The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Consciousness, and Personality Edited by John Brockman. Harper Perennial, 2011[More]
MIND Reviews: The Mind: Leading Scientists Explore the Brain, Memory, Consciousness, and Personality
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:
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.
Creationism explained | Andrew Brown:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.”
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
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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
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.
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 »
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.
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.
• Arctic may be ice-free within 30 years
• Melting Arctic ice releasing banned toxins, warn scientists
Polls Show that Americans Think We Overreacted, Overspent and Weakened Ourselves Through the War on TerrorAs 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.
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.