Saturday, January 31, 2015

First Americans used spear-throwers to hunt large animals

Despite a lack of archaeological evidence, the first North Americans have often been depicted hunting with spear-throwers, which are tools that can launch deadly spear points at high speeds. But now, a new analysis of microscopic fractures on Paleo-Indian spear points provides the first empirical evidence that America's first hunters really did use these weapons to tackle mammoths and other big game.


A lack of archaeological evidence ?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Prometheus And Bob-Wheel

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Dear God, We had a good time at church today. Wish you could have been there."

Ba-Dum-tss !

It's amazing how he fell perfectly into the chalk outline on the floor. ..or

Radical Atheists Bomb ‘The Flintstones’ For Contradicting Theory of Evolution

Atheist militants bombed The Flinstones writers’ offices in Burbank, California this morning because the cartoon’s depiction of prehistoric life contradicts the theory of evolution.

According to local reports, the suspects laid siege to the compound with a series of grenades and IEDs. They were targeting the creators of the popular cartoon series, but preliminary reports indicate the offices were vacant at the time and no injuries have been reported.

The suspects, who fled the scene in a car driven by a female accomplice, are part of the radical atheist sect, the Charles Darwin Martyrs Brigade, which has links to the extremist group Al Kinda. Witnesses state that as they opened fire, the two suspects yelled, “God is not great, because God does not exist!”

The Flintstones have long been a point of contention for the Charles Darwin Martyrs Brigade. The group insists that the cartoon’s depiction of human beings living among the dinosaurs subliminally pushes a conservative creationist agenda.

This isn’t CDMB’s first retaliation in response to The Flintstones. Back in 2005, the group took credit for a series of death threats to Cartoon Network executives, following the network’s decision to air re-runs of the beloved cartoon. The letters, which were reported to have been written in blood read, “We’ll show you what ‘Bamm! Bamm!’ really means!!”

Anti-religion motivated attacks are on the rise, with a 35 percent increase in frequency in the past five years. Experts say to expect similar incidents to occur as a reaction to the increasing presence of religion in United States politics, particularly on the right, and to religious fundamentalism abroad.

Sacred Native American site vandalized

Authorities are looking for whoever dug up rocks from an archaeological site in Sedona and threw them over a steep embankment. The U.S. Forest Service says it happened Dec. 16 at Jordan Cave near the trailhead.

Officials are seeking out the individuals in this photograph who may have information about the vandalism of an archaeological site.

Patrol Capt. Jon Nelson says several people were spotted removing the rocks, some dug out of the prehistoric floor of the site. The Forest Service has distributed a photo of three people who it says might be able to help with the investigation.

It's a federal crime to vandalize archaeological resources. Penalties range from a $5,000 fine and six months in jail to a $20,000 fine and a year in jail.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

How To Be A Beer Enthusiast Without Being A Beer Asshole

Beer is so, so good. All of it gets you drunk, and a lot of it even tastes good in the process! What more could you ask for? Maybe just a quick little primer on how to get the most out of the experience? What's that? "No," you say? "Fuck that," in fact, you say?


It is 3 minutes to midnight...

“In 2015, unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity, and world leaders have failed to act with the speed or on the scale required to protect citizens from potential catastrophe. These failures of political leadership endanger every person on Earth.”

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Gap

"Our faith should be expressed in working toward a better planet for our children and not the selfish, juvenile hope for a better afterlife for ourselves. I don't think anyone is going to Hell because it only exists in the minds of people who wish ill-will on others."

“We need the tonic of wildness..."

“...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”


Monday, January 19, 2015

‘Mysterious’ Winchester Rifle From 1882 Found Leaning Against Tree in Nevada National Park

Archaeologists surveying the remote reaches of Nevada‘s Great Basin National Park came upon a tantalizing find from the Old West — a weathered, 132-year-old Winchester repeating rifle, discovered propped up against a juniper tree, just as it had been left when it was abandoned.

Western Digs

Rock Shelter on the Uinkaret Plateau...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Paiute Cave ...