Skin Color & The Fifty-Five Hundred

In a prequel to the book GOD GAMES, there was a great war known as the Holy Nuclear War, a global conflict between religions.  And there were no winners and no losers.

The Holy Nuclear War ravaged the planet with fire, cobalt-thorium X nuclear fallout and tectonic shock waves that reduced the population from 15 billion to just 5,500 survivors. Known just as the Fifty-Five Hundred, these survivors of different religions, ethnic groups and colors were forced to live in underground caves to escape the deadly radioactive atmosphere that enveloped the planet for what seemed like an eternity. 

2,000 years later, the descendants of the Fifty-Five Hundred emerged from their underground sanctuary.  But something was different.  Gone were the rainbow of skin colors that adorned the original 5,500 Holy Nuclear War survivors. Their descendants now all have the same light golden tan color. 

And that wasn’t the only thing that was changed.  So happy to see the natural light of day again, the emerging descendants renamed their planet to Heaven and pledged to focus their attentions to science—not religion.

But what homogenize their skin color?

Was there a race war among the Fifty-Five Hundred?

No, these survivors learned the consequences of bigotry and indifference from the Holy Nuclear war. 

But the scientists at the Great Scientific University in Heaven had a theory.


To survive the Holy Nuclear War fallout, the Fifty-Five Hundred took refuge in a vast underground factory built decades before the conflict. Geothermal steam powered this installation of pipes, steel furnaces, and electrical generators that lit, heated, and cooled an expansive network of caves. Hidden beneath the planet’s surface for 2,000 years, the Fifty-Five Hundred and their offspring grew food and drank purified water.  But unbeknownst to them, their massive sub terrain complex, failed to completely neutralize the radiated air from above ground.

Scientists at the Great Scientific University in Heaven later discovered subtle genetic changes when they compared human DNA prior to the Holy Nuclear War to human DNA twenty centuries later. Like a genetic blender, the cobalt-thorium X radiation from the war quietly rearranged human DNA to create a set of super dominant genes. These fervent genes slowly asserted their dominance by converting other genes that competed for the same human features into copies of themselves.

After eighty generations, the super dominant genes replaced the genes that contend for the same human characteristics. Scientists from the Great Scientific University in Heaven confirmed their theory when they isolated the super dominant genes that determine a key trait for everyone in Heaven—skin color.

The descendants of the Fifty-Five Hundred Holy Nuclear War survivors emerged from their radioactive melting pot forever changed. Now, only the additive effect from the super dominant genes sets everyone’s skin to various shades of golden tan. But the scientists at the Great Scientific University in Heaven also found another mutation, one that affects free will. It’s another genetic change that sets the stage for GOD GAMES.

Bottom line here kiddies is underneath it all, we are the same.

I guess it’s just like Michael Jackson said…”It don’t matter if you’re black or white” or any other color. Check out this video that shows a speeded up version of the morphing process that happened in Heaven!

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2 thoughts on “Skin Color & The Fifty-Five Hundred

    1. Thanks for reading my blog!

      Yes, genetic material is fragile. COVID virus mutations are another example that’s hard to believe. Overtime any gene will change either because of a sloppy mutation process or some external factor like radiation.

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