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THE CRADLE OF MANKIND

THE CRADLE OF MANKIND. The archaeologists of this era Were about to excitedly find The Cradle of Mankind Where the origins of humankind Had been found, the news was about To be revealed to the whole world And so the ears of our globe were glued To their radios in 1947, they heard, About this mammoth remarkable finding Painstakingly excavated , it’s evidence binding. Mrs Ples’s skull was found, And with carbon dating, Archaeologists were rewarded Most certainly worth waiting! Estimated to be 2.3 million years’ old. Mrs Ples (as the archaeologists named her) All this time had been hidden For many a year But there is still more to hear! It is said that she is the missing link, We may each think what we want to think! Archaeologists were about to discover Other unbelievable phenomena, Which supported the belief of evolution, And steered many into total confusion! God is omnipresent, and The Alpha and Omega, He has been Looking down on earth for millenniums From the beginning of time, He is omniscient, He believes in me, And I in Him, He is the Divine! The Sterkfontein caves are now famous, Planet Earth was listening, this story was big! In 1998 archaeologists discover Yet another important find, This boggled the mind! They laboriously dug in this one excavation Over twenty years, Layer upon layer of ground And thus Little Foot was found! He, some say it’s a she, was gently assembled, And lies in a Pretoria museum, Together with Mrs Ples, Archaeologists still dig, They insist, that there are still hidden treasures And take great measures, To work carefully and diligently Excitedly say there is much more to find Underneath and beyond the Sterkfontein caves, Patiently, waiting to uncover Yet another, one of a kind! I believe with soul, heart and being In The Almighty, maybe He even lent the Archaeologists a helping hand, we cannot Ignore these finds, they are not fantasy but real Furthermore we were given the gift of logic, And ultimately the archaeologists will kneel, And praise and thank God Almighty!

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Date: 2/22/2020 6:45:00 AM
Archaeologists have for many years been tackling an enormous jigsaw puzzle, intent on finding and fitting the missing pieces. Excavations, artefacts and other remains help us to learn more about the development of the human race, and in the process arrive to the recognition of the creator of all. I truly enjoyed this lengthy poem which ought to make us stop awhile and ponder ... Warm regards & Hugs // paul
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Date: 2/22/2020 8:30:00 AM
Hi Paul, yes, that is all it does, makes us ponder for we have been gifted with logic, we cannot deny what our brain thinks. I wanted to be an Archaeologist but things turned out differently - one cannot plan too much in life, we must account for the unexpected. A wonderful comment Paul. Warm regards and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 2/7/2020 7:13:00 PM
I love what Running Wolves said below that Stephen Hawking finally realized the world is too orderly not to be of God!
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Date: 2/22/2020 8:23:00 AM
God knew what the Archaeologists were doing - He is omniscient and omnipotent, he could have stopped them in their tracks if he wanted for He is our Divine Creator, and he created the world over how long 7 what ???? days, hundreds, thousands millions, billions of years????? I also believe in God our Father, but we do have a mind as well, which He gave us ,if we want to be truthful to our own selves. Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 2/7/2020 7:12:00 PM
very nice, Jennifer. It's so fascinating what they are discovering . YOu did a great job relating the history.
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Date: 2/22/2020 8:09:00 AM
Thank-you Andrea, I just made a poem from my own words about what South African Archaeologists have discovered at the Cradle of Mankind, the Sterkfontein Caves. All over the world Archaeology discovers and uncovers secrets of the past. Thank-you Andrea for a lovely comment. Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2020 10:51:00 AM
Awesomely thought provoking. Personally I believe God created everything. Then with everything left to its own destiny, it developed a survival skill known as adaptation. The ability to change and survive in a changing world. Even Stephen Hawking said just before his death, that he believed the universe was proving God's existence. He said basically that the universe was to orderly and there were to many things science couldn't explain...
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Date: 1/26/2020 11:51:00 AM
Hi RW I also believe God created the world in 7...... maybe trillion years, and I like the word adaptation to the environment and its own destiny. The thing is archaeology is not a science per say, it is "the study of societies and peoples of the past by examining the remains of their buildings, tools and other objects" as quoted by the Cobuild Advanced English Dictionary. Archaeology has utilized carbon dating ( a scientific tool) to measure the approximate time of any findings. It is a complex debate, but yes God is at the realm! Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 1/26/2020 7:45:00 AM
- In principle, all human actions leave traces on the earth in one way or another :) - A time-consuming and exciting job - An excellent writing, my friend Jenny :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/26/2020 8:33:00 AM
Hi my wonderful, Sunshine Smile, my future super heroine, who will wear the sword of truth, Oh I have an amazing role set out for you! Blessings my dear friend, Jenny.
Date: 1/25/2020 8:41:00 AM
A great awesome write my friend...you should have been a journalist lol...but we are glad you are one of us lol...but I believe that most, about 95% of what they tell us are lies...the truth is hidden somewhere...what came first the chicken or the egg?...the chicken, of course, to lay the egg...who made the chicken?...god or the universe...I don't konw!-i'm just asking! lol...love from the Wingster to the Jennster...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 1/25/2020 1:33:00 PM
Yes, my dear friend...I always wanted to be a super-hero...now I'm so excited I'm going to lay an egg lol...the Wingster :o)
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Date: 1/25/2020 9:40:00 AM
Wingster you are so sweet, I love your comment and you have such charisma my friend. I don't know about the chicken and the egg either, so that makes two of us! I wanted to ask you if I may use Wingster in my next superheroes poem - thanks for an awesome comment. Poetic hugs and love from the Jennster.
