I want to let you know that the excerpts I posted here awhile ago on Dr. Schoch’s article about the Bosnian Pyramid Phenomenon have now been updated on the site and there are over 25 new images posted so you can see the geological factors at work that Dr. Schoch writes about. The text has been re-arranged so you can read the article and see photographs depicting what he describes.
I hope this helps explains the geology a bit better because now you can visualize it.
Torture now too huh? Excuse me while I boggle for a bit...
- Is there anybody out there? How the men from the ministry hid the hunt for UFOs.
- Has a little known British aerospace engineer designed an engine with no moving parts, using microwave radiation and the strange properties of relativity? Interesting anecdote about industry not wanting to know about it due to commercial interests as well.
- Yeti scholar one of 24 killed on downed helicopter in Nepal.
- Are scientists afraid of ghosts? An opinion piece by Deborah Blum, author of Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death (Amazon US).
- Space plane in test run for zero gravity surgery.
- Phil Plait goes toe-to-toe with bad astronomy.
- First rocket from New Mexico's Spaceport America crashes in the desert. Seems to be a common occurence down in New Mexico.
- Astrobiology looks at a Faceless Cydonia.
- 9,500-year-old decorated skulls found in Syria.
- Debate rages over new Confucius image.
- TV to show corpse on a cross.
- New concepts for fighting poverty, disease and climate change are opening up.
- Reflections on Newton's mythical revelation: After Einstein, after quantum physics, and after a harvest of revolutions in our grasp of the cosmos and consciousness alike, all that is solid seems to have melted into air. How can we really know that ripe apple will ever hit the turf? Michael Frayn's The Human Touch: Our Part in the Creation of a Universe is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Study finds that human hands emit light. ET's finger kicks our butt though.
- Tree rings offer hidden history of hurricanes.
- Survey points to unsafe levels of pesticide residues in food.
- Henrietta the chicken was living inconspicuously among 36,000 other birds at Brendle Farms for 18 months — until a foreman noticed she had four legs. Survival adaptation, or the Colonel's own secret GM recipe?
- Pavements and car parks designed to purify water and store it in underground tanks?
- Tech expert says we may end up the pets of robots.
- Alex Jones accuses Google of censoring his videos.
Quote of the Day:
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
The latest issue of Atlantis Rising (#60) has been released, so head over to the AR website for details of this issue, including a PDF sampler, and ordering information for print and PDF editions. Inside the magazine this time around are Steven Sora on the numbers of hit TV show Lost, Colin Wilson on Atlantis and the Neanderthals, and the secret history of Hitler's nuke threat. Full run-down at the website, so check it out.
Here's the alternative radio schedule for the first half of the week. Make sure you catch Graham Hancock on C2C if you can (somebody record it for me?):
Coast to Coast AM: Monday's guest is the world's foremost authority on killers, Philip Carlo, who will discuss protecting ourselves from internet predators, the current rise in violent crimes, and his latest work on Mafia hit men. On Tuesday George will chat with ufologist Stanton Friedman about Flying Saucers and Physics, Wednesday's guest is author and UFO enthusiast David Sereda, who will discuss the Singularity, and on Thursday Graham Hancock will discuss the "supernaturals" who came from other dimensions to offer the ancients wisdom, guidance and intelligence to shape human evolution.
More details including relevant guest links are available at the C2C website.
All your base are belong to us.
- A Japanese probe has been launched to investigate solar flares. Unlike the new film Sunshine, it's an unmanned mission.
- China's Shijian-8 satellite has returned to Earth with its payload of special seeds that may feed billions.
- NASA chief Michael Griffin is brown-nosing the Beijing beaurocrats and sniffing around China's space program.
- The Hubble Space Telescope has done it again, finding more than 500 galaxies that existed less than a thousand million years after the Big Bang.
- Saturn has a new ring, sparking rumours that the gas-giant is engaged.
- UP Aerospace gears up to launch cargo aboard low-cost rockets into space from its New Mexico base.
- Space tourist Anousheh Ansari continues to work and manage her business, despite orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station. What a waste, turn off the laptop and enjoy the view!
- More than 1100 US Commerce Department laptop computers were lost, stolen or missing in the last five years. I feel guilty when I steal a pencil.
