LEARNING DESPITE OUR UNIVERSAL BANTU EDUCATION

The Pocket Golems

 “They made Golems to do their work?”
“They were not Golems, old one.”
“A new abomination, then? A new species corrupted to perpetrate evil and torture the land?”
“No sir, not a new species, they are

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Metallic Inheritance, The Lego in your Vaccines

 Jenny looks at the orderly line of vibrating Styrofoam balls hovering just out of reach. She can see Jones from the corner of her eye, fervently adjusting parameters on his keyboard. The balls respond by changing formation, a bit like those acrobatic airplanes, only there are at least twenty, sometimes more balls flying in perfect synchronicity. Occasionally a number of balls would drop out of formation for no apparent reason, only for more balls to arise from the table, resulting in a different pattern to materialize as if out of nothing. These pattern changes could be subtle, almost indiscernible from the previous, or dramatically different. Jones keeps telling her something about sound waves, standing still in some locust or was that low keys but anyway there the balls all fall down and Jones is looking at her with a grin that says "was I a good dog ?"

“They say the Vedic Indians used this to move huge stone slabs to build their monumental temples and things.”

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Trickle-Down Economics and the Measles Pandemic

“You must understand, this system (of wealth aggregation to a few individuals) was not for a month, or a year, it is for ever. Eventually all this money will be competed out, and that’s when it will benefit everyone…(shrugs) …or something like that.” Jaimi Dimon, CEO of JPMorganChase, the “world’s most successful banker”, explaining to Congress the principle of Trickle-Down Economics.

We shall not discuss trickle-down economics here, we have a complete separate category where we make fun of the fables we are forced to live by. The thing is supposed to work like this: The more money the millionaire has, the more he spends, and that is when each of us get our share of his fortune. So, your duty is make sure the millionaire gets as rich as possible, because his wealth will trickle down to you. This has absolutely nothing to do with this article, except this one thing: America is gaining millionaires every day. Not only those who get rich in America, but the rest of the world’s millionaires are flocking to America. According to trickle-down theory, Americans must surely be the most prosperous people on earth, getting richer every day, no?

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Why is Global Warming Making it Snow so much?

Climate change deniers have a popular meme to ridicule the Global Warming crowd. You know the one: Dude stands knee-deep in snow, and says something like “Global warming my @.s”

 The Warmers have only one defence: Ridicule the deniers for “hating science”. Neither of these factions are much represented in the scientific community, as neither of them seem to understand primary school science. This ignorance does not stop some people from declaring open war on any and all who disagree with whatever theory is currently being presented as “science”.

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A Simple Electro-Mechanical Assessment of GMO Toxicity

Every living cell contains at the very least a single strand of genetic coding consisting of a long, complex string of molecules called Nucleic Acids, for they form the Nucleus of the living cell. Cover this in a lump of protein jelly, and you have a Virus. The term ‘virus’ is not equal to ‘disease’, the same way as ‘mammal’ incudes, but does is not confined to ‘predator’ or ‘cow’. Also, ‘acid’ pertains to  any substance with surplus positively charged hydrogen atoms (H+)available. A virus is almost not even alive, and needs living cells to reproduce.

The next level of complexity in a cell, is a slightly more complex collection of nucleic acids, arranged in the general shape of a long ribbon. This Ribbon of Nucleic Acid (RNA) is encased in a fatty membrane, rather than just a lump of protein jelly. We can call this a bacterium, or, inside a more complex cell, this simple RNA-driven cell can be found as Mitochondria. These are very interesting cells, but there in one more level of complexity for us to consider:

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The Infamously Unknown Insect Conciousness of the Human

 We have Reptilian Brains, Monkey Brains and Human Brains. All in one skull. We are so evolved, apparently we don’t need our insect brains. At least they are starting to discuss the fungal brain. Even the direct connection between the guts and the psyche is becoming clear, but so far our insect self is relegated to the level of chemical processes or at most hormonal discharges. This cultured and calculated bit of public ignorance has been weaponised, and we are falling over ourselves to pull those triggers...

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  • APOTECHARY

    A licensed health practitioner would sell advice and nostrums on a page like this. We can't, but here are the things we use. If you find some reason to grow your own, or learn to make something, you may find a few useful bits of information here. Not well populated yet, we do more on our knees in the mud than we talk about it sitting down.

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  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    Dani and her Nikon looking at the world.

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  • ENGINEERING

    Purpose-built and innovative helpful structures

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    • MOTORFIX

      Emergency fault finding and repair for small motors, such as generators, lawnmowers and pumps.

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    • 3D Print

      Design and manufacture of plastic objects up to 250x250x270 volume.

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  • FICTION

    Sometimes, the truth is just too absurd for words. Stories have many words one can borrow, new eyes, new ways of listening.

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  • THE BIOME

    Every living thing is in an environment it shares with other organisms. Every living thing is an environment shared by other organisms. Every environment is a living organism.

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