I must admit that I’ve had to read the article at the below link a couple of times just to make sure it wasn’t some sort of April Fool’s joke but apparently it is real. Professor Sarah Ensor of the University of Michigan published and article in an academic article recently advocating humans should establish erotic relationships with plants! Yep you read that right. A university professor advocating humans and plants should have sexual relationships!
Ensor’s article explores “ecosexuality” which is a term referring to sexual relationships between humans and plants. She’s not alone in her assertion either btw. Advocates in the field argue that nature needs to be treated with love and, apparently, in Ensor’s case with erotic love. Advocates believe humans should “physically make love to the Earth.” Seriously? Does anyone besides me think this is……odd?
Professor Ensor is an English professor. She and others advocate humans should lick trees, roll around in the mud, and “engage in sexual acts with elements of nature.” WTH? They also advocate talking to nature erotically. Ensor and others are now also advocating that environmental spaces must welcome queer and polymorphous sexual identities which Sigmund Freud defined as the ability to receive sexual gratification from activities that are not normally associated with being sexual.
So this is where human evolution is leading us? Human/plant sex? The two are not even sexually compatible! To me this is all nonsense and even mentally ill. And we should make room for these people in our nature places so they can carry out their depravity?? What in the hell is wrong with the human species? This is NOT evolution but it sure as hell is looking more and more like devolution down a road we’ve not been down at all or in a long, long while! And Professor Ensor is a shining example of the lunacy in academia today IMO. And here’s the scary thing…..the Breitbart article says this “ecosexuality movement” is “growing in America.” Well of course it is because anything and everything outside of the historical normal today seems to be acceptable no matter how depraved it is!
Sex with plants OMG!! …….. hmmmm come to think of it………that rose bush I have growing outside is starting to look pretty good to me (wink, wink) ………….LMAO.
GOD HELP US ALL!!
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Evidence of the world’s largest dinosaur has been found in Scotland. The evidence comes in the form of footprints along with dozens of 170 myr fossil remains belonging to Sauropods found in a muddy lagoon on the Isle of Skye.
170 myr track from Scotland
These creatures were about 49 feet long and weighed more than 10 tons. Footprints from Theropods have also been found at the same location. These are the oldest dinosaur fossil remains found in Scotland thus far. Evidence from the Middle Jurassic period is rare so these finds are highly important to researchers. The finds also add more evidence that dinosaurs on the Isle of Skye were in fact there!
The following information is from the weblog of Paleoanthropologist Dr John Hawks:
Paleoanthropologist Dr John Hawks, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Luc Doyon and colleagues document several pieces of bone that were used in the process of removing fine, small flakes from the edges of stone artifacts, called “retouchers”
“These artefacts represent the first evidence from Eastern Asia for the use of bone as raw material to modify stone tools.”
“The Lingjing bone retouchers and the behavioural consistencies their analysis highlights show that in spite of the apparent simplicity of lithic reduction sequences identified at the site , Lingjing hominins integrated in their behavioural repertoire the use of bone fragments to shape stone tools.”
“These results corroborate the view that early Late Pleistocene cultural adaptations from China must be understood as reflecting original cultural trajectories whose degree of complexity cannot be evaluated solely through the study of lithic assemblages.” Continue Reading
Paleoanthropologist Dr John Hawks, University of Wisconsin-Madison
H/T to JR Bentley for this link:
Interesting points and observations from the blog of Dr John Hawks pertaining to the Foramen magnum as an indication of bipedalism…….
“Our results show that locomotion does not influence FM orientation in marsupials, rodents, or strepsirrhines, and that basicranial evolution is a complex phenomenon that must be explored in the context of each taxon’s unique evolutionary and developmental history.”
This is not the first paper to come to this result; Ruth and colleagues cite a number of others who have had similar conclusions either from a comparative or mechanical point of view.
“The obvious question is: What about early hominins? Two genera of Late Miocene and Early Pliocene primates, Sahelanthropus and Ardipithecus, have been argued to show evidence of an orthograde postural repertoire, largely due to their basicranial form, including foramen magnum orientation. For Sahelanthropus there is no otherevidence of posture; for Ardipithecus there is an abundance of postcranial evidence, none of which argues compellingly for an orthograde posture.”
“Our data from all three taxa examined show that locomotion and posture do not influence FM position or orientation, and we conclude that this is likely in hominids as well. Anterior migration of the foramen magnum in early, small-brained hominids likely reflects changes in the relative sizes of the brain’s components (i.e., an expanded neocortex) (Holloway, 1966 and Holloway et al., 2003), and as such is still a useful indicator of the behavior and biology of extinct species. Bipedality, however, should be inferred from the postcranium.” Continue Reading
Something I didn’t know was that the Dingo (Australian Wild Dog) is not native to Australia. In fact, the dingo was brought to Australia about 5 kya by human settlers from Asia. So the dingo is actually a native animal to Asia not Australia.
Regarding ants researchers at the University of Wurzburg have discovered that ants dress the wounds of their comrades suffered in battle. They believe such behavior is unique in the animal kingdom. The scientists studied the African Matabele ants and found that they actually do a pretty good job with their battlefield treatment. Without such medical attention about 80% of the ants would die but after getting the medical treatment only about 10% actually die.
Researchers consider this discovery astonishing because no other insect is known who does this. This species of ant lives in sub-Sahara Africa and often battles termites. They kill the termites and take them back to the nest and eat them. Termites are well armored and have powerful jaws and in battles they often bite off legs from the ants. When this happens the injured ant calls for a “medic” by excreting a chemical substance. The “medic” carries the injured ant back to the nest where other ants treat the wound by “licking” it intensely. This is believed to be a cleaning of the wound possibly with some sort of excreted antimicrobial substances. Continue Reading