All things go in cycles, and the Planet X/Nibiru/binary sun research area really seems to be hotting up recently. Following on the heels of Walter Cruttenden's book Lost Star of Myth and Time comes Andy Lloyd's The Dark Star: The Planet X Evidence. Built on many years of personal research, The Dark Star adds another facet to the controversy - for a taster, check out Andy Lloyd's Dark Star Theory website, which has a number of essays and also purchasing information for the new book.
The inquisition, let's begin...
- Catholic League calls off planned Walmart boycott after retailer apologises for customer service email which labelled Christmas a mix of world religions. So let me get this straight...the email basically pointed out the truth concerning Xmas traditions, and encouraged an internationalist and inclusive policy - and Walmart apologises to the Catholic League for the offence caused and fires the person who wrote it?
- For the first time in 1300 years, the Tibetan Book of the Dead has been translated (in its entirety) into English. Available in Jan-Feb 2006, pre-order from Amazon US and UK. Definitely one for the serious bookshelf.
- Pope Benedict XVI says the Universe is an intelligent project. Shhh, don't say that intelligent word too loud...
- Because whatever Intelligent Design is, it's not a theory and it's not science.
- Meditation thickens key parts of the brain.
- Why is Buddha smiling? Because he has treasures inside his head.
- Is it time for Hindus to reclaim the swastika from the Nazi desecration?
- Revealed: the real story behind the Iraq Museum thefts (Amazon US).
- Ecstasy may damage the brain's physical defences. Wonder if anti-E people will cite this study though, as it also says that dosing as an adolescent may remove the negative effects of E in later life.
- How William Shatner (that's Captain Kirk to you) changed the world.
- Robot asteroid hopper is lost in space.
- Graphite found to exhibit surprising quantum effects.
- Meteorite-hunter hits the jackpot, finding a rare million-dollar, 600kg whopper with his metal-detector.
- Europeans descended from early hunters, not later farmers, gene study shows.
- Ancient inscription hints that Israelites in the 10th century BCE were a literate bunch.
- International showdown could fracture the Internet.
- Physics professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled the WTC.
- Mothers were right with their cold advice. Mothers++
- Scientists break the brain's visual code.
- National Geographic video highlight: huge iceberg crumbles off Antarctica.
- Dolphin games: more than just child's play. That's 'calf play' to the politically correct out there.
- Harriet the Tortoise, who may have journeyed with Charles Darwin on the Beagle, turns 175. I went and saw Harriet a few weeks ago, coincidentally on my grandmother's 100th birthday. That's one way of making you feel young...
- Mothman expert discusses latest research.
- George R.R. Martin: the American Tolkien? I guess all you need is two inital R's in the middle of your name.
- Sci-fi writer Dean Koontz accused of racism. That'll teach him not to have two R's in his name.
- The next Harry Potter film is almost here.
Quote of the Day:
It's good to be the king.
King Louis/Mel Brooks
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week - make sure you tune in to Graham Hancock on C2C this Tuesday night:
Coast to Coast AM: On Monday author Brad Steiger will present a variety of incredible stories of ordinary animals that accomplished extraordinary feats. Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman will share a complete overview of Mothman and offer an update on Bigfoot on Tuesday. Wednesday is TBA (check the link for updates), while Thursday's guest is Charles R. Smith who will discuss the implications of recent Chinese espionage related to U.S. military secrets and the possibility of war with China.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.
The only thing TDG news editors like more than internet search engines, are contributors. If you know of an interesting link, please contact us.
- A Scottish man diagnosed with HIV is now completely free of the virus, and no one knows how or why.
- Satanic curses: demonic possession, and the case of Emily Rose. By the way, Greg, the Vatican keeps emailing me about TDG.
- Rosslyn, Templars, Gypsies, oh my! The Battle of Bannockburn is also in the mix.
- Have Rosslyn Chapel's extraordinary carvings been explained at last? It's all a gypsy trick, those tricksy gypsies.
- A Professor says he can explain all with his Theory Of Everything. He's quite a modest guy.
- Don't panic, but a swelling wormhole could engulf the universe!
