At 04:47 PM Wednesday 10/27/04, d.brin wrote:
Former brineller Stefan Jones passed on this:
------------ --- Stefan Jones <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
. . . in case you haven't already seen this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3948165.stm
"Scientists have discovered a new and tiny species> of human that lived> in Indonesia at the same time our own ancestors were> colonising the> world.
The new species - dubbed "the Hobbit" due to its> small size - lived on> Flores island until at least 12,000 years ago."
Yeah, it's breathtaking. One more piece for the Great Jigsaw puzzle.
I find it truly stunning how many people can shrug off stuff like this, preferring instead a tiny, cramped cosmos just 6,000 years old, scheduled to end any-time-now in a scripted stage show of unfathomable violence and cruelty.
An ancient and immense and ongoing cosmos is so vastly more dramatic and worthy of a majestic Creator. Our brains, capable of exploring His universe, picking up His tools and doing His work, seem destined for much greater tasks than cowering in a small groups of the elect, praying that some of our neighbors will go to perdition...
Meanwhile, I am told that those marvelous placards at the Grand Canyon, telling about the layering of geological eras, wonderfully vivid before the eye, have been taken down and replaced with bible passages.....
I myself like Psalms 19:1 . . .
-- Ronn! :)
Ronn Blankenship Instructor of Astronomy/Planetary Science University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL
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