Archive for the 'Philosophy' Category

British soldier faces 10 years in jail after being arrested during anti-war demonstration

• November, 2009

British soldier faces 10 years in jail after being arrested during anti-war demonstration A soldier facing charges of desertion for refusing to return to Afghanistan has been arrested and charged with five further offences after joining an anti-war demonstration. Lance Corporal Joe Glenton led a protest in London last month against the continued presence of British troops in Afghanistan. He was already facing a court martial but according to the Stop the War Coalition the new charges carry a maximum of 10 years imprisonment. The

Anger at ‘cloak of secrecy’ for Freemason judges

• November, 2009

Anger at ‘cloak of secrecy’ for Freemason judges By Ben Padley, Press Association Tuesday, 10 November 2009 Jack Straw’s decision to no longer force applicants for the judiciary to declare if they are Freemasons was today branded a “disgrace” by a Labour MP. Gordon Prentice (Pendle) said there would again be a “cloak of secrecy” following the move by the Justice Secretary. Mr Straw said last week that a review had shown no evidence of “impropriety or malpractice” as a result of a judge being

Fractals – The Colours Of Infinity

• October, 2009

Fractals – The Colours Of Infinity (By Arthur C. Clarke) .::. <<video>> [google 8570098277666323857] <<Editors notE>> This documentary about fractals is a bit of an older documentary, but it doesn’t mean the subject is no longer relevant. The contrary might be stated in this new take on nano-tech, string theory, CERN, and all the other related subjects. The discovery of fractals had various effects on how the world has to be perceived and it started an explosion in many different fields of science, arts, …

Waste = Food – A Cradle to Cradle principle

• October, 2009

Waste = Food – A Cradle to Cradle principle Waste = Food is the principle doctrine of the Cradle to Cradle concept of environmentally safe production cycles. The Dutch version of this documentary caused for incredible movement on the Sustainable business front. Links: Sustainable Cities Wikipedia – Cradle to Cradle Design

Robots Trained To Fire On People

• October, 2009

Robots Trained To Fire On People By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D It’s a Star Wars dream or nightmare depending on whom you side with. Personally, I’m going to have to side against anything proihuman annihilation. But it seems like the dark side always has the more advanced weaponry. Among the many calls for action by the panel of industry experts August 5 at NIWeek in Austin, TX, a few tidbits of info caught my attention and caused spastic Terminator-esque doomsday scenarios in my mind. I

2012 isn’t the end of the world, Mayans insist

• October, 2009

2012 isn’t the end of the world, Mayans insist By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY – Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Mayan calendar supposedly “running out” on Dec. 21, 2012. After all, it’s not the end of the world. Or is it? Definitely not, the Mayan Indian elder insists. “I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff.” It can only get worse for him. Next month

DNA Found to Have “Impossible” Telepathic Properties

• October, 2009

DNA Found to Have “Impossible” Telepathic Properties DNA has been found to have a bizarre ability to put itself together, even at a distance, when according to known science it shouldn’t be able to. Explanation: None, at least not yet. Scientists are reporting evidence that contrary to our current beliefs about what is possible, intact double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. Somehow they are able to identify one another, and the tiny bits of genetic

National Geographic – Marijuana Nation

• August, 2009

Marijuana Nation .::. <<video>> [google -2416320887244340069 nolink] <<Editors notE>> Another “pot-umentary”, National Geographic style. It leaves the judging in the middle which I think is good so both parties get to say their bid. Eventhough we all know what side will win in the end… Enjoy the view n start planting some seeds… At least that is what I try to do. Peace out! La Cinyc Check out Azarius.net for more related goodies.

The masterpiece that killed George Orwell

• July, 2009

The masterpiece that killed George Orwell Robert McCrum The Observer “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Sixty years after the publication of Orwell’s masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, that crystal first line sounds as natural and compelling as ever. But when you see the original manuscript, you find something else: not so much the ringing clarity, more the obsessive rewriting, in different inks, that betrays the extraordinary turmoil behind its composition. Probably the definitive novel of the 20th century,