We all have different ways of coping with the death of a spouse or loved one. Some mourn for long periods while others mourn for shorter periods. Some withdraw from life for a time while others “carry on.” In Western society we mourn death most often with crying while in other societies they actually celebrate death. How we cope with death is a cultural construct.
Some people have a very difficult time coping with death while others do not. This all said, I want to inform you that for the time being Dr Peron will remain in Argentina near his wife’s burial. At this point we do not know if or when he will return. He and his wife were very close, inseparable, and he, frankly, is not dealing with the accident or her passing very well. He is with relatives there and will continue to stay with them for the time being. He has lost interest in everything and is only focused on his now deceased spouse.
So for the foreseeable future we (Barb and myself) will keep things here going as he has requested of us. At this point we do not know if this is for the short or long-term but for whatever it is we will carry out his wishes. It is our hope that those who come here will respect his wishes also.
To say that this is a very difficult time would be an understatement. It is a very trying time for everyone.
The blog will remain unchanged and Barb and myself will continue to put up new posts just as has been the routine in the past. The policies initiated by Peron on this site will also continue the same. There will be times when Barb and myself will be busy with other things or out working in the midst of nowhere and in those times there will be no new posts. There is plenty here to read so this should not be a problem. When such times come up we will post it here so everyone will know we are not available and we will also post when we plan to return so that you will know.
I want to thank everyone for the prayers and thoughts and for keeping things moving here. I will keep you posted on Peron as I get information.
Thank you all,
The weather around the world this month has been nothing short of odd and wild. Snow in Denver, baseball size hail in various places, snow out of season, and where I live last week it reached 31 degrees on the desert mountains with a dusting of snow which all is unheard off for the month of May.
According to Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn of WeatherAction, “The developing Mini ice-age is now in a NEW PHASE and here to stay 20 years.” And THAT is significant IMO.
Solar activity continues to weaken and it appears it is not going to strengthen anytime soon. In fact, analysts are saying it is going to weaken even more. Some researchers also now say we can expect temps 30 degrees below normal in many places within the next 12 months. They also say to expect a fall in average sea temps. Further some are saying that all of this combination will also weaken the geo magnetic field which will only compound solar effects.
Good afternoon everyone. I am back and will post some things later this evening or sometime tomorrow. I want to thank Barb for “holding down the fort.” Good job! Just to let you know Peron is not back and I will post more about that later.
Hold onto your hats because we might have a really BIG “illegal” from Mexico (no pun intended) right in our midst and it’s so big you can’t miss it. What I’m referring to is Mt. Stuart in Washington state. Some geologists have raised the theory that it may have actually once been a part of Mexico that broke off and moved one thousand miles north into what is today Washington state. Continue Reading
The field of genetic research continues to be fascinating and more and more it’s becoming possible to bring back extinct species such as the woolly mammoth but my question is, “is it wise?”.
I’d love to see a real living woolly mammoth or a big breathing sabre tooth cat and genetic science is now on the verge of being able to bring such creatures back into existence but for what purpose? Marketing? Zoo exhibits? Personal pets or oddities?
The ecosystems that these extinct animals existed in are no longer present on our planet for the most part. Climate change helped spur their extinction. To bring them back just to satisfy our own curiosity might not be such a good idea. Would they survive in today’s environment? What about the disease factor? Continue Reading
Genetic studies and new discoveries are now changing the way with thought of human evolution and human migration and in a growing number of cases that genetic evidence and new discoveries are turning out to be one surprise after another. Honestly though, I’m glad to see this happening because what genetic studies and these new finds are doing is expanding our vision and correcting some erroneous thinking that we’ve had for a long time.
Lately, we’ve begun to find that the popular Out of Africa theory may not be wholely correct with the discovery of a Neanderthal ancestor in Spain. We’ve now discovered that migrations were not solely out of Africa but there appear to have been many into Africa. Recently, we’ve also discovered that early man was in the Northern Yukon of Canada an amazing 300 kya which is later than anyone thought, to say the least.
We’ve also begun to uncover the mysterious Denisovans and come to find out that two genes (TBX15 & WARS2) are critical in how the body deals with fat in cold climates and heat. This study also is showing us that Inuit DNA matches very well with Denisovan DNA and that another possibility might be that what we are looking at is an archaic variant which evolved in Homo erectus somewhere in the high latitutdes of Asia about 1 mya. Continue Reading
I ran across this last night as I was surfing the net and wanted to share it with everyone here because the state of preservation is so amazing that this dinosaur fossil looks like a statue. It shows every detail of the now extinct creature and gives us a really good look at what this species actually looked like.
The fossil is of an 110 myr Nodosaur commonly known as the “four legged tank.” It was discovered by a miner named Shawn Funk in Alberta, Canada at the Millennium Mine. It’s the most well preserved fossil of its kind ever found to date. It took researchers six years to get this thing out of the rock it was preserved in. Its skin and armor is completely preserved and is the best in the world according to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Continue Reading