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Monday, May 30, 2011

Amazing new research concerning the South Georgia Island

Some amazing new research findings concerning our World have been revealed in an article entitled,"Unexpected Biodiversity Encountered in Southern Ocean". This article, written by Nick  Engelfried  at the website discusses the fact that scientists have discovered that waters in the South Ocean near the Antarctic (see map above)  are actually full of life!!  According to this article, "the continental shelf around South Georgia Island  "may harbor even more species than that surrounding tropical islands long recognized for their plentiful biodiversity." Here is a link to a video entitled

"Epic Journey to South Georgia Island" which I found on Youtube.This video shows some of the life which exists on this Island: 

Mr  Engelfried  goes on to state the following:
"In a study recently published in the online peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, scientists working for the British Antarctic Survey catalogued marine organisms found on South Georgia Island’s continental shelf. By systematically sampling the waters around the island, the researchers made records of over 17,700 individual organisms belonging to 1,445 species. Together these species represented twenty-two phyla, or major groups, of animals!!.  The authors of the study say their findings show the marine biodiversity of South Georgia rivals or surpasses that of tropical islands like the Galapagos!!"

Isn't this an amazing research finding! It just shows that we humans  develop cognitions about
what should and should not be occurring in a particular ecological area of this planet, only to learn later that our thoughts about something were totally wrong from a scientific perspective!  To read this entire article of
Nick please click on the following link:

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.