- DARPA is spending millions of dollars on programs researching how to grow arms and legs back for soldiers who lost them at war. Someone at DARPA's been reading Richard Morgan's science-fiction novels.
- Altered Carbon, by Richard Morgan, is the first Takeshi Kovacs novel (Amazon US or UK). Scifi, crime noir, French and Japanese cinema, William Gibson and Philip K Dick, it's one hell of a futurist mix.
- Here's a transcript of former US President Bill Clinton's venomous reaction to Fox News' attempt to smear him. Think Progress also has video. Great website.
- The state of California has filed a lawsuit against six leading car manufacturers, arguing that exhaust fumes are damaging the state's climate, economy and public health.
- Attendees at a secret pirate radio camp learn how to build their own FM transmitters and avoid the Feds. This one time, at Pirate Radio camp ...
- The flamboyant Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, leader of the Russian republic of Kalmykia, claims to be in telepathic contact with aliens.
- Do the Russians have a Bigfoot carcass on ice, or are the caretakers of Lenin's corpse getting sloppy these days?
- Sam Ejike Okoye, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, discusses extraterrestrial life and its possibilities.
- A recent study in Japan has found that all parts of the human hand emit detectable levels of light. Clyptomaniacs are the brightest because they're light-fingered.
Quote of the Day:
The personal, as everyone's so f*cking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here - it is slow and cold, and it is theirs. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous, marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes- between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life, and that it's nothing personal. Well, f*ck them. Make it personal.'
Quellcrist Falconer, Things I Should Have Learned By Now Vol II
from the novel Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
The latest issue of Stuart Miller's UFO Review (#17) is now available, and is available in PDF and Word Doc formats. In the new issue, which is subtitled the "very bad taste edition", you'll find a huge interview with film-maker Paul Kimball, an article on the Voynich manuscript, and the usual offbeat (and off-colour) jokes and photo mock-ups.
News so late, it's practically from tomorrow.
- New Mars Express photos of Cydonia give 'The Face' an upside down makeover. But, hey, isn't that a 'great' pyramid in the enlargement of the third photo down? ;-)
- Shuttle UFOs litter space.
- Hubble finds hundreds of young galaxies in the early universe.
- Astronomers discover supernova so large it forces questions on star death.
- Space Station toxic chemical leak under control.
- Atlantis astronaut collapses during welcome-home ceremony.
- The Big Question: Is this 3.3 million-year-old fossil of an ape-girl the missing link?
- Selam, the three-year-old from 3.3m years ago: Excitement over skeleton with human lower body but ape-like upper body.
- How come paleontologists wait so long to release their findings?
- Brits are nearly all Celts under the skin.
- Tuberculosis helped bring down Mastodons.
- Ice cracks at North Pole, but oceans have cooled over last three years.
- Mass movements of tiny krill are key to ocean turbulence.
- Seasonal ozone hole over Antarctica is reaching record size previously seen in 2000 and 2003.
- Biologists want help cracking their 'miracle' discovery of three fish inside a sealed duck egg.
- The CDC wants routine testing for HIV from ages 13 to 64. Why stop at age 64? Apparently the CDC is unaware that sex medications are fueling the spread of HIV in the elderly. Here's a Sploid flashback on Senior Citizens and STDs.
- Experts say it's time to move the Mississippi River.
- Provocative new study claims Hurricanes Katrina and Rita helped stabilize coastal wetlands by depositing tons of silt and sediment.
- One man's heroics during Katrina's seven days of Super Dome hell.
- Hacker group Hacktivismo launches 'Torpark', a web browser that promises to protect the privacy of Internet surfers from 'hostile governments' or 'data thieves'.
- Internet privacy lessons from the Facebook Riots.
- Shape-shifting metal to create roll-up monitors.
- Album Art: reinvented for internet downloads.
- Bias against female scientists is due to tradition, culture; not due to differences in ambition, ability, or performance.
- Eighty unexpected radiation 'hot spots' found in New York City.
- Toxic chemicals found in every food product tested. No wonder, we feel, so unwell.
- Does washing fruits and vegetables make them safer to eat?
- Autism: What happens when nerve cells can't make contact?
- Alzheimer's may 'seed' itself like mad cow disease.
- AIDS discoverer hopeful about new vaccine approach.
- The growing practice of embryo eugenics, and the deliberate crippling of children.
