Friday, March 28, 2008

The 40% Connection

What do lettuce and us have in common? About 40% of our genes, that's what. Surprised? I was. As we go up the evolutionary ladder, it gets even better. Mice double that at 80%--that's why these cute critters are so useful in the pharmaceutical lab. For the mighty gorilla and chimpanzee the number is scary--95% to 98%. No wonder we feel such a kinship with the beasts. After all, it only gets to 99% with all other humans in the world.

Many African bush tribes believe that the chimpanzee evolved from man and not the other way around. The scientific community would scoff at that. But, esoteric history reveals that first came man with his stock of creative genes. Almost an unlimited supply given the number that differentiates man from his brethren. That 1% is a lot of genetic material.

Just put Darwinian evolutionary thoughts aside for a moment and think about humanity creating. It's really not that hard if the concept of man as God is considered. Think how much fun it would be to create something brand new--like lettuce, let's say. The first try would probably be a little grotesque, but with practice, hey, look at the varieties that could unfold! Endive, argula, spinach, green, red, curly--endless, really.

The animal kingdom, particularly the primates, would probably be left to the old creativity pros. The question would be how close could they get without crossing into strictly human territory. Obviously, about 98%. That close would almost make killing these beasts for food cannibalism. And that's just what some of the bush African tribes believe.

Meditating on these new concepts could open a window into realms of the previously unimaginable. In this bright world lines of connection never cease because the root of all creation is man and his genetic offerings. As a matter of fact, this fresh way of thinking about the world could carry the following Illuminating words by Omraam Aivanhov to new heights: "Strive each day to make your life purer, richer, and more luminous. You will subtly and imperceptibly lead all of creation to heaven."

Of Note: This potted plant photo from Marie was as close as I could get to lettuce. You're going to have to use your imagination a bit. But that's what this passage is all about anyway, using the imagination. What fun! The genetic percentages were gleaned from an article on primates in the April issue of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine.

Today's Weather Report: This morning we awoke to 5 degrees. Hum. Thought that kind of temp was long gone, but guess not. March is always full of surprises. Otherwise, it's a bright sunshiny day.

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