- Does 16th century map show that the Portugese beat Britain in 'discovering' Australia by 200 years?
- Rosslyn Chapel receives windfall in restoration grants. What's this "discovering" thing white man?
- While on-the-ground monitoring becomes too dangerous, satellite imagery shows Iraq's archaeological treasures disappearing.
- European Space Agency proves that quantum entanglement remains intact over a distance of 144 kilometres.
- DARPA project aims to have computers that sense what you're thinking, and also what you're not thinking.
- Astronomers explode a virtual star.
- Former astronaut none too pleased with NASA's latest strategy for dealing with potential asteroid threats.
- Seth Shostak labels The American Farmer an American myth, although he likes the 'only in America' aspect (which he applies to SETI). Forgetting those frontier-riding Nazi rocket scientists, and a little piece of metal called Sputnik of course.
- Predicting the next great earthquake.
- Doubt cast on definition of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
- Genetic studies enhance the colour vision of mice. Once again, the mice get the good stuff.
- Investigation finds much of the money raised by Shriners went to the costs of the fraternity, including keeping liquor cabinets full. I want an audit of the number of goats purchased.
- 'King of the witches' used to talk to dead. Now he has joined them.
- Industrial-scale microwave need to defrost colossal squid caught in the Antarctic last month. Don't put it on 'High', or the calamari market could be flooded.
- Whale fossil found in one of Italy's finest vineyards. Explains why the wine was described as of "a fruity texture, with a high note of krill".
Quote of the Day:
The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.
Sailing the seas of cheese...
- What would it be like to stand on Mars, and take a good look around? Something like this I'd imagine. So, so cool.
- Heaven's Gate, ten years on. Wonder if C2C will cover the anniversary?
- Storm warning! The solar minimum we're currently in is the calm before the storm, with a massive solar maximum expected in (*gasp!*) 2012.
- Company wins $19million lawsuit against Amway distributors for spreading rumours about its links with Satanism.
- 'Bleeding' Jesus portraits draw crowds in India.
- Nature goes on the attack against alternative therapies being taught in universities.
- UK paper apologises on front page for supporting the legalisation of marijuana, claiming they now believe the drug is dangerous. Numerous stupid comments, such as the one about marijuana being more dangerous than Ecstasy and LSD - the reason it's rated higher is because the other two aren't considered dangerous...the report lists alcohol as being significantly more harmful than marijuana.
- Need to navigate the current paradigm? Here's a handy map.
- Scientists create microscopic alphabet soup. I looked for some Voom! in there, but I couldn't find any.
- Mapping the 248th dimension.
- Hinode space telescope reveals the impossible on the Sun.
- Futuristic NASA think tank to be shut down.
- Anomalous lights seen in conjunction with earthquake.
- Scientists study sacred sounds.
- Professor decries 'DaVinci Codification' of culture over the past few years.
- You don't need sex to evolve. Hell of a good way to kill 40 million years though...
- Duke University patents mind-controlled weapons.
- Study details catastrophic impact of nuclear attack on US cities. Scary things, like no American Idol to watch, no McDonalds to get a snack from. Duck and cover!
- Was Marilyn Monroe tricked into killing herself by the Kennedys?
- Remember when those scientists did a proof of how vampires could not exist? Seems they forgot the Buffy factor (first thing they teach in 'Maths in Vampirology 101').
Quote of the Day:
Sell a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and you've ruined a wonderful business opportunity.
Many a sudden change takes place on a spring day.
- Tilted Earth is at its 'equal night of spring'.
- Hidden fossil, flying dragon.
- My - what long, needlepoint teeth you have: Fossil of ancient sea-going croc surfaces in eastern Oregon.
- A transatlantic team of number-crunchers announced they had built a theoretical structure in 248 dimensions, resolving a 120-year puzzle that could be used to test theories about the structure of the cosmos. More.
- 500 Hubble photos taken over a one-year period have been woven together to reveal at least 50,000 galaxies.
- In his testimony to the US House of Representatives, Dr. James Hansen delivered a withering critique of the way the White House has interfered with climate scientists at NASA. More.
- Cosmic Log's Alan Boyle takes a look at the caves on Mars. Nice photo of those Martian caves.
