How Old Is the Earth, Really?

We are on a remote, dusty plain in Montana. The Discovery Channel takes us breathlessly to view the excavation of the grave of a 65-million-year-old Mama T-Rex. The intact, huge and heavy thigh bone of the weighty mom must be broken in half to enable a helicopter to pick it up, and by this serendipitous event, a researcher later discovers that the inside of the bone yet contains organic tissue! “Currently,” a commentator opines, “the biochemical community estimates that protein structures can at best last…

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Why Can’t Science See the Light?

In an early review of Dr. Raymond Moody’s 1975 best-selling book, Life After Life, the late Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross wrote, “It is research like Dr. Moody presents in his book that will enlighten many and will confirm what we have been taught for two thousand years—that there is life after death.” And, at Amazon.com, the product description of this still-popular book, which has sold over 13-million copies, reads, “…the extraordinary stories presented here pro­vide evidence that there is life after physical death…” Moody’s groundbreaking book…

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Crimes, Clairvoyance & A. Conan Doyle

“Gradually, the mists will clear and we will chart the shadowy coast” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It was in the year of 1919 that London’s semi-secret Crimes Club enjoyed a talk by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on the subject of “Crime and Clairvoyance.” The twelve distinguished members of the all-male and highly exclusive club were connoisseurs of crime, a dozen Sherlocks who, over cigars and port, shared their insights on real-life mysteries and villainies. Sir Arthur—as agreeable as his Dr. Watson and as perspicacious as…

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Changing Times or Not?

One word getting plenty of play these days is “change.” Everyone wants it, but no one seems too clear on just what it means. Certainly change alone is not the answer. After all, if things suddenly got much worse that would be change too but no one wants that. Doubtless, the kind of change people want is for things to get better, but the meaning of that too seems obscure. One man’s progress is another’s degeneration, and so it goes. The kind of change most…

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Forbidden Information

Writing to Atlantis Rising, via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site. (You can go to www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions”). Forbidden Science I’m just finishing Forbidden Science, and a bit puzzled. I think I read the magazine pretty carefully, and I know that I’ve read articles in it that cover part of the same ground as what is in Forbidden Science, but…

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News

“Eyewitness” AccountDetails Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah The Bible story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah has been unexpectedly corroborated by an ancient Su­merian clay tablet. In fact, according to a startling report from two prominent scientists, the tablet, which had baffled scholars for more than a century, is a virtual eyewitness description of an ancient asteroid hit that killed thousands. The event is said to be related to a great landslide episode which scientists have previously called the “Köfels’s Impact Event.” According to…

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New Study Sets Out to Unearth the Secrets of Stonehenge While the debate over the true age of Stonehenge—that massive circle of stone megaliths in southwest England—has raged for centuries, scientists now say they are determined to settle the argument once and for all. Thus a new effort has been undertaken to find out with certainty just how old the mysterious site truly is. Conventional wisdom cur­rently has it at about 5,000 years. Late in March archaeologists working for the English Heritage Society initiated the…

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Even More News

CAN CLOUDS PREDICT EARTHQKAKES? Since time immemorial sailors and others have watched the sky in an attempt to read signs of the coming storms in the clouds, now new research is indicating that it might also be possible to see signs of impending earthquakes in the clouds. According to New Scientist Magazine (www.newscientist.com), a couple Chinese geophysicists, Guangmeng Guo and Bin Wang of Nanyang Normal University in Henan, China, when studying satellite images from December 2004, noticed a gap in the clouds that precisely foreshadowed…

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Still More News

20,000-Year-Old Civilization Discovered in West Bengal For those committed to the idea that civilization began about six or seven thousand years ago, at the most, the news out of India in March was more than a little disturbing. Archaeologists digging into the “yellowish soil” in West Ben­gal’s Murshidabad district have discovered signs of civilization dating back 20,000 years. According to Amal Roy, the state archaeology department’s superintendent, Indian scientists have found stone tools, as well as agate, Quartz, chert and chalcedony used by a hunting…

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Jump-Starting a Movement for New Energy

There’s a place on the New Energy frontier for us ordinary citizens—whether it be presenting educational DVDs to our neighbors or supporting a worthy effort such as Dr. Steven Greer’s latest high-profile project www.theorionproject.org. (The Orion Project aims to raise $3 million to lease a well-equipped research facility and bring a core group of brilliant inventors together with technical staff for a year or more. The goal is “to develop the first consumer-friendly, non-polluting, sustainable free energy generator.”) Today I’ll tell you about a little-known…

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The First Europeans?

