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For the Love of Children – Copyright by Z 16.08.06

Let the children play
Let the children experience
Let the children fail
Let the children be serious

Don’t learn their lessons
Don’t live their life
Don’t hold back blessings
Don’t give them grief

For the love of children

Let the children live
Let the children learn
Let the children give
Let the children earn

A child’s life is a learning life
A life of pure excitement
A life of growth sans strife
A lesson through experiment

For your love of children

Do keep your eyes upon them
Do be astute and aware
Do keep them from harm
Do be firm but fair

Don’t be neglectful
Don’t be smothering
Don’t be selectful
Don’t be over-mothering

For the love of all children

They need to make mistakes
They need your constant support
They need to measure the stakes
They need to know the score

Do watch and yet allow
Do allow and yet be ready
Do be ready when asked how
Do answer honestly and steadily

ImageGoogle: "Happiness" by Chee Keong Lim, Malasya
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purple clouds
paint our prime dreams
pregnant rain

Helen©Di©s. 308, 20Jul18
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Does free will exist in the universe? (That would be a no.)

Is human behaviour ultimately a product of the Big Bang, and choice therefore an illusion?
If we believe in the Big Bang Theory – and the universe’s continuous expansion is a strong indication that such theory must be correct – the initial state of the universe was a single point (known as a singularity) that then expanded to the cosmos we know and perceive today, which, of course, includes us.

If so, there is a causal relationship between the Big Bang and us. In other words, free will is not allowed, and all of our actions are just a mere consequence of that first event. Such a view is known as “determinism”, or “super-determinism” (if one finds it productive to reinvent the wheel).

If we believe the initial state of the universe to be quantified by a rational number, we are inferring that it is periodic, non-chaotic and globally predictable in nature. But if the initial state is rather quantified by an irrational number, we are instead inferring that the universe is aperiodic, chaotic and therefore only locally predictable in nature.

Today, we know that the universe is chaotic.

From such a view, one can be tempted to interject that if free will does not exist, why do we punish criminals? It is not their fault, after all. A counter-argument to that is that punishment is the natural response to crime, such that global equilibrium can be sustained, and therefore punishment is just as unavoidable as the commission of wrongdoing.

Because the cosmos is clearly chaotic, we can observe time-reversibility only locally, rather than globally. This in turn means that free will is an inevitable illusion for us humans, due to our subjective perception of the universe, rather than its innermost nature._
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Japan’s love affair with fish began very early

Analyses show the use of ceramics was strongly linked to processing fish.

In Japan the rapid spread 11,000 years ago of a key new technology – pottery – was driven almost entirely by the need to store seafood.

This finding ... runs against expectations. It was assumed – although never investigated – that the sudden widespread adoption of pottery many years after its first emergence in East Asia around 20,000 years ago was because a warming climate made it necessary to store more and more terrestrial plant and animal food sources._

The results were surprising. Regardless of whether the pots were found buried inland or near the coast, in every case the testing returned traces of seafood. The association remained robust even for the much more numerous pots made and used after the end of the last Ice Age, despite the consequent expansion of forests and the abundant food species that lived within them.

The testing was carried out by extracting fat molecules from charred surface deposits, and using them to identify different species. The most common result for the oldest pots was salmon, with other marine and freshwater fish, as well as molluscs and even a few marine mammals being added to the haul as the climate warmed.
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Panoramic view of the Mezcala Bridge on Highway 95 in Mexico
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The Temple of Garni (lit. "pagan temple of Garni") is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia.
It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia and was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. According to some scholars it was not a temple but a tomb and thus survived the universal destruction of pagan structures. It collapsed in a 1679 earthquake and reconstructed between 1969 and 1975.,_Armenia,_2016-10-02,_DD_03.jpg
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#home #1
Host +maricris cabrera!

Sometimes I like to sleep in my attic room ... all furniture there are my first ones ... even my bad was made by my dad ... 40 years ago.

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First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber, provides important new information on the evolution of modern snakes, ...

"All of these data refine our understanding of early snake evolution, as 100-million year-old snakes are known from only 20 or so relatively complete fossil snake species," said Caldwell. "There is a great deal of new information preserved in this new fossilized baby snake."
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