December 4, 2010
Dr Frankenstein and the Clone a Woolly Mammoth project
Enjoy Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, the trailer.
How long could I wait to post this? ;p
After all, if Mary Shelly's Dr. Frankenstein were alive today (pretend!), he'd probably be working in the forefront of the Clone a Woolly Mammoth project, don't you suppose?
Now here's a fresh Ode to a Woolly Mammoth to add to your scientific ponderings upon the matter:
When woolly mammoths used to roam
upon the earth so fertile
their super size required no diet
exercise or girdle.
You know, we're in the midst now of a Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in Pisces and at Aries Point, a World Point of manifestation and recognition. Their cycle of conjunctions always brings scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, and time the writing and publication of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, the discovery of America, our walk on the Moon, the cloning of Dolly the Sheep, and other notable events of the exploration persuasion.
You see, Uranus is electricity and progressive, futuristic Science (as partially discussed in my last post) and Jupiter expands and broadens whatever it touches or conjoins. Archetypally, it has to do with Uranus and Prometheus from which we get the phrase, Promethean Science (see trailer, above.)
Dr. Frankenstein stole fire in the form of electricity and thereby crossed a natural boundary not reserved for mere mortal. Well, he learned his lesson, it seems, in film and in the original novel...Prometheus Unbound didn't stay unbound for very long and even the monster's considerable tap dancing and singing skills couldn't adapt him to modern society. Or, the other way round.
So is the dream of cloning a woolly mammoth as far-fetched as it seems?
Who can say...?
But a woolly tap dancing? We probably shouldn't expect to see that any time soon...
Further Reading: a great reference book on the Jupiter/Uranus cycle is my friend Anne Whitaker's Jupiter Meets Uranus.
Note: please answer the Woolly Mammoth poll, upper right...won't take you but two shakes of a cloned lamb's tail! jc