MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

May 2011

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Aww, the failed prophets are confounded

Amusing article: Harold Camping, the former civil engineer who heads the Family Radio Network of Christian stations, had been unwavering in his message that believers would be swept to heaven on May 21. His Oakland,…



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Our daily universe: drifter planets

This article from The New York Times suggests that billions of planets are wandering through the universe either wholly unattached from a star or very distantly orbiting a star like our Sun. The implications? Planetary…


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Self-crucifixion, Good Friday-style

One has to wonder about the logistics of carrying this out: SEOUL, May 4 (UPI) — A South Korean man with a religious obsession crucified himself around Easter, police said. The body of the 58-year-old…






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Some random coolness

I was just doing some stumbling around today and found a few nifty sites. Here’s some random examples of coolness from Cyberspace: Fractal Lab: Here, you can play around with fractal art without having to…