Well. I must’ve been mistaken. Or half – awake. Or BOTH. I thought I read a Beliefnet piece taking up for The Donald being persecuted for his faith ( although I think that he believes that he’s God. 🙂 ). Personally I think his whole campaign has been a multi – gazillion dollar publicity stunt.
Hey – if he wants he can move Trump Towers, Trump Plaza AND his casinos airlifted & shipped a section at a time to an island in the Pacific ( he could do Nauru Island a WORLD of good. Look up Nauru to see what I mean. Or Pitcairn. ) or someplace in the Caribbean.
His ego would take up 2 / 3rds of the space.
I also believe that Ann Coulter is a secret liberal who fakes being a raging hyper – conservative. 🙂
via The Donald Trump Trainwreck.
This is because after 2 or 3 thousand years, perhaps even less, DNA begins to degrade. Moreso if the tissue that it’s part of is dehydrated by elements other than desert sand & heat & preservatives like myrrh,aloes, & frankincense. The royal personage is reasonably well – preserved, but those elements have more than likely shortened the DNA ” chain ( s ) ” containing vital information on who these royals were in life. & why cloning Rameses or “King Tut ” is highly unlikely. As to incest among royals & nobles in Egypt, this practice was part of their belief system : The nobles were supposedly descended from the gods, so marriage outside the noble / royal lineage, in effect, ” diluted ” their divinity. King Tutankhamun was married to his sister, Ankhesenamun, even though the union didn’t produce an heir to the 18th dynasty throne ( & 2 small mummified fetuses were discovered in ” King Tut’s ” tomb ) whereas Rameses the Great produced a small legion of royal heirs.
Egypt is a big area of interest of mine, & not just because of mummy movies. 🙂 I’ve seen ” Treasures of Tutankhamun ” on one of the exhibition’s visits to the U.S. ( 1977 ) & a Rameses the Great exhibit in Memphis in 1987. & my stepsister has been to the Valley of the Kings albeit roughly 2 decades ago.
King Tut is the only 18th Dynasty pharaoh whose mummy has been identified with certainty, says a new analysis.
Source: Mummy Identification Still Uncertain Science
Labels are mostly for convenience’s sake, reference points on a map. They are transitory & can change next week, next day, next day. The closest thing to a label I would use to describe myself is ” carbon – based life form who shares ancestry with other humans and apes “.
Okay….. God’s not dead, BUT, He’s just tired of knee – jerk, behind – kissing followers who act like GROUPIES & don’t actually put the teachings of Jesus into practice ( feeding the poor & homeless, teaching the illiterate, helping the sick, aiding the less fortunate, etc.), or Buddhists who just sit & chant, or Muslims who observe the Five Pillars of the Islamic faith.
I don’t really like the pat answers like ” you can see God in a sunrise “, & such. Generic, pious platitudes that seem deep for a few moments but aren’t very satisfying. Chocolate for the soul.
I, like the original Founding Fathers, consider myself a Deist. They believed in A god, just not necessarily ” Big G ” God. My belated disclaimer.
via 9 Reasons My God’s Not Dead.
My first entry using my new machine. Using a touch – screen computer has been an exercise in patience & controlling heaps of irritation. 🙂 That being said, this story is a very interesting little find. Although it may have been a sight more helpful if you were a DIY kind of person or were the village handy – man / tinker type of person. Early tech as a form of currency – I definitely think Bob Vila would approve. Makes me wonder what kind of currency humanity will have in about 200 – 300 – something years. Maybe barter will make a big – time comeback.
Ancient humans traded tools between tribes and they gained social significance.
Source: Tools May Have Been First Money
After being cooped up due to a mild ” blizzard ” ( In the mid – South, an INCH of snow qualifies as a ” blizzard “. 🙂 ) & being unable to leave my apartment ( Not a fan of frostbite or losing feeling in my appendages, that sort of thing. ), I both started to rediscover the mystic philosophical writings of Jalaluddin Rumi AND Symphony of Science on Youtube. Carl Sagan, Brian Cox, Professor Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson & ALMOST a cast of thousands – maybe dozens, at least. Auto – tuned physicists, astronomers, planetary geologists & anthropologists !
Fun with science ! I only hope I cut & pasted the link correctly. I’ve had trouble with that in the past…..