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News Briefs 19-01-2015

Happy 82nd birthday (for yesterday) to the late, great, Saint Bob...

Thanks @drjohnwardkt.

Quote of the Day:

It's important to abolish the unconscious dogmatism that makes people think their way of looking at reality is the only sane way of viewing the world. My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything.

Robert Anton Wilson

News Briefs 15-01-2015

So this is the Future, and all we got… is this?

Thanks to Chris.

Quote of the Day:

"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."

~Jane Goodall

News Briefs 13-01-2015

Need to work on these intros.

Quote of the Day:

Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it.

Gregory Bateson

News Briefs 12-01-2015

Slowly picking up steam here at Grail HQ. How's 2015 looking for you?

Thanks @djp1974, @tobadzistsini, @PeterSHall and @Marmite_man.

Quote of the Day:

Enlightenment remains unrealized so long as it is considered as a specific state to be attained, and for which there are standards of success.

Alan Watts

News Briefs 09-01-2015

”Even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

Quote of the Day:

“We are all different - but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it's human nature that we adapt - and survive.”

Stephen J. Hawking

News Briefs 07-01-2015

It seems the new year will have to deal with the same old $#!t…

Thanks to Susan and Kapryan.

Quote of the Day:

"Only weakened and failing states treat these crimes as acts of war. Only they send their leaders diving into bunkers and summoning up ever darker arts of civil control, now even the crudities of revived torture. Such leaders cannot accept that such outrages will always occur, everywhere. They refuse to respect limits to what a free society can do to prevent them."

~Simon Jenkins.

News Briefs 06-01-2015

Happy Women's Little Christmas.

Quote of the Day:

You're not crazy and it's not your fault.

Derrick Jensen

News Briefs 05-01-2015

And we're back for another year! Welcome to 2015, Grailers...

Thanks @djp1974.

Quote of the Day:

Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

Goran Persson

The Top 50 Most Popular Daily Grail Stories of 2014 (#25 - #1)

Top 50 Daily Grail Articles of 2014, 25 - 1

Yesterday I posted the first half of a list of the top 50 most popular stories on The Daily Grail in 2014. Today, here's part two: #25 down to #1:

  1. A Gnostic Vision of the Conquest: A Review of Graham Hancock's War God
  2. The Shape-Shifting Son of God
  3. Sight Unseen: Humans Are Able to See Infrared Light (Really)
  4. UFOs in Norway: Are the 'Hessdalen Lights' Sparks From a Giant Geological Battery?
  5. Mysterious Forces: Exploring the Poltergeist Phenomenon
  6. Does Quantum Physics Imply That You Are Immortal?
  7. A Reality Beyond Death?
  8. Have Russians Discovered Ancient 'Super-Megalithic' Architecture in Siberia?
  9. Are Super-Intelligent Aliens Hiding Within Our Atoms?
  10. Researchers Use ESP to Make Thousands of Dollars on the Stock Market
  11. Brian Dunning on the Joe Rogan Experience: A Masterclass in Bad Skepticism
  12. The Last Alchemist
  13. Do Humans Have the Ability to Sense the Future? This Survey of Experiments So Far Says....Yes!
  14. Telepathy Between the Dead
  15. The Mysterious Celestial Spheres of the Ancient Mughal Empire
  16. Moonwalking? Strange Silhouette on Lunar Surface Goes Viral
  17. Synchronicity or Coincidence? Parapsychologist Dean Radin Tells a Strange Personal Tale
  18. AWAREness Beyond Death?
  19. This UFO is Real, According to a Government Agency
  20. Magic Mushrooms were the Inspiration for Frank Herbert's Science Fiction Epic 'Dune'
  21. Visions of the Past - How Far Should We Go in 'Restoring' Ancient Monuments?
  22. Our Alien DNA
  23. UFOs Finally Turn Up in Documents Leaked by Edward Snowden
  24. Did Roger Ebert Have a Deathbed Vision?
  25. Scientific Research Suggests We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen

To all the Grailers out there: thanks for your support in 2014, and best wishes for a fun and fascinating 2015!

The Top 50 Most Popular Daily Grail Stories of 2014 (#50 - #26)

Top 50 Daily Grail Articles of 2014, 50 - 26

Here at The Daily Grail we certainly don't measure the worth of a story by its popularity (the world has enough clickbait rubbish without us adding to it). But given we don't go out of our way to entice readers to our articles - apart from simply trying to write something interesting - the popularity of each post does provide one rough way of picking out a segment of 'good reads' for an end of year summary (from the 600+ posts in total over the course of 2014). So over the next two days, without claiming the placing reflects the worth of any particular post, I'll post the top 50 most popular stories on The Daily Grail this year, so readers can catch up on some fascinating posts they might have missed. Today, here's #50 down to #26:

  1. 'The Slenderman' Blamed for the Attempted Murder of a 12-Year-Old-Girl
  2. Waking Up to the Devil in Your Room
  3. Leading Skeptic Brian Dunning Sentenced to 15 Months Prison for Fraud
  4. Review: Interstellar
  5. Australian UFOs, More Than 100 Years Ago
  6. New Research Suggests Autistic Savants May Have Enhanced Telepathic Abilities
  7. Consecration of the Host - You Are Legion, For You Are Many
  8. Can Science See Spirits?
  9. Is Precognition Real? Positive Replications of Daryl Bem's Controversial Findings
  10. Retrocausality: Physicists Ponder Whether the Future Can Influence the Past
  11. Return to Life - The Reincarnation Research of Dr Jim Tucker
  12. Bring Out Your Bigfoot: How 'Science' is Failing at Educating the Public
  13. Graham Hancock, Live
  14. Did the Great Sphinx of Egypt Originally Have a Different Head?
  15. Scientists Call For Open, Informed Study of Psi Effects and Consciousness
  16. Mars Rover Sees a Light on the Horizon
  17. "Not Fit to Be Printed": The Suppressed Alchemical Papers of the Great Scientist Sir Isaac Newton
  18. Are We All Persons of Interest?
  19. Pulling The Cosmic Trigger - The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK, 23 February 2014
  20. What the Dying Know
  21. The Mystery of the Blinking Mummy
  22. Dream Telepathy Research Reborn
  23. Graham Hancock: "New Archaeological Discoveries Uncover The Mysteries Of A Lost Civilisation"
  24. Total Death Experiences
  25. The Art of Dying: Beatles Guitarist George Harrison 'Lit Up the Room' When He Died

Tomorrow, #25 to #1!