Sunday, August 28, 2011

Old Friends

I have always wondered why small children are so delighted with dinosaurs. Its seems instinctive, like a race memory. They seem to want to work and co-operate with them. Books and games like Dinotopia are popular. I have come up with only one idea why so far.
As we all know, human beings and dinosaurs did not walk the earth at the same time. Dinosaurs were around long before homosapiens. However, our probably quite crafty ancestors were around in the age of the dinosaur. When the dinosaurs were in their heyday, our ancestors were small furry rodent like creatures, yet to evolve into lemurs, monkeys and apes. I suspect we might have stayed close to large predatory dinos for protection. Smaller creatures would hunt us, and the big dinos would hunt our predators. We would have been too small for the large dinosaurs to bother eating. We may have even deliberately lead the small predators to the large dinosaurs to get rid of them and to work in a symbiotic relationship.
Or maybe it isn't some old instinct, it's just that kids like big monsters that roar.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Does the Living God Look Like a Double Helix?

This is just speculation. Here is the concept. All living things have one thing in common: the blue print DNA. Could it be that the "Living" God mentioned in various religious texts looks like a DNA strand. Maybe that is the likeness to God we are all supposed to have. I have difficulty imagining something as reportedly great as God as a human figure, but God as a spiralling cooperative mass of basic information on how to build life makes a lot more sense. Especially for a "living God". Of course, if all of these premises are correct it implies that anything with DNA is made in the image of God. Animals, plants, even people we don't like. I think something as multidimensional as God is capable of that. Of course, we all know that the Eternal Life of the Living God is (or maybe produces) pure light/energy, and is a thing of the spirit. However, as is common with a spiritual things, it could be true in both the spirit and the physical. They could even be affecting each other. I'm not presuming that any of this is true, but it is a rather a pleasant neat concept.

Chaff Paper

We have all seen rice paper. Here is another idea. How about using chaff from wheat to make paper? That way we reduce the amount of trees that need to be logged for paper. If the cleared land becomes chaff producing farmland, it will reduce further logging. I googled chaff paper and it does not seem to have been done. I was wondering why.

Solar Powered Kettles

I had this idea for a solar powered kettle that works like a sun oven. However, when I googled it I found that not only has it already been done, but there are some very advanced ones on the market. Google it yourself. I was thinking it would be great for camping. So this is more of an ad. I would like to get one myself.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Painting the Desert Posts

In many places in the world there are long, straight and featureless roads passing through grasslands, farmlands, and deserts. These stretches are notorious for people nodding off at the wheel, and for vehicle breakdowns where the person does not see another vehicle for days. Both have proven deadly. My idea is to put shady sculptures beside the roads every 20km with a water spout, especially for desert roads. It would help people give their eyes and minds a rest from the road. It would also help people survive if their car breaks down. Also, many people have difficulty explaining where they are on a featureless landscape if they call for help on a mobile. Putting features in is a great way to explain eg. "I'm at the mermaid between the giant .T.v. and the flamingos".
It could be a money earner too! Imagine the tourists taking happy snaps. It would good for the tourist industry in the towns and cities that these roads lead to. To install them, the government can make it a project for arts students, technical college students and even high school students. People have told me they would love to do that for free, just to have their name on it. If the initiative payed for the materials only, there would still be plenty of volunteers.