|HUMAN CONDITION...makes God's easy life a lifeless life....AND THEN THE CREATOR'S NON-HUMAN CREATIONS MAKES HUMAN LIFE LESS AMAZING.....|
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on September 14, 2009
The 1 percent difference:
Humans are distinct from chimpanzees in a number of important respects,
despite sharing nearly 99 percent of their DNA.
New analyses are revealing which parts of the genome set our species
human condition is such that
pain and effort are not just symptoms
which can be removed without changing life itself;
they are the modes in which life itself,
together with the necessity to which it is bound,
makes itself felt.
For mortals, the ‘easy life of the gods'
would be a lifeless life.”
– Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 –
December 4, 1975)
was an influential German-Jewish political theorist. She has often been
described as a philosopher, although she refused that label on the
grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular." She
described herself instead as a political theorist because her work
centers on the fact that "men, not Man, live on the earth and inhabit
Arendt's work deals with the nature of power, and the subjects of
politics, authority, and totalitarianism. Much of her work focuses on
affirming a conception of freedom which is synonymous with collective
political action among equals...Commemoration
You can read more about Hannah Arendt by clicking
human beings are known to ask themselves questions relating to the
purpose of life beyond the base need for survival, or the nature of
existence beyond that which is empirically apparent:
- What is the meaning of existence?
- Why was I born?
- Why am I here?
- Where will I go when I die?
The human struggle to find answers to these questions — and the very
fact that we can conceive them and ask them — is what defines the
condition in this
sense of the term.....To learn more about the HUMAN CONDITION please
Along with "men"... living being that co-habit with "men".... and have powers
"men" the supposedly "supreme species" do not yet have.... these powers as
described below of gecko's tail that saves its owner life....
MSBBC -Technology and Science)
“A gecko's tail continues to flip, flop and wriggle long after it has
dropped off the lizard's body,” Jennifer Viegas reports for the
“Now a new study proposes the tail is preprogrammed for random movement
to foil predators while the rest of the gecko makes a speedy getaway. …
Researchers have discovered that geckos can sever their spinal cords
near their tails to escape predators. The neurons in the tail control
its movement even after it falls off the gecko — a finding that may help
human with spinal cord injuries.
The study proposes the tail is preprogrammed for random movement to foil
predators while the rest of the gecko makes a speedy getaway.
Since the secret appears to be neurons that can generate movement
without direct instructions from the brain, future research could
benefit humans and other animals that have sustained spinal cord
|In the gecko's case, its tail is actually an extension of its spinal
cord. No other animal, however, appears to be able to self-amputate a
body part that can later move. It would be like a person dropping off
one leg that continues to hop around while the rest of the person
"Other animals can lose appendages, such as spiders, sea stars and
lobsters, but the purpose isn't to distract a predator like the lizard
tail," lead author Timothy Higham told Discovery News, explaining that
these other animals just have the still-remarkable ability to regenerate
the lost body part.
They first anesthetized the reptiles in order to implant electrodes on
various parts of the geckos' bodies. Once recovered, the geckos had
their tails lightly pinched by the scientists, causing each lizard to
release its tail through a series of muscle contractions.
"These muscular contractions cause the vertebra to break in half, and
the tail falls off," Higham explained.
He and Russell next placed the tails in a filming arena. Using a
high-speed video camera, they determined each tail continued to wriggle,
as well as to lunge by pushing with its tip. The tails could flip up to
1.2 inches in height by themselves. The complex movements lasted for up
to 30 minutes.
The study is published in the latest issue of the Royal Society journal
|PVAF is presenting today's news story to show how amazing is our
Creator's creations and then the created "men" is now creating own
creations competing with the Creator....all this as part of KNOWLEDGE
sharing but also showing how little "men" know of the Creator's
capability not only to create but also to self-sustain as in the case of
isopod.....and then continually recreate so that life always evolves to
progress and prosperity suiting the species of life....
Now click on the next line to continue reading about the isopod,
sea-dwelling parasite that eats a fish's tongue and then takes the
tongue's place in the fish and also a robot created by "men" and
controlled by human brain cells....
Cymothoa exigua or the Tongue
This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host
A rare, sea-dwelling parasite that eats a fish's tongue and then takes
the tongue's place in the fish was discovered off the coast of Jersey in
Europe, BBC reports.
The isopod is about 2.5 centimetres long and was
first found by fishermen. “When we emptied the fish bag out there at the
bottom was this incredibly ugly looking isopod,” marine researcher Paul
Chambers told the BBC.
