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News Briefs 17-02-2014

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth - Ludwig Borne

Thanks Greg and Rick

Quote of the Day:

Enjoy life while you can.


News Briefs 14-02-2014

“Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any outward touch as the sunbeam.”

Quote of the Day:

“The mind is its own place, and in itself
 can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.”

John Milton

News Briefs 13-02-2014

Ladies & gentlemen, please keep your hands & feet inside the ride at all times --your MIND is free to wander around, though...

Thanks Kat & Rick

Quote of the Day:

“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.”

~Alejandro Jodorowsky

News Briefs 12-02-2014


Quote of the Day:

"If the Angel decides to come it will be because you have convinced her, not by tears but by your humble resolve to be always beginning; to be a beginner."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

News Briefs 11-02-2014

Thanks to all readers who have left reviews for my book Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife!

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

I am not anti-reason. I am also not anti-religion. I am opposed to dogmatism. I am skeptical of each person’s individual powers of reasoning, and I’m even more skeptical of the reasoning of groups of activists, hyper-partisans, and other righteous reformers who would remake society according to their own reasoned (or revealed) vision.

Jonathan Haidt

News Briefs 10-02-2014


  • 850,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk.
  • UK floods flush out a "troll".
  • Jonathan Haidt uses science and reason to reveal new atheists' love of certainties - but admits that he could be wrong.
  • Mysterious 'jötunvillur' code in Viking runes is found to be ambiguous and playful.
  • Want to mine the moon? Apply now.
  • Is the rise of the robots just a reflection of our own spiritual devolution?
  • Huge Chimpanzee 'megaculture' survives in Congo forest.
  • Nessie goes missing?
  • MIB: a small addition to a legend.
  • "Archaeobunnies" unearth a trove of New Stone Age finds at Land's End.
  • Nerve implants make bionic hand feel almost real.
  • Origins of 'Eagle's Nest' in Russia continues to baffle scientists.
  • The esoteric secrets of fantasy books.
  • Transformational website/community Reality Sandwich, version 2.0.
  • Mad science becoming respectable? It’s more likely than you think….
  • Science explains the munchies.

Quote of the Day:

It's absolutely horrifying to think of human beings living off my geochemistry and atmosphere, but to be honest, if I can just get through the next 50 or so Earth years, I should be in the clear.

WR 67c

News Briefs 07-02-2014

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

Quote of the Day:

“Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.”

Lao Tzu

News Briefs 06-02-2014


Thanks to Kat, Susan & Meilen.

Quote of the Day:

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells."

~Dr. Seuss