- New solutions for the reality of drought.
- Maglev train crash highlights high-speed risk.
- Virgin boss Richard Branson pledges $3 billion towards the green revolution, but some people aren't impressed.
- The Pupillometer: looks like binoculars, but it's makers says that in seconds it can scan an individual's pupils to detect if they're on drugs, and what kind, whether marijuana, cocaine, or alcohol. They claim the device can also detect abnormalities from chemical and biological 'effects', as well as natural disasters, or, in the case of, say, a tractor trailer driver, detect if he's too tired to drive his rig.
- Innovator devises way around US Constitution's Electoral College.
- Iraqi insurgents now kidnap people with their cars, rig the cars with explosives, release the unwitting victims on a prechosen road, and then blow them up remotely. Unfortunately, this sounds like a technique that's likely to spread.
- Five Years Later: The Official 9/11 Story Falls Apart.
- Venezuela's Chavez tells UN general assembly the world faces choice between US hegemony and human survival. (Article includes US government reactions, and the full text of Chavez's UN speech.)
- Political pot luck: Funny, predictable, or scary (depending on your definition of 'good intelligence').
- The Magic Mushroom and the Stargate.
Quote of the Day:
Knowledge is a deadly friend
When no one sets the rules.
The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools.
From Tomorrow And Tomorrow, In the Court of the Crimson King, 1969.
The nostalgic can click here to hear an mp3 of the title cut (at an unrelated website).
A few things to keep you busy over the weekend...
- Rollingstone profiles psychedelic advocate Daniel Pinchbeck, who has responded here and here. See my review of Pinchbeck's latest book 2012 here on site.
- Filip Coppens posts reactions to his online book The Stargate Conundrum, from important players such as Uri Geller, Hal Puthoff, and Jack Sarfatti.
- Ian Lawton writes: "Quantum Theory: Spiritual Panacea, or Red Herring?". There are a couple of other updates on Ian's Book of the Soul website, click the link and scroll down to see the list.
- Michael Shermer's latest Skeptic column in Sci-Am tells Christians to accept evolution.
- Art Champous reviews Dwight Connelly's book, The World's Best UFO Cases.
- MAPS has Rick Doblin's dissertation "Regulation of the Medical Use of Psychedelics and Marijuana" online.
- More new articles at the Book of Thoth: "Messages in Celluloid - the Defeat of Isengard", by Solaris; "The Four Arms of Destiny: Swastikas in the Hopi World", and also an interview with Mac Tonnies.
- A great gallery from Burning Man 2006.
- Speaking of, the Psychedelic Salon has an mp3/podcast of Erik Davis's talk at this year's event, ""Pharmacology and the Posthuman Phuture".
- Filer's Files #38 has the latest ufological news from around the globe.
- Andrew Brown is sick of the ranting, according to his review of Richard Dawkins' new book The God Delusion (Amazon US and UK).
- SurvivalAfterDeath.org has "Apparitions and Survival", by Hornell Hart.
- The Autumn 2006 MAPS Bulletin is now online (also in PDF format), covering some great issues in psychedelic research.
Here's the rundown on the radio schedules for the second half of the week:
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland: This week Graham Phillips discusses a legendary grave in New England, in which the earliest English settlers believed that none other than Merlin was buried.
Coast to Coast AM: Friday's guest is Linda Moulton Howe, who will discuss the (possible) F-89c Scorpion laying on bottom of Lake Superior and the mysterious object laying next to it. Early show Saturday Ian Punnett interviews Walter Bosley about his research on the arcane science and engineering at Disneyland, Anaheim, following which Art Bell talks to Paul Moller, who will give an update the development of his Skycar and other emerging technologies that affect transportation. On Sunday the world's leading authority on the scientific investigation of channeling, Jon Klimo, will discuss the implication of the survival of physical death.
More details including relevant websites are available at the linked pages above. Remember also that while Coast to Coast is subscription, Dreamland is free. Dreamland also now offers a podcast of the most recent show.
The controversial "Face" found in the Cydonia region of Mars is looking more like a heap of dust, to me at least. New images from the ESA's Mars Express orbiter confirm that the features are natural. There are many hyperlinks in this SPACE.com article for one to develop a conclusion. Are there those that see something else?