Endless Forms Most Beautiful

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Since I’ve pretty much been living under a rock for the past four years, I’ve missed out on a lot of new albums.  (I’ve missed out on a lot of things, but that’s beside the point.)

Which is why I’ve only recently gotten around to Nightwish’s Endless Forms Most Beautiful.  Can’t say I’m a huge fan of the Floor Jansen vocals, but the fact that the Deluxe Version includes instrumentals of EVERY SONG on the album is freakin’ awesome.  Seriously, it sounds amazing.  Consider:

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FACEBOOK: Odd Dream

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I had an odd dream. Perhaps not so odd by my standards, but nevertheless worth sharing:

It turns out that the evolution of our species is only a myth, and we were actually created by a bunch of Neanderthals in lab coats.

So then who was ultimately responsible for the Neanderthals?

If you’re currentaly thinking, “bipedal land dolphins would look cute in white,” you’re on the right track.

Life on Earth

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“Our planet is four and a half billion years old.  There has been life on this planet for nearly that long.  Three point eight billion years.  The first bacteria.  And, later, the first multicellular animals, then the first complex creatures, in the sea, on the land.  Then the great sweeping ages of animals — the amphibians, the dinosaurs, the mammals, each lasting millions upon millions of years.  Great dynasties of creatures arising, flourishing, dying away.  All this happening against a background of continuous and violent upheaval, mountain ranges thrust up and eroded away, cometary impacts, volcanic eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving…  Endless constant and violent change…  Even today, the greatest geographic feature on the planet comes from two great continents colliding, buckling to make the Himalyan mountain range over millions of years.  The planet has survived everything, in its time.  It will certainly survive us.”

— Ian Malcolm