Share Your World, June 2019, Last week!

Share Your World

Share Your World, 6-24-19

QUESTIONS:

Are you more a thinker or a doer? (credit to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove for this one)

Definitely more of a thinker, in fact, one may say that I over think.

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Why is beauty associated with mortality?

I actually have no idea. I guess it’s because it’s a reminder of what we are getting closer too? Although I know of some people who’ve been going grey their whole lives. It’s a sad thing to say but we can go at anytime, we’re just really lucky if we get to stay here a while.

If everyone spoke their mind (told the literal truth), would this world be a better place?

I feel like a lot more people do that these days and look how well that’s going. The funny thing is, Republicans thinks a lot of us “lefties” are holding back. They are right to an extent, but I think I can do better than them. I don’t have to REALLY tell them what I think about them…They know. I can still be polite and insult,lol.

Can religious beliefs affect scientific thinking?

I’m sort of iffy with this question. At this time, Australia is divided between the science and faith. Some may say that to do science is to have a kind of faith. Faith that your ideas, theories and experiments will work. Whatever “it” is. I don’t think you can have one without the other, they will always “collide” together.


Attitude of Gratitude

If you’d like to, share some gratitude in photo, written form or song. 

I just love this song. It really is actually helping me to “calm down”.

Uploaded by: Taylor Swift

Premiered on 17 Jun 2019

Worlds Aids Day (1st December)

Tomorrow is actually Worlds Aids Day, but I wanted to write about it now.

I feel it’s a little poignant that the “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie has come out recently, or it’s just me. In fact I’ve been noticing that there has been a lot of QUEEN related things around at the moment. Although, possibly the most famous person to get HIV/AIDS (of which there are numerous) I don’t think Freddie would like to be remembered that way though. I don’t think he’d want his name to always be in connection with “AIDS Day”.

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He was more than Aids…He was FREDDIE MERCURY!

 

Tikaalik

What is a Tikaalik?

Tikaatlik – Wikipedia

A Tikaalik is a lobe-finned fish from the late Devonian period (375 million years ago).

I was watching a series of David Attenboroughs. I love the guy, I really do, he does so much for animals and their conservation. As well as his absolutely brilliant documentaries. I do not watch them that often though, mainly because they leave me crying most of the time.

So, what is so special about this lobe-finned fish?

As I learnt on this particular season. The discovery of this fish was a historic discovery. It was the first fish that walked out of the water! It was the next step in the evolution change!

Did I spell lobe-finned fish, correct enough times?

 

Oooahhh, ahhh…That’s how it always starts…Then later there’s running and screaming…

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In a sci-fi twist, Tasmanian tigers could actually be coming back from extinction

Over 80 years ago the Tasmanian Tiger became extinct. Now it seems like they have found a new cloning technique that may bring the animal back

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Now here is something that you may not know: The closest living relative to the Tasmanian Tiger is the Asian Elephant!

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Autopsy!

You didn’t see that one coming, did you?!

I don’t normally write about television shows, but this one is amazing and I just wanted to share…My partner gives me “Not this again” eyes, when I try telling him about the newest episode.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of…Is about certain well known, mainly celebrities who have died seemingly before their time, or have a lot of Myths surrounding their deaths. It does take into account some of the Myths, because sometimes the Myths to do have some truth to them. The deaths are investigated by either one of three different forensic pathologist/psychologist.

  • Dr Richard Shepherd – Has been in the most episodes.
  • Dr Anjula Mutanda
  • Jason Payne-James

So far the ones that I have seen are about Michael Hutchence (INXS), Robin Williams, Bruce Lee and Marilyn Monroe. As well as some I have not yet seen (the show is usually on here at 11pm at night on a ‘work night’) Such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Maurice Gibbs and Janis Joplin. There were a couple of others that I have seen, but they have been a little less known. The show is narrated by Iain Glen (aka Jorah Mormont).

If you are interested in the mind and are kind of interested in how peoples minds work before their deaths, this is a good show for that. This isn’t really a “crime” show because none of these people died while necessarily committing a crime. It’s all about what lead up to their deaths and what it might have been like for them in the last 25 hours of their lives. How possibly, if it all, their deaths could have been prevented.

Take the Bruce Lee “case” for example, an injury roughly three year prior to his death…Ultimately caused his death. A slipped disc three years prior meant that Bruce Lee started to take steroids quiet regularly. We know now the dangers of constant steroid taking, but Bruce Lee and I doubt the people around him knew that much about it at the time. Only a couple of months earlier he had collapsed and the only reason he did not die that particular time was because they were able to get to the hospital on time.

Whereas and probably the saddest one that I watched was about Robin Williams and while ultimately he died by his own hands. There were SO many factors in his death, not just that he was “unhappy”. You probably have heard rumours that Robin Williams had Parkinson or something similar. It was determined that Robin Williams died by Lewy Body Dementia. 

Lew Body Dementia is a rare form of Dementia and something that I would not wish on my worse enemy, let alone Robin Williams, who brought so much joy. It not only causes your usual dementia symptoms, but it becomes much more severe. It’s almost like you have Parkinsons AND Alzheimer together, on top of that the person suffering is more like to suffer from extreme hallucinations.

While the above is depressing, it’s made me realise that Robin Williams it STILL a hero to me when it comes to mental health. I’m sure if he hadn’t of had Lewy he would have fought his depression.

Back on topic…

If this seems like an interest to you, please watch it! It is completely fascinating.

 

It was written in the stars

I found this article while at work and it was just so fascinating and the articles that lead off from it are just as cool.

Astronomers may now fully understand why the sky is dark at night

I am not really a Scientist type person, so I had to read the article a few times to understand, but even re-reading the article was fascinating. They believe there may be even MORE galaxies than originally thought (approx. 2 TRILLION galaxies).

The one that lead on from this one was We’re on a collision course with the Andromeda Galaxy — here’s what will happen to Earth

If you don’t want to read this, I’ll give you a short rundown. The Milky Way will be colliding with the Andromeda Galaxy, in about 3.75 billions years though. Not much will happen to Earth (if we haven’t already destroyed our own planet by then). However, the night sky will apparently be “something we have never seen before”. Please watch the slideshow, it is so awesome!