Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Archeological


The past is underground. Digging through the soil sometimes surprises us with alternatives to established narratives we thought we knew.

Take dinosaurs. As paleontologists unearth more evidence, we realize that most were not meat-eating Godzillas, but were often smaller, scampering critters with an appetite for vegetation. Some even had feathers versus the stereotypical scales. 

Similarly, The Dead Sea Scrolls revealed that the Old Testament is an even older testament than previously believed.

James Cook may not have discovered Australia after all, according to some thousand-year-old African coins found Down Under.

And, apparently, early Homo sapiens possessed crude milkshake-making technology, as evidenced by the remains of certain scavenging creatures from the period.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Priming His Thugs


Tyrants and enforcers enjoy a symbiotic relationship because the dictator needs cruel muscle as much as violent meatheads need an outlet for their hostility.

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