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2011/09/30

MIND Reviews: The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Consciousness, and Personality

MIND Reviews: The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Consciousness, and Personality:

The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Consciousness, and Personality Edited by John Brockman. Harper Perennial, 2011

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Instant Expert: The atomic nucleus

Instant Expert: The atomic nucleus: The past century has been called "the nuclear age" – but, as Phil Walker explains in our latest expert guide, the atomic nucleus still hides many mysteries

Simulating the universe

Simulating the universe:

Behold the magnificence of the Bolshoi, apparently the most accurate computer simulation of the universe ever. The researchers from the University of California High-Performance Astrocomputing Center (wow!) and New Mexico State University just started releasing data from the simulation this month, leading to new insights about the formation of galaxies, dark matter, and dark energy. The visualization above, depicting dark matter in 1/1000 of the entire cosmological simulation, was also seen in Bjork's Biophilia performance. From UC Santa Cruz:


2011/09/26

Capturing the Beauty Of The Milky Way at Midnight

Capturing the Beauty Of The Milky Way at Midnight:






Source:

Photographer captures beauty of the Milky Way

DailyMail, September 21, 2011

The Roots of Christian Zionism: Part I, The Cause of the Conflict

Christian zionism (Jewish idea of material physical kingdom of God and world political power such as King David did) is the reason of war, and why the Christians need to go back to Jesus (who proclaimed a spiritual kingdom of God in the hearts of men). The Urantia Book said human being must go back to Jesus's original gospel!
Kristen zionis menganut pandangan Yahudi tentang kerajaan Allah yang fisik dengan wilayah bumi, dan menurut analisis mungkin inilah alasan terselubung mengapa negara barat menggempur negara-negara Islam saat ini. Kristen harus kembali pada Yesus yang mengajarkan Kerajaan Allah yang spiritual dalam batin manusia! Buku Urantia menganjurkan manusia kembali pada ajaran Yesus atau Isa yang semula.
The Roots of Christian Zionism: Part I, The Cause of the Conflict:

Christian Zionists, by whatever name, are the primary public enablers of serial wars upon Islamic states. Why? Because they have been conditioned to think of Islam as an anathema to them, much as many of us were trained to consider communists our ideological enemies a generation ago. Most Christian celebrity media leaders have allowed themselves to be used as propagandists against Islamic states with independent governments, including Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bosnia, and in the future, Islamic states of Iran and Sudan. Our purpose is to examine why and how this has been done, why it is wrong and what can be done to correct it.

2011/09/25

Knowledge and Impartation


Knowledge & Truth
In the universal regime you are not reckoned as having possessed yourself of knowledge and truth until you have demonstrated your ability and your willingness to impart this knowledge and truth to others...
The Urantia Book, (25:4.12)

Saudi King Abdullah Gives Women Right to Vote, Run in Elections [Saudi Arabia]

Click here to read Saudi King Abdullah Gives Women Right to Vote, Run in ElectionsThe mark of high civilisation is the equality between man and woman.
Saudi King Abdullah Gives Women Right to Vote, Run in Elections [Saudi Arabia]:  Having officially determined that God is totally cool with women voting, Saudia Arabia's King Abdullah announced that starting in 2012, women will be allowed to vote and run in municipal elections. Which are the only kind of election anyway! More »

Creationism explained | Andrew Brown

We are created or not?
Creationism explained | Andrew Brown:
You can believe in a Creator without being a 'scientific creationist'. The distinction is important and needs preserving
It makes a pleasant change to be attacked as an apologist for atheism here. But I thought it would be worth a quick note on the uses of the term "creationism" since it serves all sides to blur some of its distinct meanings. When I use it, "Creationism" is shorthand for the belief that the Bible, or the Qu'ran is a reliable guide to the processes by which life emerged, and where scientific results seem to contradict that, so much the worse for them. This belief is false and should not be taught in schools.

Intuitive thinking may influence belief in God

Intuitive thinking may influence belief in God:

Intuition may lead people toward a belief in the divine and help explain why some people have more faith in God than others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Do Love Ones Bid Farewell From Beyond the Grave?

Do Love Ones Bid Farewell From Beyond the Grave?:

"Nina, I can't stay long," he said, pausing in the doorway. "I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for everything." They chatted a bit more before Michael left and De Santo went home.

