- The CFI has a paper on "Global Climate Change Caused by Global Warming".
- Costas J. Efthimiou and Sohang Gandhi compare "Cinema Fiction vs Physical Reality".
- Victor Stenger comments "Onward Science Soldiers".
- Ralph Estling says "Brooklyn is not Expanding".
- Benjamin Radford dons his cape for some "Superhero Science".
- Gary Posner recounts how a Court TV psychic lost in real court to a skeptic.
A quick tip: if you're only occasionally interested in Coast to Coast AM programs (ie. you're not interested in listening to Richard Hoagland, Ed Dames and others ad nauseum), you can listen online to the program via CJOB.com. Not only live, but the site also has programs archived on the site as well - in hourly instalments - which makes it easy to pick out the parts of the program you want to listen to.
Just remember that CJOB broadcasts C2C from 12am, so if you want to listen to a Friday night broadcast, you'll have to select Saturday as the date (eg. to listen to the Graham Hancock interview from last Friday night, select 1am, Saturday the 29th (Graham turns up around 10mins in).
Should be able to give you a sneak peek at the upcoming Daily Grail anthology tomorrow (and a name)...
- Arthur C. Clarke remembers Sputnik (and the Space Age in general) on its 50th anniversary.
- And what of the next 50 years?
- NASA: China may win the new Space Race. Sounds like someone's pushing for some increased funding. Although I think "NASA: Iran set to win Space Race, with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Osama Bin Laden to be the first men on Mars, dancing on an American flag" would work better for them.
- Asteroid renamed in honour of Star Trek's Sulu.
- McCanns to consult top UK psychics?
- Apparently all of us here at TDG need to grow up. Perhaps Mr Linklater should acquaint himself better with topics before he labels them 'mythology'? Looking forward to Loren Coleman's deconstruction of this one...
- British Stone Head mystery solved.
- Peruvian meteor crater to disappear within a couple of months.
- The 'Queen of Ayahuasca' passes away.
- Building a computer that reads minds.
- Squelching the dark past: the mechanics of memory suppression.
- Why do migratory birds fly in a V-formation?
- Researchers discover link between schizophrenia, autism, and maternal flu.
- Go East Old Man! Neanderthals reached China's doorstep.
- Gold rings create first true invisibility cloak.
- Five things Hollywood thinks computers can do.
- Grass-munching bugs could power rural phones.
- 2007 ozone hole 'smaller than usual'.
- Believers turn into skeptics after alien implant lecture at New Zealand conference.
- Get set for a deluge of ghost pictures in the near future.
- Tin foil hat for a fetus? Check out 'MummyWraps'.
- Court says prisoner not entitled to Odinism rituals.
- Researcher claims: "Australian actresses are plagiarizing my quantum mechanics lecture to sell printers". Now that doesn't happen to you every day.
Quote of the Day:
I hope that nations can at last see better reasons for exploring space, and that future decisions would be informed by intelligence and reason, not the macho-nationalism that fuelled the early Space Race.
Arthur C. Clarke
Just a heads-up that CPAK 2007 is on this weekend in San Diego - if you're in the vicinity, make sure you get down there to check out the stellar line-up (Hancock, Bauval, West, Schoch etc):
The mission of CPAK 2007 is to investigate the myth, folklore, archaeology and astronomy of ancient cultures with the goal of better understanding our true history. Research shows many ancient societies lived much closer to nature than we do and they had a deep understanding of geometry, astronomy and reverence for the heavens. New evidence indicates that celestially aligned megalithic structures may have a profound agricultural purpose. We should try to understand all we can about these nature based cultures as it appears there might be lost knowledge important to civilization today.
Tickets and additional information are available at the website. Unfortunately, the costs of travel were just too high for me to justify making it over there - I was real keen to do the CPAK/IRVA conference double (which feature a host of my favourite writer/researchers between them). There's always next year I guess...
Warp speed, Number One... engage.
- It's the 50th anniversary of Sputnik, the little satellite that thought it could.
- The Hubble Space Telescope has taken spectacular images of a stellar jewelbox.
- A green-hued meteor lit up the sky above Melbourne last night. So that's why I woke up to find men wearing biohazard suits in my bedroom.
- Are light orbs in photographs proof of a spirit realm?
- What can Near Death Experiences reveal about human consciousness?
- With a 1 in 1000 chance of a civilisation-ending impact this century, it's time we took asteroids and comets more seriously. Wearing a helmet won't help you.
- Tests on mummifed Inca children reveal they were fattened up for sacrifice. Did the Brothers Grimm travel to Peru?
- The fearsome Ice Age sabre-toothed Cat bit like a domestic moggie. That's why they put the smile in Smilodon.
- Fellow Gippslander Tim Cope's Genghis Khan adventure. This link has photos.
- The Amazon rainforest could be lost in our lifetime due to industry.
- Parts of a temple dating to the reign of pharaoh Ramses II have been discovered in a historic Luxor mosque.
- A 25-foot-tall statue of Anubis floated down the River Thames.
- King Darius had a dashingly azure moustache and beard.
- Excavations at the ancient Anatolian city of Ephesus will continue for centuries.
- A brilliant collection of photo galleries of ancient cities and monuments.
