By Emily Singer | TechnologyReview.com
Now that we can rewrite the code of life, Darwinian evolution can’t stop us, says investor Juan Enriquez.
The ability to engineer life is going to spark a revolution that will dwarf the industrial and digital revolutions, says Juan Enriquez, a writer, investor, and managing director of Excel Venture Management. Thanks to new genomics technologies, scientists have not only been able to read organisms’ genomes faster than ever before, they can also write increasingly complex changes into those genomes, creating organisms with new capabilities.
By Philip Kennicott | WashingtonPost.com
“Unbuilt Washington” is the National Building Museum’s best chance at drawing blockbuster crowds in years. Devoted to the might-have-beens in the wastebasket of Washington’s design history, it begins with variations on the basic city plan laid out by Pierre L’Enfant in 1791 and ends with a spectacular sculptural bridge the museum would like to construct in the enormous atrium of the Pension Building.
Comalcalco ruin – where the find was made
Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History now says Mayan ruins show a second reference to the apocalypse occurring in 2012 but said that rumors of the world ending late next year were a Western misinterpretation.
On Thursday, the institute released a statement saying that the date of the apocalypse had been found on the carved or molded face of a brick at the Comalcalco ruin in the southern part of the country.
Most experts had previously said there was only one reference in Mayan glyphs, a stone tablet from the Tortuguero site in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.
Arturo Mendez, an institute spokesman, said the fragment known as the Comalcalco Brick had been found years ago and studied thoroughly. It is not on display and is kept in storage.
Is this “the” brick from Comalcalco – or just one of many bricks? More on wikipedia: comalcalco
The Tortuguero and Comalcalco inscriptions were probably carved about 1,300 years ago.
The Mexican institute cautioned Thursday that “Western messianic thought has twisted the cosmovision of ancient civilizations like the Maya.” Its experts said that the Mayas believed that time started and ended with regularity, with nothing apocalyptic occurring at the end.
The institute plans to hold a meeting of Mayan experts next week to “dispel some of the doubts about the end of one era and the beginning of another, in the Mayan Long Count calendar.”
In Search Of… Mayan Mysteries
Watch this old episode of “In Search Of… Mayan Mysteries” narrated by Leonard Nimoy for some interesting tidbits.
In Part 3 of this video we can learn that:
* The priest scientist of the Maya developed a “socialists/communistic” society.
* Their calendar predicts a cataclysmic earthquake will terminate their cycle of civilization on December 24th, 2011
* New men of knowledge would then appear to fight the forces of evil and lead the people to create a World Government!
A new generation of contact lenses that project images in front of the eyes is a step closer after successful animal trials, say scientists.
The technology could allow wearers to read floating texts and emails or augment their sight with computer-generated images, Terminator-syle.
Early tests show the device is safe and feasible, says the University of Washington in Seattle.
Mental Illness is just a bullshit invention of Western Medicine when really there are BRAIN PARASITES infecting the host.
If you want to see how far the rabbit hole goes.There is a chemical compound called piperidine that is used famously in numerous drugs, it’s found in the Black Pepper plant…
Black Pepper is a KNOWN AntiParasitic agent.Piperidine itself has been obtained from black pepper, from Psilocaulon absimile N.E.Br (Aizoaceae), and in Petrosimonia monandra.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
And want to know what Piperidine based drugs, the black pepper extract found in Nature is used for?
THE TREATMENT OF (SCHIZOPHRENIA! AND PARASITES)!
One piperidine drug to treat round worms and probably flatworms:
And here are some Piperadine based drugs used to treat Schizophrenia:
Patent on Piperidine and using it to treat parasites in Animals:
Hmmmm… Why are Black Pepper chemical extracts used to manufacture both AntiPsychotic Drugs and AntiParasitic drugs?
It’s probably the same brain infection…
Makes you wonder what modern day doctors are unaware of the root cause of these known diseases…
I think Old Skool doctors knew but that their history is widely unrecognized in modern day western medicine…
Why is one compound (Piperadine) used molecular to treat both Schizophrenia and Parasites?
Could it be a similar cause of the symptoms and delusions?
Russia’s president said country would deploy missiles to target the shield in Europe if the US fails to provide guarantees
Russia’s president has threatened to deploy missiles to target the US missile shield in Europe if Washington fails to give a legal guarantee that it will not be aimed against country’s nuclear forces.
Today Renato Davila Riquelme, an anthropologist that works for the Privado Ritos Andinos museum in Cusco, announced the findings of the strange and freaky mummy you see before you. The remains, which are 50cm [20 inches] tall, were thought to be those of a child until Spanish and Russian doctors said otherwise:
“It has a non-human appearance because the head is triangular and big, almost the same size as the body. At first we believed it to be a child’s body until Spanish and Russian doctors came and confirmed that, yes, it’s an extraterrestrial being.”
A hypersonic flying missile that can strike a target anywhere in the world in just 30 minutes has been unveiled by the U.S. military.
The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), which travels five times the speed of sound, was successfully tested yesterday.
It was launched by rocket from Hawaii at 11.30am, glided south westwards through the upper atmosphere over the Pacific at ‘hypersonic speed’ before hitting its target on the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands – some 2,500 miles away.
It comes hot on the heels of the U.S. Air Force announcement that it has taken delivery of eight, 15-ton bunker buster bombs, called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, that can blow apart 200ft of concrete.
And if it is rolled out by the U.S. military, it will mean America will no longer have to rely on stationing missiles in foreign countries.
The Pentagon did not reveal how fast the AHW, which unlike traditional ballistic missiles can be manoeuvred, reached.
By James W. Beless, 33° | Scottish Rite Journal
Jefferson may not have been a card-carrying Mason, but his philosophy and actions certainly paralleled Masonic ideals and practices.
Was Thomas Jefferson a Freemason? This question has been asked by Masons and others and not conclusively answered for 200 years. In 1960, Brother William R. Denslow, Masonic scholar and editor of the Transactions of the Missouri Lodge of Research, concluded that Jefferson was not a Mason, saying all claims for his membership are based on association or insinuation, with no proof by records.
Once upon a time….. products were made to last. Then, at the beginning of the 1920s, a group of businessmen were struck by the following insight: “A product that refuses to wear out is a tragedy of business” (1928). Thus Planned Obsolescence was born. Shortly after, the first worldwide cartel was set up expressly to reduce the life span of the incandescent light bulb, a symbol for innovation and bright new ideas, and the first official victim of Planned Obsolescence. During the 1950s, with the birth of the consumer society, the concept took on a whole new meaning, as explained by flamboyant designer Brooks Stevens: “Planned Obsolescence, the desire to own something a little newer, a little better, a little sooner than is necessary…”. The growth society flourished, everybody had everything, the waste was piling up (preferably far away in illegal dumps in the Third World) – until consumers started rebelling…