Reichu wrote:A team left Antarctica "with the research" right before Second Impact. Them taking tissue samples directly from the gigantic humanoid being that is right there is much, much simpler than them scraping bits of billions-years-old injuries off the shaft of a spear. They could have collected tissue at leisure, of the best quality, from all around Adam's body. It would make no sense not to do it.
The spear being sent to the Dead Sea and back is an assumption. All we know is that *A* spear is sent to the Dead Sea from Antarctica. The implied significance of the Dead Sea is the Dead Sea Scrolls -- a connection is being made between the two. Since the spears possess the ability to make decisions in contexts pertaining to Seeds of Life and Impacts and such, that means they contain information. They can also respond to the will of the one who wields them, meaning they can receive information from the outside, making it also possible they can send information the opposite way. In other words, there was a spear -- not the one Adam was impaled on, but a different one -- that was located in the Dead Sea area that inspired the mystics who wrote the scrolls.
Adam was logically impaled on Lilith's spear -- episode 24 hints at such a primordial battle, through the power of reenactment -- thus Lilith cast Adam's spear out of the White Moon. We see in episode 22 that the spears possess some kind of mysterious impregnation facility, so Adam's spear would be required at the South Pole in order to make the transgenic experiment possible. Lilith's spear is antagonistic to Adam and freezes her, while Adam's own spear enables the research team to impregnate Adam with normally incompatible DNA.
Yeah, what I meant is that the only thing we know they took from the site was the Spear, and the Spear should have had DNA, so we could confirm they got DNA from Adam at least that way. And post-2I would also be possible after recovering the Spear. We also know they were researching the S² and there must have been DNA too.
After the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and knowing SEELE is a religious group, they might have build some sort of research base there, otherwise I don't know why sending it there... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okgwEK2Pa-g It's definetly the real Dead Sea and the real Spear since it's said before the 2I.
Can you explain more about the 2 Spears and the battle? where is this things being said in episodes 22/24? what was the fate of the other Spear?