Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week author Wayne Dyer discusses his book Getting in the Gap: How to Have Conscious Contact with God, in Part 1 of a two-part interview. Afterwards, Linda Howe shares a bizarre new discovery about the Antarctic.
Coast to Coast AM: Friday is open lines. On Saturday Art Bell returns with Brendan Cook & Barbara McBeath from the Ghost Investigators Society who will be sharing their recorded Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). On Ian Punnett’s show, professional numerologist Glynis McCants will recap the first quarter of 2006 and forecast what's in store for the remainder of the year. On Sunday Art Bell welcomes remote viewing teacher Major Ed Dames who'll discuss his team's current targets which include a child abduction cold case, Natalee Holloway's location and the next non-manmade North American crop circle.
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, it can be listened to through KOGO, while Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.
If you don’t see me till Sunday, don’t assume too much...
- Erich von Daniken's World Mysteries Theme Park is in financial trouble.
- South African crop circle was an April Fool’s joke.
- More on that Near Death Experience study finding correlations with REM sleep (no, that’s not people who find Michael Stipe’s singing boring). The last sentence is a very important statement - and it’s refreshing to see researchers making this point. Something which this article completely missed.
- Harvard telescope will search for E.T.'s lights.
- Moon and Mars Russian space targets by 2030.
- The great space debate: should China and the U.S. cooperate?
- Saturn's moon is the best chance for life.
- Bizarre things in space: a Rorschach gallery.
- Dan Brown to face new plagiarism claim from Russian art expert?
- That secretive and camera-shy guy takes time to reveal his thoughts - Zahi speaks!
- Bosnian town hopes to cash in on their pyramid.
- A response to the story about global warming stopping in 1998 (see Tuesday's news).
- Global warming could cause mass extinctions by 2050.
- Or, conversely, global-warming alarmists intimidate dissenting scientists into silence.
- When information goes missing: the bioterrorism trailers that weren't.
- Physicist says heat substance felled the WTC.
- Big earthquake could devastate the U.S. Midwest, say scientists.
- Synthehol: all the pleasures of alcohol, without the downsides.
- Another ambivalent review of Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell.
- Literally playing Devil’s Advocate: the slander and lies which have plagued the Devil over the years.
- The man who wrote the book on American religions.
- A book that’s bound in human skin. Gives new meaning to the phrase "I read him like a book."
- Judge orders forced medication of Death Row inmate, in order to make him mentally competent enough to be executed.
- Scientists attach motor to single-molecule car. But how do you turn on the car radio?
- DNA’s dark side challenges the most basic concepts of modern biochemistry.
- Will machines ever think? Just as long as there’s no Nutri-matic Drinks Synthesizer on the horizon.
- Are laser weapons ready for duty?
- When rabbits go bad: monster rabbit stalks U.K. village. I think, considering the time of year, there is a very simple and scientific explanation for this. The Easter Bunny is stocking up for his yearly run (hop?).
- Just in case monster rabbits don’t keep you up at night, what about a fish that hunts on land? With video.
- Evolution of irreducible complexity explained. In your face Intelligent Design (in my best Homer voice)!
Quote of the Day:
The Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer claimed to produce the widest possible range of drinks personally matched to the tastes and metabolism of whoever cared to use it. When put to the test, however, it invariably produced a plastic cup filled with a liquid which was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
Douglas Adams (‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’)
Due to the lack of publicity about The Da Vinci Code book and movie (he says facetiously), Sony and Google have announced a new competition in the lead-up to the release of the film version on May 19th. The Da Vinci Code Web Quest on Google will be an ongoing competition (over 24 days) in which daily puzzles will need to be solved for the chance to win a number of prizes (divided into regions of the US, UK and Australia...and boy, do we Aussies get the shabby prize pool). As I point out on my Solomon Key website, I'll try and keep up to date with the competition as it rolls along (help may be required!). Thanks to David, aka AK 'D', for the heads-up.
So, is Nucular War on the horizon?
- US team explain NDEs. More here.
- Drug firms are inventing diseases.
- In the Gospel of Judas the renegade is redeemed.
- America’s blinders.
- A science that relies on luck to explain the fate of billions of people is a dismal science indeed.
- Blue rings pose new mystery.
- New Yorker claims US planning nuclear war.
- First Knights Templar are discovered.
- Why did the iceman cometh?
- Maybe the dirty snowball theory is wrong.
- Math suffers from a problem - it doesn’t make sense.
- Why are some animals so smart?
- Jumpy eggs caught on camera.
- Tenth planet as bright as fresh snow. So, perhaps brightness at such a distance denotes artificiality or youth?
- All the pleasures of alcohol with no downsides.
- Psychologist exploring human perception finds wow factor.
- The lost cities of Barsoom.
Quote of the Day:
Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.
A strange assortment to get you through the week...
- Binnall of America is back, with yet more great audio interviews lined up - first off the rank is Part 1 of Tim's chat with highly-respected UFO researcher Nick Redfern (available as mp3/podcast/Flash streaming audio).
- Parapsychology researcher Dean Radin says "They can dish it out, but they can't take it".
- I missed Magonia Supplement #60 when it came out in February - better late than never!
- UFO Casebook #200 is also available.
- Mac Tonnies debates the merits of the UFO debate.
- An excerpt from The Jesus Dynasty, by James Tabor (Amazon US and UK).
What's the best flu remedy out there?
- Was the Da Vinci court case a conspiracy? Or is it the opposite, and Baigent and Leigh will have to sell their houses to pay for the costs?
