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Zeresenay Alemseged Finding the origins of humanity

Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged in looking for the roots of humanity in Ethiopia’s badlands. Here he talks about what he has found – including the oldest skeleton yet discovered of a hominid child — and how Africa holds the clues to what makes us human.”

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I love this stuff. Finding the origins of humanity, anthropology, archeology and History have been favorites of mine for a while. I guess it started when I read what to day is still a favorite of mine, namely H.G. Wells’s ‘A Short History of the World’ which despite being dyslectic, I could hardly put down… and then I discovered and went on to listen to H.G. Wells – The Outline of History audio book read by Bernard Mayes and it is a truly stunning production.

I’m a big fan of most of the Sciences and I guess that’s natural enough since as a Metallurgist/Engineer I studies a few of the sciences and drifted towards the others. The money orientated specialties bore me, to me the invention or the understanding is far more important to me than the financial rewards.

I guess if it came down to whether or not you can ‘take anything with you’, I figure knowledge, understanding and a clear conscience would be about it, and if there is a hell, it’s going to be not being able to hide the truth or your motives and if it’s a place, it will most likely be full of Lawyers (spit on the floor) Pedophiles, Politicians, Bankers, Corporate Executives, Religious Bigots, Arms Dealers, Corrupt Police, Lazy Doctors and Hummer Drivers… why would you be scared of just ‘burning in Eternal Hell, if the alternative was an eternal Hell with the aforementioned?

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Wizard of Id

Cartoon wee bit weird for Wizard.

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I’m a big fan of Wizard of Id… it’s in one of my homepages but the DSL threw me.

Website: Wizard of Id

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Gore Vidal on liberty

Vidal: “We’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now. What freedoms we had have now been eliminated — Magna Carta guaranteed us due process of law, the only good thing England left us”.

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Vidal: “We’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now. What freedoms we had have now been eliminated — Magna Carta guaranteed us due process of law, the only good thing England left us”.

If you have not read Gore Vidal’s books, you’ve missed out on an eloquent of outspoken critic of the American political Establishment and history in general. He’s a writer of the order of H.G. Wells (The Outline of History), Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Plato and Socrates.

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Gore Vidal on the media

I know it’s short and sweet… but he said what he must on this subject, do not trust the commercial media, look deeper into the issues, either you are going to live on big Macs all your life; you are what you eat, or you make an effort to have a balanced diet.

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I know it’s short and sweet… but he said what he must on this subject, do not trust the commercial media, look deeper into the issues, either you are going to live on big Macs all your life; you are what you eat, or you make an effort to have a balanced diet.

Hey if your only going to get one life, may as well make it a good one, don’t spend all your life trying to win at the Rat race, hey if you win your still a rat. Try something a bit more balanced, examine what you do and how you live.

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