- The buzzing of bees can warn of nearby poisons.
- Paying attention to not paying attention: Researchers are studying a pervasive psychological phenomenon in which oh man we've got to finish doing the taxes this weekend ...
- Monkey see, monkey do: study demonstrates that we can learn much better just by watching than previously thought.
- Can exercise make you smarter?
- Whether from a personally experienced aversive event or only an event that's witnessed, human fears are acquired through similar neural processes.
- Infants are able to detect the 'impossible' at an early age.
- Playing music significantly enhances the brain.
- Laughter may boost altruistic behavior.
- Scientist finds the beginnings of morality in primate behavior.
- A group of organisms that has never had sex in over 40 million years of existence has nevertheless managed to evolve into distinct species.
- Enviro-cateclysm of the week: Rivers run towards crisis point.
- James Lovelock (think 'Gaia hypothesis') fears that Europe will soon become an uninhabitable desert.
- Over the past 25 years, global warming has led to a fall in the yield of some of the world's most important food crops.
- Alarm raised over soaring level of bird extinctions.
- The £25 fridge gadget that could slash greenhouse emissions.
- Some scientists are eyeing odd climate fixes.
- Then there are the innovators like civil engineer Mike Strizki, who hobbled together the US's first solar-hydrogen house.
- A floating house built out of trash in a reeking channel of a Rio de Janiero slum will be preserved as a model for recycling in a government anti-pollution campaign.
- Second Life offers virtual taste of schizophrenia.
- Full-mental nudity: the arrival of mind-reading machines.
- According to a secret FBI file, Marilyn Monroe was tricked into committing suicide.
- Bananas of mass destruction.
- FOIA documents reveal 185 sightings of big cats were reported to Scottish police between 2000 and 2006.
- Atlantis: Just the facts.
- The Seymore Hersh Mystery.
- Update: Gods of Spring: The Erotics of the Equinox.
Quote of the Day:
We're taught history under neat subject headings: dates, people, movements that do remarkable things (like end slavery). The assumption is that what's past - in terms of bullying policemen or grisly haircuts - is very much past, fit for nostalgic purpose, potentially relevant only as some BBC classic serial. And the assumption beyond that, 30 or 50 years on, is that human existence automatically involves the "progress" that politicians promise from every platform. Here's a long march towards more of everything desirable: more burgers, more holidays, more medication, more sweet satisfactions.
But real life, when you examine content, not style, isn't like that. Real life features greed, venality and Archie's spiritual emptiness in unchanging quantities. And, even in material ways, "progress" can seem a surprisingly frail concept.
Peter Preston, Guardian columnist, in People like us.
What happened to January, February and most of March?
- The former Governor of Arizona, famous for ridiculing the Phoenix Lights by having a member of his staff dress up as an alien at a press conference, has done a 180-degree turn and now claims to have seen them. Funny how attitudes change when political reputations are no longer a concern.
- Even more bizarre is news that Sheik Khalid Mohammad has hired KPMG to begin an immediate forensic audit and investigation of UFO researcher Kevin Randle's numerous claims about the 1947 Roswell UFO crash. He's not the Al-Qaeda mastermind by the way.
- The Apache have legends of tunnels beneath the land made by people who live near the stars; could they be connected to Tiahuanaco?
- If you're interested in the above kind of story, I highly recommend Gary David's book The Orion Zone (Amazon US or UK), a fascinating journey through Native American and Ancient Egyptian culture, landscape, and myth.
- Myths and legends exist that tell of a time when the Earth had no moon.
- Are flying saucers the results of secret American research projects from World War II?
- Reports of UFOs spotted above the Prime Minister of India's home in Delhi.
- Rotorua in New Zealand is a hive of UFO sightings.
- Pictures taken by NASA's Odyssey spacecraft reveal what may be seven caves on the surface of Mars. If they're thinking about landing there, I hope NASA has seen Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
- The Inuit hope science can explain why the sun is acting strangely in the Arctic. Something this mind-blowing should be on the front pages of all newspapers.
- The northern hemisphere recorded its warmest winter on record and El Nino is to blame.
