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Time Out: The Cheetah

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  • David March 25, 2022, 12:44 PM

    About as close to flying as an earth bound creature is gonna get.

  • Callmelennie March 25, 2022, 1:03 PM

    Of course, cheetahs have incredible speed, but they also lack rectractable claws and powerful jaws. So other more powerful and thuggish predators like hyenas simply follow them and steal their kills away

    And this is why, despite being the fastest land animals on the planet, cheetahs never prosper.

    I slay myself

    • Denny March 25, 2022, 6:28 PM

      Do you mean the privileged Cheetahs have the skills and are the ones that do all the work in order to feed all the lazy hyenas and scavenger buzzards? Funny how that works.

  • guest March 25, 2022, 2:20 PM
  • Paddy March 25, 2022, 4:13 PM

    To think such a magnificent creature could have evolved is mindless lunacy.

    • Jack March 25, 2022, 4:38 PM

      That’s true, particularly when you understand that there are many creatures who believe they are magnificent but have not evolved at all and, based upon their past and current history, never will.

    • Mike Austin March 25, 2022, 6:28 PM

      My thoughts exactly. A belief in macroevolution is evidence of a stunted soul and a shriveled imagination, an emptiness of thought.

      • gwbnyc March 25, 2022, 8:05 PM

        too, at any sequential moment any species is at the top of its game.

    • Denny March 26, 2022, 4:20 AM

      To be so occupied in the investigation of the secrets of nature, as never to turn the eyes to its Author, is a most perverted study; and to enjoy everything in nature without acknowledging the Author of the benefit, is the basest ingratitude.
      Calvin – from commentary on Genesis

      • Jack March 26, 2022, 6:51 AM

        I do so agree. I have grown in my understanding of things to the point that I am unable to step beyond my door sill and not be immediately struck with awareness of His Hand in Creation. And maybe, best of all, to realize that He is still actively creating.

      • james wilson March 26, 2022, 2:30 PM

        I suspect God is two things never otherwise seen in man, a supreme matematician with an irrepresible sense of humor. That the energy contained in any object would be its mass times the speed of light squared is amazing comedy. How can you not laugh at such a thing?
        I spend very little of my day laughing in the minefield but that’s on me.

  • Rob De Witt March 25, 2022, 4:27 PM
  • John A. Fleming March 25, 2022, 5:37 PM

    The one thing I noticed was the steadiness of the head. All that body motion, and the head is rock-solid locked on the target and traveling in a straight-line. The cheetah sees a clear image of its prey all the way to capture.

    • Ed in Upstate NY March 26, 2022, 6:33 AM

      First thing I noticed, too. It’s like he was laser-locked on target.

      • u.k.(us) March 27, 2022, 5:18 PM

        Just an addition.

        “His eyes are always on you, and you know that he knows exactly how he’s going to kill you. Loud snarls hiss at you like high-charged static, and at the moment he reaches for you, the world switches into slow motion. Clawing, ripping death becomes a slowly danced pantomime.”

        — “When a Lion Comes to Kill You”

  • Lance de Boyle March 25, 2022, 5:40 PM
  • ThisIsNotNutella March 25, 2022, 6:17 PM

    Wait until you see a Tranny Cheetah blitzing the field. Breathless David Attenborough Commentary to go with the visuals.

  • Nori March 25, 2022, 9:22 PM

    Sunflowers and your face fascinate me
    You love only the tallest trees
    I come running after you
    But you’re fast, you’re the winner
    Long distance winner
    Long distance winner
    Oh yeah,you’re the winner
    Long distance winner…

  • Boss 302 Eliminator March 25, 2022, 9:24 PM

    I like the lions that used to ride in motorcycle sidecars for the Lion Drome sideshow.

  • Will M March 26, 2022, 12:05 AM

    My thoughts on evolution –

    Macroevolution is contingent on pure chance, from the formation of star and planetary systems to the emergence of the smallest of life forms. A roll of the dice. We might well have evolved into cephalopod creatures.

    We learned a long time ago that the earth and all it’s inhabitants didn’t just flash into existence five thousand years ago. There’s nothing “unspiritual” about this perspective. Think about it – if God wanted a Partner, one to reflect back at Him His true glory, then that Partner would have to have free will, the ability to choose. That Partner would have to be separate from God, and what better way to create separation than introducing chance into Creation? Even God can be surprised by what transpires in His Creation, and that’s probably the whole idea.

    Make no mistake – from the beginning, the Divine Blueprint was, is there, and evolution is part of the intended schematic. On some planets, sentient life will evolve into whatever form it might take, and at a certain point, that life-form will achieve free will, the ability to accept or reject God. I suspect that very few will reject God, though it will be through considerable suffering that the slow learners will catch on.

    At the end of time, most of all Creation will reunite with its Creator.

  • Denny March 27, 2022, 5:48 AM

    Smooth Words, Will M
    “Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:” Isa 30/10
    If there was no Garden, there was no sin. If there was no sin, there was no need for a redeemer but the reward is only what the world always gives, – death.
    ” I suspect that very few will reject God” – your words.
    “ Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt 7:14 – Scripture words
    I guess I’ll stop being a Christian and just listen to your preaching.

    • Mike Austin March 27, 2022, 9:34 AM

      Well said. I have engaged Will M on a number of occasions. He has admitted to creating his own religion, that is, combining any number of faiths so as to be comfortable with himself and with the world. None of that of course bears any resemblance to Christianity.

      He is an adherent of syncretism.

      “Syncretism is the combining of different beliefs and various schools of thought. Syncretism involves the merging or assimilation of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths.”

      Simply stated, if syncretism is the way of finding spiritual truth, then Jesus Christ is a liar.

      • Denny March 27, 2022, 10:33 AM

        “He is an adherent of syncretism.”
        You’re certainly right about that Mike. I had to reply.
        “syncretism” is a much better word than what I call it, – “A Cornucopia of rambling nonsense”.