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Lion Man trioA CONCLUSION!

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But there are other possible conclusions too: perhaps the sculptor wasn’t really all that talented?

Or maybe it is actually an accurate depiction of a hunter wearing his ‘blending in with the prey‘ stalking camouflage?

So if the words are to be believed we are looking back about forty thousand years. Wow … and we are enjoying a modified mammoth tusk. It took about 400 hours to create this wee one-foot high image; and the supposition is that it is a religious thing. Here, have thee a nice close-up—

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—and here’s some of the words that go with it—

Lion Man is the oldest known evidence for religious beliefs and Stadel Cave suggests that believing and belonging have a deep history crucial to human societies and originating long before writing.

QUERY:

Which would be the more reliable ‘passport to Paradise‘—

(a) belief in the redeeming power of Lion Man (above), or

(b) belief in and supplication to Our Lord Jesu Christo etc etc?

(or if you are feeling a bit tetchy you may throw in your own choice of other variations on Salvation—Islam, Judaism, any of the myriad Christian cults/sects/franchises, or of the possibly millions of other gods, goddesses, divinities—down to but not necessarily including saints, demigods and/or angels?)

POINT

One can imagine that the devout of the time held the wee Lion Man in much the same awe as todays devout hold crucifixes and other holy stuff. Does the validity of Jesus etc nullify the ancients, so they were—although doing the best they could with what they had at the time—worshipping false gods? Doomed to eternal damnation and hellfire for not being Christian?

OR (HORRORS~!)

did they have it right and our modern Christians, Jews, Islamics and other religionists are all doomed to the eternal flames instead?

Can both be right?

Even though our modern religions claim exclusivity, whilst all others are false?

IF WE APPLY

Occam’s razor I’d have to say that all of them are false. No? But wait, there’s another outsider in the race …

… what if it’s just an ordinary everyday snapshot, and those guys really did look like that back then? Brrrrr.

It seems that to an archaeologist everything unknown is a ‘ritual object’. Saves ’em a lot of angst, I guess …

 

 

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So I said to him “Hey you! Cat face! You had your chance, it’s MY world now!”

 

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BB in Brief

pcThe world was created by God over several days. Why He didn’t just magic it immediately into existence is one of those ineffable things gods are prone to, and who am I to question the Creator—not only of the universe, mind, but of Himself first?

SO HERE I WAS

quietly perusing some work of mundane literature when I was startled by the snippet below. Had to snap it, as God knew many years ago I would. (He knows all, I’m told—I guess you’d have to be quite clever to create Creations).

Anyway, here’s ya wee snippet—

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—of which sadly I didn’t bother noting the source. It didn’t inspire me and was no revelation. (Google might help, or pray to God?)

I THINK

it refers to the famous moment of ‘creation’ that science calls the Big Bang. All good clean fun, and for myself (just for me, mind, you can fit it into your cosmology as you see fit, or not, and I shan’t poke you with a stick) I find it equally as incredible as Big G’s wee effort of will.

Personally I find it difficult to squash a bag of feathers down beyond ‘just so far’, so for reducing an entire universe* down to a point so small it doesn’t exist: it would take a god to do that.

Perhaps the BB and the BG are two different names for the same thing event? Brrr.

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*  All of them …

 

PERSPECTIVE

Screen Shot 2017-06-05 at 16.36.23“… bring me a little perspective,” said one Anton Ego in the famous Rats movie (I still don’t know how the Yanks get “Ratatooey” out of “ratatwee” but there yer goes) … *

IN THE COURSE OF MY

meanderings (Conspiracy Theorist First Class) I frequently have recourse to maps.

No big deal, anyone can read a map—even if over the course of a lifetime all the lovely red bits on the world map have been replaced with bleuch.

All well and good but not many seem to realise that the typical map is only representational (meaning: the world isn’t really like that). Globes are better …

SO HAVING PLOUGHED

through oodles of the literature I finally found one that (really!) rings my bell.

This wee bugger—

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—which I believe is an ‘azimuthal equidistant projection’. Wow … apparently it puts things into perspective (even if a chunk of Argentina seems a bit missing).

AND THEN

thanks to the miracle of modern science coupled with the need for some folks to make their honest buck I happened across a few more—

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By Strebe – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16115152

—and this one I especially like, ‘cos it put us up at the top. If you’re wondering about the white frilly edge, that’s Antarctica. I guess equidistant penguins must get bigger …

AND NOW

centred on the Equator, the same thing only different—

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—I love ’em. They play merry hell with perspectives drilled into us by our education indoctrination systems, but they’re fun.

But if you want a true perspective buy a globe. Expensive for what they are you get your money’s worth reality wise—or if you’re a cheapskate like moi, buy an inflatable one …

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—mine looks just like this only different. And on a really cold morning it goes a little 3d, with the added bonus of bogs and mountains. Boom boom!

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* No, don’t tell me — let me dream on in peace …

BELIEF, and

BEGGARED BELIEFs

brrrrr~! As you know (lucky you if you don’t—it means this is your first time here) I read, watch, and generally sift through a lot of stuff. Much of it rubbish … and am currently viewing The History Channel’s 3-disc package titled “Ancient Aliens (season two)”.

maria_orsic.jpgDisc 1 at the moment, and we’re in the collapsing Nazi Germany with guys like Martin Borman doing a bunk in a bell-shaped time machine.

