Last night's very first episode of 'Exploring All Realms with Redfern and Raven' went well. We had a couple of small glitches to work out, but overall things went smoothly and we were very pleased.
Brad Steiger was an amazing guest and we hope to have him back again for a future show.
With time, I hope to be more comfortable as I gain experience as a radio host. My good friend and co-host Nick Redfern made it all flow beautifully and we had a good time learning more about Brad Steiger and his various works in the field of paranormal and psychical research.
His knowledge, sincerity and endearing light heartedness made him a wonderful choice as a first guest and I think last night paved the way for a bright future for Exploring All Realms.
If anyone would like to listen to the archive of last night's show, it should be up and running some time this afternoon at http://apexn.com/exploring-all-realms-audio/
Next week we have Timothy Green Beckley joining us , so be sure to tune in!
Thank you so much to all of you who tuned in last night as we went live for the first time!
Ancient cave paintings depict these formidable behemoths that saw the end of their reign around the turn of the 16th century.
But the Auroch
( bos primigenius which means "primeval ox")
may be getting a second chance to roam the European forest once again.
Italian scientists (See Project Tauros) are currently using DNA from Auroch teeth to start a breeding program. Living cattle, such as two distinct Spanish and Italian breeds may still carry the auroch gene. They will selectively breed these cattle to retain the DNA they're looking for, and in about a decade or so, a living breathing auroch should be the result.
Scottish highland cattle, such as the one shown here, will most likely be used as well early on in the breeding program.
Interestingly enough, one of the main reasons for bringing back the auroch is that they favored browsing on beech trees, which are currently overwhelming and destroying Europe's forests. The reintroduction of the huge 6ft tall, 2000 pound beasts could mean a restoration of balance for European flora.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out since history has shown us on more than one occasion that mother nature isn't one to be trifled with once she's made a decision ; )
But on a personal note, I would love to see them succeed. To be able see these giant animals roaming free as they once were and in their native habitat would be akin to the feeling of winning the lottery!