News Briefs 21-09-2015

Boaring news week? Not at the Grail!

Thanks @djp1974 and @m1k3y.

Quote of the Day:

We have the money, the power, the medical understanding, the scientific know-how, the love and the community to produce a kind of human paradise. But we are led by the least among us – the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons.

Terence McKenna

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  1. now squel like a pig
    Gives a whole new meaning to “meat”. I am glad the pig was dead though, otherwise that would be just all kinds of wrong and cruel. Can we start calling him Kermit now? (Those who get that joke get a cookie)

  2. Neanderthals
    Really? Do we have to ask this question? This seems like an excuse to cause a war in the comment section between “the people who think they are atheist but are actually trolls” and the “religious people who don’t act like good religious people.” Message from the wolf: Please stop. If you are any of the leading religions, you don’t believe they have a soul because they were never baptized. Therefore you actually agree with the atheists because they don’t believe in a soul in that sense or at all. Yet frankly we don’t know yet if the Neanderthal society had a religion. Soooo…yeah fuck it who cares?

  3. Magicians of the Gods
    At last, a proper review of Hancock’s new book. Hancock may not have all the answers but at least he is now making some of the establishment question set theories.

    This has to be good for us all.

  4. hancock
    [quote=]This assessment apparently stuck in the craw of professional archaeologists everywhere who seem to feel that as a result of his success, their domain is being trampled by patchouli wearing, dope smoking, new age crystal licking, tree huggers, untrained and unruly and poorly informed, looking for aliens, Jesus, or worse and interfering with the work of “real scientists” such as themselves.
    Maybe, but here’s the thing: I am a college professor, a scientist, and a researcher. I am good at it, as a matter of fact, and have the string of letters after my name to prove it. As a college professor I have the opportunity to socialize with professional archaeologists regularly. Without exception I have never brought up the name Graham Hancock without getting an extraordinarily dismissive assessment of his work. I have been told he is a “pseudo-scientist”, a “crackpot,” and even worse a “charlatan”. Yet when I have asked how they arrived at their assessment, which I would like to point out I was sincerely interested in, I have found, again without exception, that not one of them had actually read as much as a single word of his work. Not a single word. Worse, I was told by a world famous, highly credentialed, respected and well placed member of the archaeological establishment that they didn’t need to read it to know what it is: dangerous nonsense that disrespects science. I replied that I had no idea it was that insidious, and thanked her for her time.[/quote]

    He basically summed up why I don’t like the so called “scholars” who’s view of the common folk seems to border on racism. If a person like me finds something amazing on a beach, suddenly I’m a thief because I don’t have a fancy piece of paper that says “You are a smart person.” Yet at the same time they look at people who are far smarter than I am, such as Hancock and Simcha Jacobovici, and call them crackpots. I give this professor credit, he seems to have realized the error of his ways and gave a solid review without making it into a cock fight. However I can’t help but feel he spent more time reviewing the man instead of the book. Hence the quote above and the paragraphs around it that for some reason my tablet refused to copy/paste. But I am not immune to bias. If my professor who I saw as a mentor wrote this I would be shaking my head in agreement and loyal “tail wagging” clinging to every word like sticky tape, while at the same time thinking in the back of my mind, “Shit…I hope he doesn’t read my notes.”

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