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April 2013

Today is Earth Day

"Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain, For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain. America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea."
― George Carlin

Last night before bed, I read the editor's note to the May, 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine. Chris Johns introduced a page-94 story on fertilizers, and how they affect our waters and planet. In his foreword to the story, Johns wrote:

There is a stream on my property...I take my responsibility as its caretaker seriously...the stream may be mine, but the water belongs to everybody...A river or stream is a cycle of energy from sun to planets to insects to fish. It is a continuum broken only by humans.

In this manner, each one of us is able to save the planet today by doing just one thing. Pick up a piece of trash blowing across the road. Properly discard of a careless cigarette smoker's butt. Have bag in hand and collect the nitrogen-rich fertilizer missed by a dog walker's negligently cqareless scoop. Ignore the pollution and the rain will perform the ageless task of recycling poisons into the drinking water of our children.

Today is the day that you do not have to explain to anybody why you are hugging a tree.

Today is the day that it is OK to enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face, and rest a moment or hour to watch the grass grow. You will gain more from such experience than spending five hours like the average American does by watching television. Enjoy the earth today and re-explore your priorities.

As a naturalist observing the variety of life, every day was Earth Day to Charles Darwin. In addition to his love for plants and insects, reptiles, and mammals, Darwin was a Notmilkman.

Charles Darwin was one sick primate, and became healthy after years of illness only by eliminating milk from his diet.

Although Charles Darwin refrained from using the phrase "Survival of the Fittest" in the original edition of his 1859 work ("The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection"), "survival of the fittest" was added in later editions due to the evolution controversy. History shows that Darwin was not so fit. Truth is, Darwin barely survived his addiction to milk and milk-based products, and the result of his love for dairy nearly ended his life. Where would we be today without his theory of evolution? I'd be a monkey's uncle if I was able to figure that one out.

As you consider this Earth Day and the miracle of life...

Consider that every second of every minute of every day, a star explodes creating a supernova with temperatures in excess of 100 million degrees. These massive explosions cause helium atoms to merge and create carbon, and later on during the starburst, iron. Every single atom of iron and carbon within each of our bodies had its origin in the center of a star. I find that to be profound.

Although modern medicine prides itself on the progress made over the past 150 years, when the subject of milk comes to the diagnostic table, one sees evidence of little or no intellectual evolutionary progress.

In this 21st century, one could visit two dozen typically ill informed physicians with various symptoms, such as bouts of vomiting, gut pain, headaches, severe tiredness, skin problems, and depression. Darwin exhibited those symptoms over a 40-year period, and was treated by 20 physicians, but it was not until discontinuing the consumption of milk and dairy that Darwin's symptoms disappeared, and his illnesses evolved into a cure.

A fascinating look at Charles Darwin's dairy illness and cure was published in the April, 2005 edition of the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine (2005 Apr;81(954):248-51).

Here is the abstract to that journal article, authored by Campbell AK & Matthews SB:

After returning from the Beagle in 1836, Charles Darwin suffered for over 40 years from long bouts of vomiting, gut pain, headaches, severe tiredness, skin problems, and depression. Twenty doctors failed to treat him. Many books and papers have explained Darwin's mystery illness as organic or psychosomatic, including arsenic poisoning, Chagas' disease, multiple allergy, hypochondria, or bereavement syndrome. None stand up to full scrutiny. His medical history shows he had an organic problem, exacerbated by depression.

Here we show that all Darwin's symptoms match systemic lactose intolerance. Vomiting and gut problems showed up two to three hours after a meal, the time it takes for lactose to reach the large intestine. His family history shows a major inherited component, as with genetically predisposed hypolactasia. Darwin only got better when, by chance, he stopped taking milk and cream. Darwin's illness highlights something else he missed - the importance of lactose in mammalian and human evolution.

The love of milk made monkeys out of Charles Darwin and his attending physicians, and 150 years later, modern medicine is equally as clueless.

So long as the race of mankind continues (let me know when you see the finish line), and so long as there are men who interpret God and God's will, while debating issues of science and religion, there will be controversy, sometimes violent.

Nearly 400 years ago, as Pilgrims were colonizing America and selling Massachusetts native Americans into slavery, a blasphemous book called "Dialogue" was published and condemned, for statements contrary to biblical teaching.

Its author suggested that the earth revolved around the sun. He was ridiculed, jailed, tortured, and nearly put to death for his contrarian beliefs. Two hundred and twenty-five years after that book was published, another controversy was created by a man who suggested that humans had evolved from ape-like creatures. Eighty years ago, a Tennessee school teacher attempted to teach that theory of evolution to his students, and was punished and put on trial, and in 2004, a Kansas school board voted to introduce intelligent design as a part of its curriculum, along with those same blasphemous theories of evolution.

There is considerable burlesque in these noteworthy comic dramas. Galileo's persecution and Darwin's ridicule represent a world in which there has been little if any intellectual evolution throughout man's brief history.

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
― John Muir

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