Our Historical Record

fossils can tell us much about the past
Fossils leave us evidence about the past

Mobius Monday Minute #8 – Dec 27, 2010

Cold hard history.

Heard a cool thing today on CBC radio.  Apparently they are dong some experimental research on osteoporosis and they are using… wait for it, 30,000 year-old woolly mammoth tusk!

Now I don’t have all the details but it has something to do with the fact that ivory turns quite translucent when it ages. The researchers will slice very thin sections off the tusk and use them for comparison studies.

The Yukon-based paleontologist Grant Zazula was taken aback by the whole idea. He never imagined in a million years that he would be able to assist medical research.

On the other side of the globe another paleontologist Abderrazak El Albani has written a commentary on the finding of a multicellular organism that pushes back the fossil record for such life forms to 2.1 billion years ago and suggesting that these forms of life existed 200 million years earlier than scientists had thought.

El Albani, of the Université de Poitiers in France, said his team had simply been looking to study the sediments at the black shale formations in Gabon, in west Africa, when they came across the fossils.

That’s the thing about history.  It has a way of giving us secrets we would have missed otherwise.

But, unless you’re a paleontologist, how much can you really care about some old bones or a clump of rock with some fossils in it?

Probably not much.

Let’s face it, the most relevant history is your own – especially if it relates to your past success.  That’s the only history that I’ve been working with for years. When a client chooses to step into my virtual machine and uses it to locate the vastness of energy that has backed his of her persistent achievement things get very interesting.

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More power to you.

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