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Derivation Incognita

Historiographical Monograph by Diogenes Vindex

Note from the Author

In an effort to decrease the number of prejudgments of my work, or, when a controversy does arise it will be a calculated one, I will iterate the fact that I am not a member of any church or religious group. Hence, I do not mistake any religious doctrine as clarification of truth, as religion is not truth, nor is religion a terrestrial link with God--from whom all truth originates; in most cases, religion is merely Mankind's imperfect method of worshipping Him.
Nor am I involved with any scientific academy, clique, or any of the various efforts that currently fall under the designation of scientific research. Although the archaic/original definition of science is knowledge of any kind, in current reality, there is rampant malpractice occurring under the guise of science, which is actually a pretentious study of any subject under and inclusive of the sun.
Ironically, Francis Bacon once defined science as an arduous endeavor to comprehend the truths of reality, so that such knowledge may then aid mankind in his existence and purpose; science has since been reduced to the biased instrument of division and restraint that religion was in the days of old.

It is widely accepted that human activity began on this planet approximately 80,000 years ago; let us ponder this suggestion. When you consider the progress of Mankind from the manifestive period, 3500-3000 B.C., to present time, and observe the exceptional continuity of advancement that is evident within this relatively brief period of time, then compare the seemingly apathetic existence of Mankind from the suggested date of 80,000-50,000 B.C. to the manifest period of 3500-3000 B.C.; how can you reasonably accept the idea that humans seemed so disinterested in achievement for a period of, perhaps, 75,000 years; particularly when it is so natural to the species. Rather, Mankind’s progressive advancement up to the manifestive period must have been obscured. Hence, actual dates and occurrences become subject to ambiguous theories and are inevitably rendered mysteries, inexplicable curiosities, or worse, are satisfactorily though erroneously confirmed as correct.

So many of us are all too eager to accept an idea or suggestion, and in turn build a foundation of false circumspection. Never considering the basis of such effort may be skewed or inconsistent with reality, therefore, maintaining sincere ingenuousness throughout. Moreover, so many proceed on this course never realizing the remiss that has occurred concerning their own objectivity as individuals.
Depending upon who is expounding a theory will determine the level of acceptance and general approbation it receives from scholars and, in turn, the masses. Unfortunately, this is one of the primary frailties of human tendency; and it is one that we are all subject to. Under careful scrutiny, this element may be traced to the integral peccant tendencies that existed in Mankind from the very beginning.

This line of thinking leads us to the principal medium of transference of such potentials...The book.
The book may be at the same time a treasure trove and a snare. The fascinating paradoxical quality of a book is that it is firstly an admirable conveyance device which, given the perceptive tendencies of the human mind, renders a book that is well written, or written by someone well esteemed, into an authoritative proclamation that makes an enduring yet not ineradicable imprint on the mind. This, in turn, transforms such a book into the paradoxical nemesis of its former most admirable proprium.

Trigant Burrow had summed up the culmination of what I am alluding to here quite well when he stated the following within his penning, A Relative Concept of Consciousness an Analysis of Consciousness in its Ethnic Origin:

“If our observation is not subjectively inclusive of the objective world about us, in the same measure our judgments are not inclusive of it.”

If, however, the reader is cognizant of such eventualities, and in turn, exercises a sense of proportion during their perception processes, the chance of maligning their own comprehension will be greatly minimized. It is at this point that the book may be considered the most important invention since and including the wheel.

History books are perhaps the most valuable of all, in intrinsic worth; as they offer the wisdom of the ages to all who avail themselves of such privilege.

Let us tarry for a moment, and think about the compilation of a history book. Books of this sort are generally written by specialists; for this example let us say, archeology; within such a book the scrutiny of the history in study, would be subject to archaeological principles, and in turn would render a premise of history through an archeologist’s looking glass.
On the same line of reasoning, a history book written by a linguist would be formatted in a similar manner. I do not mean to suggest that any book written by a specialist on their specific area of study is slanted. I am actually indicating the natural tendentious qualities that may exist. Moreover, I am highlighting the default perceptions or typical predilections that are inherent in us all, which, when applied to research and information gathering, could work against us.

Whenever we are dealing with an unknown, the initial point of departure must be hypothesis. Constructive hypotheses are a product of singular scrutiny. Therefore, if we are to advance to the truth of the matter, we must gather in all that is pertinent to this end, and then discard by way of arduous and objective reasoning only the impossible, always putting aside and keeping in mind the improbable. This leads me to the meat of this article, the clouded and in certain areas misinterpreted questions on the origin and continuance of Mankind.

As a dispassionate student of human nature, and objective cynic (otherwise known as historical scholar) I postulate the following, which may retain an iota of possible, but no probable, inconsistency:
Within a relatively brief time span from the arrival of Mankind on this Earth, the entire surface had been traversed. Make no mistake of this, and rest assured of it.

