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News Briefs 10-03-2014

"Nonsense is nonsense, but the history of nonsense is scholarship."

  • Earliest British examples of metal-working and wood turning found on Dartmoor.
  • Tubs of flour provide clue to earthquake lights phenomenon.
  • Study reveals astronomical alignment of Nabatean monuments including Petra.
  • Scientists unlock mystery of out-of-body experiences. Or do they?
  • Epistemic vigilance in the nursery. Some people mistake circular arguments for a sign of authority. 3-year-olds know better.
  • Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun is slowly turning into a pile of dust.
  • Why King Tut's DNA is fuelling race wars.
  • No Planet X.
  • One day, your antivirus software may kill you, let alone your killer robots.
  • The growing Israeli pagan scene.
  • "Dark matter MAY have killed the dinosaurs" does not equate to "Dinosaurs were NOT wiped out by dark matter". Just sayin'.
  • The emerging science of the self.
  • Do the dead outnumber the living?
  • How many times has Dr. Robert Schoch been wrong? asks Dr. Sam Osmanagich.

Quote of the Day:

The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to truth.

Scott Adams

News Briefs 07-03-2014

”The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.”

Quote of the Day:

“There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death.”

Isaac Asimov

News Briefs 06-03-2014

That was one small step for a Charolastra, one giant leap for Mexican filmmakers.

Thanks, Susan.

Quote of the Day:

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."

~Clay Shirsky

News Briefs 05-03-2014

The world's richest 15 people are collectively worth more than $700billion. That means they could pretty much give away $100 to every person on Earth if they wanted to and still remain billionaires…

Quote of the Day:

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

Alan Watts

News Briefs 03-03-2014

Invent your own mythology or be slave to another man’s.

Quote of the Day:

God is not merely a possibility, not merely a conclusion, but the starting point for any understanding at all.

John Frame

News Briefs 28-02-2014

“You see things; and say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and say "Why not?”

With thanks to RMG for links and special props to Kat for her expert handling of last Friday’s news! Thanks again!

Quote of the Day:

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."

G. Bernard Shaw

News Briefs 27-02-2014

Now THIS gets me all Kaiju'd up!!

Thanks to Kat, Rick, Jared, Martin Clemens & Egon Spengler.

Quote of the Day:

"I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially."

~E.B. White

News Briefs 26-02-2014

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Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.

Thanks Greg, Kat, & The Anomalist.

Quote of the Day:

"I left in love, in laughter and in truth. Wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."

~ Bill Hicks