[Science] is not perfect. It can be misused. It is only a tool. But it is by far the best tool we have, self-correcting, ongoing, applicable to everything. It has two rules. First: there are no sacred truths; all assumptions must be critically examined; arguments from authority are worthless. Second: whatever is inconsistent with the facts must be discarded or revised. … The obvious is sometimes false; the unexpected is sometimes true
~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos 1985 ~
Soy un viejo conservero; lo que se llama un semanasanto. Las inquietudes de la actualidad no me inquietan; los transtornos no me transtornan. Veo en ello el anhelo del Bien, la sed de lo eterno, que mueve a la humanidad. Sé que sobre este mundo que se agita está el reino infinito de las almas: está Cristo. Sé que a Saulo lo derriba de su caballo el rayo providente; sé que al malhechor le basta un grito de conciencia para alcanzar el paraiso
~ Tomás Carrasquilla ~
Preocúpate menos por Sócrates y más por la verdad
~ Sócrates ~
The Legend of the Condor of the Andes
The Condor of the Andes is the larger scavenger vulture that has its habitat in the South America highest picks. It can reach up to 3 meters with outstretched wings and flies until 1,000 kilometers in one day. It prefers its nests at elevations of up 5,000 meters in inaccessible rock ledges. Its lifespan can reach 100 years in captivity, but it can be longest in freedom.
The South American ancient civilizations kept great admiration for this lonely giant bird and modern countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru considered the condor as their national symbol.
To see a Condor is a rare event, because it avoids the contact with humans as much as possible – it makes them the most intelligent animals on earth too, of course… most animals should just try to hide for the voracious human species. For this reason, for the South American ancient peoples to see one was considered a sign of mysticism and a sign of the heavens.
However, it is possible that hum’ans would not see another Condor alive if we continue to destroy its habitat. It is already considered a species near threaten.