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  1. Mar 2022
    1. Lakota Elder Arvol Looking Horse explains that ‘Star knowledge islike a mirror. The stars are up there, and we have the stars down

      here.’ This philosophical standpoint is understood in the Lakota/Dakota language with one word: Kapemni—‘As is above, so is below: What is in the stars is on Earth; and what is on Earth is in the stars.’


      The Lakota/Dakota language word Kapemni captures the idea that what is in the stars mirrors what is on Earth.

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    1. Benjamin Franklin's father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler, soaper, and candlemaker

      Franklin came from parents with an ordinary background, and rose to become one of the greatest statesmen, scientist, inventors, and authors of his day.

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