Sunday, June 24, 2012
Golden Dawn's ultra-violence
".....an unknown river yet to explore. What falls there are we know not; what rocks beset the channel we know not. To leave the exploration unfinished, to say that there is a part of the canyon which I cannot explore is more than I am willing to acknowledge and I determine to go on.”
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Discovery Channel brings viewers on a virtual mission of the future. Right now, the search for planets with "life signatures" goes on. These efforts are global, and experts tell us on camera how this search for life is progressing around the world. No longer just the domain of science fiction, what could alien life really look like? Alien Planet dramatizes an exciting — and possible — answer.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The War on Drugs has been threatening the fundamental rights of ordinary Americans, and greatly impinging upon states rights, as agencies like the DEA continue to claim that their federal authority supersedes local decisions.
In 1933, either Herbert Woollard or Edward Carmichael had weights stacked on his testicles for the sake of science. ....
It’s not possible to say exactly which one of these London-based doctors bore the unusual burden, because while both participated in the experiment, only one of them lay on a table and suffered the scrotal compression. The other one did the stacking. They never revealed who served in which capacity — nor how they chose who was to be the unlucky one......
One of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority. — Christopher Hitchens
The disastrous history of our species indicates the futility of all attempts at a diagnosis which do not take into account the possibility that homo sapiens is a victim of one of evolution's countless mistakes.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
It is the world’s biggest haul of human fossils and the most important palaeontology site in Europe: a subterranean chamber at the bottom of a 50ft shaft in the deepest recesses of the Atapuerca cavern in northern Spain. Dozens of ancient skeletons have been unearthed.
La Sima de los Huesos – the Pit of Bones – has been designated a Unesco world heritage site because of its importance to understanding evolution, and millions of euros, donated by the EU, have been spent constructing a museum of human antiquity in nearby Burgos.
What to do when the temperature reaches the 100 degree plus mark?
Gather the clan and wander the desert seeking a waterhole....
( If I may suggest for your listening pleasure...)