....thanks to the amazing Apple Leopard's Time Machine, but, also thanks to my lovely son Simon (who spent Saturday backing up the contents of my PowerBook onto an external hard drive and installing Leopard - and gave me the below as part of my Christmas present along with the wonderful IT Crowd), I'm now uploading to the blogging universe using MarsEdit. I love Apple!
....thanks to the amazing Leopard's Time Machine, but, also thanks to lovely Simon (who gave me the below as part of my Christmas present along with the wonderful IT Crowd), I'm now uploading to the blogging universe using MarsEdit. So I have plenty to smile about.
When renowned geneticist Spencer Wells is asked where the very first human lived, he responds:
“The unequivocal answer is that he lived in Africa.
Every piece of DNA in our bodies can be traced back to an African
source. The Y-chromosome traces back to eastern or southern Africa,
around 60,000 years ago…”
Wells, who is probably best known for his book The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, which is also the subject of a fascinating PBS special,
has collected blood samples from people all over the world to study the
human journey out of Africa and into the rest of the world.
Technological advances in a field known as population genetics have
made this possible. You can read the full interview with Wells here.
Basically, it comes down to this: We’re all related. Can we all just get along now? ::link
Any chance the BNP (and other racists) will take this on board? If they want everyone to go back to where they come from, Africa is going to get very crowded.
Since my son blogged about this, I have discovered thatboth my blogs are censored in China.
That's what comes of supporting the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.
I consider this to be a badge of honour! I'm in good company - the BBC,
the Guardian, Amnesty, Wikipedia etc.
Want to see if you are censored too? I have the idea that at least a couple of my friends will be! I won't say who you are, but I've looked and, yes, you are.
...and crossing roads in the dark, en route to a pond, have been coming
to a sad end. My brother-in-law,Dougal Urquhart, Country Park Ranger on
Mersea Island (off the north east Essex coast), and my sister were out
on a rescue mission last night. Read about this on his weblog about the
wildlife on the island :: link
This morning, I handed in my notice, and in a month or so (exact date TBC) I'll be starting at ThoughtWorks.
Exciting, and a bit scary. I'm looking forward to working with the
ThoughtWorkers - I think I'll really learn a lot. It's going to be a
struggle to keep up.
But I've been with my current employers for a long time, and it's a
wrench to leave. The people are lovely on the whole, and I've really
enjoyed my time here, but I do need to move on if I'm to keep learning
at the rate I want to.
I'm a Minister with Amida Shu, a Pureland Buddhist Order. Now semi-retired, I teach on-line and hold Pureland Buddhist sangha gatherings in Perth, Scotland. This site is mainly Buddhist in content. I share the teachings of the Head of our Order, Dharmavidya David Brazier