Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prometheus -- St.Ofle

“Do you like the story about Prometheus?” she asked.
It came from nowhere.
I asked her if that was the one about the man with the wax wings, and she laughed and said "of course not".
(I pretended to be kidding)

(if you know me, you know how much I love a blurry photo)


Snuff films are not real. No one has ever found any evidence of snuff films being made for entertainment, distribution, or profit. However, in the early 90's a woman named Karla Homolka and her husband Paul Bernardo murdered four women and videotaped it. One women was a minor whose identity was never disclosed and another was Karl's younger sister. Karla struck a deal with the prosecutors and testified against her husband, claiming he forced her to do it. He got life in prison and she received 12 years in prison for manslaughter. Shortly after the sentencing, some 8mm tapes were recovered that showed all four women being tortured and raped. They also showed that Karla was a very active participant and killed two of the women.

"Look, Listen, and Learn"

Myths of My People

I don't know if it's all parents but the myths and stories that come out of the Latino culture are either really clever in stopping kids from going with strangers and doing bad things, or they show that parents will say anything to get their kids to behave.

I clearly remember walking to a pay phone with my mom when I was about 5 and a lady stopped to talk to her. I didn't hear what it was about but later my mom told me that the lady had offered to buy me if I was being a difficult little girl. I later came to realize that the women in my family did this a lot. They'd threaten your bad behavior with the possibility of selling you to a stranger. 

Even us kids started some myths of our own. Whenever I was angry with my brother I would tell him that the local bag lady was his real mother and that our parents found him in the trash. I've heard other kids tell their siblings this too. My brother would even tell it to me sometimes.

There are, of course, the classics. Which I'm realizing more and more were about getting kids to do their chores and yes, maybe keeping them safe. In El Salvador there is this evil entity named El Cipitillo. He wears a big hat so you can't see his face and his feet are backwards. So if you were to see him and you think he's facing away from you because his feet are turned the other way, he's actually staring right at you. The kicker is that he only comes and kidnaps little girls and is lured to your house by any ash left in the kitchen or stove. My mother told me that when she was young she always feared him since cleaning the kitchen was her job. 

There are also myths to keep men honest. There's a certain boogie woman named La Siguanaba. She tricks and attacks men who are single or living out of wedlock or who are unfaithful to their wives. She'll go after them at night on dark country roads. I guess that's El Salvador's idea of feminism.



This is going to sound like gibberish to you (and I understand), but to this day, I have never seen any compelling evidence for the cosmic evolution (the big bang theory) or even the macro evolution. I think it's a myth.

Now, I love science, I love biology and especially planetary astronomy. I have studied this subject diligently and I have spoken to a number of my professors about this and came to a conclusion that most respected scientists and educators in this field simply assume the theory to be true because these things have been proven and accepted long ago so there is no longer the need for the proof. Many studies and extensive researches have been done and published on this topic.

And yet, I have never seen any compelling evidence that this world came to existence on it's own, without any outside intervention.

Please don't think that I am ignorant. Maybe you know something that I don't. If so, please share!