Wyoming’s known for fossils. Thermopolis’s identity is tied to dinosaurs of a past age. “Billions of years,” they tell us. Casper’s Tate Geological Museum dazzles the uninformed imagination of young kids, and naïve adults regarding earth’s age. Evolutionary paleontologist and anthropologist conveniently fill in all these gaps as if they’d conducted an on-scene report for the now defunct Eon Daily News. After rising out of a puddle of ooze, sometime in the past, it dawned on him, or it, that it’s much easier to walk upright. Smart move. Of course, all this is based on a collection of bone fragments, absent a complete structure. One professor of physical anthropology, from Princeton University opined, “What we need or more competent fossils. We have plenty of competent anthropologist, but not nearly enough specimens.” They opted to replace science with their fertile imagination. Convenient. Chance and fate still reign. Most are members of the hallowed “skull and bones” society. The “missing link” is still missing. What they wouldn’t give for a “living, breathing specimen.”
By Bradley Harrington
“No one could doubt that we had seen an achievement of man in his capacity as a rational being – an achievement of reason, of logic, of mathematics, of total dedication to the absolutism of reality.” – Ayn Rand, “Apollo 11,” 1969 –
On Monday, July 20, we celebrated the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, where astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered these immortal words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
But tragically enough, also on that date two amazing friends of mine were senselessly murdered:
You had enough? Not a bad place to be. It’s not as if we have no choices. We have an array of options. We can give up, shut up, speak up, or stand up. We bemoan our current predicament. A rogue president. Lifetime politicians taking care of themselves. Very little is ever done. With rare exceptions, we return those parasitic rascals, who vote in abject disregard of our interest. That’s why many have just given up. Surrendered. Others reason, one may as well shut up. “Enough rhetoric already,” they conclude.
For those of you who might be unaware, today marks the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.
So: Here’s a “toast” to Neil Armstrong, “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins – and to all the men and women who knew, half a century ago, that it was MAN’S MIND that achieves such results. Sad to say, the NASA of our time has no clue about that concept any longer. About what you could expect from any government bureaucracy, after all, but there was once a time when we knew better and the result was this:
By Bradley Harrington
“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson, “Letter to William Ludlow,” 1824 –
Another item from the “Man, you just can’t make this stuff up” department:
“The Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority is hoping to buy the large vacant building at the northwest corner of 17th Street and Carey Avenue. DDA officials announced … that they will apply to the Wyoming Business Council for a grant to buy the building …” (“Cheyenne DDA aims to purchase Z’s Furniture building,” WTE, July 10.)