Reading today about veganism, Thoreau and science. Lovely.
Just read the post HERE and peruse the comments section to understand the reference. What a F*ck Wit. Lol. On Earth Day no less! This is exactly why we need to defend Science for religious mythology.
More CS-like idiocy
And this tongue-in-cheek assessment
Best Earth Day gift EVER!! Thx ColorStorm. LOL!! And thanks to brother Peter for letting me know about the hilarious conversation going on.
(((YouTube removed the video for some reason so I’m changing it out for an info graphic. Enjoy the Day. -kia)))
If you’re Really serious about the Environment and Global warming… animal agriculture for human consumption is THE Leading cause of environmental degradation…
… put your Action where your Mouth is. Go Vegan or at least Vegetarian.
Is it just Anti Trump? Or is there more to it?
I’ll start with an oldie but a goodie from 1982. And end with a Clarion Call to action. Thomas Dolby. Good times.
Today is Earth Day.
I guess it was started in 1970 during the very beginning of the modern environmental movement. The day attempts to redirect our attention to our interconnectedness and interdependence to and with all life and all things on the planet we call home, the only home we’ve ever had or known.
There are some, like I was at one time, who would try to rewrite the narrative into a story of Creation where we humans are special, unique and separate from the world and universe around us, and as such we are the consumers, users and even often times ‘the destroyers’ of this Pale Blue Dot in the outer suburbs of our own galaxy and the universe at large.
They actually think that it’s Science that has blinded us to the ‘Reality’ that it doesn’t matter how we live and treat the world, it’s resources, and it’s many other living inhabitants (our neighbors and non human cousins), because “it’s all going to burn anyway. There’s a new world coming.” So we continue shitting in our own living rooms and the yards of other living beings as if disease, death, starvation and extinction will not be the results. Oh yeah, we’ve been “blinded with science”. In the greek that means… Bullshit.
But these same people will go to doctors, drive cars, fly on airplanes and use computers and cell phones to deny the science and physics and technology they use and rely on every day. Who’s really blinded? They are… blinded by their narrative that science is meaningless and even deadly if it interferes with or contradicts their notions of “Reality”.
Science does not blind. It literally unveils and reveals what these people would actively blind us to, and sadly I once was one of them. Arrogance, ignorance and so called ‘common sense’ is enthroned, usurping the rightful place of discovery, ingenuity, advancement and progress.
And all the while, the planet we love and call home suffers in silence. Our environment goes to pot, we pollute the air, water and soil… even our own food supplies… and the natural resources that not only we as humans need to survive, but also those of every other living, breathing and moving being on this planet.
I don’t know all the science on Global Warming, Cooling, Climate Change or whatever they are calling it now, but I do know that even if humans are not the Primary cause or even a large cause, we are responsible for a LOT of the environmental damage to our own home. And even if it’s true that the planet’s ecosystem is capable of balancing it all out and recovering from the destructive effects of our “it’s all going to burn anyway” and Earth Escapist mentality… how do you justify putting it in the position that it has to in the first place?
This is bigger than Trump or any Administration
We need to defend scientific endeavor, inquiry and advancement from those who would actively blind us with superstition, ignorance and religious mythology. We need to March for Science on Earth Day… Go for it!
Yes, it’s time from another of TJ’s Haiku Challenges. This week the themes are Ancient and Moment. I’ll once again allow him to explain.
For my entry I chose very personal reflections for the month of April.
Life is but a whisker
Days shaved off, years like stubble.
Turn chore into joy.
I’ve been shaving ‘old school’ with a double edged safety Razor for about two and a half years. As of yet, I haven’t worked up the courage for these boys yet. But when I do, they will be ready for me. (I’ll probably cut my fool head off) They are both late thirties or early forties vintage, like my parents were. Their birthdays were both in April and my mom passed four years ago on the 13th at the age of 72. Priceless for their years and wisdom. I miss them both dearly.
There isn’t a day goes by that I am not haunted by short, and sometimes sharp and crystal clear Moments in time that have been frozen in my memory from the past, just waiting to be thawed by the warmth of love and feelings that I still have for them. I will always love my mom and dad, and my even my twin brother who has passed also since. Like these blades, their memories have the ability to separate me from my present and transport me to happier times when we were all together as one family. It’s just my sister and me now.
With a smile, she watched as they ate.
Echoes from the past.
We also went out tonight for our “Friday night date night” to one of favorite places downtown. It’s a quaint wine bar/Italian eatery just off of an historic century old hotel in the center of town. My gaze was drawn by the sweet sight of an octogenarian grandmother surrounded by three more generations of her family. It was a special moment in time to be savored, like the wine we had and the gourmet pizza we were served.
Your voice still echoes
Present with us from the past
I will not forget
April has never been the same since
If there is one thing I’ve learned since my dad passed 7yrs ago, my mom 4yrs ago, my brother 3yrs ago and my own last grandmother just last year, is that moments are easy to miss. They are damned easier to take for granted.
Love your family while they are here. Live and love in the moments you will no longer have once they are gone, just like the ritual of a brush and bowl shave with a 70yr old heirloom, or a family dinner with four generations sharing the table.
Enjoy the moment. Take it all in. Never allow yourself the luxury of taking it for granted.
To live Ancient Moments in Present Reality is to carry your loved ones with you even after they have passed on. Their memories still breathe… in you
Now for you… how would you answer TJ’s challenge? Tell me in the comments below and why not visit to tell him yourself. Enjoy… life
Do you still Care if it’s True or not?
Or most recently… Launching a war in Iraq on God’s “say so”?
Christians, do you believe that Muhammed flew on a winged horse? Why not?
I give you… The Muslim ColorStorm:
I believe much stranger facts said by science which if you tell anybody 200 years ago would not believe and would call you crazy:
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. The reason it doesn’t eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days.
The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square metres, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometres.
Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.
Now i believe all these facts eventough i never did the discovery or the calculation by myself. I simply believe the scientist who did the discoveries.
Now you tell me why I should not believe my Prophet Muhammad when he said he travel from Makkah to Jerusalem with Buraq ( allegedly winged horse) .
Muslims, do you believe Jesus walked on water, raised the dead and was the Son of God? Why not?
I give you, the Christian Imam:
Yes. Consider Ephesians 3:9:
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid inGod, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Once you believe that Jesus was empowered by the Father in the beginning to create this physical existence we know, it is pretty easy to believe He could turn water into wine and walk on water. The great claim that people often think is unbelievable is the claim regarding who He was. As for what He did during His ministry, those things are all minor points. If you can create a universe, you can walk on water, most definitely.
Christians… Do YOU believe what could only be Unbelievable to others while disbelieving what THEY believe on Faith, the same way you do your beliefs? Why?
Do you measure and critically examine your own beliefs with the same intelligent scrutiny that you dismiss the Unbelievable beliefs of other Faiths?
Would you accept on Faith those Unbelievable beliefs the same way you do your own? Why or why not?
My comment to Peter should give us all pause…
((( This is an updated and slightly changed version of a previous posting. I hope you enjoy. -kia )))
… he loves me not
shredded yellow squares
populate my wastebasket
didn’t make the cut
I’ll look for more poetic ways,
to express my life on such a day
will I laugh or dance or simply sway
to the music in my head, but nay.
I’ve found a deeper peace
a better form of quieter release
I’m learning to rhyme with greater ease
as I turn out offerings such as these.
enjoy them now before the toss
these squares will soon be naught but loss
to make the room for those of greater gloss
for I would rather these not be mossed.
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