He’s a Highlander, by God, and the last sound he hears should not be that of a wailing woman!
Archaeologists open 4,000-year-old tomb of Bronze Age hero near Forteviot, Scotland. Four-tonne carved capstone sealed the burial chamber so well that organic materials including wood, bark and leather survived intact. More here. Cernig adds, Forteviot was where part of Robert The Bruce’s pagan kingship rituals were conducted in the 14th century.
Finding lost Egyptian cities with magnetometers. Includes YouTube link to the BBC’s fascinating Lost Cities of the Ancients (2006).
NASA panel envisions visits to asteroids, fly-over of Mars, and visits to potential sites for future spacecraft fuel depots – Lagrange points, where the gravitational pull of the Earth and the sun balance out and allow an object such as a satellite to maintain a stable position. One such point is almost 1 million miles from Earth, four times farther than the moon, but considerably closer than the 35 million mile distance to Mars.
Scientist admits to study of Roswell crash debris. A research study, obtained this month through FOIA, offers stunning confirmation that Wright-Patterson Air Force base contracted Battelle Memorial Institute to analyze material from a crashed UFO at Roswell in 1947.
Against atheist fundamentalism: The problem with evangelical ‘true unbelievers’ is their faith that all would be well with our lot if everybody would just get on board with their sternly anti-religious program.
Thanks, Greg. And a big thanks to Red Pill Junkie, too, for filling in for me for the past few weeks. My cat has finally returned to vibrant good health after his near-death bout with fatty liver disease, but after 5 months of force-feeding-and-watering him every few hours around the clock, I had a monsterous sleep debt to cure.
Quote of the Day:
Regarding the North Texas Church of Freethought:
Hmm. One doesn’t quite know what to make of an atheist church. Most people, when they cease to believe in the Easter bunny, don’t hold monthly services to celebrate the non-existence of a peripatetic paschal rabbit. But you know Dallas: We’re so religious that even the atheists go to church. For the record, at their next service, the freethinkers will focus on invisibility. Ah, reason.