Date: 1/24/2020 11:59:00 PM
Excellent and well penned. Enjoyed reading it.
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Date: 1/25/2020 12:35:00 AM
Thank-you Ravi for a lovely comment and your welcome visit. Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 1/24/2020 4:09:00 PM
Kudos my friend, you always write about something not so ordinary--and much credit to the patience of those who invest their lives in discovery-- so humanity can learn from its past. Science always speaks to truth--whatever power may be behind it. Much deserved accolades for your poem!
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Date: 1/25/2020 12:48:00 AM
Vijay thank-you dear friend, a thoughtful, awesome comment. I think i approached a touchy subject with some poets but it wasn't my intention to rile them as I believe in God but how can we deny the findings of these highly skilled and schooled people. The Sterkfontein Caves are literally about 70 kilometers from where we live, and tourists are taken there by the busload, all day, every day. Blessings and poetic hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/23/2020 8:26:00 PM
when i was in school...i went from catholic school to public school and learned of God, then evolution...i didn't do well with the science classes and actually told my teacher perhaps he evolved from an ape but i was a child of God...needless to say i flunked his class... they can't deny his existence ... i believe he has led them to these discoveries and perhaps they will find more... enjoyed this one Jennifer :) hugs
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Date: 1/23/2020 11:02:00 PM
Hi Sandy, thank you for a very interesting comment, yes I do believe God gave them a helping hand - we can't deny archaeological finding, but we can link them to God. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/23/2020 6:06:00 PM
Love this. Well written from alpha to omega... Yes, "He" probably helped them... he likes to keep them busy... But they have no true idea, about dates. It has been repeatedly proved invalid... and unpredictable at best. The only actual dates are in the bible and perfect even to the end. Well written as always. I think you need to write a book. Hugs. Ann
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Date: 1/23/2020 11:08:00 PM
Thanks for a lovely comment Ann, I'm certain it was God's helping hand that directed them to this excavation site, These historical finds are quite amazing - our world is literally sitting on layer upon layer of bygone civilizations. Thank you for a brilliant comment. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/23/2020 4:36:00 PM
I can't really relate to "creationists," Jennifer as I believe God created evolution. I have researched extensively this topic. Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon man shared no "link." We have to keep digging. Mrs Ples and Little Foot probably had ancestors! Excellent and mesmerizing for me. A Fave for sure! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 1/23/2020 11:17:00 PM
Hi Carolyn, I absolutely love your comment - yes I also believe that God and evolution are related. How else can we explain their findings, we believe and trust in God, but our logic tells us to keep on digging. Archaeologists are constantly finding something new in each and every continent. Thank-you for an awesome comment Carolyn, love and hugs, Jennifer.
Date: 1/23/2020 11:55:00 AM
The scientists have figured out there is God, no matter how many times they try to disprove Him. "God is omnipresent, and The Alpha and Omega, He has been Looking down on earth for millenniums From the beginning of time, " - enjoyed!
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Date: 1/23/2020 12:07:00 PM
Hi Caren, I'm glad you enjoyed it, I love your poetry, I make a cup of tea and go to your poetry to relax. Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 1/23/2020 4:27:00 AM
Evolution does exist but it is governed by God's creation which includes the laws of nature. No scientist can change those laws. It will end in ruin. Blessings.
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Date: 1/23/2020 9:04:00 AM
Yes God created the universe but Archaeology is not science, it is the study of different cultures going back in time, and the discovery of human remains, artifacts and anything consisting of ancient material. I merely wrote about these findings as factual evidence. However the methodology of science (as in Carbon dating) is exercised but only as a means to an end, to be able to perfectly present the era of the material they are excavating- I believe in God as much as you do Victor and have an honors degree in Biblical studies - Blessings my friend, Jennifer.
Date: 1/22/2020 5:21:00 PM
Hello Jennifer … a very interesting verse to read indeed. It is marvellous how modern technology can give so much in-depth information on ancient history. Google 'Mungo' where you can read about a piece of Australia's history - thank you Jennifer - Lindsay
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Date: 1/23/2020 9:26:00 AM
Hi Lindsay, I'm so happy you enjoyed my verse. Thank-you for a wonderful comment - I googled Mungo and the aborigines, and how they recently had a large ceremony to mark the return of the Mungo Man to his ancestral homeland. Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 1/22/2020 2:50:00 PM
great write & i love the last line x
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Date: 1/23/2020 9:32:00 AM
I'm so glad you enjoyed my poem Jack and my last line as I am a strong believer. Was very happy to have you visit. Blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 1/22/2020 1:07:00 PM
What a very interesting verse Jennifer, now you've whetted my appetite, must Google the Sterkfontein caves. Tom
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Date: 1/23/2020 9:34:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed Tom - maybe also google MUNGO as Lindsay mentioned to me, I did and also very interesting. Blessings, Jennifer.