Brilliant UFO Orbs and Clear Sightings for Fall Equinox

Collection of UFO videos - certainly there are many things up there. Are they planetary observers doing their work as written in the Urantia Book? 

Brilliant UFO Orbs and Clear Sightings for Fall Equinox:
BZ: There was a lot of UFO activity on the Equinox and right before. Big orbs bright colors… Here is a collection of the ones that stood out for me. The first one was sent in by Jason.

2011/09/24

Islamic center near ground zero touts first big event as center’s grand opening

Islamic center near ground zero touts first big event as center’s grand opening:
By Heather M. Higgins,CNN

New York (CNN) – Earlier this month, signs of life returned to what was once a gaping pit, frozen in sadness and rife with emotion, as part of the memorial at the World Trade Center opened on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

This week, another grand opening – this one steeped in controversy – is scheduled for just a few blocks away from the site where the Twin Towers once stood.

Loved by a Trustworthy God

Loved by a Trustworthy God:

2011/09/23

Love in China

Love in China:

A new book by dissident writer Liao Yiwu chronicles the rise of Christianity in China, where even the Communist Party wants to adopt Christian values.


The forgotten slaughter in Sudan

The forgotten slaughter in Sudan: South Sudan was granted its independence on July 11, 2011, the culmination of a half decade of intense legal and diplomatic wrangling that can be said to be one of the Bush administration’s unmitigated foreign policy victories. Statehood was made possible by the so-called Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) formulated in 2005 and entered into by [...]

What if you traveled faster than the speed of light?

What if you traveled faster than the speed of light?: The speed of light is like that annoying friend who beats you at every game. What would happen if humans one day surpassed the cosmic speed limit?

Living in the galactic danger zone

Living in the galactic danger zone: We know for certain that life exists in the Milky Way galaxy: that life is us. Scientists are continually looking to understand more about how life on our planet came to be and the conditions that must be met for its survival, and whether those conditions can be replicated elsewhere in the Universe. It turns out that looking at our entire Galaxy, rather than focusing just on life-giving properties of our planet or indeed the habitability of regions of our own Solar System, is a good place to start.

As the Cabal Turns in Tighter and Tighter Circles

As the Cabal Turns in Tighter and Tighter Circles:
Again, every possible thing that could happen seems to be happening at this moment, which is why this is called the Time of Chaos, Time of Separation, Time of Troubles.

“Re-Scripting Islam” Conference: Panel 2, Covering Islam

“Re-Scripting Islam” Conference: Panel 2, Covering Islam: "Covering Islam," panel 2 of the "Re-scripting Islam: Muslims in the Media" conference features journalists who report about religion.

Religious Identity Shifting Towards The Individual

Religious Identity Shifting Towards The Individual: In an ever-changing American society, how Americans recognize religion is shifting.

Light Might Not Be the Fastest Thing in the Universe [Science]

Light Might Not Be the Fastest Thing in the Universe [Science]:
Italian physicists say they've recorded sub-atomic particles that travel faster than the speed of light. If true, it would disprove Einstein's theory of special relativity. Meanwhile, in America, we've managed to perfect the technology to measure the speed of pizza.

2011/09/22

Is Life is a Natural Planetary Phenomenon?

Is Life is a Natural Planetary Phenomenon?: Harvard's Sasselov says yes. It’s feasible that we’ll meet other sentient life forms and conduct commerce with them, Sasselov says, pointing toward the exo planet he discovered on Nov. 12, 2002, he unofficially named Sheila, after his wife in Harvard’s astronomy-department laboratory. We don’t now have the technology to physically travel outside our solar system for such an exchange to take place, but we are like Columbus centuries ago, learning fast how to get somewhere few think possible.

2011/09/21

Hypotheses & Mysteries behind Crop Circles

Hypotheses & Mysteries behind Crop Circles:
Crop circles are not made by extraterrestrials, not by creative people, and even not by hummingbirds, at least based to a new theory. Crop circles are designed by Physics. A research in Physics World directs to the origin of the crop circles with the use of modern technology in Earth such as GPS signals, lasers and microwaves.

Crop circles have been there for many years. Fields formations have been reported more than 10,000 instances in the late twentieth century. They have been attributed to anything from paranormal activity to human prankster to the weather factors. Further developing the puzzle is that the crop circles are carried out in secret, often in the dark and usually by pranksters who want to create them appear like aliens were at work. It was not until 1991 that the first crop circle artists confessed to having designed at least a few of the crop circles as a UFO hoax. The scientists were trying to demonstrate just how the art is carried out without any traces left behind by the designers, and everything completed in a single night.

