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Great Britain without the Gulfstream

January 8th, 2010

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A recent NASA satellite image of the UK,  shows the entire country covered in snow and ice, in the middle of one of the worst winters it has experienced in years.  Amazingly were it not for a warm body of water that travels north through the Atlantic Ocean called the Gulf-stream, this freezing image of the UK would unfortunately be the countries natural state.

If the gulf-stream were to stop or change course, the UK would literally become and arctic nation encased in snow and ice for much of the year, and as the Earths climate continues to change, we just might be getting a glimpse of the future Great Britain.

The future looks rather chilly, old Chap...

What happened to the humans that were smarter than us?

January 5th, 2010

MindSet

Something no one is considering, back there in the past, ten thousand years ago. The man of the future, with the big brain, the small teeth. He lived in Africa. His brain was bigger than your brain. His face was straight and small, almost a child's face.?

The combination of a large cranium and immature face would look decidedly unusual to modern eyes, but not entirely unfamiliar. Such faces peer out from the covers of countless science fiction books and are often attached to “alien abductors” in movies.

Although Neanderthals and Homo erectus are widely known, Boskops are almost entirely forgotten. Some of our ancestors are clearly inferior to us, with smaller brains and apelike countenances. They’re easy to make fun of and easy to accept as our precursors. In contrast, the very fact of an ancient ancestor like Boskop, who appears un-apelike and in fact in most ways seems to have had characteristics superior to ours, was destined never to be popular.

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10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

September 29th, 2009

MindSet

The Bible tells us that God created Adam and Eve just a few thousand years ago, by some fundamentalist interpretations. Science informs us that this is mere fiction and that man is a few million years old, and that civilization just tens of thousands of years old. Could it be, however, that conventional science is just as mistaken as the Bible stories? There is a great deal of archeological evidence that the history of life on earth might be far different than what current geological and anthropological texts tell us.  Consider these astonishing finds:


The Grooved Spheres

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Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. Two types of spheres have been found: one is composed of a solid bluish metal with flecks of white; the other is hollowed out and filled with a spongy white substance. The kicker is that the rock in which they where found is Precambrian - and dated to 2.8 billion years old! Who made them and for what purpose is unknown.

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