Nearly 1200 of the 160,000 people ordered to evacuate defied the government and remained in the Zone of Alienation (as it’s known officially). Many more went along with the evacuation and soon thereafter went back to their homes, sneaking past military border forces. What’s doubly surprising is that they survived. Not only did they survive, but it could be said that they thrived in conditions that, to all common sense, should have been deadly.
Mankind is a plague upon this Earth; death and destruction are wrought in our wake with calculated precision and consistency. Wherever we go, we bring with us the stench of plastic and waste and disregard. The few of us who recognise our responsibility are overwhelmed, as is Mother Nature, by the horde of consumers among whom we live.
The Heikegani Crabs and the Problem with Pareidolia
“The ghost of Taira Tomomori” Heikegani with human-like faces (left) depicted in an ukiyo-e print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi
If you’re a regular reader here, you no doubt caught the exchange that took place between myself and a commenter named A.J. Kitt on my recent post about pattern recognition. If not, you can read it at your leisure. The post in question was an explanation of the various…
"There are many sites and ancient structures that are said to have acoustic properties. That means that sound played some part in their use, or was central to their significance in the cultures who built them."
"They key components of such an endeavour are, of course, the brain, the computer, and the device to be controlled. However, that last component can be swapped out for virtually anything. If you can connect it to a computer, it can now be controlled by thought alone. That includes other beings."
My Response to Sharon Hill’s Call for Help
The following is a response to Sharon Hill, noted Skeptic and voice of reason in the community of paranormal research, Forteana, and fringe science. She is my friend, and my colleague, and she has asked for any and all opinions regarding the future of organised Skepticism.
It’s been said of atheists that organising them is like herding cats. I’m hesitant to conflate atheism with skepticism – as…
It’s often said that history is written by the victors, and the obvious logic in that can hardly be denied. A dead enemy can’t defend his ideologies.
You the author of The War of the Worlds to be so sniffish and snotty over The Book of the Damned.
The following is a transcribed letter from science fiction author H.G. Wells, to journalist and author Theodore Dreiser. Wells is responding to Dreiser, who had earlier sent Wells a copy of Charles Fort’s recently published book, The Book of the Damned (the original, not the compilation).
I’m having Fort’s Book of the Damned sent back to you. Fort seems to be one of the most…
During the drilling, researchers encountered temperatures in excess of 600 degrees Fahrenheit. They hit pockets of boiling hydrogen, and pulled up rock samples greater than 2.8 billion years old.