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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Monday, March 18, 2013

How about a T.Rex in the Grand Canyon?

How would you like a herd of Wooly Mammoths roaming about in Minnesota? I figure they'd like someplace cooler than, say, here in Florida. Scientists are thinking about something called "de-extinction", even openly talking about it lately. 10 years ago, some scientists cloned an an extinct Pyrenean ibex from a frozen tissue sample that had been harvested before the goats became extinct. The clone only lasted minutes after birth. I am assuming this ibex clone was created in the same way as Dolly was.

This, of course, got the budding Frankensteins all atwitter and thinking about making Jurassic Park a reality and not just a series of movies.

Of course, once you bring back mammoths, you have to bring back their predators... the sabre-toothed tigers.  And Los Angeles thinks it has troubles with coyotes...

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