the idea of World Brain Economics, Blackrock in impact investing, Hong Kong time banks, community inclusion currencies in Kenya, and alpha bonds (a mechanism that allows you to algorithmically “short your own projects").

Here is an overall list of the topics covered in Part One:

(all sources are linked in the video description box)

  • Manhattan Project and Atomic Energy Commission
  • Ecosystem services world
  • Oak Ridge National Lab (ecology as a science research started here in 1940’s)
  • Department of Energy
  • Photonic-integrated circuits—using photons (packets of light) to carry information instead of electrons (basically, using light to do computation)
  • Sunspots
  • Astrophysics and spectral analysis and decoding light
  • Spectral emission of different gasses
  • Compton Scattering: particle properties of radiation (light)
  • Louis De Broglie (wave nature of the electron)
  • Fourth Phase of Water
  • Internet of Water (Duke University and China’s Belt and Road)
  • International Education Board (arm of Rockefeller philanthropy founded in 1923)
  • Dupont built Oak Ridge (contractor for constructing the site).
  • Charles Allen Thomas (started adding lead to motor fuels) — tied to Dupont and Monsanto
  • Dayton Project was in the Monsanto labs in Dayton, Ohio (plutonium refinement)
  • Radioisotopes used in medicine, biology, and research (non-weaponized uses) —pushed by the Atomic Energy Commission
  • “tagged molecules” (which were tracked in order to understand how they function).
  • Radioactive aerosol experimentation in St. Louis (done by Stanford University and Monsanto (called them “biological stimulants”)Philip Albert Leighton played a significant role in this experiment via Stanford.
  • Health physics (the merging of biology and physics)
  • Natural Capital Project Stanford (ecosystem services based on blockchain)
  • Atomic Energy Commission was the largest funder of ecological research
  • “Soviet Spy in Oak Ridge” (never arrested)
  • UNESCO Eugenics (Julius Huxley) — refers to Oliver Reiser’s work
  • Pugwash Conferences (Bertrand Russel and Einstein as the “opposition” to the Bilderberg) — hard currency of international cooperation and practiced Track II Diplomacy
  • Julius Stulman (scientific humanism, tied to Oliver Reiser, establishing documentation centers)
  • Project IBIS — ecosystem model that was connected to Axa Insurance (modeling ecosystems in order to predict future disasters — which is important for parametric insurance).
  • Catastrophe bonds and parametric insurance created by attaching base financial value to ecology, modeling it, and insuring the ecosystem

Part Two: Light, Radiation & Manufacturing Mutations

Youtube: Light, Radiation & Manufacturing Mutations w/Leo Saraceno [Part II]

For Part Two, the focus shifts to the merging of physics and biology and effects of applied radiation (to biological tissue and genes). A book by Louis Campos titled Radium and the Secret of Life is referenced quite a bit (check out this video here for the author’s breakdown of the overall ideas in his book). I want to highlight the National Academy of Science (NAS) which was established in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln (via charter granted by Congress) and the influence of an organization called the Scientific Lazzaroni (the head of this group was Alexander Dallas Bache, who was related to Benjamin Franklin).

Additionally, Louis Campos wrote about Dutch botanists (such as Hugo de Vries) who used radiation to induce mutations (on the evening primrose).Thomas Hunt Morgan (related to JP Morgan) and his student Herman Muller conducted radiation experiments on flies. In 1946, Herman Muller won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of X-ray mutagenesis (mutations can be induced by X-rays). Muller produced his Nobel quality work at the University of Texas in Austin and attended the first Pugwash conference. Interestingly, Muller also taught in the USSR until he (allegedly) left as a response to the Lysenko inspired anti-genetics climate in the Soviets (according to his biography here). I’ll have to look more into that on another post—I don’t know much about Lysenko, but now I’m curious what is meant by the term anti-genetics and the subsequent movement.