“Really quite large, really quite hideous – if
you turn it over it's got dozens of these really sharp, nasty claws
underneath …” The fish, he said, doesn't experience “too much ill effect
… except it's lost its tongue.”
Experts said there have been similar
sightings that dated back to 1996.
The isopod doesn't bother humans, but
don't try to touch it, Mr. Chambers advises. “They are vicious – they
will deliver a good nip.”
Isopods are an
crustaceans, including familiar animals such as
pill bugs. The name Isopoda derives from the
Greek iso meaning "same" and pod meaning "foot".
The fossil record of isopods dates back to the Carboniferous period (in
Pennsylvanian epoch), at least 300 million years ago.
Isopods are relatively small crustaceans with seven pairs of legs,
ranging in size from 300 micrometres (0.012 in) to nearly 50 centimetres
(20 in) in the case of
They are typically flattened dorso-ventrally, although many species
deviate from this plan, particularly those from the deep sea or from
Isopods lack an obvious
carapace, which is reduced to a "cephalic shield" covering only the
Gas exchange is carried out by specialized gill-like
pleopods towards the rear of the animal's body.
isopods, these are often adapted into structures which resemble
these "lungs" are readily visible on the underside of a woodlouse.
Eyes, when present, are always sessile, never on stalks.
They share with the
Tanaidacea the fusion of the last
body segment with the
forming a "pleotelson",
and the first body segment of the
is fused to the head. The
uniramous, but the
A number of isopod groups have evolved a
parasitic lifestyle. The suborder
Epicaridea is exclusively parasitic, while the
Flabellifera is partly parasitic.
Cymothoa exigua, for example, is a parasite of the spotted rose
Lutjanus guttatus in the
Gulf of California; it eats the tongue of the fish, and takes its
place, in the only known instance of a parasite functionally replacing a
Cymothoa exigua or the Tongue eating louse is a
crustacean of the family
Cymothoidae. It tends to be 3 to 4 cm long. This parasite attaches
itself at the base of the spotted rose snapper's (Lutjanus
guttatus) tongue, entering the fish's mouth through its gills. It
then proceeds to extract blood through the claws on its front three
pairs of legs.
As the parasite grows, less and less blood reaches the
tongue, and eventually the organ
from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish's tongue by
attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub.
The fish is
able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the
parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish.
Once C. exigua replaces the tongue, some feed on the host's blood
and many others feed on fish mucus. They do not eat scraps of the fish's
This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host
There are many species of Cymothoa,
but only C. exigua is known to consume and replace its host's
In 2005, a fish parasitised by what could be Cymothoa exigua
was discovered in the
United Kingdom. As the parasite is normally found off the coast of
California, this led to speculation that the parasite's range may be
However, it is also possible that the isopod traveled from the Gulf of
California in the snapper's mouth, and its appearance in the UK is an
isolated incident. The animal in question will be put on display in the
In 2009 another "tongue-eating" isopod was found by fishermen inside
a weaver fish off the Jersey coast.
to continue reading a lot more on this amazing Creator's littlest
.....AND NOW THE STORY OF
HUMANS ENDEAVOURING TO
MATCH THEIR CREATOR.....
ROBOTS WITH HUMAN BRAIN CELLS..
British scientists are on track to develop a new robot which they claim
will be controlled by a blob of human brain cells.
According to the New Scientist, a team at Reading University, which has
already used rat brain cells to steer a simple-wheeled robot, is now
trying the same thing with human brain cells.
In fact, for the robot with rat brain cells, 300,000 rodent neurons
grown in a nutrient broth and producing spikes of electrical activity
were connected to output of the robot's distance sensors. The neurons
proved capable of steering the robot around a small enclosure.
According to the scientists, observing how the neuron culture responds
to stimulation can improve the understanding of neurological conditions
such as epilepsy.
To make the system a better model of human disease, a culture of human
neurons will be connected to the robot once the current work with rat
cells is completed. This will be the first instance of human cells being
used to control a robot.
One aim is to investigate any differences in the behaviour of robots
controlled by rat and human neurons. "We'll be trying to find out if the
learning aspects and memory appear to be similar," said team leader
The scientists can proceed as soon as they are ready, as they won't need
specific ethical approval to use a human neuron cell line. That's
because the cultures are available to buy and "the ethical side of
sourcing is done by the company from whom they are purchased", team
member Ben Whalley said.
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