If gay marriage were legalised everywhere on earth, the controversy would die away, and since it is never likely to go back underground now, my view is that we should all accept the situation and say live and let live
I for one found it no surprise that Obama came out so vocally in support of gay marriage - it is a presidential election year, and he'll take votes wherever he can get them. Whilst I personally cannot condone same sex relationships, I am big enough to accept them as part of modern society, and commitment to one another is still commitment, any way you see it. If gay marriage were legalised everywhere on earth, the controversy would die away, and since it is never likely to go back underground now, my view is that we should all accept the situation and say live and let live.
Not sure I feel that way, though, about the image of the rather big, little boy with his mouth clamped on the maternal nipple, on the cover of Time. It seems to me that this is a poster for oedupus complex sufferers, and not natural at all. If that kid is not yet on solids, something is seriously wrong there, and if he is, well draw your own conclusions.
Add to this the recent find in Guatemala, at the Mayan Xultun ruins, of the oldest ever Mayan calendar to be found by archaeologists - proving that the supposed prediction of the end of days in 2012 was in fact nothing of the sort - goes to show how easily misunderstanding of an ancient culture cal lead to similar scenarios to that in the USA when the HG Wells story War of The Worlds was broadcast on radio. It was all smoke and mirrors but taken very seriously by all who heard it, panic ensuing. The fact is that the Mayan people worked to a 7,000 year cycle, and contains predictions for a still thriving humanity several millennia into the future
Then there is the story of 44-year old Hawaiian pro surfer Garrett Mcnamara, who woke up in Portugal one morning to catch the biggest wave that anybody has ever been recorded surfing, , according to a Guinness World Records announcement. Though originally estimated at a wave peak of 90-ft revised calculations put it nonetheless 78 ft, a full foot higher than the previous, 2008 record. Garrett was towed by a jet ski into the wave, off the Portuguese coast at Nazaré, where most waves that day averaged 50 - 60-ft. When he caught the big one, he flew down the face at breakneck speed, claiming that the water kind of crumbled and landed right on his shoulder like a ton of bricks, though it still felt tremendously good.
A stunning Medical Find is that of a simple coating which could well be the biological bullet to kill the toughest germs, in the shape of apolymer coating, developed by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University biomedical engineer Mary Chan - already being used on contact lenses by two manufacturers - It seems that, in use the polymer coating kills 99 % of bacteria and fungi it,touches, so that if used for medical devices such as catheters, the need for harsh disinfectants and antibiotics would be very much reduced, slowing bacterial resistance development.
She got the idea while trying to find a method of combating lens bacteria, often sources of damaging eye infections, like the bug Pseudomonas aeruginosa, known to actually digest corneal tissues. Magnified by microscopes, the structure of the polymer coating looks like a sponge, surface positive charges attracting the negatively charged bacteria like a magnet. pulling them the in, rupturing their cellular walls and killing them off in the process. One of Chan's earlier finds was, with graduate student, Li Peng, another polymer - more liquid than solid, which killed bacteria without harming human cells, and therefore makes medical sterility requirements during treatment that much more easily achievable.