Lots of religion links today. But just to be clear, us Australians never, ever make fun of religion…
- Computers unlock more secrets of the mysterious Indus Valley script.
- Creationism theme park seized by government. Probably heard that they were glorifying a Middle-Eastern revolutionary…
- Meet cryptozoology, Creationism’s new friend.
- Did early Christians use hallucinogenic mushrooms?
- The Jesus bone-box forgery case – it comes down to two words.
- Was there really a Great Flood?
- Mummies only look like they’re screaming. I’d scream if I knew Zahi was going to dig me up in a few thousand years…
- Ants trump humans in rational decision-making.
- And yet this fungus makes zombie ants do all the work. That’s right, we’re now beneath fungus on the rational thinking chart. What say you, Mr Dawkins?
- The mysterious downfall of the Neandertals.
- Delighted antiquities dealer discovers 1300-year-old Knights Templar relic at car boot sale. Given that the Templars aren’t even 900 years old yet, that sounds a bit odd.
- Meet The Family, the Christian Fundamentalist group influencing the U.S. politics at the very top of the tree. Check out The Family on Amazon.
- Acquitting comets on the count of cosmic catastrophe.
- Lessons from Jupiter’s ‘black eye‘. Also, Michio Kaku discusses our violent universe.
- Working at a rocket launch site comes with certain hazards… Some of the footage in the latter parts is insane.
- Forget the oily rag…this thing runs on the gaze of a laser.
- Fox News bonehead Sean Hannity investigates America’s UFO obsession. That should bring some respectability to the topic…
- And here’s Exhibit #349 as to why anonymous UFO reports are worthless.
- Google and the conspiracy of the triforce doodles.
- Three suns in the sky over Gdansk Bay.
- Could the purely mechanistic view of the world provide immunity from prosecution for war crimes? Hard to beat a story that is subtitled “Lawyer spots future brainhat-slaughter atrocity loophole”.
- Visual effects guru to helm film adaptation of cult TV series UFO.
- Dream therapy set for a revival.
- A beautiful afterlife, a not so nice life: The Lovely Bones comes to the big screen.
- Monitoring blogs to measure global happiness.
- Extinct walking bat found, upending evolutionary theory. Being extinct, I very much doubt that it is walking.
- Fortean Times takes on the Moon hoax claim.
- Although Cracked gets to the point.
Thanks Rick and RPJ.
Quote of the Day:
At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.