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One of the first websites I found when I first got online was TDG. This site has come a long way from that first year when Greg was posting one or two news articles a week.

  • In Athens, archaeologists discover a very large 4th or 5th century B.C. marketplace with shops and a religious center.
  • Forgotten necropolis: An unknown lakeside civilization reveals its hidden treasures.
  • Richard Nixon and ‘Bob’ Haldeman: When archivists deal with power players.
  • The US and the Mideast – 230 uneasy years: A review of Michael B. Oren’s Power, Faith, and Fantasy, the first comprehensive history of America’s military, political and religious involvement in the area. Amazon US & UK.
  • Was there a ‘before’ the Big Bang?
  • Multiple Dimensions: Between Superstrings and Parallel Worlds.
  • DeLorean Tremens: Hold onto your flux capacitors – time machines have nearly arrived.
  • After 40 days of Holy Ychudim (unification with One), spanning the period from 1/7/2007 to 2/22/2007, I have received the following message from The One.
  • Religious surge in once-atheist China surprises leaders.
  • Darwin’s God: In the world of evolutionary biology, the question is not whether God exists but why we believe in him. Is belief a helpful adaptation or an evolutionary accident?
  • Cloned beef: It’s what’s for dinner.
  • US Patent Office gets a clue!
  • Making water out of thin air.
  • Build inland: Scientists propose worldwide ban on construction on coastal land that is less than a metre above high tide, so as to avoid some of the worst impacts of climate change.
  • Is China’s soot print changing weather?
  • Insulating houses can significantly improve health and well-being, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal.
  • Researchers link near-death and out-of-body experiences to arousal system disturbances in the brain.
  • People who ‘fly’ in their dreams are more likely to experience sleep paralysis.
  • Researchers make progress in hunt for genes involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Severe stress may physically scar children’s brains.
  • Gen Y’s ego trip takes a nasty turn.
  • Study shows psychological torture is as bad as physical torture.
  • Oil innovations pump new life into old wells.
  • What they didn’t want you to know: 59 intriguing facts disinterred via the UK’s Freedom of Information Act.
  • A new Edwardian age is dawning.
  • The Bush administration has accelerated its Internet surveillance push by proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate.
  • The Must-Do List.
  • A two-part interview with Robert Kane Pappas, Director and Producer of the film Orwell Rolls in His Grave.
  • Waste not, want not: In Dharavi, a £700m a year recycling industry is helping 250,000 claw their way out of poverty. So why has the government begun demolition, and sent in police to force out inhabitants, leaving thousands homeless?
  • They said a reunion would be an act of insanity. So what changed their minds? Under intense interrogation, the Police break down and confess all.
  • With a gritty period realism, and actully shot in the forests of England, Robin of Sherwood portrays Robin Hood as a devotee of an underground pagan survival that worships Herne the Hunter. The DVD set of the first two seasons debuts in the US on March 13th.

Quote of the Day:

I really can’t abide anyone who claims to be a pagan. This goes double for “witches”, “wiccans” or anyone who spells “magic” with a “k”. Mostly this is because I grew up in Canberra which, along with public servants and lesbians, has a disproportionately high number of smug hippies who seem to regard recycling as an act of religious piety (come to think of it, the three things frequently overlap)

I have come to the conclusion that pagans are evil — not because they get in touch with the devil or warp the minds of the young or are responsible for more bad heavy metal art than anyone else, but because they have such appalling taste. I mean, sure, get in touch with the Great Spirit, run through the woods and kill a goat. But do you have to do it while wearing crushed velvet harem pants, Robin Hood shoes, pentagram jewelery and a purple satin cape?

Brendan Shanahan, in an editorial titled Bring back the witch hunt in Oz’s The Daily Telegraph.