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A ‘far out project’ for ‘far out mathematics’: Starchild II – the comparison of Human Bone Qualities with an Alien Skull Bone


Comparing Human Bone Qualities with an Alien Skull Bone

The Starchild Skull[1] was found around 1930 in Mexico and was investigated by Lloyd Pye[2] until he passed away in 2013. His book The Starchild Skull – Genetic Enigma or Human-Alien Hybrid?[3] was published in 2007 in the US. This highly unusual find offers scope for many avenues of research:

  • The discovery of another species
  • The analysis of non-human DNA
  • Comparing the qualities and properties of human and non-human bone.

Belinda McKenzie, Co-Founder and Director of The Knight Foundation, had supported the project financially as best as she could. Since Lloyd lived in her home for a considerable time, she is one of the project experts.

Starchild II plans now to apply a new software method of re-visualising images to gain new insights from new visualisation perspectives by bone and other scientific experts. This example shows how the 2D image on the left is re-visualised in ‘visual and metric’ 3D on the right. More examples are here[4] to ‘qualify’ this new ‘3D-ness’.

    The image on the left is syntheticly produced spray paint. The re-visualisation on the right adds more depth and detail for measuring and numerical comparisons.

This can be re-viewed by image experts
to re-interpret what they see. Furthermore, the software will provide new quantifications so that boundary values can be established
for automating image analysis processes.

The advantages of processing Starchild images with this software will be:

  1. Existing images could be re-examined, possibly revealing unexpected discoveries;
  2. Experts and amateurs from all over the world can participate in the exploration;
  3. New qualities that are present in one or the other bone, or are common to both can be examined;
  4. New images could be taken with different technologies to find the best microscopic method and optimal scale for bone analysis.

It is hoped to attract funding from ‘Curiosity Knights’ supporting the research and development of The Knight Foundation and its social businesses, and that the project will come to fruition as part of a rising tide of change.

[1] http://starchildproject.com/

[2] http://www.lloydpye.com/

[3] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Starchild-Genetic-Enigma-Human-Alien-Hybrid/dp/0979388147

[4] http://3d-metrics.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=5503