NASA gives us the best astronomical pun ever [Space]

NASA gives us the best astronomical pun ever [Space]:
About 6500 light years from earth, there's a red chicken in the sky. There may even be more than one. Many people report seeing a chicken in this new Hubble image of the Lambda Centauri Nebula, earning it the nickname "Angry Bird Nebula" and "Chicken Nebula," but they clash over exactly where the bird is. Some see the dark outline of a chicken in the center of the red cloud, while others see an animated-looking bird face with a tuft of feathers on its head, with bright star eyes and a red curved beak. More »


Around The World In One Minute Space Video

Around The World In One Minute Space Video: A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. [...]

Peer into the terrible fury of a flaring black hole [Astronomy]

Peer into the terrible fury of a flaring black hole [Astronomy]:
Black holes "flare" when they release gigantic jets of material into space. While we've learned much about these jets and the accretion disks that feed black holes, we still know little about the ultra-bright, incredibly energetic bases of these jets. More »


2011/09/19

The Order of Lanonandek-Lucifer

The Order of Lanonandek-Lucifer:
Lucifer was not an ascendant being; he was a created Son of the local universe, and of him it was said: “You were perfect in all your ways from the day you were created till unrighteousness was found in you.”-Urantia book

Seraphic Planetary Government – of God?

Seraphic Planetary Government – of God?:
Earth is being observed by an army of angels… Angel wings or energy insulator friction shields? Urantia Book – Paper 39 – The Seraphic Hosts - Government of God
Urantia Book – Paper 113 – Seraphic Guardians of Destiny
“The planetary seraphim are indeed ministering spirits sent forth to do service for those who shall survive.”
The teaching about guardian angels is not a myth; certain groups of human beings do actually have personal angels. It was in recognition of this that Jesus, in speaking of the children of the heavenly kingdom, said: “Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones, for I say to you, their angels do always behold the presence of the spirit of my Father.”
These attending seraphim have functioned as the spiritual helpers of mortal man in all the great events of the past and the present. In many a revelation “the word was spoken by angels”; many of the mandates of heaven have been “received by the ministry of angels.”

The Inhabited Worlds- The Nonbreathers

The Inhabited Worlds- The Nonbreathers:
To think that humans are alone in the universe and without God is not only primitive thinking but truly absurd….
“Even the number of major orders and types would stagger the human imagination, let alone the countless subtypes and variations…Urantia Book
The Inhabited Worlds Urantia Book Paper 49

2011/09/17

We’ve been warned: the system is ready to blow


Traders work at the New York Stock Exchange on 9 August. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images.  Only a new way of managing the global economy can prevent more mayhem in the markets and on the streets.  We’ve been warned: the system is ready to blow:



Best Space Photos of the Week - Sept. 17, 2011

Best Space Photos of the Week - Sept. 17, 2011: Was it the comet that made a death plunge into the sun, an intriguing new crater on Mars or something else that grabbed you.

There Will Come a Time

There Will Come a Time:
Teacher Ophelius:

Today we will speak about a time of unity. This is a time when all people, races, religions, and nations will come together and "feel" that they are a part of the human family--brothers and sisters of this planet called Urantia. No longer will differences in culture or religion be viewed as something foreign or something to assimilate or eradicate, but will be looked at as something to treasure and revere as a rich rainbow of diversity that adds value to the whole of humanity.

The Day the World Changed

The Day the World Changed:
Teacher Ophelius:

Today's message is about the day the world changed. On this day ten years ago the world changed. Human consciousness was moved like no other time in your history by a shocking and deconstructive act that would forever scar the memory of a generation and would directly or indirectly affect every individual living on the planet from that time forward. Whether you believe the official story or some variation of conspiracy, the real truth is that a very small number of people, out of 6.5 billion on the planet, used their will for deconstructive purposes to change the course of history and human consciousness on a planetary scale. That my friends is an example of the power of human will to cause a sweeping change in consciousness across a planet.

