Short and sweet.
- The reason so many doubt the official 911 story is that it is not believable.
- The tragedy of Conrad Black. Hard to have much sympathy but interesting things said in the article.
- Empires with expiration dates.
- The rise and fall of the intellectual.
- Scent of father checks daughter’s maturity.
- Cancer quack or medical genius?
- Humans strange, Neanderthals normal.
- The Japanese Jesus trail.
- Green aurora over Lake Superior.
- Big crater seen beneath ice sheet.
- Humanoid robots existed in ancient civilizations.
- Bubble fusion discoverer Taleyarkhan strikes back.
- Making electrical grids more efficient.
- Earth: a self repairing capacitor.
- The comet and the future of science.
- Dig unearths evidence of Neolithic partying. So they finally found Mick Jagger.
- Unpublished papers reveal research of Isaac Newton.
- Genetic surprise confirms neglected 70 year old hypothesis.
- Decoded: the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
- Should he have spoken of rivers of blood?
- Inside the planet definition process.
- Common pain killer may induce heart attacks.
- Energy for a cool planet. Series of papers on subject of energy.
Quote of the Day:
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
New Dawn magazine creeps ever closer to an amazing 100 issues, with the release of Issue #98. You'll find two sample articles on the New Dawn website: "Interrogating 9/11 Five Years On...", by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, as well as an interview with former editor of Gnosis, Richard Smoley. Head to the New Dawn website for a full run-down on the latest issue, which includes Rosslyn Chapel, the evidence for Time Travel, and Colin Wilson on the possibility of a one hundred thousand-year-old civilisation. Thanks David.
A strange assortment to get you through the week...
- The RUSirius Radio show has "Burning Man Burnout" (mp3).
- Loren Coleman investigates the $17million Baby Bigfoot story.
- Paranormal Podcast has "The Spirit of Dr Bindelhof" (mp3/podcast).
- Phenomena has "Shadow People – Ghosts, Daemons, or Inter-Dimensional Beings?", by Edward O'Toole.
- Filip Coppens' website has a new article available "Of Romulus and Homer".
- Skeptic Randi gets all breathless about the recent Sheldrake controversy in his latest newsletter.
- UFO Casebook #222 is now online.
- This week's eSkeptic newsletter looks at 9-11 conspiracy theories.
- The Book of Thoth has an outline of the 2006 New Frontiers Symposium: "Extraterrestrial Life, Space Exploration, & The Future", by Thoth and Paul Kimball.
Five years on, it's time for a War on Terror-ble Excuses to go to War...
- How Isaac Newton used his knowledge of alchemy to found a new economic system.
- Pre-Columbian mounds suggest previously undiscovered mysterious Mayan civilisation.
- Peru bans flights over Machu Picchu.
- Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999 (B.C.). Archaeological dig unearths Neolithic partying around Stonehenge.
- Russia and China to explore the Moon together.
- Are Dark Energy and Dark Matter the result of flawed physics?
- Mothman Festival announces this year's speakers. Not to mention the Mothman Band (though the only sound they make is a curious buzzing noise) and the Mothman Power Lifting competition. I'm not sure if I see the connection between Mothman and power-lifting, but hey, whatever floats your boat.
- Whitley Strieber discusses his new book, The Grays (Amazon US and UK).
- Man goes without a heart for 48 days. Unfortunately for him, the world record is held by Donald Rumsfeld...
- CERN collider readied to create mini-Big Bangs: probability of destroying the planet of 10 to the minus 40, but a happier prognosis for finding a whole new Universe "millimeters away from our heads".
- The paranormal must prove itself to science (and other reader letters in the wake of the Sheldrake controversy).
- Beer cans a clue in Ohio crop circle investigation. Forget the trickster archetype, now we're talking the drunkster archetype.
- What's with the name-calling between the skeptoids and the bleevers?
- Human activities are boosting ocean temperatures in areas where hurricanes form, according to a new study.
- Man acquitted of raping a woman, because she had at least 14 personalities
- Save the Giant Palouse Earthworm!
- Engineers simulate jet colliding with the World Trade Center.
