Sunday, October 25, 2015
Thoughts upon the Festival of Thesmophoria - Part 2
Animals don't listen to critics
I had been meaning to post this for some months. Earlier this year in Vero Beach, Florida, a large bobcat went right into the ocean and caught a small shark. Animals listen to their own instinct. No little voice came into this cat's mind that said "you can't do that." He or she just seized the situation.
Was Wernher von Braun a great American?
This hush-hush issue has been so convoluted over the years that it would seem to be a silly question by those who would emphatically answer either yay-or-nay! According to "Nazi-hunter Wikipedia": According to NASA, he is, "without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history," as well as the "Father of Rocket Science." If Wernher von Braun was American-born, he would be among the greatest American heroes, but he was a member of both the Nazi Party as well as the SS. Apparently, he was required to join the party for political reasons; and he likely had to be an SS member due to his scientific genius. It's just one of those strange quirks of history.
Extremely thought-provoking quote that applies to virtually everyone
"Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?"
-- Charles Lindbergh
An insect actually exists that can very literally inject its own DNA into your own genetics!!
'Gene-swapping means you have alien DNA inside you'
Martha Henriques - BBC.com - June 19, 2015
What if a gene from an insect insinuated itself straight into your DNA? What if more than a hundred genes from bacteria did? Would that make you some kind of horrible Franken-human?
No. It would make you exactly what you are today.
It turns out that genes are quite capable of hopping from one organism into a completely different species. Not only do these genes jump, but when they land in a new host they can actively change it. This can give the host species new abilities, sending it down a new evolutionary path. Even humans play host to alien genes, and it seems they have shaped our evolution.
The "black horse" in Celtic mythology, astrology, and symbolism... and recent sightings of flying black horses?
'Celtic Black Horse Meaning: Astrology, Mythology, and Tattoos'
Celtic Black Horse Meaning
The Celts believed the Black Horse was a symbol meaning death and dark forces. It represented the strength of maturity to handle what life brings.
The Black Horse was a messenger of esoteric knowledge. He was a keeper of secrets and mysteries.