be careful where you clique
Based upon the most modern cosmological observations of the universe… we understand about 4% of the story and that’s shrinking. It’s shrinking because the universe appears to be expanding… especially along the edges, faster and faster. As it blebs, more and more of what we see out there is undetectable to our senses. We dub the unseen stuff “Dark Matter”.
Dark Matter is governed by “Dark Energy”, which in turn is managed by the “Dark Side” from a modest NATO office in Hamburg.
Hopefully the boys and girls working on The Flying Burrito collider in Switzerland will get their machine back online in time for the Holidays, and discover if there really is a Higgs-Boson particle underpinning everything. This could reveal a great deal about the “Dark Side”.
All that said… from what little we can observe, the sixth most abundant element visible to us as of right now is IRON; it’s all over the place. It’s in the ground, it’s in the stars, it’s inside you.
Just how much is inside you? About 3 or 4 grams. You need iron; so does every living organism on this planet. Why? Because Iron is magical…. It has a way of making unlikely chemical reactions happen. Reactions that would never take place, or otherwise take years to occur- Iron can pull things together very well… but that can be dangerous too.
WHY WE NEED IRON-
i just love the way she says capillary. anyway we need iron, but there’s also a down side- Iron is dangerous…
WHY IRON IS DANGEROUS-
Hmmm… indeed iron must be loved. Your body loves iron so much it has no way of excreting it… well you could bleed. That’s what barbers used to do. That’s why their poles are streaked red. There used to be a dish at the top for the leeches and one at the bottom to bleed into. Then modern medicine and the beard tax came along and the barbers took to cutting more hair.
There are certain times and places when bloodletting is the best medicine. However, it must be noted that blood letting as a tactical strategy to avoid inflammation is not a great idea. George Washington spent his last conscious moments on this earth being bled. Seen Below is the bedside scene. Not seen is the blood pan that sucked the living daylight out of one fine freemason.
Most people these days worry about LACK of iron rather than too much- especially women, who regularly slough off a monthly layer of endometrium…. they need a lot more raisins than the menfolk. If you are one of those few people living with Hemochromatosis (an oversupply of iron) and you don’t follow a regimented diet, you could end up setting off a metal detector with your liver.