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Originally posted on Rashid's Blog:

In early times roads were used for transporting people and goods. People walked or used animals. Roads were tracks or traces that often used or paralleled game trails. Roads also were and are careers of ideas.

One example that still exists in the US is the Natchez Trace.

Natchez Trace is an ancient route that extends roughly around 440 miles from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, linking the Cumberland, Tennessee and Mississippi rivers.

Natchez Trace was Used for centuries. Paleo-Indians used it (12,000-8,000 BC). Native Americans also used it. It was later used by early European and American explorers, traders and emigrants in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Portions of the trace are deeply eroded due to years of travel. In some areas near Jackson, Mississippi, the sunken or old trace is as much as 6 feet lower than surrounding land.

First Roads

In the civilization of Mesopotamia…

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Originally posted on Raxa Collective:

Intermediate Egret by Brinda Suresh - RAXA Collective

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Originally posted on Alois Absenger:

PHWK0846 Absenger

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Originally posted on The Secular Jurist:

Few things in science get crazier than quantum mechanics, with related theories sometimes sounding more like paranormal activity than physics. So when such theories gain experimental proof it’s a big day for physicists.

Quantum entanglement is a curious phenomenon that occurs when two particles remain connected, even over large distances, in such a way that actions performed on one particle have an effect on the other. For instance, one particle might be spun in a clockwise direction. The result on the second particle would be an equal anti-clockwise spin.

Continue reading:  Physicists prove Einstein’s ‘spooky’ quantum entanglement

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  The ramifications of this development staggers the imagination, for it challenges the normal human perception of a three-dimensional universe.  The great distances which we see as insurmountable to interstellar space travel might simply be a barrier created by our own ignorance.  Although this research into quantum entanglement…

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Originally posted on Bharata Bharati:

Nalanda, Bihar

A public statement by concerned Indian historians, archaeologists and scholars of Indian civilization 

On 26 October, 53 Indian historians voiced alarm at what they perceived to be the country’s “highly vitiated atmosphere” and protested against attempts to impose “legislated history, a manufactured image of the past, glorifying certain aspects of it and denigrating others….” This was soon followed by an “Open letter from overseas historians and social scientists”, 176 of them, warning against “a dangerously pervasive atmosphere of narrowness, intolerance and bigotry” and “a monolithic and flattened view of India’s history.”

Such closely-linked statements appearing with clockwork regularity in India and abroad — there have been several more from various “intellectual” circles — are a well-orchestrated campaign to create a bogeyman and cry wolf. They are neither intellectual nor academic in substance, but ideological and, much more so, political.

As historians, archaeologists and academics specializing in diverse aspects of Indian…

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Originally posted on GarryRogers Nature Conservation and Science Fiction (#EcoSciFi):

“Efforts to foster forests and slow deforestation, which is one of the leading causes of global warming, are largely being glossed over by most nations as they prepare for a historic round of climate negotiations.”  From:

GR:  Deforestation, a direct response to our growing population and its desire for meat and forest products, is a large part of the developing world’s economic-growth scenario.  The United Nations “sustainable development” nonsense is continuing to support such growth and block our defense of the Earth and its ecosystems.

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Originally posted on Raxa Collective:

photo credit: Gururaj Moorching photo credit: Gururaj Moorching

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Originally posted on Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean:

our true self

We cannot improve ourselves; we can only realize more and more of our true selves…

~ Bashar

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Originally posted on Friendly Fairy Tales:


Torn and nibbled,
not one undamaged leaf remains.
Frost-rimed in the morning,
and then rain-drenched all day.
Beset, bewildered and bedraggled,
yet they shine.
Inner beauty shines.

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

Paris, you shine. Nothing anyone does can take that from you. From your diversity to your bridges, churches, parks, islands, to your museums divine, you shine. Vive la France!!

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