- First Knights Templar found in Northern Israel.
- The anthropologist who became a believer in the supernatural.
- Neanderthals were not stupid, just a bit anti-social. Perhaps I have a bit of Neanderthal blood in me...
- Dublin library handed rare Dracula books.'
- Science and religion are still worlds apart.
- NASA aim to crash into the Moon in a search for water. Surely that's got to be the easy assignment..."you want me to ram the spacecraft into the Moon?".
- Martian astronauts may be protected by tiny robot-like brains. CSICOP is travelling with the Martian astronauts?!
- The Global Warming problem is that it stopped in 1998.
- Getting evolution up to speed.
- California's car culture could increase earthquake catastrophe.
- Could 'The Knowledge' of biotech spell the end of humanity?
- Alcohol is more lethal than many other recreational drugs.
- Nanoparticles are armed to combat cancer.
- Was the first Sasquatch expedition 72 years ago?
- For the more positive-minded mystery researchers out there, here's the happy Face on Mars.
- For UFO believers, things are always looking up.
- Crop circle footage shows mysterious lights hovering over glyphs. Hopefully not torches...
- In search of the vortex vibe in Sedona, Arizona.
- According to Jon Ronson, things are out of the ordinary.
- Google buys new search algorithm.
- Men in Black to get new colours (apparently). Somehow "Men in Light Grey" just doesn't have the same intimidating ring to it...
Thanks Kat and Thrustbucket.
Quote of the Day:
The evolution of the brain not only overshot the needs of prehistoric man, it is the only example of evolution providing a species with an organ which it does not know how to use
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week.
Coast to Coast AM: Monday's guest is Alan Watt, who will discuss how ultra high level sects have controlled the course of history to a pre-determined goal and are still in power. On Tuesday Dr. Sherri Tenpenny will be sharing an in-depth look at vaccines and bird flu, while on Wednesday scholar of lost Bible texts, Prof. Kenneth Hanson , summarizes their fascinating history and decodes them. Thursday's guest is William Henry, who will report on the Egypt-Atlantis connection and a total solar eclipse in Egypt, as the basis for Egyptian myth and religion.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website. Also C2C can be listened to through KOGO.
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.
- An Australian Federal Police officer has been suspended for consulting a psychic over assassination threats against Prime Minister John Howard. Tony Blair reads tea leaves, Kim Jong II consults the I Ching, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeks shathiyats, George W. Bush visits the Oracle of Delphi ... why are my fellow Australians so damn skeptical?
- Ten years after the Port Arthur massacre, a Melbourne mum reveals she had a premonition of her daughter's death.
- It's all happening in my part of the world, it seems. After 40 years, a group of Melbourne UFO witnesses reunite to discuss what they experienced.
- Are UFOs a modern phenomenon, or are they part of our world's history?
- Mysterious lights hovering over crop circles were caught on film, and shown for the first time at the 11th annual Unexplained Mysteries conference at Dorchester on Sunday. No conference reports yet, so stay tuned for Greg's Tuesday news.
- Paranormal researcher Alan Foster says mysterious spheres of light are on the increase, and could be souls, or beings from other realms.
- A Chinese man is auctioning his soul for sale on the internet. I wish the internet was around when I sold mine.
- China is seeking answers to the mystery of Peking Man's disappearance. He wasn't sold on Ebay, that's for sure.
- It's a new quest for China, recovering stolen artifacts from collectors and blackmarket dealers. Fantastic article.
- The discovery of Sueki ceramics dating to the late fourth century, is causing a rethink of ancient Japan's trade with Korea.
- Archaeologists are unable to fully excavate a pre-hispanic pyramid found in Mexico City because it's the sight of a grisly Crucifixion of Christ reenactment ritual. Here's another article describing the 1500-year-old pyramid in more detail.
- Zahi Hawass discusses the limits of new science techniques in deciphering the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. I wish one of these interviewers will ask Zahi what's going on with the Pyramid shafts.
- A lost gospel says Jesus asked Judas to betray him. It's only a matter of time before the lost gospels of Bono are found.
- A blue ring has been discovered around Uranus. A witty remark would be too obvious for this one.
- Analysis of the first lunar soil collected by Neil Armstrong has thrown what we know about the Sun into disarray.
- Astronaut Andy Thomas is pushing a $150 million project to turn the Woomera rocket range into an international spaceport for tourists. I love the idea, but I already get free rides from my bedroom.
- Professor predicts human time-travel will be achieved this century, but you already knew that. Wait a second, why did he clarify it as "human" time-travel? Where'd that cat come from?
Quote of the Day:
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
Issue #209 of Fortean Times is now available, which features a cover story on the 'birth' of Dr Who's Cybermen, as well as a look at the new Eden in New Guinea. As with each issue, there is also archived content from previous issues available on the FT website, such as Gary Lachman's article on Rudolf Steiner and Jack Sargeant's look at sonic weaponry.
The BBC is reporting that the judge has ruled in favour of Dan Brown and Random House in the London copyright court case (ruling against Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, two of the three authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail). Brown has been quoted as saying:
I'm pleased with today's outcome, not only from a personal standpoint, but also as a novelist. Books are an important part of our culture, and this is a good day both for those who write and for those who enjoy reading.
It still looks like his next novel, The Solomon Key, is some way off with Brown saying "After devoting so much time and energy to this case, I'm eager to get back to writing my new novel." A summary of the judge's ruling is available here, which also has a link to the full ruling in PDF format.