Furthermore, we spoke about ARISE Netherlands—who are mapping and creating a digital database of multicellular species (with the goal of tokenizing ecological services via blockchain or distributed ledgers). The Dutch NWO (or Dutch Research Council) is an important player in this field. I also touch on something Stephers brought to my attention a little while ago: Combinatorial Game Theory—which relates to surreal numbers (largest possible class of ordered numbers) to create different combinations of possibilities within an approved parameter of options under a dome—to track and trace quantum entanglements.

Source: A visualization of the surreal number tree

This relates to the modeling and simulating of physical environments in the digital sphere (central to tokenizing ecological services and biodiversity) — which all falls under the umbrella of parametric insurance (disaster bonds). If you can track every microscopic change that occurs in the environment in real time (using sensor networks and oracles run on the smart contract layer) — then the unelected overlords can predict where a disaster may occur and plan accordingly (by that I mean, hedge their bets favorably) because corrupt people, given the opportunity, will do corrupt things (a story as old as time).

Toward the end, Leo explains LifeBlock (a Dutch company building virtual research environments for biodiversity —to tokenize all natural resources). LifeBlock also works in conjunction with large international organizations that create the standards in the financialization of biological systems. We close with the briefly touching on the shortcomings of the Pythagorean base nine system (far too limited for the magickal realm) — according to the Temple of the Black Sun (based in Georgia).

Here is an overall list of the topics covered in Part Two:

(all of the links are in the video description box)

  • National Academy of Science (NAS) established in 1863 by Abe Lincoln and the Scientific Lazzaroni (Alexander Dallas Bache who was related to Benjamin Franklin)
  • NAS report Harnessing Light
  • Nonlinear optical phenomena and the color magenta exists in a loop. Illusion is a loop.
  • Harmonics of light waves
  • Radiation Ecology is born from “Health Physics”
  • Dutch Botanist (Hugo de Vries) and radiation induced mutation (used the evening primrose)
  • Carnegie Institute of Botany
  • Cold Spring Harbor Labs
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan — first to do radiation research on flies (Columbia University) — related to JP Morgan.
  • Herman Muller (student of Thomas Hunt Morgan) — produced his Nobel quality work at University of Texas, Austin and taught in USSR until he (allegedly) left as a response to the Lysenko inspired “anti-genetics” climate in the Soviets (was also at first Pugwash conferences).
  • Bentley Glass (Johns Hopkins researcher in genetics who was funded by Atomic Energy Commission) — was also inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.
  • ARISE Netherlands: mapping and creating a digital database of multicellular species (genetics, morphological information, habitat, breeding, migration).
  • Tokenizing ecological services (via blockchain or distributed ledgers)
  • Dutch NWO (Dutch Research Council)
  • Semiconductor Sidetrack
  • ASML (lithography monopoly in the Netherlands) also connected to TSMC in Taiwan via Philips (Dutch Connection)
  • Symbiotic fungal networks (quantum dots)
  • Combinatorial Game Theory and Surreal numbers (create the dome) to track and trace quantum entanglements
  • University of Twente (Bio Cloud)
  • Soft Robotics and programmable matter (bioelectronics and melanin).
  • LifeBlock and LifeWatch ERIC (building virtual research environments for biodiversity — to tokenize all natural resources)
  • DAO’s as governance/economic model for LifeBlock’s Users Biodiversity & Ecosystem Sustainable Management Communities of Practices
  • Experts creating the governance framework for the financialization of ecosystem services and biodiversity.
  • LifeBlock works in conjunction with large international organizations that create the standards in the financialization of biological systems.
  • Pythagorean base nine system (far too limited for the magickal realm).

To Conclude:

I’m writing this post to breakdown some of the topics covered in the conversation with Leo (as well as provide additional information and context). I wanted to summarize some of the ideas and history that we discussed in a way that compliments the conversation, while adding some details that may have been missed during the stream (which, hopefully, provides more clarity). I have linked both videos above—thank you for reading (if you made it this far down).

Peace and blessings.