- Scientists are at a loss to explain why some of the largest glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland are losing ice at an alarming rate.
- It shouldn't be that hard to work out, especially if they watch An Inconvenient Truth (Amazon US or UK).
- Two leading UK climate researchers say some of their peers are overplaying the global warming message.
- Two left-wing film-makers disillusioned with Michael Moore's hypocrisy give him a taste of his own medicine in a new documentary, Manufacturing Dissent.
- The President of Gambia claims the cure for AIDS was revealed to him in a dream by his ancestors.
- South African Credo Mutwa says the Suderlandia Fructosate plant can cure HIV, which is more credible than the Gambian President's secret herbs and spices.
- The tomb of China's first emperor could rival that of Tutankhamen, but a heated debate among Chinese archaeologists and Party officials question whether to excavate it at all. Maybe the Chinese can borrow Zahi Hawass's pyramid-shaft robot, he doesn't appear to be using it.
- A respected Chinese economist says the "cultural enlightenment from excavating the tomb of Qinshi Huang will surpass the pyramids of Egypt"; but his reasons could be considered a wee bit biased. My novel depends on the tomb remaining a mystery.
- No such hesitation in Mexico, where archaeologists have recently excavated more than 29 different tombs dating back about 2000 years.
- Delaware County workers stumbled onto what scientists believe to be a well-preserved earthwork built by pre-historic Woodland Native Americans.
- About dot com has an interesting article detailing encounters with the elusive little people.
- Everyone can be a psychic clairvoyant to an extent because we all possess an intuitive part of our soul.
- Are psychic abilities inherited traits passed on by parents with the right genes, or can they be developed by anyone?
- A cryptographer has solved Randi's Psychic Challenge, but has politely (and wisely) declined the prize money of $1million in worthless bonds. The gentleman is Matt Blaze, and he explains the solution on his blog.
- And because it's an excellent read, I highly recommend Paul Smith's commentary on the MoD's remote viewing efforts. I hope linking to TDG doesn't cause a hole in the time-space continuum.
Quote of the Day:
The pyramids of Dashur have always been the odd ones out. Evidence has convinced Egyptologists that the two Dashur pyramids, as well as that at Meydum further south, belonged to the pharaoh Snefru, founder of the 4th dynasty and father of Khufu. But three pyramids for one king is a serious “weakness” to the tomb theory of Egyptology.
Robert Bauval, from an interview by Greg Taylor in Sub Rosa Issue 6
Information overload is defined for me when I lose the ability to create intelligent metaphors. I need to unplug...
- Jesus not an alien, or a hippy, says Venezuelan Bishop. Well there goes my latest book idea...
- UN requests Israeli archaeologists immediately halt excavations at the Temple Mount.
- Did a giant impact create the two faces of Mars? And when they say 'face', the don't mean *that* face.
- JPL radar study shows Mars' south pole contains enough water to flood the entire planet to a depth of 11 metres.
- Does never-before-seen Phoenix Lights footage show an identifiable craft?
- Where has the bright-eyed space optimism of the 1960s gone?
- Afghan treasures head for home.
- Bodies found near Uffington White Horse probably victims of a Neolithic massacre.
- Explorers find no trace of ancient underwater human habitation off the coast of Texas. I think they mean that it wasn't underwater at the time, not that they lived underwater back then. I could be mistaken...
- Treasure hunters find clues to pirate gold in Florida.
- While the focus has been on the Iraqi National Museum, looting at archaeological sites around the wartorn country continues apace.
- 300 versus the real history - how does the movie stack up?
- Farmer wants to sell his mammoth skeleton. I say put the tusks on the front of your car, like an old longhorn...that would be impressive.
- Artificial lymph node transplanted into mice. One day these augmented uber-mice will rise up and take over the world....
- A case of mistaken identity for the supposedly (and now perhaps probably again) Ivory-Billed Woodpecker?
Quote of the Day:
If there is only one Creator who made the tiger and the lamb, the cheetah and the gazelle, what is He playing at? Is he a sadist who enjoys spectator blood sports? ... Is He manoeuvring to maximise David Attenborough's television ratings?
