I grew up in a small, rural town where most folks got along well enough with each other to encourage my early fantasy that, for the most part, people seemed to basically agree with each other on the nature of reality. And I very clearly remember the day that naive fantasy ended. Lately, it seems a lot of people are suddenly discovering just how different other people’s notions about reality can be.
Meet the Dominionists — biblical literalists who believe God has called them to take over the U.S. government.
Book of Revelation: Is it literal Scripture or allegory?
In the late 13th century, Olivi saw Revelation as a historical road-map laying out the course of the church, which he said had become so big and powerful, the result was a moral decay which infected the whole from head to toe, and turned it into a new Babylon as it were.
Rapture Fiction: “Left Behind” co-creator transcends religious realm to mass market.
Waiting for the Apocalypse: medieval minds was fixated on the end of the world.
What’s going to happen as we start running out of cheap gas to guzzle? An excerpt from The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of the Oil Age, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century.
The Clusterfuck Nation Chronicle: Commentary on the Flux of Events.
Some autistics now see their condition as a cognitive gift and even the next stage in human evolution.
Electrical Response of the Human Cortex to Photic Stimulation: a brief history and future possibilities via The Dreamachine.
A new alarm clock, called SleepSmart, measures your sleep cycle, and waits for you to be in your lightest phase of sleep before rousing you.