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  • Long As The Porcupine Lives
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    The word porcupine comes from the Latin words "p orcus spina", meaning "pig spines". The porcupine is a slow-moving, peaceful rodent. They are also vegetarians and mostly nocturnal. Their scientific name, Erethizon, means to 'irritate with back. ' The Porcupine is the second largest of all rodents. It has a small head, large, chunky body with a high arching back and short legs. Its head and body are 25 to 40 inches long, with long, thick, muscular tail growing as long as 8 inches. It weighs from...
  • Skulls And Big Bones Of Neandertals
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    The NeandertalsStaring into the gloom, I imagine the cave's ancient inhabitants, wrapped in bear skins, huddled near a fire. The haunches of a reindeer roast in the fire. A mother nurses her infant. Children playfully throw pieces of bone into the flames. An old woman tends the wounds of a hunter with an herbal ointment. The strong smells of smoke, unwashed bodies, and rotting carcasses thicken the air. Until recently, nobody would have assumed that the above passage (Rick Gore, pp. 6) was about...
  • Karmas From Past Lives
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    KARMA and REINCARNATION Navigate: Ashram| Guru deva | Newspaper | Church | Temple | Resources | HHE | Himalayan Academy Home Page The twin beliefs of karma and reincarnation are among Hinduism's many jewels of knowledge. Others include dharma or our pattern of religious conduct, worshipful communion with God and Gods, the necessary guidance of the Sat Guru, and finally enlightenment through personal realization of our identity in and with God. So the strong-shouldered and keen-minded rishis knew...
  • Nanobot
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    UPLOADING YOUR BRAIN... ' I'm sorry, Jim, but I just don't think it's right for a man's atoms to be scattered all over creation and then brought back together again. It's just not right. ' (Character, Dr. Leonard McCoy, original Star Trek series) I wonder what Bones would have to say about swallowing, or being injected with billions of microscopic robots, or nanobots, to enter into a three dimensional cyberspace - a virtual reality environment or to enable him to live forever? In an article that...
  • Body And The Mind
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    Are body and mind one and the same or are they two different entities that in a sense inhabit the same space? This is a philosophical question that no doubt many have tried to come up with an answer to. The mind is the center of our whole being. Our mind helps us to understand the world around us, as well as the person we are inside. The mind is our subconscious and conscious desires all wrapped up in one neat little package. Our mind is our hopes and our dreams that push us forward in life and ...
  • Teachings Of The Greek Philosopher Epicurus
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    Epicureanism Epicureanism, system of philosophy based chiefly on the teachings of the Greek philosopher Epicurus. The essential doctrine of Epicureanism is that pleasure is the supreme good and main goal of life. Intellectual pleasures are preferred to sensual ones, which tend to disturb peace of mind. True happiness, Epicurus taught, is the serenity resulting from the conquest of fear of the gods, of death, and of the afterlife. The ultimate aim of all Epicurean speculation about nature is to r...
  • Cell Wall Of The Ameba
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    Scientific name - Kingdom- Protist a, Phylum- Sacco ina, Class- Rhizopod ea, Order- Amoebida, Family- NA, Genus- Ameba, Species- proteus Description - Amebas are one of the simplest organisms with animal characteristics. They consist of a single cell that is only about one hundredth of an inch long and it can only be seen through a microscope. The ameba's body is shapeless and is a jelly like mass of material called protoplasm. Its cytoplasm is transparent. The central area is called the endopla...
  • El Salvador Incident
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    Undesirable want reveals indignant force for those who help others. As many helped in the El Salvador incident, they illustrated their want, their need to not only save their own, but people they didn t even know, which shows real character. Great saviors came out of this, yet many bodies were lost in the unbelievable pile of homogeneousness; all the same yet so far to reach, so far to touch, so far. As both a mass murder and also a haven for those who chose to save lives or attempt to save them...
  • Ancient Egyptians Heaven
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    Introduction The Ancient Egyptians were not obsessed with death but death was merely a sub-heading of the overall theme of religion with which they were obsessed. Death was just considered a transition period between the mortal and heavenly lives. Religion Religion was such a important part of the Egyptian civilization that it became their lives. The Egyptians lived and breathed religion and lived a life of worship. The Ancient Egyptians believed that their life on Earth was a test that would de...
  • Sparta's Living Body
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    Stars light up the frosty sky in the winter night, with their comforting blinks. Their mere presence is, if nothing else, a subtle proclamation of their watch over us. Their existence becomes all the more clear the farther away from the urban world you get. The wind's whisper of cold adds extra value to our homes, campfires and the things that help to keep us warm. Many people drive far away from their homes to enjoy such times in private. In a cabin high up in the mountains, a group of four fri...

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