This one simply leaves me stunned, shocked, sick and angry at the pointless stupidity … Lust for wealth drove a poverty- stricken couple to sacrifice their own four-year-old daughter at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s backward Sitapur district, about 90 km from here. The couple, identified as Srikrishna and Ramdevi, were told by a “tantrik” … Read more Parents sacrifice 4-yr-old girl to become rich
I’ve just come across a fasinating article by Lord Martin Rees. Just in case you don’t know who he is, here is a link to his Wikipedia page. Our specific interest here is that he is not only an English cosmologist and astrophysicist, but has also been Astronomer Royal since 1995, Master of Trinity College, … Read more Martin Rees – Our Posthuman Future
While looking down into the abyss and ready to step out, my mobile rings … Caller: “Hi, this is [name removed], Have you got a moment? I just wanted to chat about (He mentions some work related techno-babble)” Me: “Er .. can we do this some other time, I’m currently standing at the top of … Read more Phone Call
The link in the posting has now been fixed … so scroll down, click on the link and enjoy.
The New Scientist had a story by their book editor Amanda Gefter called “How to Spot a Hidden Religious Agenda“. It was pulled from their web site; the explanation being that they “received a complaint about the contents of the story.” You can still find a copy here, and we’ve copied the text until we … Read more New Scientist censored
This I just must post … its truly outstanding. Crispian Jago has just posted an amazing periodic table of Irrational Nonsense. periodic-table-of-irrational-nonsense