Apologies for the lack of news yesterday, Jameske was off sick, and I was away from the computer. You can now officially call us the 'not-so-Daily Grail'...
- Cassini finds evidence of seas on Titan.
- Remember Tunguska: when the skies fall, where will NASA be?
- Future spacecraft may be built to surf magnetic fields.
- Climate change forced the abandonment of Angkor Wat, says report.
- Pig DNA study forces a rethink of the colonisation of the Pacific (no, they didn't fly).
- Is interspecies sex the dirty little secret behind the success of evolution? Forget survival of the fittest...it's survival of the perverted.
- 160,000-year-old child suggests modern humans arrived earlier than currently thought. I don't want to know who the sex was with, I really don't...
- Scholar claims major error in Jesus tomb documentary.
- Ramses canopic jars in the Louvre are not what they seemed.
- IBM search tool targets flying saucers, ghosts and goblins.
- Drug can clear away specific memories while leaving others intact. You can almost see the pool of saliva inside the CIA building now...
- Sedative reactivates damaged brains.
- US Air Force to test new missiles which reach their target at five times the speed of sound. Because in this hustle-bustle world we live in, we need to kill people at a much faster rate.
- Solar plane to fly continuously around Mars.
- New species of Taipan found in Australian outback. Because we just don't have enough deadly critters yet...
- Iron minerals in birds' bills may act as navigational magnetometer.
- Life at Findhorn: acts of random beautification.
Quote of the Day:
With 300 million people in America, you can fail to impress 299 million of them and still go platinum.
Back to those disappearing honeybees we've been hearing about recently... Imidacloprid, an active ingredient in the class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, was banned in some European countries because it was suspected of 'damaging pollinators.' Neonicotinoid insecticides are still widely used in the US, both on crops, and to (intentionally) kill termites. Like the bees, the termites go out to feed, and can't remember their way back home. Of course, unlike termites, honeybees aren't being sprayed directly. But neonicotinoid insecticides are systemic, working their way through the entire plant, including the flowers, nectar, and pollen. The amount that ends up in the pollen isn't enough to kill the bees outright, but apparently, chronic ingestion of low doses year-round is what's destroying both the bees' immune systems and their memories of home. And that makes me wonder... Could a diet rich in neonicotinoid-laced plants explain why I've had such a hard time remembering my phone number lately?
- Evolution: Why children never leave home.
- Short-legged Australopiths were good fighters.
- Epic of human migration is carved in parasites' DNA.
- Ancient pig remains from the hobbit cave on Flores are helping researchers piece together how humans moved from Southeast Asia to the Pacific thousands of years ago.
- New survey reveals more than a thousand supermassive black holes in one region of the sky, calling into question popular model of how the gravity monsters behave.
- Science team shows light is made of particles and waves. I've been telling physicists that ever since I experienced it in a meditation, in 1978.
- Geologists can now read the history of rocks with unprecendented precision.
- New research opens a window on the minds of plants.
- Honeybee's social life may be guided by a single gene.
- Volatile anaesthetics, a class of inhaled drugs, have been found to increase production of amyloid beta, the brain protein thought to cause Alzheimer's disease. Each year, some 60 million people worldwide are given volatile anaesthetics, which cause many people to develop a 'post-operative cognitive decline' that lasts days, weeks, or years.
- Drug wipes out one specific memory while leaving others intact.
- Be more than you can be: Inside DARPA's human enhancement project.
- Rose-scented sleep improves memory.
- An excerpt from Chapter 1 of Spagyrics: The Alchemical Preparation of Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs.
- Tests of a fatty acid supplement, VegEPA, in four overweight youngsters, showed improvement in reading, concentration, and memory. Brain scans of the children showed three years worth of development in just three months.
- Thinking about thinking: The rodent who knew too much.
- Traumatic brain injury is a 'silent epidemic'. ...And the initial brain injury sets processes in motion that continue throughout a person's life. Reminds me of the old question, 'Would you rather keep company with the Devil, or with no one at all?'
- Newsweek says, 'Unlock your unexplored psychic powers': A review of Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer. Amazon US & UK.
- Enviro-cateclysm of the week: Global warming report paints bleak future.
