The way forward: UFO-style

By |2021-11-03T22:03:27+00:00May 22nd, 2021|Reviews, Science|

Icon UFOThe issue of UFOs has been a thorny subject for decades, ever since they came to prominence during and after the Second World War. For a long time, the United States and its allies tried to persuade us that nothing was happening, that we weren’t being visited by aliens and anyone who thought we were was a foolish, delusional idiot. More recently, due to the proliferation of evidence supporting the existence of such exotic, highly advanced craft, particularly via material leaked from military witnesses, the approach of our Western […]

My new book, Solving Reality, is available to buy

By |2021-08-05T07:47:35+00:00May 17th, 2021|News, Science, Writing|

Update (August 2021) – This book has been replaced by the book ‘Minds Make the World’. After much drawing and typing, My new popular-science / philosophy book, Solving Reality, is available to buy from Amazon. There’s two editions of the paperback book; a white-paper version (ISBN: 979-8-7379-0999-4) and a cream-paper version (ISBN: 979-8-7458-1735-9). I wasn’t planning to publish two versions; it just happened because of the vagaries of the Amazon publishing process. Both editions contains the same content. The paperback is £10.95. The ebook is only £1.95. The illustrations […]

Sanxingdui gods – new discoveries

By |2021-03-27T19:43:31+00:00March 27th, 2021|ancient history|

Icon pyramidOur ancient past is a lot odder than most people realise. I’ve written about strange facets of our ancient past in several articles on this site, including the Giza Pyramids, the Ark of the Covenant, as well as reviewing several books on the subject. At the moment,  I am especially recommending Freddy Silva’s books, as I’ve only recently discovered them and they’re excellent.

This blog post is about another ancient civilisation but one that few people know about. It wasn’t a large civilisation, like Egypt, Sumer or […]

Burning Man Festival – documentary

By |2021-11-03T22:03:10+00:00March 26th, 2021|art, Reviews, Society|

Icon habitat domeHere’s a very good documentary about the Burning Man Festival that takes place every year in the Nevada Desert. I’ve become increasingly fascinated with the Burning Man Festival because it seems to be a fascinating expression of a group viewpoint, where a large number of people share a view of how they want to express themselves and what they think is important. I particularly enjoyed the fact, explained in the documentary, that everything is free at the festival apart from coffee (as far as I can remember). In addition, […]

Vaccine efficacy

By |2021-03-27T11:21:23+00:00March 24th, 2021|health, Reviews, Science|

Icon coronavirusBelow is a very good video from Vox, explaining vaccine efficacy for Covid-19. The video shows how the efficacy value is certainly useful but it’s far from being the final say when deciding the effectiveness of a particular vaccine. This is because the efficacy value is highly dependent on when the clinical trial took place, and the incidence and strain of Covid-19 present at that time. If the trial took place when there was a high incidence of the disease, this will skew the values negatively for that vaccine, […]

‘You don’t have free will, but don’t worry’ – review

By |2021-09-07T08:16:16+00:00March 11th, 2021|Mind, Reviews, Science|

Icon moleculeAn interesting video popped up on my YouTube recommended list today. The physics YouTube star Sabine Hossenfelder has been producing physics videos for a while now. She is clearly clever and very knowledgeable. I very much enjoyed her video on problems in physics (I can’t find it now so there’s no link; sorry). She has also been candid in the past about problems in physics, such as the crisis in cosmology, that the Many Worlds Hypothesis is simply a belief, and other relevant topics. The video presented to […]

Penetration by Ingo Swann – book review

By |2021-03-11T10:48:29+00:00March 11th, 2021|Mind, Psi, Reviews|

Icon aura headOne problem with investigating interesting topics, with an open mind, is that you inevitably end up in weird territory. You discover that the official description of what is true and reasonable, and what is false and ridiculous, doesn’t add up. The popular YouTube documentary-maker, Lemmino, seemed to stumble into this situation in his video documentary The Unknowns – Mystifying UFO cases, which I’ve reviewed. Lemmino is a very thorough and sober researcher. He admits, in the video, that he started out thinking the whole subject was silly and […]

Paleopocalypse! 42,000 years ago

By |2021-02-21T11:36:57+00:00February 21st, 2021|ancient history, Science|

icon earthA new paper has appeared in the prestigious journal Science, entitled, A global environmental crisis 42,000 years ago, by Prof Chris Turney of the University of New South Wales and others. The authors explain, in the paper, that evidence from ancient kauri trees in New Zealand, and other evidence, indicates that Earth’s magnetic poles flipped 42,000 years ago and this caused devastating problems for our ancient forebears. The pole-flip has been known for a while – it’s called the Laschamps excursion – but this new paper explains in detail […]

Phenomena – Annie Jacobsen – book review

By |2021-09-07T08:14:29+00:00February 15th, 2021|Mind, Reviews, Uncategorized|

Icon aura headI’ve been interesting in psi phenomena for a long time. I’ve been particularly interested in remote viewing, as it has no occult connections and is simply a way for our minds to perceive remote locations. I’ve tried remote viewing myself, with interesting results. I also recently reviewed a remote viewing documentary. I was therefore keen to read Annie Jacobsen’s book Phenomena, which recounts the remote viewing programmes created in the 1970’s in the United States by the U.S. Military and the CIA, and how they progressed for the next […]

Popular isn’t the same as True

By |2021-02-11T11:32:43+00:00February 11th, 2021|Reviews, Society|

icon earthRecently, I reviewed a YouTube documentary entitled The Unknowns: Mystifying UFO cases, created by Lemmino, the channel name of a ‘twenty-something Swede’, as he calls himself. The video was about famous UFO sightings. I do recommend it, as I think it is well-made, and balanced in its tone and content. I later watched another Lemmino video, The Vanishing of Flight 370. This video documentary is about the MH370 mystery; the missing Boeing 777 passenger airliner that disappeared shortly after leaving Kuala Lumpur airport around midnight on the night […]

Lemmino UFO video

By |2021-02-07T14:25:42+00:00February 7th, 2021|Reviews, Science|

Lemmino is a twenty-something Swedish guy who makes high-quality YouTube videos on a variety of subjects. Sometimes, his videos are about a mystery of some kind, which he endeavours to solve during the video. For example, he did an excellent job of coming up with an explanation for the Dyatlov Pass mystery, in which a group of young Russians died in mysterious circumstances in a remote part of the wilderness.

Lemmino’s narration is always dry, rational and intelligent. He explains his subject very well. He never seems to drift […]

Vitamin C can save lives

By |2021-02-07T13:26:21+00:00February 5th, 2021|health|

Icon moleculeLast year, Chris Martenson published a lot of YouTube videos about the coronavirus pandemic, from his channel at Peak Prosperity. I think he did a brilliant job of explaining the available science on the disease. He has a PhD in Pathology, so he understands what’s involved. He also did a great job of supplying scientifically accurate information that our governments and the pharmaceutical industry didn’t seem so keen on publicising, especially about medicines that were out of patent, and so weren’t going to be a goldmine for any corporation.

Chris’s […]

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