- The Protocols of Zion endure, despite debunking.
- Are there silicon-based lifeforms dwelling beneath the surface of the Earth?
- Obesity epidemic 'engulfing the world'.
Quote of the Day:
They say we're in the middle of an obesity epidemic. An epidemic, like it's polio. Like we'll be telling our grand kids about it one day. The Great Obesity Epidemic of 2004. "How'd you get through it Grandpa?"..."Oh, it was horrible Johnny, there was cheesecake and pork chops everywhere."
From "Underwear Goes Inside the Pants", by Lazy Boy
Robert Lomas, author of (among others) The Hiram Key and The Second Messiah, has a new book out. Robert's new book is titled Turning the Solomon Key, and you can find out more about it at the official website for the book. Naturally enough, considering the tie-in (see my own title The Guide to Dan Brown's The Solomon Key), the book is about George Washington and Masonic history:
Using Masonic rituals and Washington's own diaries Lomas uncovers the symbolic reasoning behind the positionng of the White House and the Capitol, and in the process disposes of many anti-Masonic urban myths. This exciting, and authoritative, detective story then investigates the sources of creative behavior, to reveal a hitherto unsuspected Secret Science of Masonic Astrology which underpinned Washington's actions.
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Fate Radio: This week's guest is Pamela Rae Heath discusses her new book, Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?, a review of channeled material on suicide dating from the 1700's to today. (Realplayer or Windows Media).
Coast to Coast AM: Monday is a 9-11 special, with guests sharing their research into the ways the events of 9-11 play into a larger matrix that doesn't always correspond with official reports. On Tuesday Robert Schneck, author of The President's Vampire, will share bizarre true stories from the United States that he has researched and collected. Wednesday is still TBA (check the link for updates), while on Thursday UFO researcher Philip Mantle will discuss the alien autopsy footage as well as Soviet UFO phenomena.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.
The news isn't late, you're early.
- The ruins of ancient pagodas in Myanmar (Burma) are, ironically, being destroyed by shoddy restoration work.
- A climate scientist says civilisation came about because it was the last resort due to dramatic shifts in weather.
- I hope you haven't unpacked your bags yet Dr Schoch and Dr Dowell, the Ukraine claims to have pyramids too.
- Why did alternative adventurer David Hatcher Childress set up his business in Kempton, Illinois? Most people go to Belize to escape taxes.
- Ellen Lloyd ponders whether giants mentioned in ancient sources really walked the earth. "Voices from Legendary Times" is available from Amazon US or UK.
- Research published in Current Anthropology suggests it is modern humans, and not Neanderthals, who branched off the line of the family tree from our earliest common ancestor.
- Native American John Mohawk has wisdom and prophecies to share about our future and our roles in shaping it.
- The thawing of Siberian bogs is releasing trapped greenhouse gases, with dire consequences for the atmosphere. For Russian sniffer dogs too, I'd wager.
- Air bubbles from an 800'000-year-old ice core drilled in Antarctica have shown carbon dioxide has increased by 35 percent in the last 200 years, implicating human industrial activities.
- Male fish in the Potomac River are developing female sexual traits at an alarmingly high frequency, with implications for the drinking water enjoyed by millions of people.
- Scientists believe they have solved the riddle of El Nino. A sunken spanish galleon full of gold from the New World wasn't involved.
- China has launched a satellite carrying fruit and vegetables to help develop space-enhanced produce. Despite China's one-child policy, they still have 1.3 billion mouths to feed.
- Can two Duke University scientists make science-fiction a reality by making a cloak of invisibility? I'd ask them myself, but I haven't seen them around lately.
- New models suggest that as many as one-third of the solar systems in our galactic neighbourhood might contain terrestrial planets teeming with ocean life.
- Do these images contain evidence of seashells on Mars? Did Martians sell seashells by the seashore?
- Ah, Pravda! Humanoid robots existed in ancient civilisations. Actually, it's not a bad read.
- People in a district of Orissa, India, are afraid of getting killed by a walking ghost, and have torn down the tree believed to be its home. Yes, destroying the ghost's home will pacify it!