- Are we all aliens? The new case for Panspermia (which isn't a male premature ejaculation problem).
- Hardy lichens can survive unprotected in the harsh conditions of space. You should see the lichen in the toilets of the International Space Station.
- Engineering aliens: accounting for a variety of life forms that don't fit in the current sysem. Life As We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis Of) Alien Life by Peter Ward (Amazon US or UK).
- Does a scientific report confirm an alien presence in Puerto Rico? Yes, Americans are now fleeing the tyranny of Bush and entering Puerto Rico illegally.
- For a team of award- winning Scottish film-makers, the mysterious Marfa Lights, far away in Texas, are the inspiration for a new film. At last, Bill and Cernig are getting together.
- Here's part one of an excellent interview with UFOlogist Grant Cameron, talking about UFOs, Canada, Disclosure, and the Presidents. Audio.
- An inventor has successfully patented an anti-gravity space vehicle, drawing the ire of physicists (who are only jealous they didn't think of patenting it first).
- Remember the new species of lemur found in Madagascar that I jokingly compared to John Cleese? It's been named after him!
- The mysterious beast of Sengbeh, that ate the entrails of its victims and terrorised the people of Sierra Leone for months, has been killed.
- Stories of a lake monster in Northwestern China are attracting tourists and creating more interest in the paranormal.
- Once protected as an endangered species, a mythical monster in a Swedish lake is now fair game for hunters. I hope it eats them.
- You all know of the chupacabra, but have you heard of Latin America's Cucuy, a small humanoid with glowing red eyes that hides under your bed?
- A UFOlogist in Mexico believes Mayan prophecies can foretell UFOs and natural disasters.
- Is evidence of an ancient earthquake the footprint of a biblical archangel? The Single Helix: A Turn Around the World of Science, by Steve Jones (Amazon US or UK).
- MagickTV began broadcasting metaphysical programs over the internet ... on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. So that explains why I keep bumping into 11:11 when I check the time.
- From Pravda, an article that wonders if Ancient Egyptians had helicopters and airplanes? Air Zahi will be taking off very soon.
- Scientists find Goliath inscribed on pottery, possibly lending credence to the Biblical tale.
- A crane operator whose equipment fell and damaged Machu Picchu has been made a scapegoat and sentenced to six years jail. The company he worked for, and the Government officials who allowed the commercial to be shot there, were never charged and are laughing all the way to the bank.
- Squatters and scribblers are threatening the Nazca lines in Peru.
- An American archaeological team has discovered definitive evidence of underwater ancient harbor remains at two separate locations at Bimini. They also discuss the attempted hoax. You can download a pdf file of a 30-page report containing 70 photos. You can discuss the Bimini finds with Dr Greg Little on Graham Hancock's Mysteries message board.
Thanks Andrew, Stormbear, and Greg.
Quote of the Day:
It’s an amazing thing to think that ours is the first generation in history that really can end extreme poverty, the kind that means a child dies for lack of food in its belly. This should be seen as the most incredible, historic opportunity but instead it’s become a millstone around our necks. We let our own pathetic excuses about how it’s ‘difficult’ justify our own inaction. Let’s be honest. We have the science, the technology, and the wealth. What we don’t have is the will, and that’s not a reason that history will accept.
Bono, leadsinger of U2
For those lucky enough to have access to the excellent PBS series NOVA, you might enjoy an upcoming show on Isaac Newton (scheduled for Nov. 15) titled "Newton's Dark Secrets". For those of us who don't get to see the series though, there is still plenty of information online to check out. On site you'll find:
- An in-depth interview on Newton’s fascination with the Bible and alchemy.
- His legacy: gravity, laws of motion, reflecting telescope, calculus.
- How his masterpiece, “The Principia”, came to be.
- All about Einstein’s glowing appreciation of Newton.
Check it out for some great reading - there's plenty to get through. The transcript of the feature should be available in a few weeks from now also, so remember to check back for that if you were unlucky enough to miss it.
- Study of DNA from ancient farmers in Europe shows sharp differences from that of modern Europeans, adding fuel to the debate over European origins.
- Archaeologists digging at the purported biblical home of Goliath find pottery shard bearing an inscription of the Philistine's name.
- Scientists reveal prehistoric terror - Godzilla.
- Rosslyn, Templars, Gypsies and the Battle of Bannockburn.
- Floating Cities, Phantom Armies and Ghost Ships.
- Recent spate of natural disasters are part of the changes that Mayans predicted thousands of years ago.
- The Ancient Bimini Harbor: Uncovering the Great Bimini Hoax - introduction and links to the pdf format article by Dr. Greg Little.
- Two reviews in one: DVD of The Ancient Bimini Harbor: Uncovering the Great Bimini Hoax (Amazon US), and scroll down for, The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant: The Discovery of the Treasure of Solomon by Graham Phillips. Amazon US & UK.
- New study shows meditation increases grey matter in areas of the brain that are important for sensory, cognitive and emotional processing.
- When the Earth moves, beware of snakes, whales and archangels.
- Spitzer reveals 'Mountains of Creation', ablaze with the fires of stellar youth.
- Unmanned Russian spacecraft boosts orbit of ISS.
- Astronauts float gravity plan to deflect earth-threatening asteroids.
- Messengers from the Extreme Universe: unraveling the mysteries of Cosmic Rays.
- Was the Valles Marineris, a rift system on Mars that is ten times longer, seven times wider and seven times deeper than the Grand Canyon, gouged by a moon that fell from orbit?
- Like a hologram, the Universe merely appears to have three spatial dimensions, says UC Berkeley physics professor Raphael Bousso.
- Eight-year-old physics genius enters university.
- DARPA gives consortium $53m to double the efficiency of solar cells.
- US Army admits it secretly dumped into the ocean 64 million pounds of nerve and mustard agents, along with 400,000 chemical-filled bombs, land mines and rockets and more than 500 tons of radioactive waste. This story gets worse from there.
- Your bioweapon is in the mail. MAD CEOs say, "What? Me Worry?"
- Sony's hidden software - installed on your computer if you've ever played their copy-protected music CDs - is being used by hackers to hide trojans that tear down your firewall. Stinx-E trojan virus mass-mailed to British email addresses.
- Too early to say whether it'll be a tempest-in-a-teapot or a firestorm, but Wal-Mart is now facing a boycott for 'banning Christmas'. Adding insult to injury, a Wal-Mart email says 'christmas' is rooted in Siberian shamanism, and that the traditional 'christmas' colors of red and white are a representation of the amanita muscaria mushroom.
- Four Scenarios of what may happen in the field of genomics between now and 2015. (pdf)
- Fundamentalism vs An Eternal Perfume.
- Alchemy and Transmutation: Changing and Creating Things and People.
- An advocate of 'cognitive liberty' reviews Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. Amazon US & UK.
- Did you know that electricity is NOT a form of energy? Or that the electrical energy that powers such things as light bulbs doesn't flow inside metal wires? So, what is electricity? (Okay Bill, I no longer need you to answer that question I asked you four years ago.)
- Britain's proposed Childcare Bill would mandate a national curriculum to be taught to children - from birth.
- New research finds that early child care increases cognitive skills at the expense of social skills, making kids more demanding, aggressive, and non-compliant, and less cooperative, sharing, and motivated - and the younger the child, and the more hours spent in child care, the worse the effect.
- Aid lacking as Africa experiences its most widespread hunger in decades.
- Discrimination, social injustice at heart of violence in France.
- "We can't live like this": Amazon region suffering worst drought in 40 years. Water levels on the Amazon and other rivers have dropped by as much as 33 feet.
- Is there any place in the U.S. you can go that is safe from natural disasters? Where the heck is this paradisaic Blanding they mention?
- Security guard fired for seeing ghosts. Yo, Rich - or somebody - please call this guy for a phone interview. I want to know the rest of this story.
- Ben Stiller may star in new Ghostbusters movie - set in a supernatural NYC. Gee, I wonder what this site's enormous 806 byte cookie does.
- Woman arrested for putting rare parrot in her bra. For Shadows ;-)
- Mark Morford says it's our ethos: the voracious accumulation of crap we don't really need. I only know one person who threw it all out, and unfortunately, the end-result was a dire constipation of smugness.
