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Throwing Stones

For centuries People have been leaving no stone unturned in trying to figure out how humankind began. Was our initial origin from a God, evolution, Aliens, etc.? Now the mystery of Life may be just a stone's throw away. In fact, such revelation might give new meaning to the old sayings ‘To cast the first stone’ and ‘Can't get blood out of a stone’. When in actuality, according to this theory; we can perhaps get blood out of a stone. 1In Greek mythology, Deucalion and Pyrrha were the only mortals who survived Zeus’s great flood. 2'Once the deluge was over and the couple were on land again, Deucalion consulted an oracle of Themis about how to repopulate the earth. He was told to throw the bones of his mother behind his shoulder. Deucalion and Pyrrha understood the "mother" to be Gaia, the mother of all living things, and the "bones" to be rocks. They threw the rocks behind their shoulders, which soon began to lose their hardness and change form. Their mass grew greater, and the beginnings of human form emerged. The parts that were soft and moist became skin, the veins of the rock became people's veins, and the hardest parts of the rocks became bones. The stones thrown by Pyrrha became women; Those thrown by Deucalion became men.' Of course this is not etched in stone. Maybe that explains why theories like this are not offered in many preliminary schools as an alternative to the dual creation opposition. However; not being provided with the wide-range of speculations available on any subject, obstructs the stepping stones to not only freedom of choice - rather also impedes free thinking, oppressing the imagination. Hence, the almost innate need for mental stimulation is consequently sought else where. And so from the ancient Stone Age to once arcade, to television sets, to our computers commences the Golden Age of Video games happy to offer what schools fail – stimulus to the imagination. Video games, possibly a Medusa's industry turning emotions to stone because repetitiveness is seemingly learnt behavior that additionally stunts free thinking just as well as selective data. Conceivably, a variety of knowledge on any given subject is the only remedy to truly nourish the ravenous brain. Therefore; free a Person to think for themselves by giving them access to all available options. For Humans may not have actually come from stone, so why stonewall3 us.

Footnotes:
1. Walden and Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau
2. Wikipedia
3. Slang: not give essential information

4 comments :

Tina Su said...

What a great idea! Keep up the awesome work

-Jeane Michelle Culp said...

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Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Very well said. Although type with two fingers, and m response my be ridled with typos, i agree. Even if you extend suc beyond mythology, the myopia of men limits free thinking. Thats how we got folks like alexander pope (but thats another story) Palou Frerier said it best in the pedagogy of the oppressed, people are trained to follow and not to think. thanks for the drive by

ndpthepoetress - Jeane Michelle Culp said...

Thanks for the quick response Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T! Yea, on this post I threw in a little mythology snuck in some religion, etc. to stir ones thoughts toward the real issue in our society, education. You have a great point here for me to ponder, “people are trained to follow and not to think”. Thanks!