28 November 2008

Venus & Jupiter Monday Night

Check it out!! Monday night, available for all to see with the naked eye, are Jupiter and Venus in the night sky. Eye the moon and look for the golden rule;

"Stars twinkle due the fact that they produce light, planets are solid due to the fact that they reflect light"

21 November 2008

G. sphaerica ~ A single celled, mobile, blast from the precambrian past

G. sphaerica

Single celled organism discovered as not only a rare specimen at 1.2 inches; but, also a cause of a particular trail fossil type from the Precambrian period that was thought to have been caused by multi-celled organisms.

This exciting discovery opens a door into the past that questions our understanding of these types of fossils (trails, movement fossils) and also brings to light the fact that the G. sphaerica could be the eldest single-celled organism, which is still prospering and alive today, to ever be discovered.

The issue lies in the misinterpretation that the 'trace fossils' dating to around 580 million years ago were presumed to have been left by multi-cellular organisms. This discovery proves that single celled organisms can also leave trails; leaving many a fossil open for reanalyzing.


05 November 2008

Space Station upgrades

The Astronauts going up to the international space station this spring will enjoy better accommodations than all who have lived there before. Among the improvements are a second toilet (everyone remember when the only one on board was broken) a mini fridge so that they can enjoy a few things cool. They also added two new bedrooms allowing for more area for sleep as well as leisure and new resistance exercise gear.


I've Thought...

03.09 ~ I am but human, in my thoughts and desires- in my inconsistencies. It makes my opposing decisions no less real, no less quantitative... confusion is but the eye of truth, beckoning reason. ~ 03.12 ~ Time. It's existence is action progression, regression, reflection and projection. What in time is solidified and carried to another time is my choice. In one choice you lose all others; as an atom appreciates when the observer decides. It's a blue ocean of intrigue and a wave of contentment- that I am lost in, whilst, carried by. ~ 03.23 ~ That we are all part of one pulsing energy of life.. ~ 3.28 ~ There is no greater power, than the power of words. In speech we pass each other in halls, ride in elevators and embark in the great adventure that are words - with all of their beauty and intrigue. There are no wrong words spoken, only wrong interpretations and implications. Honest words are organic, true and expressions of what we are; existing autonomously and innocently, regardless of what others may think of them. 3.30 ~ That, the more I learn, the more I realize how little I know. It certainly doesn't help being in the company of those who have succeeded in accumulating far more knowledge than I. Is the differentiation between intelligence and knowledge simply the accumulation verses the ability to learn/understand? Or, are the two interchangeable. I feel as though time is passing faster than my ability to accumulate... do other people share this conundrum, I wonder... 4.02 ~ That, "It is what it is" isn't exactly accurate. "It is what I make it" is more so... 4.08 ~ That, "it's not time that matters... it's that mattering is what makes time." 4.12 ~ I watch and wonder... think and ponder... about it. Should I find that I have analyzed to much, to little; or that the quandary was all for not, I'll not know till the applicable time has passed.I hereby instill time as my guide, innocently and fully without disposition and without angst. (4.17) ~ Though random, we should not ignore paths crossed. Just as, we should not entirely exclude emotion from our conclusions. (4.26) ~ That I dispise my lack of control over my own intentions and wonder why I am so weak in this regard. (4.27) ~ That I have opened doors, I wished to open, while simultaniously putting other doors at risk of closing. It's not with resistance I contemplate, it's with anxiety. (4.28) That, I should take a break. Time to simply be, for a bit. (5.01) Its hunger drives decent of rational, a battle of wit and need. Like rain pouring down, wisped by winds, settled by gravity, I’m drawn to it ~ KAS