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Archive for February, 2008

Life on Earth – Bacteria frozen in Antarctic Ice

Posted by ghostpipe73 on February 22, 2008

I was recently alerted by a friend of mine about the existence of bacteria in ice, not any old ice but ice from frozen lakes in Antarctica. Browsing the net I found several articles which shed some light on this new-found phenomenon, quite interesting to me since I’m not much of a bacteria sort of a person. But what actually aroused my curiosity was the mere fact that there is actually life where you think there wouldn’t be any. I’m quite sure if such extreme conditions can harbour a certain kind of life form, then what more to say the nearest planets to Earth such as Mars which would presumably harbour much more “high standard” life forms, not just bacterias.

Read the article on bacteria found in Lake Vostok, Antarctica here.

The survival of us human beings on the planet is one that all of us question the most, since we are very much responsible for almost all of the happenings on the planet. I view the doings of man in the modern world as suicidal tendencies; we know some if not most of the things we do to ourselves is doing us no good, yet we still slave ourselves to doing what our lustful desires beg us to do. Lustful desires not only to lustfully covet all natural wealth of the Earth, but also to lustfully take control of all things that were once natural and turn it into something that makes us (or at least makes us think we are) equivalent to the seats held by those who created the Universe.

God must be thinking, Those idiots down there, who do they think they are?


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What’s Hot and What’s Not, Sat 16 Feb 2008

Posted by ghostpipe73 on February 17, 2008

What’s Hot:

Greek Salad.  I crave for this stuff.  I’m a salad freak.  The olives are the best part, gives me truncated testosterone runs.  Probably not a manly thing to say but like I give a @#$%.

Greek Salad

What’s Not:

Northern Illinois University shooting which so far has claimed 7 lives. My son is my greatest worry when the word school is mentioned.

Northern Illinois University shooting killing 7 people so far

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Whaling things

Posted by ghostpipe73 on February 14, 2008

These are some articles and videos of whales taken in their natural habitat.

I don’t see why our friends from the land of the rising sun prefer to have them for dinner. Some aspects of culture are better kept as memoirs in history books. I’m glad most of my fellow tribal brothers do not chop off heads of adversaries after a soccer match on a Sunday afternoon. Note the operative word, most.

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Earth’s future civilisation may rest in their hands

Posted by ghostpipe73 on February 14, 2008

My interest with giant squids actually started after I watched a Discovery Channel documentary some time ago about how, in the next cycle of life on Earth (should there be another cycle), the evolution of the squid is predicted to occur such that they will be the most intelligent of all the surviving species on Earth at that time.  Scientists from around the globe have in fact tested the intelligence level of cuttlefish, squids and octopuses (family of cephalopods class of mollusk) with some promising but nevertheless highly disputed results.

The photo shown here was taken by the crew of Tsunemi Kubodera, a scientist with Japan’s National Science Museum, who caught the 24-foot (7-meter) animal in September 2005 near the island of Chichijima, some 600 miles (960 kilometers) southeast of Tokyo.

Giant squid captured 600 miles off the coast of Tokyo, Japan

If there is truth in the documentary about cephalopods ruling Earth in the next cycle, then I would tell these delicate yet deadly sea creatures to take heed and learn from the mistakes made by man, who despite being the most intelligent creatures in the current cycle of life, has managed to unceremoniously ravaged nature from almost all of its resources in pursuit of development.  I do hope they will make much, much smarter stewards of the planet.  I think they might, since they survived our development malice.

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Phantom car – real or hoax?

Posted by ghostpipe73 on February 12, 2008

I found this in youtube. You decide whether it’s real or otherwise. I think it’s real. But then again I watched Blair witch project and thought it was real. Enjoy the vid, folks.

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