All grist to the mill, and I’ve always loved that snap of Nazi Maria Ostrich (or whatever her name was.)

Long blonde hair, blue eyed with a challenging level gaze and big batty eyelashes … grrrrrrowf~!

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Oops, where was I?

Time travel. For myself, complete with closed and shuttered (barricaded even) mind I can only accept ‘time travel’ as a one-way opportunity. In my purview the entire universe is a time machine and it comes gratis (ya can’t ask better than that).

I start with a self-evident given:

no two physical objects

can occupy the same space

at the same time …

Simplistic, but any attempt to break Argus’s first rule of physics (see above) means disruption (this is why a bullet, arrow, or knife etc kills).

SO

the show shows earnest folks earnestly and enthusiastically telling us that ‘they’ (their beloved aliens etc) can flit painlessly through time. I use naval (poetic) slang to express my own humble opinion—

 

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—and await your declarations declaring me wrong. Any proofs might be nice too, but you are allowed an unproofed opinion.

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BUMMER

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having grown up thinking—believing—that the word ‘universe’ meant everything (you know, a sort of collective noun for ‘the whole lot‘) I keep running aground on statements like this beast—

Scientists now believe that if our universe ”ballooned up” into a vacuum after The Big Bang, then trillions of others could also have formed in the same way, creating a multiverse of other universes beyond our own space-time.

to read from source: CLICK HERE 

—which suggests to me a real vacuum. A vacuum in the collective noun department. So language gallops on, and with it we need a new noun; a noun meaning ‘everything’.

Everything.

As in every damn’ thing.

No eluding our new noun, no ducking into other dimensions, parallel or otherwise abstract universes; no hiding behind metaphysical concepts or multitudes of unique Gods. Maybe Ark or JZ can spare me a few religiosi to explain where God fits into all this scientific stuff? If there are millions of zillions of other universi, are there likewise oodillions of other singular Gods? Or does our very own Big G cover the whole lot (and still find time to impregnate the odd virgin here and there so He can be nailed to whatever is their local equivalent of a cross?)*

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(from the Mac’s onboard dictionary)

BUGGER

if those clever scientists are correct a lot of books are going to have to be rewritten. But wait, it gets even more better yet—

Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University’s Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, said: “One explanation for the Cold Spot is that it might be the remnant signal of the collision of our Universe and one of the trillions of others…

Ouch! Can you even begin to imagine the insurance costs for such collisions? Brrr …

For source of the quote above and the image below, click on any of these wee bowling balls—

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—and never forget the ages old saying, so famous in the metaphysical worlds:

AS ABOVE,

SO BELOW

—which makes no sense at all in a universe with no ups or downs**.

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* And by His sacrifice so save the locals from the Wrath Of Himself. (Dammit. There’s never a Mormon or Jehovah’s Adventist around when you need one.)

** Don’t ask me, I’m just a dum ol …

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TIME TRAVEL

GREAT IDEA!

Oh … reeeeeelly?

To not digress:  a bullet or a dagger (etc etc etc ad infinitem) kills because of disruption. (It seems a Law Of Nature that no two physical objects can occupy the same space at the same time.)

ALONG COMES MERLIN

who bashes you delicately on the head with his magic wand, and with a few well chosen words sends you back through time.

You, yes, YOU go back just one second (a kind of practise run, testing the waters as it were) and there you now are, two of you—

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If ‘no’ … why no?

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The SECOND of

several

INTERESTING ARTICLES

dat-ol-debbil-realitypulled in from the web this morning. The first was an article on how ‘time does not exist‘, which of course predictably (ouch) attracted barrages of opprobrium and even much vociferous squawking from the outraged.

‘Tis ever thus, I’ve been saying it myself for many years—

The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW.

That is the theory according to a group of esteemed physicists who aim to solve one of the universe’s mysteries.

Most people do not even consider the concept of time but there is nothing in the laws of physics to state that it should move in the forward direction that we know.

The laws of physics are symmetric ultimately meaning that time could have easily moved in a backward direction as it does forward.

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But despite the UK ‘Express’ having degenerated over the years it still comes up (sometimes) with interesting thoughts. I read only enough of the responses to confirm our conditioning. Not good.

Moving along in the bus:

AFTER THE SPOUSE

and I went on an effectively starch-free diet the weight fell off of us. Ok, ‘fell’ is the wrong word—it gradually left us; incremental change, noticed only after a while.

So I was more than a little intrigued by this newsy wee article: oink.png

to gast your flabbers: CLICK HERE

from which I quote —

This year, Andrew Taylor ate nothing but potatoes.

It was an extreme diet that at first was criticised. Some said it was an unhealthy approach to weight loss, others believed there was no way he’d last 12 months, but almost one year on, he has proved you can survive on nothing but potatoes.

He vowed on January 1 he would touch nothing but the starchy vegetable and Taylor has lost more than 50kg and says he is a completely changed man.

“I was clinically depressed last year and eating potatoes has really helped me with that,” he told news.com.au.

—go, or not-go, and make of it what you will. (Granny ‘Herald’ was once the newsery in New Zealand) (Once …)

Here, have a nice time … CLICK ME

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