- Satellite data shows melting polar ice and rises in sea level may be worse than earlier thought.
- A Lag Before Dying: Mass extinctions may take longer than previously believed.
- A maverick prospector is preparing to scoop untold riches - gold, silver, copper - from the ocean floor.
- Research shows we humans are really bad at putting ourselves in other peoples' shoes, especially when it comes to 'hot-button' issues.
- The grim truth about Iraq: 'Humpty Dumpty can't be put back together again.'
- Has the ghost of Hunter S Thompson possessed a former Marine Corp Sgt. Maj.? 'I'm pretty sure that I've been given a choice: You can have this bottle, or you can have everything else.' Plus, A Bleighty Ho for Baghdad.
- Newly unearthed footage exposes further 9/11 media scripting.
- Former Air Traffic Controller Robin Hordon speaks out on 9/11, NORAD, and what should have happened on 9/11.
- A review of David Sirota's Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government -- and How We Take It Back. Amazon US (which includes info-packed customer reviews) & UK.
- Historically deemed life unworthy of life, they go where the spirit takes them.
- In a nutshell - urgent, intellectual, compelling, honest, and scathing: A review - make that two - of Making Globalization Work (Amazon US & UK) by Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics.
Quote of the Day:
Listening to nature is what shamanism is about. The planet yearns to communicate, and all nature is in fact language. We are somewhat anesthetized to this by our very introspective cultural style. Our whole focus of attention is inward, and so the natural world has fallen silent for most of us. Jean Paul Sartre said: “Nature is mute.” That, sadly, captures perfectly modernity’s relationship to nature, but still -- if that isn’t the lamest statement made by a twentieth-century philosopher, I don’t know what is.
The secret to how I gather the news is out -- I have gnome assistants. Unfortunately, they make terrible coffee (so that's my job now; the gnomes write the news instead).
- Two men who communicate with the dead, faeries and leprechauns also believe we each have our own personal gnome companions.
- The classic Gnomes, by Rien Poortvliet and illustrated by Wil Huygen, is still available if you'd like some tips (Amazon US or UK).
- If you're interested in real encounters with the wee folk, then Janet Bord's Faeries is indispensable (Amazon US or UK).
- Could the giant stone spheres of Costa Rica have once been laid out to mirror planets and constellations? John W. Hoopes isn't happy about such theories and has a debunking website.
- Mark Kimmel, who became interested in UFOs and extraterrestrials when shown a copy of Project Blue Book in 1963, has extraterrestrial messages decoded.
- Has anyone read Mark Kimmel's Trillion (Amazon US or UK)? Tell us what you thought.
- On July 4th 1997, a couple on holiday in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, saw a v-shaped craft hover above them.
- An October 2000 study by a retired aerospace scientist from NASA-Ames Research Centre suggests many encounters with UFOs by pilots in American skies have been potentially dangerous. Dangerous for their reputations, definitely.
- Is the current UFO flap a result of an increase in HAARP activity?
- Can time windows into other worlds allow us glimpses of the past or future?
- Here's video of a man bending a spoon with his mind ... or is he? Watch it and decide for yourself.
- Astrology is not a belief or a religion but an academic study, argue astrologers at a National Council for Geocosmic Research conference.
- Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, a prominent clinical psychologist at Berkeley, has dedicated her career to exploring the supernatural abilities of the mind ever since a psychic helped locate her missing harp.
- Will biology, and not physics, explain the Universe, or will Dr Robert Lanza hit the old brick wall of dogmatism and peer-group bullying?
- The Nepalese boy some claim to be the reincarnation of Buddha has gone missing again. Would it be wrong to insert a tracking chip into the reincarnation of Buddha?
- The mysterious humming noise affecting residents of Taos, New Mexico, is nagging the ears of a man in the Netherlands who moved twice to avoid it. Odd, it started in Taos shortly after I visited in October 2000.
- A team of Danish scientists say that nerves transmit impulses through sound, and not through electricity as commonly thought. That explains why pop music gets on my nerves.
- Up close and personal with the Goddess of Hongshan.
- The eastern porch of a palace associated with King Darius the Great has been excavated. No rocking chair was found.
