A Rhyme For Our Times

One America
Two Americas
Red America
Blue America

This one drives
A hybrid car
That one digs
For coal and tar

One group wants
To build a wall
Another demands
Health care for all

Black lives
Blue lives
All lives matter
Which one is true?
Go ask one another

This group has a swastika
Another is the antifa
Say! What a lot
Of groups there are

Some have knives
And some have bats
This one has guns
Imagine that!

They shout and scream
And blame each other
The violence grows
It makes one shudder

Rocks are thrown
And storefronts smashed
The anger grows
When heads are bashed

The fake news shows
The reality
Of who we are
For the world to see

From east to west
And north to south
A nation torn
Without a doubt

Could make us stronger
When will we
All live together?

[with apologies to Dr. Seuss]

via Daily Prompt


Were Neanderthals Religious?

Peron Rants

Far from being the club carrying brutes we’ve made them out to be a woman named Barbara King asks if Neanderthals were religious on Dr John Hawk’s weblog. King things Neanderthals contemplated in some ways the “mysteries of life.”

Neanderthal Man_1

Dr Hawks says he has come to believe that “the recognition of morality and cultural practices associated with death may be among the deepest behavioral aspects of human evolutionary history.” Dr Hawks is a Paleoanthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (see link below).

Personally, I think Neanderthals did have some concept on a afterlife as evidenced by some of their burials with flowers, etc. I do NOT believe Neanderthals were the club carrying brutes we’ve made them out to be! These were intelligent ancient human ancestors who survived in some harsh climates and survival takes intelligence! The ignorant die quickly when survival is at stake.



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