- Peter Hopkirk's Foreign Devils on the Silk Road chronicles explorers seeking lost cities in Central Asia, from Sir Aurel Stein to Sven Hedin (Amazon, US or UK).
- Lost cities of the Silk Road: a space-age search for relics of ancient Central Asia. Among Warriors (Amazon US or UK) by Pamela Logan.
- A leading archaeologist claims the first kings of Ireland came from Donegal.
- A temporary preservarion order has been signed for Rath Lugh in the Tara/Skryne valley. Here's another article with photos showing it might be too late. Tara Hill remains threatened by the M3 and needs your support.
- Here's a terrific photograph of a fairy ring. Mmmm, mushrooms.
- Labyrinths are ancient paths to increasingly popular modern meditation.
- We are compassionate, why are you killing us? is Paul Levy's passionate testimony to the Buddhist monks of Burma.
- As we approach the 700th anniversary of Grand Master Jacques de Molay being arrested, The Knights Templar Encyclopedia by Karen Ralls is essential reading (Amazon US or UK). An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar by James Wasserman is also excellent (Amazon US or UK).
- Forensic work suggests bones found near the Russian city of Yekaterinburg belong to the son and daughter of the last czar.
Quote of the Day:
And Kingdoms rise
And Kingdoms fall
But you go on...
The latest video posted here on TDG is an absolute must-watch for those who have been following the UFO 'Drones' fiasco over the last few months. It's a 'music video' for the track "Strange Craft", by DRONE, but it's instructive on many counts. Most importantly, for those who have said the 'Drones' couldn't be CG creations, it shows just how easily things like this can now be created - not just as 2D images, but as life-like 3D constructions. The video, created by Kris Avery (aka 'Saladfingers'), who works for a UK 3D imaging company, is mind-blowingly good (and the music's pretty damn fine too).
The video clip uses both the drone images, as well as the so-called CARET blueprint documents, and manipulates them brilliantly - moving from 2D to 3D seamlessly (so much so, I'm going to have to reluctantly put Kris Avery on the list of suspects for the original drone images...). Not to mention, it integrates sampled audio of Linda Moulton Howe and alleged witnesses describing the craft. I could talk about it for a while longer, but it's just a whole lot better if you simply watch the clip. You can download a high-res version as well. Stunning work. (h/t Forgetomori)
Update: The creator of the video, Kris Avery, has been kind enough to post a comment here on TDG about the video (and - quite legitimately - takes issue with my backhanded compliment about him being at the top of the candidates to be the original hoaxer).
Lloyd Pye is the 'Author of the Month' over at Graham Hancock's website, and will be discussing his work with the so-called "Starchild Skull" on the AOTM message board - feel free to chime in over there if you have questions or comments. Also note that GHHQ is featuring Lloyd's essay "The Starchild is Out of this World" in the forum section, which will give some background to this controversial subject if you're not yet acquainted with it.
A strange assortment to get you through the week...
- R. Craig Hogan challenges materialism with a draft chapter from his book Your Eternal Self, titled "Where Are You?" (h/t Michael Prescott)
- Michael Tymn wonders "Why the Decline of Spectacular Mediumship?"
- Nick Redfern takes you back a decade, to "The Lyme Bay Mutilation".
- 'The Emperor' investigates the latest hot conspiracy story for Cabinet of Wonders.
- Peter Gorman guest-blogs at Non-Prophet, on "25 Years of Shamanism (part 1 of a multi-part series).
- Thothweb salutes the Shag Harbour UFO anniversary with "Underwater Worlds: The Evidence for UFOs Beneath the Seas".
- The Societe Perillos takes you to "The Galamus Hermitage".
- Brent Raynes' latest 'Reality Check' for Alternate Perceptions Magazine looks at sacred volcanos, and the links to Hawaiian Folklore about fireball phenomena.
- Mind Hacks discusses "The Influencing Machine in Art and Psychosis".
- UFO Casebook #275 is now online.
- Anthony North goes hunting monsters on Beyond the Blog.
- UFO Area descends into an 'alien cave' in Venezuela.
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Fate Radio: In this week's encore edition of The Hilly Rose Show, Tom and Lisa Butler, co-directors of the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena, talk about ghosts, hauntings, and EVP (Real Audio or mp3).
Coast to Coast AM: On Monday regression therapist Chet Snow will discuss his book Mass Dreams of the Future, as well as crop circles and his latest research into ancient mysteries in Europe and the Americas. Tuesday remains TBA, while on Wednesday Jeff Belanger will discuss his work compiling ghost stories and the challenge of viewing the phenomenon in both a scientific and spiritual context. Thursday's guest is Whitley Strieber, who will discuss his latest research on what will happen on December 21, 2012.
- Raiders of the faux ark.
- Deadly bacteria from outer space.
- The starchild is out of this world.
- Error in NASA climate data sparks debate.
- Mars' abnormal moons.
- Water forms floating bridge when exposed to high voltage.
- Chance encounter with comet nets surprising results.
- How old masters are helping the study of global warming.
- The evidence for UFOs beneath the seas.
- Mysteries remain over Peruvian fireball.
- The advantages of amnesia.
- The Zagros mountains, Iran.
- Green tea medicine.
- Solar hurricane rips off comet tail.
- Gamma ray delay may be sign of new physics.
Quote of the Day:
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.