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News Briefs 09-01-2007

As the 24th Solar Cycle begins, Melbourne is hit with a 108-degree-fahrenheit heatwave.

Quote of the Day:

I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.

Steven Spielberg

News Briefs 08-01-2008

Filling in for Dr. J. Plenty of prime TDG fodder about, so dig in...

Quote of the Day:

The ultimate paradox of materialism is that the one feature of the universe which alone gives meaning to all the rest is the one feature which has to be declared redundant! Nothing can account for its emergence; nothing follows from its existence.

John Beloff

News Briefs 04-01-2008

Hello! Are you still here?

Quote of the Day:

In practice, the goal of skepticism is not the discovery of truth, but the exposure of other people's errors. It plays a useful role in science, religion, scholarship, and common sense. But we need to remember that it is a weapon serving belief or self-interest; we need to be skeptical of skeptics. The more militant the skeptic, the stronger the belief.

Rupert Sheldrake

News Briefs 31-12-2007

Happy New Year

Quote of the Day:

Humility is the best part of you remaining silent


News Briefs 29-12-2007

News on a Saturday? What can I say -- the spirit moved me.

Quote of the Day:

We may discover resources on the moon or Mars that will boggle the imagination, that will test our limits to dream. And the fascination generated by further exploration will inspire our young people to study math, and science, and engineering and create a new generation of innovators and pioneers.

George W Bush, speech at NASA Headquarters, Jan. 14, 2004

News Briefs 26-12-2007

Where is global warming when you need it? It is bloody freezing here.

  • Has global warming stopped?
  • Far above space and time.
  • Repressed memory: a cultural symptom?
  • Clue to migraine headache cause.
  • However virtuous, virtual science is no substitute for the real thing.
  • Theories stir on star of Bethlehem.
  • Extraordinary discovery in Sahara desert.
  • Meteorites may have fostered life on Earth.
  • A case for mistaken identity.
  • Drilling up into space for energy.
  • Against Archytas: How the West lost Alchemy or Paranormal Complimentary Opposite Harmonics.
  • NASA told to study own files for UFO data.
  • Mysterious Neolithic structure unearthed in Orkney.
  • Dark Mission. The truth, it is out there.
  • To those that have shall be given.

Quote of the Day:

Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.

Thomas Hobbes

News Briefs 20-12-2007

Posting early, because I have an early flight in the morning. To round off the year, a little look back...

Quote of the Day:

The paramount importance of psychical research is found in correcting the habit of Western thought – of the average men we meet – that the physical plane is the whole of Nature, or at any rate the only aspect of the universe which really concerns us. Under this false and deadly assumption all wider views and spiritual conceptions wither and die as soon as they are born. Instead of a universe peopled with unseen personalities, the science of today has gone to the other extreme, and as Mr. Myers once eloquently said, we are now taught to believe ‘the Universe to be a soulless interaction of atoms, and life a paltry misery closed in the grave'.

Sir William Barrett

News Briefs 20-12-2007

We haven't finished for the year just yet...

Quote of the Day:

"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen....At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.

New York City Mayor John F. Hylan, 1922

News Briefs 18-12-2007

Only the turkeys are certain democracy does not exist. Happy holidays.

Thanks Greg

Quote of the Day:

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

B.F. Skinner

News Briefs 17-12-2007

Have you noticed that 'unavoidable interruptions' multiply in direct proportion to the perceived importance of any project you're working on?

Thanks, Rick.

Quote of the Day:

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble -- it's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

Mark Twain