Monday, March 31, 2008

The Most Amazing Thing You'll Ever See

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Lying Museum Tour for Jesus

There has GOT TO BE something we can do to stop these people from polluting the minds our our children and turning the United States into a country of uneducated cretins.

I'm open to suggestions.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

Several years ago I was struggling terribly with a profoundly negative work environment, and I stumbled upon "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. This book transformed my life, and launched me on a journey of personal and spiritual growth. Recently, these profound teachings about living in the present moment, coping with the ego, and the "pain body" have been revitalized with the publishing of "A New Earth", also by Tolle and the exciting on-line course being hosted by Oprah Winfrey.

However, being skeptical, I've always wondered if there was any actual science behind this type of spiritual transformation. A nod to Nancy for sending me the following video, which answers that question for me. I hope this wonderful video will inspire you as well.

According to the TED site:

Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Cuttlefish projects a human face

At about 0:49 this Cuttlefish projects what looks like a human face on its active camouflage. Then after a few seconds, the "face" morphs into what looks like a chimp face.

I'm absolutely fascinated by cuttlefish. The most impressive aspect of their active camouflage is that they use it to "dazzle" their prey to make them easier to catch. For some reason I can't find footage of the dazzling, though.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Classic Jack LaLanne: Happiness = Diet + Exercise

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Impending Crash of the US Dollar

Thursday, March 06, 2008

More LOL Cat Favorites

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Daniel Tammet -- Mathematical Savant

How to Abandon your God

"This much we know: God is failing.

Or more accurately, God is mutating. Changing. In flux. Becoming perhaps slightly less appealing as a dogmatic force of rigid closed-minded sit-down-and-shut-up paternal scowling and becoming perhaps more fluid, interesting, dynamic, unspecified, something you actually want to take into your heart and into your mouth and lick until you find the rich, creamy center and then define that taste for yourself, blissfully independent of what your parents or priest or president tells you, until you reach that point of deeper knowing where you can't help but go a-ha.

It's all part of that big new study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, released just recently and ripe and ready to be spun a thousand different ways, the one that contains the big whopper of a statistic that says 28 percent of Americans have abandoned the religion they grew up with and have taken up another one, or none at all, or maybe..."

The San Francisco Chronicle article.