Janus – Illuminati God Of Chaos And Deception


Urantia was for a very long time dominated by Evil and false Gods who terrorized and enslaved human being, and demanded victims and sacrifices and other mischief practices in religion and systems. Now they cannot do that anymore. The universe government has banished Lucifer and Satan, the chiefs of rebellion.
Janus is one of the evil gods who is worshipped right to the 21-th century by certain groups who wants to control the world.
Janus – Illuminati God Of Chaos And Deception:
Zen Gardner – Before Its News September 17, 2011
The irony is that people not only know their rulers and society overall are two-faced, they expect it. Whether consciously or subconsciously we all know lying and deception are inherent to the matrix that’s been foisted upon us
Another irony is that even in the definition of Janus there are two very different versions as to whom this mythological character really was.
Who Was Janus?




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Bewilderment at Increased Sightings of UFOs


Bewilderment at Increased Sightings of UFOs:

This article reflects the bewilderment many people are feeling at seeing the increasingly-frequent and inexplicable show of UFOs.


CNN – ABC News in Phoenix Reporting UFOs

By Scott McMan · September 15, 2011
http://www.ghosttheory.com/2011/09/15/abc-news-in-phoenix-reporting-strange-ufos
I don’t know about the rest of you, but it seems to me that UFO activity has become more and more intense the past few months. So much so that what was scoffed at in years past is now receiving mainstream news coverage on almost a regular basis.

2011/09/14

Team AMD FX sets Guiness record

Team AMD FX sets Guiness record: (PhysOrg.com) -- AMD has set the world record of fastest CPU with a speed frequency of 8.429 GHz, winning the company a place in the Guiness World Records. AMD’s yet-to-ship Bulldozer-based FX chips drew the Guinness ranking for the "Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor." The AMD-FX CPU is set to debut in Q4 2011.

Can science explain near-death experiences?

Can science explain near-death experiences?: Scientists are finding more and more ways to explain the various aspects of near-death experiences. Around three percent of people in the US have repo...

Greenpeace, WWF and Friends of the Earth across the decades – interactive

Greenpeace, WWF and Friends of the Earth across the decades – interactive:

As this year sees the 50th anniversary of WWF and the 40th anniversaries of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, this timeline charts the successes of the three green groups


2011/09/13

Al-Qaeda Is Done

Al-Qaeda Is Done:

Or so says Fawaz Gerges:

Not only is al Qaeda philosophically out of step with the vast majority of Arabs, it is organizationally moribund. Today it comprises roving bands limited to the mountains and valleys of Pakistani tribal areas along the Afghan border, where bin Laden was assumed to be hiding; remote areas in Yemen along the Saudi border; and the wastes of the Sahara and Maghreb. Its actions show a consistent pattern of ineptitude. Its leadership increasingly relies on inexperienced freelancers or unskilled recruits. Al Qaeda peaked with the 9/11 attacks. As soon as they were over, the decline began.

Thomas Hegghammer and Andrew Exum complicate the narrative. But its core is true. And Obama made it happen. When you think of all the crass political mileage George W Bush squeezed out of the wars, while losing them, and compare it with the under-stated but lethal persistence of Obama, you see one core difference between Obama and the GOP: substance and style. Obama is earning the substance. And we know that, when necessary, he can weave it all together with some power. When necessary. And he feels like it.

Primary schoolchildren that sleep less than nine hours do not perform

Primary schoolchildren that sleep less than nine hours do not perform: A study by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB in Spanish) and Ramón Llull University have researched the relationship between the sleeping habits, hours slept, and academic performance of children aged between six and seven years of age. Experts have found that sleeping less than nine hours, going to bed late and no bedtime routine generally affects children's academic skills.

Potentially habitable "Super-Earth" is among 50 newly discovered exoplanets [Astronomy]

Potentially habitable "Super-Earth" is among 50 newly discovered exoplanets [Astronomy]:
HD 85512 b is a rocky planet about 3.6 times the mass of Earth, located right at the edge of its star's habitable zone. That means it's capable of supporting life... and the early results suggest it's a very real possibility. More »


2011/09/12

Peace of Mind: Near-Death Experiences Now Found to Have Scientific Explanations

Peace of Mind: Near-Death Experiences Now Found to Have Scientific Explanations:
Near-death experiences are often thought of as mystical phenomena, but research is now revealing scientific explanations for virtually all of their common features. The details of what happens in near-death experiences are now known widely--a sense of being dead, a feeling that one's "soul" has left the body, a voyage toward a bright light, and a departure to another reality where love and bliss are all-encompassing.
Approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population says they have had a near-death experience, according to a Gallup poll. Near-death experiences are reported across cultures, with written records of them dating back to ancient Greece. Not all of these experiences actually coincide with brushes with death-- one study of 58 patients who recounted near-death experiences found 30 were not actually in danger of dying, although most of them thought they were.
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Comet Elenin is no threat say NASA

Comet Elenin is no threat say NASA: NASA today stepped in to try to allay baseless fears that a comet heading into the solar system from deep space will trigger disaster on Earth.