- At last, the Battle of Thermopylae comes to the big-screen in gory high-definition splendour; Frank Miller's graphic novel 300 (Amazon US or UK) is now an epic film. The official 300 website is down, but here's the film trailer.
My humble gnome assistants don't want to be thanked.
Quote of the Day:
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"
Late news today, due to my need to party down. Happy birthday Narelle!
- The Enfield poltergeist lives again (poor choice of words?).
- Can a space alien rest in peace? The legend of the Aurora UFO crash.
- Guillermo del Toro, director of the excellent movie Pan's Labyrinth, has accepted monsters into his heart, rather than Jesus.
- Man pierces Milosevic's grave with a stake, to stop his evil spirit from haunting the area.
- American's get an 'F' in religion.
- You can't travel back in time, say scientists. If proved incorrect, would it be ethically wrong for them to travel back in time and change this news story? If not, they would have done so already, therefore proving that they are correct. I think. Actually, I've lost myself completely...
- Early gospels acquired by the Vatican.
- 'Lucy' is up for a trip to the States. Does she get fingerprinted too?
- New paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories.
- Indian government says there are no archaelogical studies to support the existence of the Ram Sethu bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka, despite NASA's images of an isthmus joining the two countries.
- The Indus Valley civilisation was more varied and widespread than is currently thought, says Professor of Archaeology.
- More on the Seven New Wonders of the World survey which has caused Zahi's blood pressure to skyrocket.
- Do California's cloudbursts pave the way for quakes? More likely it's Danny Carey doing some double kick drills.
- GM plans all-electric car in 2010.
- Is your carpet making you fat?
- The slacker's guide to serendipitous research.
- Pwnage news: Homeland Security to revive Total Information Awareness supersnooping project. You just gotta love the Information Awareness Office logo (damn those Illuminati overlords!)....
- Captain America dies. It's a funny insight into international mindsets...if there was a Captain Australia, dressed in an Australian flag, we would probably mess our pants laughing so hard.
- Lester Grinspoon (father of our favourite astrobiologist, David Grinspoon, close friend of Carl Sagan and John Mack, and inspiration for the name of the Australian band Grinspoon), says that marijuana is a wonder drug. Also: British investigation says drug laws are "driven by moral panic", and need a "major overhaul".
Quote of the Day:
If marijuana were a new discovery rather than a well-known substance carrying cultural and political baggage, it would be hailed as a wonder drug.
We're in the middle of a drought, and I can't do any yardwork because it keeps raining. Go figure...
- Stephen Oppenheimer, author of the controversial Eden in the East (Amazon US and UK), says that peoples of the British Isles arrived from Spain some 16,000 years ago. His new book The Origins of the British is available from Amazon US and UK.
- The ancient Romans and Greeks had their own type of Guinness Book of Records, with selections such as the longest sex marathon and the most expensive slave (unrelated entries...I think).
- Forget the Battle of the Black Gate of Mordor...this hobbit war just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
- Signs of water on Mars? Not so fast.
- Or...Mars water traces left by springs, not seas. You ever get the feeling that all these Mars scientists have absolutely no idea?
- NASA says they can't afford to hunt for killer asteroids.
- Meanwhile, new paper suggests laser deflection of Near Earth objects. I think I played that game 25 years ago.
- China confirms Moon probe this year. Does the Moon know about this?
- Could we soon be using antimatter to kill cancer?
- Forget lizards growing back new tails - our closest invertebrate relative, the sea squirt, can regrow its entire body from one blood vessel.
- Images stitched together from eight of the world's best space observatories give a stunning panorama of thousands of galaxies.
- When cows go bad. Calf caught in the act of hunting and eating chickens.
- Who's yo mummy? Jet Li of course. The Mummy 3 set to abandon Egypt and go all Terracotta Armyish.
- Edgar Cayce tours now available in his hometown.
- According to Tim the Yowie Man, our very own cryptid likes to hang around the Gold Coast. I think I've seen him surfing at D-bah.
- Revisiting one of my first ever Bigfoot encounters - Steve Austin, the 6 million dollar man, fights Sasquatch (video). Gotta love those sound effects.
Quote of the Day:
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson