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News Briefs 18-03-2015

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

Quote of the Day:

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.


News Briefs 17-03-2015

"The future is already here — It's just not very evenly distributed."

Quote of the Day:

“Sometimes it’s good to remember.”

William Gibson

News Briefs 13-03-2015

“Man becomes aware of the sacred because it manifests itself, shows itself, as something wholly different from the profane.”

Quote of the Day:

“In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.”

Mircea Eliade

News Briefs 12-03-2015

Humans are the lemmings of the primate world…

Thanks to Johnny Walker.

Quote of the Day:

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad."

~Salvador Dalí

News Briefs 11-03-2015

We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.

Quote of the Day:

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

News Briefs 10-03-2015

There's a feeling I get, when I look to the west...

Quote of the Day:

Science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe.

Ken Jenkins

News Briefs 09-03-2015

You get the feeling that Islamic State militants are just attention-seeking brats who have mummy issues?

Thanks to @anomalistnews, @djp1974, and @tobadzistsini.

Quote of the Day:

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

News Briefs 05-03-2015

In light of our recent incidence of collective missing time --how else to explain we're already in March!-- today's news have a little more UFO content than normal. Enjoy.

Thanks to Chuckycabra and a Baby Duck.

Quote of the Day:

"They need magic. That's why. They're taught from the very beginning, when they're taught about Santa Claus, and angels, and devils, and demons out of the earth and into the sky. They're told all this fanciful stuff as small children, and they get to believe that. And they want that to be theirs, that kind of magic to visit them. And they want to—pardon me [ noisily sneezes]. Ah yes, that shows my respect for them, so there."

~James Randi, 'splaining why ignorant people like to believe in paranormal lies [/sarcasm]

News Briefs 04-03-2015

Time for the news, I believe.

Quote of the Day:

With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

News Briefs 03-03-2015

Learn to swim...

Thanks @mattstaggs.

Quote of the Day:

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford