12 Monkeys featured today…
- Timebomb diseases that scientists are breeding in our labs.
- The dream of time travel.
- The Sudarium of Oviedo - better than the Turin Shroud?
- The origin of tektites.
- The downside of diversity.
- The origins of Europeans: the teeth tell the tale.
- Lightbulb: a kinetic sculpture.
- Rutgers scientists debunk panspermia based on dirty snowball comet model.
- 8 million year old bug is alive and growing.
- Sightings of mysterious bird in San Antonio.
- Scientists reveal secret of levitation.
- The world’s most advanced bionic arm.
- Has SETI been barking up the wrong tree?
- Largest known planet befuddles scientists.
- Alexander the Great’s gulf outpost uncovered.
- Ancient ruler’s tomb, gold trove found in Bolivian pyramid.
- Hardtalk: Richard Dawkins interviewed on Atheism and Religion.
Quote of the Day:
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
A strange assortment to get you through the week...
- Robert Bauval explains his take on "The Circumpolar Constellations in Ancient Egypt". Perhaps worthwhile as a companion piece is my article "The God with the Upraised Arm: An Astronomical Archetype?"
- The latest Radio Rennessence interview is with Bruce Burgess and René Barnett, co-producers of the controversial documentary Bloodline.
- Michael Prescott comments on reviews of Deborah Blum's Ghosthunters, and "The Will to Disbelieve".
- Filip Coppens looks at "A Crimean Pyramid". Filip's new book The New Pyramid Age can be preordered from Amazon.
- Colin Bennett has caused some ruckus with his article "Meme Wars: We Have an Agenda - A Fortean Essay in Story Technology", which takes a long, hard look at the 'Chad drones' and Project Serpo.
- 'Afterlife expert' Mike Tymn's latest article is on automatic writing.
- George Hansen has some criticism of Dean Radin's experimental and statistical knowledge at his Trickster Blog. Note too that Hansen is appearing on Marcel Cairo's Afterlife FM a little later today.
- Daniel Pinchbeck has written a new article for Conscious Choice magazine, "The Sexual Revolution, Take Two".
- Lloyd Pye writes, "The Starchild is Out of This World", in the Forum section at Graham Hancock's website.
- Adam Gorightly gives a report on the recent Roswell festival in his latest blog entry, "Roswell: That B**tch Ain’t Dead Yet! (Part 1)".
- The Paranormal Report looks at the case of Spring Heeled Jack.
- Skeptic Randi goes so, so close to getting through his latest newsletter without mentioning Uri Geller. It's like watching a junkie trying to abstain...
- UFO Casebook #267 is now available online.
- Loren Coleman takes you "Beyond Mothman" at Cryptomundo.
- Regan Lee has some "Speculation on Mary as a Trickster", for UFO Digest.
- Curious Expeditions explores some Raiders of the Lost Ark-like tricks of light.
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Coast to Coast AM: On Tuesday Dr. Raymond Moody will discuss his research into the near-death experience. Wednesday's guest is Dr. Walter L. Wagner, who discusses the possibility of small black holes being created by super colliders, his theory of the formation of the planet Earth, and a host of other fascinating topics. On Thursday demonologist John Zaffis and exorcist Andrew Calder will discuss the worldwide epidemic of demonic possession and the various cases they've investigated in the U.S.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.
I sure could use a Vulcan mind meld right about now.
- Is anybody out there?
- Archaeologists in Mexico City find first tomb of Aztec ruler.
- Clues to Britain's darkest age unearthed.
- Simulation shows how an asteroid explosion 29 million years ago may have turned Saharan sand into glass.
- From the ashes of failed missions, Phoenix rises to search for life on Mars.
- Dark Matter: All Wrong?
- Historian seeks to revive ancient discipline of cosmography.
- Magic Airport: Watch the Burning Man revelers pull an airport out of the desert ...then make it disappear.
- Russia's long love affair with space.
- The worst drought in a thousand years is choking Oz's Murray river.
- Daffodils flowering seven months early have gardening experts blooming baffled.
- Global Warming: The truth about denial.
- China tells Tibet's living Buddhas they must obtain government permission to reincarnate.
- Scottish scientists reverse the signs of Alzheimer's.
- In animals at least, the difference between male and female sexual behaviour may be due to a tiny organ in the nose.
- Sexual abstinence programs found to have no impact on the age at which individuals lost their virginity, whether they had unprotected sex, the number of sexual partners, the rates of sexually transmitted diseases or the number of pregnancies.
- Is Africa home to an electrogenic mammal? (With photo.)
- Mixing science with religion creates thorny questions.
Quote of the Day:
On a personal level, Freaking Out is a process whereby an individual casts off outmoded and restricting standards of thinking, dress, and social etiquette in order to express CREATIVELY his relationship to his immediate environment and the social structure as a whole.
I've added a guest article to the site, by ufologist Stanton Friedman (best known for his work on Roswell and the MJ-12 documents), titled "Proof in the Stars". The article gives a short overview of one the topics discussed in Stan's new book about the Betty and Barney Hill abduction, titled Captured!: The True Story of the World’s First Documented Alien Abduction, The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience (Amazon US and UK). The book is co-authored by Betty’s niece, Kathleen Marden, and as such draws on some primary documentation which many skeptics *and* believers have thus far ignored.
A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...
- Greg Little gives an update on "The ARE's Search for Atlantis", with some new Bimini discoveries.
- Michael Prescott discusses "The Newspaper Tests" on his blog. Mike Tymn also discussed this at his blog a few months ago (h/t AMNAP).
- 'Alien abductee' Katharina Wilson's new book I Forgot What I Wasn't Supposed to Remember is available for free online.
- Andrew Gough's Arcadia has a new '17 Questions' interview available, the latest instalment is with RlC researcher André Douzet.
- Anthony North discusses "Ghost and Culture" at Beyond the Blog.
- The latest eSkeptic newsletter features two reviews of the new book The Physics of Christianity, by Frank J. Tipler (Amazon US and UK).
- The Societe Perillos take you time travelling.
- Greg Bishop discusses "UFO Flying Formations" at UFO Mystic.
- The Paranormal Report discusses Folie a deux.
- Filer's Files #31 for 2007 has the latest ufological news.
- Michael Robinson interviews Alex Grey at Reality Sandwich. Also: John Lamb Lash writes on "The Trap of Simulation".
A quick note on a small change to the site - individual stories now have a 'Digg It' link towards the bottom (not on the front page, only when you view a story by clicking on the title, or commenting). Some people have suggested that some of our content would be ideal Digg.com fodder, so I thought this would be a good way of making it easy for TDG readers who are also Digg members to link to stories here on TDG. If anyone wants to try it out (and check for any bugs), a good candidate might be the recent O'Hare UFO story, which has gotten some extra interest already via Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log (thanks Alan).
The latest issue of Nexus magazine has been released, and as usual they have some free content on their website as tasters for the complete issue:
- Filip Coppens writes on "Archaelogical Trench Warfare".
- Daniel Estulin covers this year's Bilderberg Conference.
- Dr Tullio Simoncini asks, "Is Cancer Caused by a Fungus?"
- Amy Goodman interviews 'economic hitman' John Perkins.
Full details of the new issue are available at the Nexus website.
As Living Colour once sang, information overload...
- The curse of Highway 35: Loren Coleman notes similarities between yesterday's bridge collapse and the Silver Bridge-Mothman mythos. Even Wired make note of it.
- Minding the mind: how much of what you do is controlled by subliminal priming?
- Original Star Trek series gets some digital enhancement. Maybe we'll see Mr Spock taken aboard a 'drone' sometime soon?
- TV producer revives the controversy over the alien autopsy film.
- Cassini probe to fly through plume on Saturnian Moon.
- Martian Dust: evidence for water and life on the Red Planet?
- Russian submarine plants flag under the North Pole. Brings new meaning to 'waving' the flag I guess.
- Radical new view of the birth of civlisation suggests that it extended well beyond Mesopotamia.
- When you've got money and power, anything is possible on the Giza plateau...even a private tour with the Big Z.
- Underwater 8,000-year-old Stone Age site in Britain to be studied by scientists.
- Archaeologists find Aztec Temple destroyed by Spanish invaders.
- Odd skull boosts Human-Neanderthal sex theory. Hey, check the right neighbourhoods and you'll find abundant evidence that it's ongoing.
- Orangutans use 'charades' to communicate.
- Exorcism leaves autistic teenager seriously injured.
- Underwater worm-like creature baffles scientists (video).
- Pwnage news: Australian police given power to take DNA from offenders, regardless of the crime.
- The trouble with transhumanists: a short review of the recent Transvision conference.
- Is your printer polluting the air you breathe?
- Brain electrodes awaken brain-injured man.
- Electric fields have potential as cancer treatment.
- First armed robots on patrol in Iraq. Dead or alive, you're coming with me...
Quote of the Day:
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.
The UK Reality Sandwich community are having a hook-up in a few days in London, with Daniel Pinchbeck stopping in, so if you're in the area this would be a cool get-together to attend with like-minded people:
Come meet the contributors, readers, and behind-the-scenesters of Reality Sandwich for a pint at the pub in London. It's a chance to get to know each other while discussing topics ranging from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, re-mixing media to re-imagining community. From the ecologically pragmatic to the wildly visionary, all are welcome to join Daniel Pinchbeck, Ken Jordan (who both happen to be over from New York on the same day) and RS's UK contingent for drinks, maybe some food, and a little dreaming. Monday, August 6, 6:00 pm, at the Yorkshire Grey Pub
Once again, I will dangle my toes in the ocean and dream of far-off lands.