Tuesday, November 10, 2009

and the other half of the session

Now my elbows are wiped out; must have been all the raking of wet leaves. Must get children to do it, as their joints are more resilient... Back at the gym with another friend, for what she calls a cameo workout, i.e., brief. Her life is very stressful lately, so she needs all the breaks she can squeeze in.
The nonegenarian and I squeeze in one walk in a brief almost not-raining spell, and then indoor exercises to work out further restlessness. Fantastic "Nature" show on our human ancestors continued this evening; it's called "On Becoming Human", and it fascinates me. Not sure why, since I am pretty much convinced evolution has stopped and many humans are slipping backwards, but there is marvelous information coming out in this program. One show-stopper: They used a "molecular clock" to determine when human ancestors' pubic lice differentiated from gorilla lice. Researchers were trying to figure out when pre-humans became relatively hairless, so figuring out when they developed two kinds of lice, hair and body varieties, was a key time period. You gotta watch it to believe it...


Blogger robin andrea said...

Dang, I should have been watching this. I absolutely love these kinds of documentaries. We just can't seem to commit ourselves to such serious and thought-provoking stuff lately. We don't even watch or listen to the news anymore. Everything confirms our worst nightmares.

6:47 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

robin a, this is more distracting than serious heavy science. You could probably go to the PBS site and see if you canfind this "Nature" program, give it a test viewing.
Yep, about the news; just like the old Beatles' song. Bad.

9:56 AM  

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