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It's all about choices: the Matrix is real. We Are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience.

It's all about choices: the Matrix is real. We Are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience.

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With a B.A. in psychology and a masters in education, I'm a psychological counselor-advisor, college professor-academic adviser, author-writer, music journalist. mitchLOP8@yahoo.com

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Washoe, the chimpanzee who could use ASL (American Sign Language)


I learned about chimpanzees from a class in undergraduate anthropology, where I later had the wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. Jane Goodall speak to us in 1995 about her experiences with these creatures. This is the story of Washoe, a female chimp who could use sign language to communicate. Other primates have been taught to do this--but this is Washoe's story. By the way: chimps and humans share 99% similar DNA. I don't agree totally with Darwin--but there is SOMETHING more to this story than most people know--or want to accept.

https://www.friendsofwashoe.org/meet/washoe.html


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Antikythera mechanism


The Antikythera mechanism in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Perhaps you’ve heard of it before? If not, the mechanism itself is for recording astronomical phenomena and is the most sophisticated from the ancient world, by about a 1,000 years. It was discovered in 1900, close to the island of Antikythera, in the remains of a shipwreck. It dates to ca 150-100 BC. It’s made of bronze and contained over 30 gears, dials, scales, axels and pointers. The zodiac scale (written in the Greek names for the signs) is located on the front side of the mechanism. The earliest “computer” known to man!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Natural--and very rare--weather events called "sprites" that occur in certain kinds of thunderstorms.