Unrelated? Everything is related!

25 Mar

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Weaving the Threads.”

Take 3 parts that are unrelated? Then use a common thread? Follow me on this now.

The very fact that there is a common thread makes them related. Ha!!

But seriously, try to name 2 things that are not in some way related. Scientists are trying hard to find the one common particle that is common to everything in the universe. I think this is humanity pushing way too hard to delve into a realm of knowledge that is meant for GOD, the one true link to everything in the universe.

After saying that, there is a reason they work so hard. Because it is obvious everything is connected in one way or the other. Even if they do or do not look as far as GOD.

Look at human blood. There are different types: A, AB, B, and O. These types are different enough that following an accident receiving the wrong type of blood during treatment will very possibly kill you. Yet, take any man, woman, or child whether Black, White, Asian, or any combination; Show me someone on Earth who does not bleed red.

Lets use Ape and Man. I believe in Creation as opposed to Evolution like some believe. I will say man and ape are worlds apart. Man speaks with use of intricate, well-developed languages. The ape uses moans, groans, and blunt, coarse body language. Ha, now there is a joke for women about their husbands in there somewhere.


Look at other differences. Take civility for instance. The ape defecates in the jungle, pretty much in the open. Man uses a bathroom or in worst case an outhouse or some area shut off from society.

Man eats at the dinner table( another joke, ha) with the use of silverware, manners, and meal-time etiquette(I know, too easy to joke. I saw myself eating pizza out of a box, in front of the television watching football and action movies, burping with no care of who hears even as I wrote this paragraph). The ape eats stuff he finds on the ground, in a tree, and he definitely does not ask for permission to join the dinner-party. In some cases, I am sure an ape will even start a fight if he thinks his meal is in danger of disappearing to another.

But look at the similarities. Opposable thumbs. A carnal need for mating, protecting boundaries, and goofing-off. Only a 3 % difference in genetic make-up. Both shake their heads side-to-side to say ‘no’. Both laugh out loud, eat to calm nerves, know how to choose gender-specific toys(I.e. footballs for boys and dolls for girls), beg for food, and play fair.

Elephants and bats do not seem to have any connection. But both are mammals. Both elephants and bats are warm-blooded, milk to feed young, have 3 middle-ear bones, and take care of their young. Who else is on that list that you wouldn’t think? Try wolves, zebras, squirrels, and deer.

What are some other things that are seemingly different but related:

Melissa McCarthy(Mike and Molly) and Jenny McCarthy are both relatives.

Halle Berry and Sarah Palin are related!

Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln. Although Reagan broke the barrier between Hollywood acting and politics. But still, one is a comedic and sometimes serious actor, producer, and director. The other was President of the United States of America and lead our nation through the Civil War and all of the race, class,  and moral/religious issues that arise from the fighting.

Scientists searched through 150,000 stars to find planets. One is 500 light years away but still resembles our home enough to be labeled ‘Earth’s cousin’. This planet has the same size and temperature. It is most likely composed of rock, like Earth.

There are a lot of years difference between 1880 and 2012. But the temperatures on both years are similar. There is only a 1.53 degree difference in global temperatures. Although I find it hard to believe accurate records were taken in 1880! Ha!


You want something that is unrelated. That is my response to today’s prompt. Though my post is similar, one or two connecting threads are missing. Maybe that is a sign of humility like Mormon quilters. Yes, I just connected two seemingly different things: my blog post and Mormon quilters. I am speaking of the Amish and Mennonite saying that their quilters leave at least one or two threads love one to show humility in relation to GOD’S perfection. Want one last comparison of things that are way different before I stretch this already exhausted thread too far? This Amish saying is a myth and possibly connects its origin to Greek and Navajo Indian myths.

Copyright (C) Dustin Poteet 2015


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