Keone Michaels

Keone Michaels
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Metaphor for the conceptual path which is thought to lead to the true nature of reality

Metaphor for the conceptual path which is thought to lead to the true nature of reality. Infinitesimally deep and complex, venturing too far down is probably not that great of an idea.

Taking hallucinogenic drugs can be considered "tripping" down the rabbit hole, but it is also explored through philosophical and existential thinking.

The origin of the term is from the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland which leads into Wonderland.
You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
- Morpheus, from The Matrix (I couldnt think of anything original, sorry)
by Zanode July 10, 2007

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cross-Species Virus Transmission and the Emergence of New Epidemic Diseases

 Some links of Interest About Cross-Species Disease Transmission

1.)  Cross-Species Virus Transmission and the Emergence of New Epidemic Diseaseshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2546865/

2.)  Transmission of Ebola Viruses: What We Know and What We Do Not Know

3.)  Scientists Discover The First Contagious Cancer That Can Spread Between Species




There is a park nearby where I walk and where both openly and covertly people feed the feral cats.  As I encounter these cats and their feces and urine on my walks I have often wondered at the links between disease in feral cats and Humans.  

So, I googled the subject, and it appears from just a cursory glance at the research over the past few decades that what emerges is a pattern of data that supports the likely emergence of inter-species disease transmission.  Feeding feral cats enabling their waste and presence in public spaces and is a public health risk in my opinion. If these are publicly managed or privately held and managed places, enabling this pattern to continue involves some liabilities for those who encourage, enable and feed these animals.