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Some news makes you larger, and some news makes you small. For logic and proportion, try the first 3, by Jim Fournier. All pdf, but worth the wait. p.s. See ‘thank you’ in the comments section.

  • The Shift Scenario: Peak oil and atmospheric CO2 build up actually represent the second climate crisis and perhaps the third energy crisis in the biological history of life on Earth.
  • Prophesy and the Point of Inflection: we are at a critical moment not just in human history, but as was shown in ‘The Shift’, in the history of life on Earth.
  • Carbon, Peak Oil, Global Warming and Biomass: human effects on the balance of CO2 in the atmosphere appear at the dawn of agriculture 10 or 12 thousand years ago, not at the time of the industrial revolution. There is a little-known cause for optimism — a fundamental new class of solutions.
  • How to use coal to produce electricity, hydrogen, and fertilizer, while simultaneously sequestering more CO2 than the process produces.
  • Years of philosophical study, and classical training as a musician, may be necessary for the creation of an original thinker — whose ideas, these days, would likely be thrown in the trash.
  • A profit opportunity unparalleled even by oil or gold: a review of Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth And Lies About The Global Water Crisis.
  • Hunt on for vanished Saxon bowl: Archaeologists want public to check their attics for the Witham Bowl, which has been missing since 1868.
  • Egyptian sea vessel artifacts discovered in man-made caves.
  • Skara Brae: Stone Age houses were a lot grander than most imagine.
  • Asteroid Belt Discovered Around Our Sun’s “Twin”.
  • Extreme life discovery in Yellowstone bodes well for astrobiologists.
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth — well, almost. Warning: Don’t click on this one if you have a fear of heights.
  • Hearts, Minds, and Dollars: In an Unseen Front in the War on Terrorism, America is Spending Millions…To Change the Very Face of Islam. (10 pages)
  • Our Energy Conundrum. Mortimer Zuckerman, editor-in-chief of U.S.News & World Report, asks, “How dumb are we, anyway?”
  • High-tech Probes Can Go, Not Just Inside Your Cells, But Inside Your Cells’ Nuclei, And Can Be Attached To DNA.
  • Fly Brains Manipulated by Remote Control.
  • Scientists can elicit complex behaviors in primates by stimulating specific areas in the brain.
  • President Bush Wants to Wire the Earth.
  • Mind Bending: Could it be that they’re not all charlatans — the Uri Gellers, the Amazing Kreskins, the “spoonbenders,” paranormalists and mentalists?
  • Thirty Years of UFO Newspaper archives now online.
  • Earthquake Lights. Nice photo.
  • Pope Joan: Truth Or Tall Tale?
  • America The Medicated.
  • Allergies to pollen, pet dander, and other common allergy triggers have increased by nearly 5% per decade since the mid-1970s, but the cause is still a mystery.
  • New method to generate human bone. Dr. McCoy would be proud.
  • From Cosmic Log — Whales in space: saving Kirk and Spock a trip through time.
  • Many culprits have been blamed, but it’s actually a faulty body clock which leads to obesity and diabetes. Or maybe it’s your mum’s body clock.
  • Painkiller Warnings Rekindle Debate Over Medical Marijuana.
  • Cell phone fakes. Just as you suspected.
  • The trickle-down effect of ridiculous, ostentatious wealth. Reminds me of the 1936 movie, My Man Godfrey.
  • Author of ‘Rejecting Agape: Fear of control by the creator’ says recent articles about Dominionists have it all wrong.
  • Dominionists say Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Promotes a New Age Messiah.
  • Strangely Enough: a very strange controversy involving a Pulitzer-winning novelist and a professor of creative writing. As Nostra would say, “Clear as mud, that is.”
  • Star Wars universe revolves around archetypal You-Know-Who.
  • “It was worth every damn minute in that jail.” Only in America.

Quote of the Day:

Priests are ordained to apply the Gospel to the realities of history.

Robert Holtby, Dean, Chichester Cathedral, England