An Egyptian Handbook of Ritual Power Deciphered
‘According to Genesis, Seth was born when Adam was 130 years old "a son in his likeness and image." The genealogy is repeated at 1 Chronicles 1:1–3. Genesis 5:4–5 states that Adam fathered "sons and daughters" before his death, aged 930 years. According to the Bible, Seth lived to the age of 912.’
(Either time was measured A LOT <(haha, Lot) differently in those days, or our life expectancy has diminished horribly. So, was there a gradual decline from generation to generation or what? Thanks, evilution!)
“Josephus refers to Seth as virtuous and of excellent character, and reports that his descendants invented the wisdom of the heavenly bodies, and built the "pillars of the sons of Seth", two pillars inscribed with many scientific discoveries and inventions, notably in astronomy. They were built by Seth's descendants based on Adam's prediction that the world would be destroyed at one time by fire and another time by global flood, in order to protect the discoveries and be remembered after the destruction.” (Wikipedia)
So it was left to Noah and family to repopulate....hmm, that didn't offer a very diverse gene pool, I'm surprised we aren't all idiots...oh, wait, we are! <(sarcasm).
It seems most religions are just altered reinterpretations of past ones, to gain popularity and followers, to pacify in a way?
I then read this link to the article-
Titan Arum, the 'Corpse Flower'
I suppose there may have been too much competition for it with sweet smelling plants, so evolved to tempt a different species to transport it's pollen? Even the fact that the plant 'heats up' to help spread the scent...so I assume, insects (at least some) can 'smell' in away, with sensors/receptors.
Plants are amazing! Our entire planet is!!! And can you imagine all that we don't know, like other worlds and their inhabitants!?!
And I'm sure there are answers to everything, we just haven't discovered them yet.
I saw little bioluminescent jelly fish when camping.
Never knew that is what fireflies are, too, that they can control their bioluminescence.
Fireflies (lightning bugs) smell funny (though I guess not to another firefly).
I used to have a pet click beetle when I was little. Yeah, I was a weird kid.
Thank heaven I grew out of that, huh!?! :)
And on to Comet vs Earth (like a planetary Kaiju Big Battel!)-
The Sudbury Basin
'Because the Earth pulls siderophile, or iron-loving, elements such as iridium or gold inward to its core, the planet's crust contains relatively low concentrations of these molecules.'
See? The Earth is like a living thing and basically a very kind and caring host to it's parasites.
'Comets are thought of as the cosmic leftovers of a mix of ice, gas and rocky dust from the solar system's formation 4.6 billion years ago, whereas asteroids are rocky bodies that circle the sun but are too small to be considered planets.' (By us, at least.)
'A comet filled with rocky asteroid bits, as opposed to an asteroid, formed the
crater, the team concluded. The massive comet blasted into the shallow oceans near the continental margins of a primeval supercontinent, known as Nuna, nearly 1.9 billion years ago. The supercharged collision sent debris flying, with rock fragments from the impact reaching as far as present-day Minnesota.
The impact left a gigantic crater with a complex shape measuring about 93 miles (150 km) across, which over the eons gradually eroded to its current size and shape. At the time, all life forms on Earth were single-celled, primitive organisms, Petrus said.Scientists still don't know much about the composition of comets, but the current Rosetta mission that landed an exploratory probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko could shed more light on the subject, he added.'
(really, go to the above and say our planet isn't absolutely amazingly weird and wonderful! I posted earlier here about the Crystal Cave in Mexico, and knew of the others, but not of Fingal's Cave. It is like something out of LOTR. A sunken and abandoned hall of the mountain king.
'Fingal's Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, part of a National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust for Scotland. It became known as Fingal's Cave after the eponymous hero of an epic poem by 18th-century Scots poet-historian James Macpherson.
It is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow, similar in structure to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and those of nearby Ulva.
In all these cases, cooling on the upper and lower surfaces of the solidified lava resulted in contraction and fracturing, starting in a blocky tetragonal pattern and transitioning to a regular hexagonal fracture pattern with fractures perpendicular to the cooling surfaces. As cooling continued these cracks gradually extended toward the centre of the flow, forming the long hexagonal columns we see in the wave-eroded cross-section today. Similar hexagonal fracture patterns are found in desiccation cracks in mud where contraction is due to loss of water instead of cooling.
Its size and naturally arched roof, and the eerie sounds produced by the echoes of waves, give it the atmosphere of a natural cathedral. The cave's Gaelic name, An Uaimh Bhinn, means "the melodious cave."
Little is known of the early history of Staffa, although the Swiss town of Stäfa on Lake Zurich was named after the island by a monk from nearby Iona. Part of the Ulva estate of the MacQuarries clan from an early date until 1777, the cave was brought to the attention of the English-speaking world by 18th-century naturalist Sir Joseph Banks in 1772.
It became known as Fingal's Cave after the eponymous hero of an epic poem by 18th-century Scots poet-historian James Macpherson. It formed part of his Ossian cycle of poems claimed to have been based on old Scottish Gaelic poems. In Irish mythology, the hero Fingal is known as Fionn mac Cumhaill, and it is suggested that Macpherson rendered the name as Fingal (meaning "white stranger") through a misapprehension of the name which in old Gaelic would appear as Finn. The legend of the Giant's Causeway has Fionn or Finn building the causeway between Ireland and Scotland.
The cave has a large arched entrance and is filled by the sea. Several local companies include a pass by the cave in sightseeing cruises from April to September. However, it is also possible to land elsewhere on the island and walk to the cave overland, where a row of fractured columns forms a walkway just above high-water level permitting exploration on foot. From the inside, the entrance seems to frame the island of Iona across the water.
Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn visited in 1829 and wrote an overture, The Hebrides, Op. 26, (also known as Fingal's Cave overture), inspired by the weird echoes in the cave. Mendelssohn's overture popularized the cave as a tourist destination. Other famous 19th-century visitors included author Jules Verne who used it in his book Le Rayon vert (The Green Ray) and mentions it in the novel Journey to the Center of the Earth; poets William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Romantic artist J. M. W. Turner, who painted "Staffa, Fingal's Cave" in 1832.Queen Victoria also made the trip.
The playwright August Strindberg also set scenes from his play A Dream Play in a place called "Fingal's Grotto." Scots novelist Sir Walter Scott described Fingal's Cave as "one of the most extraordinary places I ever beheld. It exceeded, in my mind, every description I had heard of it… composed entirely of basaltic pillars as high as the roof of a cathedral, and running deep into the rock, eternally swept by a deep and swelling sea, and paved, as it were, with ruddy marble, [it] baffles all description."
Artist Matthew Barney used the cave along with the Giant's Causeway for the opening and closing scenes of his art film, Cremaster 3. In 2008, the video artist Richard Ashrowan spent several days recording the interior of Fingal's Cave for an exhibition at the Foksal Gallery in Poland.
One of Pink Floyd's early songs bears this location's name. This instrumental was written for the film Zabriskie Point but not used.
Lloyd House at Caltech has a mural representing Fingal's Cave. The hallway that features this mural also houses a wooden statue named Fingal, which is among the oldest heirlooms at the institute.
Scottish Celtic rock band Wolfstone recorded an instrumental titled Fingal's Cave on their 1999 album Seven.')
THE WORD of 2014 according to the Oxford Dictionary
Haha, Bae :) (neither of them are very endearing)
Let us all Babel on...
(Yes, and I do a lot of it!)
How can anyone ever be bored??? There is so much that we don't know
and we'll never know it all in one lifetime...in a gazillion life times bcuz
there is always something new to amaze and astound!
K, I'll stop now.