- MIT tackles tough fringe question: Do tinfoil helmets really work? Move along, nothing to see here.
- In China, the hunt is on - for lake monsters, bigfoot, 'Xiao Yeren', and UFOs.
- Truly huge jellyfish torment Japanese fishermen. With photo.
Thanks to Isis and Greg.
Quote of the Day:
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
The November issue of Fate Magazine has been released, details of the contents are available at the Fate website's current issue page (previous issues can be found on the archive page). Free content offered in this issue includes "Dr James McDonald's Fight for UFO Science" by Ann Druffel, "As Time Goes By: Time Distortions and the UFO Experience by Tim Swartz, and Alien Artifacts in the Solar System?, by Curt Sutherly. For the full list of content, head to the Fate website.
Just a few articles for your reading (and listening) pleasure over the weekend...
- The Psychedelic Salon has two new podcasts to check out: Ann Shulgin's talk at Mindstates 2002, "Psychedelic Psychotherapy and the Shadow", and also a 1998 discussion between Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham, "The World Wide Web and the Millennium".
- The International Survivalist Society has "Science and Superstition", and also "The Society for Psychical Research - Human Personality", both by Sir William Barrett.
- Filer's Files #46 for 2005 has the latest UFO news from around the globe.
- Doug Kern asks if the Internet has disproved Ufology, at TechCentralStation.
- Tim Boucher wonders whether you're a metrospiritual.
Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week's guest is Alan Botkin, on his newly discovered therapy for grief and loss which acts as a method of after-death communication. Afterwards, Linda Howe reports on a previously little-known UFO crash and burial in Utah.
Coast to Coast AM: Friday will be open lines, on Saturday Michael Horn will give an update on the fulfillment of Billy Meier’s 1981 prophecies about Islamic unrest in France, while Sunday is a rebroadcast of a 1994 Art Bell interview with Preston Nichols about the Philadelphia Experiment.
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.
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- Understanding how pollution effects the dynamics of Earth and the spread of disease in ancient times may help solve the problems we face today.
- Archaeologists claim find of ancient Hebrew alphabet in Israel.
- Two Dutchmen have started a project titled Green Globe in order to warn the world of the dangers of deforestation.
- The day the skulls are dressed to kill.
- Archeologists find ancient burial mounds.
- Two NASA astronauts say they have devised a plan to stop an asteroid potentially colliding with Earth. A space tractor could tow asteroids.
- The Japanese are dealing with a succession crisis. One solution is concubines.
- Israel has stopped converting people in north-east India who say they are from a biblical lost tribe following complaints from the Indian government.
- How evolution works.
- Evolutionists are wrong!
- It must be difficult to get a vial of smallpox virus, right? A would-be bioterrorist could probably order the building blocks of a deadly biological weapon online, and receive them by post within weeks.
- Common viruses may cause cancer.
- The US government has unveiled a non-lethal laser rifle designed to dazzle enemy personnel without causing them permanent harm. Why would the military want a rifle that doesn't kill people?
- Superman or Borg? Light could trigger super-fast synthetic muscles.
- Tibetan and Indian monks still master the art of levitation.
- The crew of a luxury cruise ship used a sonic weapon while being attacked by a gang of pirates off Africa this weekend.
- Spain - A daylight UFO disc is photographed over Castellon.
- Close encounters of the Third Kind or pie in the sky?
- Scientists have discovered a new way to test Einstein's theory of relativity using the 'lead' of a pencil.
- Like a hologram, the Universe merely appears to have three spatial dimensions. Isn’t that what Oscar has been saying for years?
- Science and religion are not only compatible but two sides of the same coin of truth.
- A physicist's 'cute little calculation' about the evolution of the universe in 10-dimensions may have advanced string theory.
- The Internet killed the Alien Star.
- Britain is facing a shortfall in energy supply in the near future. Bring on the nukes.
- Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have recorded a massive star moving at more than 2.6 million kilometers per hour. Stars are not born with such large velocities.
Quote of the Day
If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.