Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Nature of Existence

This looks fascinating. I wonder when it will be showing locally so I can see it?!

The Nature of Existence - Original Trailer from Roger Nygard.

Why do we exist and what are we supposed to do about it?  What started the Universe and was it a mistake?  Does God exist and why does he seem so interested in our sex lives?

I wrote the toughest 85 questions I could think of, about our purpose and the nature of existence, and then asked hundreds of people all over the globe, such as: Indian holy man Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (The Art of Living), evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), 24th generation Chinese Taoist Master Zhang Chengda, Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind (co-discoverer of string theory), wrestler Rob Adonis (founder of Ultimate Christian Wrestling), confrontational evangelist Brother Jed Smock, novelist Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game), director Irvin Kershner (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), Stonehenge Druids Rollo Maughfling & King Arthur Pendragon and many more… How would YOU answer?
Roger Nygard

Friday, June 18, 2010

Painted Ladies

We have been learning about the butterfly life cycle, these last two weeks. We had some caterpillars in an aquarium which grew and fed and eventually progressed to the chrysalis stage. Today they have been emerging.

We saw one emerge but its wings were badly curled and didn't stretch out right away. 
Then it fell onto the bottom of the container, so I got it out and put it in our lilac tree on a flower.

But it flapped its curly wings and then fell out of the was in the grass on the edge of a recently dug up garden.

At that moment a second butterfly emerged and distracted us. Then when we looked back at the grassy place where the curly one fell, it was gone.

About an hour later we went out again to check and, yes! there was another butterfly that had emerged. We were looking at it and just then we noticed, in the grassy place where the curly one had fallen, was a perfectly formed butterfly stretching it's strong, straight wings.  

That perfect one is the one in the picture on the daisy. 


This is hilarious.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010