Comet Elenin is no threat say NASA is a post from: Skymania News and Guide

New Earth-like planet could hold life

New Earth-like planet could hold life: A team of astronomers have discovered another terrestrial planet around a distant star which could turn out to be suitable for life. The planet, dubbed HD 85512b, has only recently been found using a special detector called the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) spectrograph at La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is at [...]

New Earth-like planet could hold life is a post from: Skymania News and Guide

Hurricanes in New York — Blame Global Warming?

Hurricanes in New York — Blame Global Warming?:
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Google “Hurricane Irene” and ”global warming,” and you’ll find 23,000 sites where these two topics are both discussed.

Prince Charles warns of 'sixth extinction event'

Prince Charles warns of 'sixth extinction event': In his first speech as the new President of the Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK, Prince Charles suggested 'surviving ourselves' should be a priority.
Referring to himself as "an endangered species", he warned that the world is already in the "sixth extinction event", with species dying out at a much faster rate than at any time since the death of most of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Despite campaigning for years on global warming, he said climate change was not the only problem but merely speeding up the "rapacious" destruction of natural resources like water, land and food that humans need to survive.
The Prince said if the world carries on "business as usual" then the human race itself could be in danger.
"We are, of course, witnessing what some people call the sixth great extinction event - the continued erosion of much of the Earth's vital biodiversity caused by a whole host of pressures, from the rising demand for land to the corrosive effects of all kinds of pollution," he said.

Coral reefs 'will be gone by end of the century'

Coral reefs 'will be gone by end of the century': Coral reefs are on course to become the first ecosystem that human activity will eliminate entirely from the Earth, a leading United Nations scientist claims. He says this event will occur before the end of the present century, which means that there are children already born who will live to see a world without coral.

Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years

Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years:
The Northwest Passage was, again, free of ice this summer and the polar region could be unfrozen in just 30 years
Arctic may be ice-free within 30 years
Melting Arctic ice releasing banned toxins, warn scientists

9/11 and the War on Terror: Polls Show What People Think 10 Years Later

9/11 and the War on Terror: Polls Show What People Think 10 Years Later:

Polls Show that Americans Think We Overreacted, Overspent and Weakened Ourselves Through the War on Terror

As the Brooking Institution reported yesterday, Americans that the government overreacted and overspent in reaction to 9/11:
These are a summary of findings of a new poll conducted by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) and the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland.

9/11 and the Conquest of Iraq

9/11 and the Conquest of Iraq:

The Center for Public Integrity identified 935 lies, (no doubt, a conservative estimate) Bush/Cheney and their neocon enablers told to justify attacking and occupying Iraq. And, they lied about many other things as well: domestic surveillance, the “war on terror,” torture, the Plame affair, etc. The list is endless. Yet, our minds recoil at the idea that they lied about the events of 9/11. This is because the implications are just too terrible to contemplate. We are left with Osama Bin Laden, because this is the person the Bush administration identified as the master-mind of these events.

What You Really Need to Know about 9-11

What You Really Need to Know about 9-11:
American Institute of Architects member Richard Gage has studied the collapse of World Trade Center towers 1, 2 and 7 in detail. The video of a speech he gave in San Francisco is two hours long. If you don't have the time to watch the full two hours, you will get the idea after a 10 to 20 minutes. But, if you want to understand the full story watch the complete video. The video starts here.

Astronomers find extreme weather on an alien world

Astronomers find extreme weather on an alien world: (PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Toronto-led team of astronomers has observed extreme brightness changes on a nearby brown dwarf that may indicate a storm grander than any seen yet on a planet. Because old brown dwarfs and giant planets have similar atmospheres, this finding could shed new light on weather phenomena of extra-solar planets.

15. Galactic Federation Of Light Wanderer of the Skies September 6 2011

15. Galactic Federation Of Light Wanderer of the Skies September 6 2011:

Added by Joe "Elijah" Nikols on September 8, 2011

Hints of dark matter reported, again

Hints of dark matter reported, again: But detectors differ on whether WIMPs have been spotted