Tampons & Condoms & Guns

Troopers confiscated tampons, pads, and condoms fearing they could be thrown in protest. Those with concealed weapons permits could still bring in their firearm. The headline is not inaccurate. 

I don’t think those statements are related, though. Look at them separately. 

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NEO Earth Close Approach

I found this site with Near Earth Objects & Earth Close Approaches. It’s maintained by JPL and NASA. Occasionally, you’ll hear that an asteroid is going to come closer to Earth than the Moon. Is that significant? Eh, maybe? There are other factors. 

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Absolute Truth

My greatest sin is my commitment to the pursuit of perfect, raw data and the documentation of the unobserved truth.

We all have preferences, histories, and a whole host cognitive biases. It’s part of being human. Even the most balanced, ideal person on the planet has to interpret the relationship between the emotional mind and the logical mind within.

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Was Bigfoot on the Ark?

Recognize that it’s possible to discuss an idea without knowing the full story. Is Bigfoot real? Is God real? Did the flood in the Bible really happen? We don’t know with infallible accuracy.

Ask a rabid Star Wars fan about the Skywalker lineage. Oh, and sit down. This will probably involve diagrams and the possibility that the Force got a little rapey. #PicardIsMyCaptain 

Back to Bigfoot and Noah’s Ark. I don’t have a diagram, but I do have a meme.

Bigfoot is described as a bipedal mammal, probably having descended from the same ancestors as apes and humans.

In Genesis, God calls on Noah to bring on “two of each _____ .” The Hebrew word is “min.” In English, it’s usually translated to kind. As I understand it, it’s closer to “seed.” (I’ve seen this idea suggested in a few places, but I do not read Hebrew.)

That’s important: They’re talking about breeding pairs. 

Not just male and female. You wouldn’t breed a brother and a sister. It’s specifically breeding pairs. Lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, house cats… those all could have taken different evolutionary forks off of the same breeding pair. You don’t really need two of every animal. Have you ever seen a Liger? Hybridizations happen, too. The contention is, God knew that.

So was Bigfoot on the Ark? 

No, there was no Bigfoot on the Ark.

But a breeding pair that resulted in Bigfoot? I think that fits within both canon.