Decipherment

 DECIPHERMENT  It's a writing thing.  I do it all the time.  At times, I've made a living from it.  The reading of words backward.  Trying to break the code as to what is really meant, what is left out, and what is the true thinking really going on. Writing is not the science of mathematics.  [...]

The Family Human-part 3

THE FAMILY HUMAN - part 3Neanderthal PeopleThe excitement began when bones were first discovered in the Neander Valley in Germany in 1856. It was Homo neanderthalensis, a cousin that evolved in Eurasia about 450,000 years ago.Neanderthal People had been widespread in Europe and Asia, and living strong and long before our species arose in the [...]

The Family Human-Part 2

  THE FAMILY HUMAN - Part 2 Homo habilis   The "Handy Man," Homo habilis, was discovered in the Olduvai Gorge of East Africa. Upright and capable of making primitive "pebble stone" choppers from 2.5 million years ago. "Oldowan" tools, we call them. That was a long time ago. Handy Man never left Africa. But [...]

The Family Human, Part 1

THE FAMILY HUMAN, Part 1 Well, Huwoman in actuality. Without the latter, you don't get the former. Hominids for this essay. The family Hominidae includes the Great Apes: Orangutans, Gorillas, and Chimpanzees. Humans are also classified as Great Apes. And we act that way sometimes. We are all in the Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class [...]