Ninja Kittenz 4 Justice, plus cold fusion, alchemy, nervous worms, and I have finally solved the mystery of what is wrong with the human race
Ninja Kittenz 4 Justice
Normally I don’t post silliness like this but I couldn’t resist this one. And I’m taking a day off so decided not to continue with any of the depressing posts I have been working on. In fact I’ll scan the web and see if I can find some uplifting news to report on. I’ve also been getting requests for more pictures and posts about Dick Cheney’s cat, those are in the works too.
Here we go, in science news, cold fusion is heating up again. “Cold fusion” was announced with much fanfare in 1989, got an extremely skeptical reception from the scientific community, and dropped off the radar. Cold fusion is the idea that some nuclear reactions can occur at room temperature. And while it dropped off the radar, research continued quietly in many countries, because there were puzzling things happening in these experiments, and the promise of almost unlimited energy being produced in a bucket has obvious appeal. Anyhow, the Navy has announced purportedly successful research on cold fusion. Will it pan out or turn out to be another bubble in the bucket? Watch this space.
Oddly enough, I have a speculation about cold fusion that I have never seen anyone else mention. What if room temperature nuclear reactions were discovered in the past? Alchemy was about changing lead into gold. Maybe someone once figured out a way to strip a few protons from lead atoms at room temperature, changing them into gold atoms. Alchemists were extremely secretive about their research, fearing it would be misused by evil people, so the secret was lost. As I said though, wild speculation. Here’s Wikipedia on cold fusion and alchemy.
In ground breaking research, study of the nervous system of worms has shown fairly conclusively that they indeed are the precursors to all nervous systems, including ours. Previously it was thought that the differences were too great for them to be the same, that the nervous systems of bugs and animals and such had evolved independently after their ancestors split from a common source. Now it has been shown that the way all nervous systems develop in embryos, especially their “molecular anatomy” is so strikingly similar that it almost certainly had a common origin. This isn’t terribly surprising, a lot of modern research has shown that many characteristic features of life evolved from the same source, despite their myriad differences. For example it has been shown that every eye on the planet evolved from an original very simple light sensitive cell.
Again though, there is some information here that I have not seen speculated upon. Worms have their nervous systems along their bellies, so at some time in the past our ancestors flipped over somehow, what is now our front was actually once our back. And if we go further back in the evolutionary tree, what was once our hind end in our primitive jellyfish like ancestors, eventually evolved into our heads. So in other words (the astute readers are way ahead of me by now I suspect) human beings are actually built upside down and backwards. I think this explains a lot. In fact, I believe it may explain everything that is wrong with our race.
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