December 25th, 2007

Mountains of Evidence

Human Evolution Had Rocky Start
Geology may be a long-overlooked, major factor that created conditions favoring the evolution of modern humans.

It's fairly well-established that changing climate, and thus vegetation, in East Africa spurred human evolution, but there has been no agreement about what exactly caused that change, said Royhan Gani from the University of Utah. He thinks the riddle's answer is in rocks, and how big slabs of it move — altering continents and building mountains — by a process called tectonics.
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Joke of the Day

I Wonder
I wonder what Christmas will be,
No merriment, good cheer or glee,
Now that Santa's arrested,
Because someone protested,
That he laid some doll under their tree.

Holiday Season

 Ancient Traditions
The good part of Christmas is not always Christian -- it is generally Pagan; that is to say, human, natural.
Long before Jesus was born the Sun-God triumphed over the powers of Darkness. Our barbarian ancestors were worshipers of the sun, and they celebrated his victory over the hosts of night. Such a festival was natural and beautiful. The most natural of all religions is the worship of the sun. Christianity adopted this festival. It borrowed from the Pagans the best it has.
I am in favor of all the good free days -- the more the better.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7) 
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