There exists integrally, within what is termed the species-Human, an instillment. This instillment compels us to persevere unrelentingly in an effort to know or discover. When we cast our minds back to the Age of Discovery, we are able to clearly view an excellent example of this avidity. Although, nowadays the prospect of significant terrestrial discovery lies in circumspective theory only; impressively, this particular endowment has a perpetual nature and is disregarding of available potentials, ever striving inexorably for some direction-an avenue of pursuit. Hence, just as the earliest peoples of the world could not rest until the entire treadable surface had been traveled, we of the modern world will not be assuaged until the true facts surrounding such adventures of discovery are known.

Although I may seem to be deviating into a separate and in itself significant topic of study—The Inherent and Potentially Baneful Qualities of Imperfect Mankind; I am maintaining an acute relevance to the current subject of study. And, to precisely state what subject of study I am referring to, I submit the following:
How and approximately when were the continents now known as the Americas inhabited by human beings to the point in time that they were first referred to by modern historians in a language and medium that is accepted as genuine history, and, from what region of the globe did such individuals inaugurate their journey/s?
These nagging questions, which collectively form a captivating and enduring enigma, have been the basis of numerous theories, legends, and controversies and, of course, books on the subject.

It is this exceptional enigma or curiosity of history that my work, Derivation Incognita addresses. Within this monograph I have achieved what I feel is a satisfactory explanation, accompanied by both annotation and illustration. I have done so completely unbiased, and open-mindedly.
I now leave the question of approbation of my book:
A compilation of theory, legend, postulation, what is perceived as fact, and what is genuine, to the reader; be they a scholar, history buff, or merely perpetual wonderer. However, such shall be deemed pertinent only if and when they have scrutinized and researched all of the irreducible constituents of the written effort I have compiled; as this prerequisite exists inherently in my work, by design.

Derivation Incognita: A Comprehensive Study into the Peopling of America
by Diogenes Vindex


  • Could more people have survived the Great Flood than those who are mentioned in Genesis, and could a portion of them have been on the continents of America?

  • Is Benjamin Franklin the father of plate tectonics?

  • Did a comet actually strike the Earth, and literally break it into pieces?

  • Was the first American gold rush, one of the ancient World’s best-kept secrets?

  • Did the Lewis and Clark expedition actually seek a tribe of Welsh Indians?

The answers to all of these questions, as well as numerous other fascinating revelations may be found in this extraordinary book. Once you read Derivation Incognita, you will never look at another world map or history book quite the same! The work is a serious in-depth history, which analyzes, cross-references and when possible correlates each and every migration, exploration, and visitation that occurred on the American continents prior to the Spanish arrival. This book represents the culmination of more than 20 years of research, laid out in a succinct and cohesive volume, complete with analytically precise facts and confirmed physical evidence; arranged chronologically, beginning with the earliest records available. The researcher will also find a bibliography that offers a plethora of important works pertaining to the subject. The author has left no stone unturned in this exhaustive monograph. The annotations you will read in Derivation Incognita are all the result of the author’s investigation and scrutinization of a myriad of ancient and contemporary works and evidences, when possible, in their original context or circumstance.

Book Reviews

“The stated focus of Derivation Incognita is to tender a reasoned theory as to the roots of American civilization. It is much more than that. Frankly, I sometimes felt like a character in the Da Vinci Code reading an ancient tome trying to uncover the mysterious roots of all human civilization.

Author Vindex's treatment of the subject of human migration is all encompassing, going back to the time of Pangaea, before it’s purported separation into the continents with which we are now familiar. Using numerous old maps and drawing on a huge bibliography (included in detail at the end of the book), Vindex, step by step, questions, dissects, and compares theories regarding formation of the continents and the likely paths that humans traveled to populate the world. He then leaves the reader to decide for themselves as to the ultimate truth.” -- Jim Andrews, author of “The MindTech Principles”

“Diogenes Vindex provides compelling well-researched evidence for migration of various ethnic and racial groups to the Americas from several different geographical areas. The author is doing this job in a thoughtful self-deprecating manner being careful to avoid dogmatic thinking and easy conclusions. The book appears to be a culmination of at least a decade of painstaking research on the subject and will challenge the accepted views about the human migration history of the continents of South and North America. The book is filled with maps and illustrations (44 maps alone!) making it easy for the reader to grasp the main arguments proffered by the author. Insightful quotes from great minds of the past are brightening up the discussion of the long lists of cartographic, biblical, geological and historical evidence. Very interesting reading!” -- Nikolai Shevchuk, author of “How to Become Smarter”

“I must admit I have not read a book like this. This read blew my mind. It opened perspectives and views of humanity and the evolution of earth. The book's aim is to show the population migration pre-great-flood world and the origins of the people of America. Dr. Vindex did a great job with detailed maps, descriptions and superb writing to show his case. I rate this book a 5-star.” -- Andras M. Nagy, publisher, and author of “Faith: Belief with Wings: and Other Essays for Awakening”

Copyright 2010 by Diogenes Vindex
Presented with permission of the author

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