- Villagers fear a rare burst of pink flowers in the bamboo forests of northeastern India, and not because they get hayfever.
- A Japanese legend suggests Jesus escaped crucifixion and became a rice farmer in Japan. If there's a shortage of backpacker workers, I guess Christian missionaries are the next best thing.
- Has a Japanese film crew captured footage of the Lake Van monster? If you plan on visiting Lake Van, don't use the toilets there.
- A large fairy ring has appeared in the lawn of a Wiltshire home. Garden gnomes and a plastic pink flamingo would really compliment it.
- R. Lee writes in the American Chronicle that skeptics are being pompously precious for complaining the names they get called (such as "skeptibunkies") are comparable to racial slurs.
- Popular Science has a serious expose on the secret technology being tested at Area 51.
- Kat says watch this video and you'll love the cat too (in Japanese). I'd like to share the love, but the link won't work for me.
- Richard Blandford's "Hound Dog" is a very funny novel about an ex-con Elvis impersonator who hates Elvis (Amazon US or UK). It's Ben Elton meets Guy Ritchie (minus Madonna).
Thanks Mike, Quicksurfer, Brian, Daniel and Kat.
Quote of the Day:
The anti-UFO activists can be offended all he or she likes, sniff and sneer at being mocked, take offense at being called a New Thug, even though that is the behavior so often being exhibited these days (golly gee, what else do you call demands for the cultural cleansing of UFOlogy by non-UFOists?) But they do not get to be so damn arrogant and full of their own importance regarding their Crusade to Rid the World of Woo.
A reminder that the 2006 Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) will be held next month at the University of California, Irvine. Presenters include Graham Hancock, Robert Schoch, John Anthony West, Walter Cruttenden, Geoff Marcy, Richard Hoagland and John Major Jenkins:
The ancients hinted through myth, folklore and iconography that the celestial motion of precession is due to our Sun orbiting another star and some how through this process that we experience a rise and fall in consciousness on a grand scale. It is said we are now at the “dawning of the age of Aquarius” in an ascending age. Could there be any truth to the ancient beliefs?.
The purpose of CPAK is to bring together bright minds and explore the ancient premise that the Earth goes through a cycle, a Great Year, with alternating Dark and Golden ages, equal to one precession of the equinox.
The conference will be held over the weekend of Friday October 13th through to Sunday the 15th. A heck of a line-up, if you're in the area this would be well worth attending. Check the CPAK website for full details.
A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...
- Skeptical Investigations has part two of Guy Lyon Playfair's essay "Has CSICOP Lost the 30 Years' War?", titled "The Gauquelin Effect". Part one is here.
- Loren Coleman marks 70 years since the (possible) extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger with "Thylacines Still Rule!".
- Brian Josephson has posted his correspondence with the Editor of Nature, over their controversial article "Concerns Grow Over Secrecy of Bubble-Fusion Inquiry". For context, Josephson's original article is here.
- SurvivalAfterDeath.org has a new historical profile on site, of John W. Edmonds.
- The Book of Thoth has a bunch of new articles on site: "The Jinns", by Paul Schroeder; Sol on Hermetic graffiti links to the Priory of Sion; and Carbonek on "The Nature of Four".
- Filer's Files #36 has the latest ufological news from around the globe.
- "Dispatches from the War Against Psychical Research", by Rick Darby.
Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week Jim Marrs and Peter Levenda join Whitley Strieber in a roundtable discussion with Joseph Farrell, the author of the SS Brotherhood of the Bell to explore the question: Did the Nazis crack the UFO secret and end up somehow entangled with the visitors?
Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines, also with a tribute to Steve Irwin with audio from his 2002 C2C interview. Early show Saturday Michael Trudeau joins Ian Punnett for a discussion on the latest developments drawing us closer to a cashless society, followed by Art Bell's late show, where Scott Flansburg will join Dr. Simeon Hein to discuss their attempt at making a crop circle, as well as the numerical significance of the Mayan Calendar, the Bible, and the function of the brain. On Sunday Dr. Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project will take us into the corridors of secret power, beyond the government as we know it, to learn what their agenda is.
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.