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Data, for your mind to filter…

  • The Eye of God returns! Sounds dramatic doesn’t it.
  • Satanic art of the Catholic Church exposed. Apparently.
  • Weird science: the Financial Times review of Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near (Amazon US).
  • Could Ethiopian skull be the missing link?
  • Brighter sun adds to fears about Global Warming.
  • Whale song reveals sophisticated language skills.
  • Study finds that, among Europeans, German people are the most intelligent.
  • Meet Benjamin Radford, the ‘real Ghostbuster‘ (he’s a CSICOPian). Oh dear, even he trots out the “why haven’t psychics found Osama Bin Laden” line. Must have been top of the talking points memo at the last CSICOP monthly meeting….
  • Have you seen the ghost boy in Three Men and a Baby? A good example of how easy it is to mistake one thing for another I guess.
  • Australian aborigines built underground water reservoirs.
  • Egyptian Museum in Cairo ‘finds’ the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut. Perhaps a spring clean is in order Zahi?
  • What can we expect from quantum computers?
  • CNN.com has a video feature on the future. I would be more excited if I could watch them on my retinal implant.
  • First launch from New Mexico spaceport nears.
  • Artificial Gravity generator now possible?
  • First images beamed back by Mars probe.
  • Team readies for Venus arrival.
  • Oh my god, they killed satire. Is religion winning the battle against free speech?
  • Here come the God-killers. Interesting how this meme has jumped out in the past month, from Bering in this article to Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and others featuring in news or releasing books on the topic.

Quote of the Day:

Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor— but they have few followers now.

Arthur C. Clarke