Classically, Star Trek has been reserved for Geeks, Dweebs, Nerds, Squares, Squints, and any other goofy, unpopular type you can think of. However, recently it has gained traction like never before, with a movie reboot with an alternate timeline.
With Halloween around the corner, I have noticed in this past year, a large fluctuation in the amount of attention being brought to all forms of the occult and witchcraft. Articles and profiles revolving around media influencers, empaths, gurus, sensitives, and sage burners... Every Becky and Tom who has an instagram account can now hold the title of "WITCH" or "BRUJA/BRUJO" proudly under their signature. It is a self raised flag of their own volition and reward without any prior study.
Geneticists studying the DNA of today’s world population have discovered that Homo sapiens went nearly extinct sometime between 123,000 and 195,000 years in the past. Since today’s humans show a very low genetic diversity it is most likely that every human alive today can be traced back to the same small group of survivors of that period. According to the research by Curtis W. Marean, a professor of archaeology at the Arizona State University and the associate director of the institute of Human Origins, this small group of survivors, perhaps as small as a few hundred individuals, lived along the south coast of Africa, rich in shellfish and edible vegetation. This group of our human ancestors showed remarkable abilities. They recognized that they could change raw material by heating and could execute a long chain of processes to make the tools they needed. These processes were passed on to the next generations. In a 2010 article in Scientific American, Marean explained how anatomically modern humans survived the MIS 6 glacial stage 123 to 195 thousand years ago, a period during which the human population was limited to only a few hundreds breeding individuals. During this period, sea levels dropped more than a hundred meters and the sloping South African Agulhas Bank was transformed into a plain, on which humans could survive on shellfish and wash-ups from the sea.
“Do you think she’s having a good time?” Thanatos leaned over to Amora, who nodded.
I have always considered myself a spiritual person, never religious though. To me, the words religious and religion sound more descriptive of rituals and traditions; which the Holy Bible speaks against. Being a believer in Jehovah as the true God and Jesus as the Son of God and the Messiah, the Holy Bible is the religious book I choose to live my life by. Where the concept of God intrigues me, the story of Jesus (his life, his purpose, his divinity, and his relationship with God) fills me with fascination.
2019 the year of confusion’. In the latest Confused.com car insurance advert, Sons of Anarchy actor Timothy Murphy cruises along the modern-day highway much like a cool moral cowboy with stubble and blunt humour intact, squaring up to his sketchy societal opponents. ‘The worlds gone goo goo gaga’. Unstable politics, climate change inaction, fake news, technology, internet surveillance, social media influencers, and consumerism, all get a knowing nod. This advert really hits home and symbolises the bewilderment that many of us feel trying to tackle this daily disconnected minefield. Much of our regular routine is influenced by these factors, which are smoothly brought to the forefront. Although anger, judgement, and blame are natural initial responses that can fuel action, the driver's laid back logic is a trait to be admired for the long run, which can aid our navigation through these trying times.
In the last few days, the world of science news has experienced fantastic excitement.