Blog Heap o'Urantiana Links 16 September 2020

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Links regarding faith and belief
and men, women, marriage, and family life,
also sciences, the spritual and the 'supernatural,'
and, of course, Jesus of Nazareth.

Evolution Isn't Easy

Three concentric azure blue circles
Fandors — The Passenger Birds
Urantia Paper: Planetary Mortal Epochs Wed 2020-Sep-16 11:54am

…But early in this era mortals learn to kindle and maintain fire, and with the increase of inventive imagination and the improvement in tools, evolving man soon vanquishes the larger and more unwieldy animals. The early races also make extensive use of the larger flying animals. These enormous birds are able to carry one or two average-sized men for a nonstop flight of over five hundred miles. On some planets these birds are of great service since they possess a high order of intelligence, often being able to speak many words of the languages of the realm. These birds are most intelligent, very obedient, and unbelievably affectionate. Such passenger birds have been long extinct on Urantia, but your early ancestors enjoyed their services.…

"…they became extinct more than thirty thousand years ago…"

Mentioned five times in the Urantia Papers.

The Last Fandor
Our flying fellows' final fate.
Mindful Webworks UB Comix page from 1996.

Teratorns - The Monster Birds
Ben G Thomas, YouTube Wed 2020-Sep-16 10:30am

Millions of years ago giant birds of prey ruled the Americas - the Teratorns. But our understanding of these animals has changed greatly in the last few decades.

YouTube video, 8:05

DDG search on "teratorn birds"