1. God is mostly hydrogen. 2. The dense primordial goo of the early Universe was impregnated with something dark and yeasty.
I always seem to go back to Guns, Germs, and Steel, the phenomenal Pulitzer Prize winning book by Jared Diamond that puts forth a convincing argument on how geography had such a powerful influence on the development of human culture and civilization over the past 10,000 years or so. From the description:
Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, farming became the prevailing mode of existence when indigenous wild plants and animals were domesticated by prehistoric planters and herders. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide.The paths that lead from scattered centers of food to broad bands of settlement had a great deal to do with climate and geography. But how did differences in societies arise? Why weren't native Australians, Americans, or Africans the ones to colonize Europe? Diamond dismantles pernicious racial theories tracing societal differences to biological differences. He assembles convincing evidence linking germs to domestication of animals, germs that Eurasians then spread in epidemic proportions in their voyages of discovery. In its sweep, Guns, Germs and Steel encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers.
There still so much more to learn and discover scientifically! Love it.
time travel is possible...
It would have to be knowing how little we know about how our brains really work and how much potential we have left to access inside them. Im so excited to be alive while we are unlocking so many secrets and answering so many questions, which often leads to more questions but GOD damn thats exciting hah.