In early April, my email inbox began to fill with messages calling my attention to some new discoveries made at the Spanish site of Atapuerca. The site has been around for some time. In the 1990s, archaeologists recovered bones and artifacts at Atapuerca, which they attributed to a creature that they called Homo antecessor. Those discoveries were given an age of about 800,000 years. But the new discoveries, reported in the March 26, 2008 edition of Nature, are 1.2 million years old, extending the age of…

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INEWS

• Forbidden Messages in Famous Frescoes? What secrets might be hidden in the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling? Quite a few say re­searchers. • Britain’s Biggest Banks Use Astrology to Play the Markets Desperate to avoid financial meltdown in the ongoing “credit crunch” and to spot fashions and consumer trends before they start, these institutions have turned to the stars. • Paranormal Warning System Planned A non-profit think tank specialising in predictive modelling of future events, hopes to utilize para­normal powers to provide an early warning…

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New England’s Mysterious Sun Temples

Thousands of large stone monuments and structures are found from New England west to Pennsylvania. If they were found in England we would call them cairns, barrow graves, dolmens and standing stones, and university-led teams would study their orientation to the sun, moon and stars. In America we mostly ignore them or define them as piles, glacial erratics, anomalies or root cellars. They are bulldozed to build roadways, developments and parking lots, and even among tenured professors, they are not discussed in polite company. They…

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The Mega Saws of the Pyramid Builders

Immense in size and enigmatic in their manifestation, the pyramids of Egypt are a perennial source of speculation and wonder. They have challenged the minds of generations of engineers and scientists who marvel at their construc­tion and complexity of design. In my discussions with fellow engineers over the years, there has been no disagreement that what was created in ancient Egypt is sophisticated to a point that would severely stretch modern capabilities. With all our modern tools and technology, when visiting Egypt, why do engineers…

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The Superhero Factor

It’s a very persistent myth—this idea that somehow humans can develop super-powers. It seems to be part of the mass subconscious, and various versions of the concept pop up repeatedly in science fiction comic books, television programs, and movies. One has to be careful to differentiate this concept of the super-human, or more familiarly, the “superman” from the man-machine version, more commonly known as a cyborg, which myth has an equal resiliency, especially lately (i.e., Iron Man). Typically, when such a mythology refuses to go…

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Mystery of the Black Madonna

Throughout the ages the image of the black madonna has elicited profound veneration, but also intense trepidation and even abhorrence from its observers. While Catholics have sought to denigrate and even to shun the numerous Black Madonnas scattered throughout their own European churches—the followers of the older, nature-centered and alternative faiths have traditionally praised its beauty and uplifting power. In 1952 during a convention of the Ameri­can Association for the Advancement of Science, representatives of the church made their feelings clear when a paper on…

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In the Beginning…

One perennially popular concept concerning the origins and age of our world is biblical fundamentalist creationism. In recent years, many battles have been fought between its adherents and various boards of education throughout the United States over science textbooks in schools. Evolution, it is argued, is only a theory, not proven fact, and crea­tionism is as entitled to be considered as any other theory. Such arguments are but the latest chapters in the ongoing war between the creationists and established scientific and academic institutions which…

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Atlantis of the Pacific?

One of the greatest archaeological sites in the world lies off the coast of the remote Micronesian island of Pohnpei, yet the city is largely unknown. The gigantic city of Nan Madol, probably the eighth wonder of the world, continues to baffle archaeologists, and may contain evidence for the lost continent of Mu. Built out of magnetized basalt crystals, some weighing up to 50 tons, this city contains over 250 million tons of prismatic basalt stacked up in artificial islands and structures over an 11…

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Atlantis of the Sands?

The great H. P. Lovecraft, successor to Edgar Allan Poe, achieved early fame with his 1921 story, The Nameless City. It tells of Abdul Alhazarad, an Arab scholar whose quest for the secrets of black magic led him into a remote, forbid­ding area of the Sahara Desert. There, he stumbled upon an ancient city unknown to the outside world, a center for sorcery and witchcraft, inhabited by djinni and afreets, the ghouls and demons of Semitic folklore. Passing through the dark streets and among the…

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Sign Language

The practice of Astrology dates back thousands of years, and the perceived relationship between what happens in the sky and a resulting resonance on Earth remains perennial. Humanity has long observed the changing and recurring patterns in the sky, correlating these in terms of meaning in the lives of individuals and collectives. Astrological records date back to 1645 BCE in Babylon, and the earliest horoscope dates to 410 BCE. Astrology’s origins can also be traced to several other cultures, including Egypt, which developed sophisticated calendars…

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Crossing New Frontiers

The quest to expand our individual consciousness can often take us in surprising directions. Here are three DVDs that alternatively take us beneath the sea, into the past and into the universe. DARK SECRETS OF THE BLACK SEA: Uncovering the Roots of Early Civilization Dr. Elliott H. Haimoff, Director Ancient legends from Greece and Russia describe the time when the rising world ocean, at the end of the Ice Age, entered the Black Sea to connect it with the Mediterranean Sea. So, what does mainstream…

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