Nooooooooooo!

originally posted Oct. 21, 2006

Ever feel like this is happenening to you?

Remember as in days of old, God is our Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer.

You are still safe within the ark of his love.

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.

“When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.

When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.”

“. . . Because you are precious to me.
You are honored, and I love you. ”

“. . . Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”

Isaiah 43: 1,2,4,5

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Hobbits and Skraelings, Oh My!

originally posted Oct. 12, 2006

Imaginary peoples from the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien? Hobbits, yea. Skraelings, nay.

I previously explored the issue of a so called new species of peoples who were eagerly donned “Hobbits”. Come to find out they were ancestors of an already existing indigenous people, the Flores Pigmies. That was a tall tale. And this one is no small one.

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Exploring Columbus Day . . .

originally posted Oct. 9, 2006

Since childhood, a few events stood out as particularly important to me concerning America’s history. Although I was never all that great on remembering actual dates, events themselves and people involved intrigued me; aiding me in memorization. The few dates that did stick were probably due to the yearly celebration involved, and after all these years (nearly 45) I still remember all three of them!

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Tall Tales

originally posted – August 28, 2006

In October of 2004 National Geographic Magazine reported a remarkable new human species had been discovered by Australian scientists Mike Morwood and Peter Brown in a cave on Flores, a remote Indonesian island. At the finding of a single skull and other skeletal fossils, the new species ws named Homo floresienses after the island of discovery. This was described as “one of the most spectacular discoveries in paleoanthropology in half a century”. Researchers were amazed to discover that there was another upright, bipedal creature walking the planet at the same time as modern humans. The 2004 theory asserted that these Hobbits traveled to the island about 840,000 years ago and later evolved into the new species and that there was no human migration to the island until they died out about 18,000 years ago. It was explained that their miniature size was an adaptive evolutionary response to being stranded on a small island with limited resources.

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