Blog Heap o' Urantiana Links

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Links regarding faith and belief
and men, women, marriage, and family life,
also sciences, the spritual and the 'supernatural,'
and, of course, Jesus of Nazareth.

Spiritual Matters

Unitarian Joke Server
Chuck C, A♠ Sun 2020-Sep-27 1:31pm

There is a Unitarian joke server on the web at

My favorites so far:
UU Prayer: "Dear God, if there is a God, if you can, save my soul, if I have a soul."


What do you get when you cross a Unitarian Universalist with a Jehovah's Witness?

Someone who knocks on your door for no apparent reason.

Evolution Isn't Easy

Three concentric azure blue circles
Fandors — The Passenger Birds
Urantia Paper: Planetary Mortal Epochs Wed 2020-Sep-16 11:54am

…But early in this era mortals learn to kindle and maintain fire, and with the increase of inventive imagination and the improvement in tools, evolving man soon vanquishes the larger and more unwieldy animals. The early races also make extensive use of the larger flying animals. These enormous birds are able to carry one or two average-sized men for a nonstop flight of over five hundred miles. On some planets these birds are of great service since they possess a high order of intelligence, often being able to speak many words of the languages of the realm. These birds are most intelligent, very obedient, and unbelievably affectionate. Such passenger birds have been long extinct on Urantia, but your early ancestors enjoyed their services.…

"…they became extinct more than thirty thousand years ago…"

Mentioned five times in the Urantia Papers.

The Last Fandor
Our flying fellows' final fate.
Mindful Webworks UB Comix page from 1996.

Teratorns - The Monster Birds
Ben G Thomas, YouTube Wed 2020-Sep-16 10:30am

Millions of years ago giant birds of prey ruled the Americas - the Teratorns. But our understanding of these animals has changed greatly in the last few decades.

YouTube video, 8:05

DDG search on "teratorn birds"

Man and Woman

Crying emoji
My Worst Date Story
mindful webworker, A♠ Thu 2020-Sep-10 1:30pm

…The four of us were going to do the dinner-and-movie thing. Before we even got to the restaurant, I sensed a distinct chill in the air. It only got worse at the restaurant. The food came with frost forming on it.…

When the Webworker was young and dumb(er).

Healing Ourselves

Honeybee Venom v Breast Cancer
Chris Melore, StudyFinds Fri 2020-Sep-4 10:32am

A groundbreaking discovery in Australia is giving new meaning to the term natural remedy. Using hundreds of honeybees, a new study reveals the venom in these insects’ stingers quickly kills breast cancer cells.

Dr. Ciara Duffy says honeybee venom destroys multiple types of breast cancer, even the hard to treat triple-negative variety.…

Not only would this be great news about breast cancer, I can imagine it being extrapolated to other cancers.

Spiritual Matters

Girl's Fine, Docs Baffled
Frank Miles | Fox News Tue 2018-Dec-18 10:38am

…11-year-old girl in Texas… Roxli Doss… diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma… [inoperable brain tumor]… Her parents, Gena and Scott, prayed for a miracle and they got it.

Her mom said: “It’s kind of our family thing that God healed Roxli.”

The girl’s medical team are equally in a state of disbelief.…

Trust in God
Hochai Adriano | Upper Room Tue 2018-Dec-18 10:31am

…Sometimes we may feel desperate in difficult situations because we can find no solutions. We may feel too small to face the great problems of life. At times like these, whether we are young in faith or leaders in the church, we can put our trust in God.

David knew that the king’s armor would not give him victory. It is not by strength, intelligence, wealth, or influence that we will succeed. Victory lies only in the Lord who is with us at all times.

Garden Home

ROI for Trees
Schuyler Saxon | Ace of Spades Fri 2018-Dec-7 10:17am

Meanwhile, in California, growers are switching away from fruits and vegetables and planting almond trees because the price of almonds is so high.

Bearing Nuts. According to the "Sunset National Garden Book," you must have two almond trees in order to get fruit, and the trees take a minimum of three years to produce fruit. DavisWiki says that almond trees offer their best nut production in years six to 10 but can produce nuts for up to 50 years.

You plant olive trees for your great grandkids
It takes about five years for an olive tree to produce fruit, according to Texas A&M University. The lifespan of the tree is extraordinary, with many living -- and producing fruit -- for more than 500 years.


Huge Rogue Planet
Nate Church, Breitbart Sat 2018-Aug-11 1:14pm

A rogue planet has been discovered outside of our solar system… skirting the boundaries of our solar system — just 20 light years from Earth… roughly 200 million years old and around 12 times the size of Jupiter… independent of a sun… The surface… is roughly 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit (816 Celsius), sitting “right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or ‘failed star…’”

Earth Science

Coldest Ever Recorded
Thomas D. Williams PhD, Breitbart Sun 2018-Jul-1 4:02pm

…“ultralow surface temperatures” in East Antarctica that surpass the coldest temperatures ever recorded on the earth’s surface. some 100 different locations on the East Antarctic Plateau reached temperatures of -98° C (-144° F) during the Antarctic polar night between 2004–2016.…

Marriage Today

Wedding rings, interlocked
I Do — Again!
Larry McShane & Mikey Light, NY Daily News Fri 2018-Jun-22 12:47pm

…She finally awoke from a medically-induced coma with no recollection of the 21st century. The trapped-in-the-past victim knew she was married, but believed it was to her first husband — who passed away in 1998. She didn’t recall marrying Jeff two years later. Her teenage daughter remained a toddler in Sartin-Hartung’s mind.… None of it was enough to keep Hartung away from the hospital as his bride slowly recovered.…

Two First Dates (50 ref)

Healing Ourselves

Kicked Cancer's Butt
Hank Berrien, Daily Wire Tue 2018-Jun-5 8:17pm

…a 49-year-old woman whose breast cancer had metastasized through her body so far that she was planning her own death has been completely cured by treatment that used her own immune cells to destroy the cancer cells. …has now been cancer-free for two years after the treatment…

Spiritual Matters

80% of Americans Believe in God - of some sort
Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Tue 2018-May-15 3:11pm

…according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, what they mean by God varies a lot.…

Survey also suggests 98% of those who believe in God believe that "my God can beat up your God."
Why Young Folk are Leaving the Church
Matt Walsh, Daily Wire Tue 2018-May-15 2:23pm

…The modern church has gorged itself on temporal, forgettable, fashionable things. As a result, everything about this era of the church, in this part of the world, will be lost to decay.…

Spiritual Matters

The Boy Who Lied
Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today Mon 2018-Apr-16 2:15pm

After growing up and retracting his controversial account of “coming back from heaven,” 20-year-old Alex Malarkey is now suing the Christian publisher who made his story famous, then infamous.…

I read the book. It had lots of nice-sounding stuff, but was full of Malarkey, as it turns out.

Evolution Isn't Easy

Fishy Fish
Sea Monster
Nate Church, Breitbart Fri 2018-Apr-13 1:51pm

…At an estimated 85 feet in length, the newly discovered ichthyosaur might just be the biggest prehistoric creature ever recorded.… 25 percent larger than the largest ichthyosaur jaw ever discovered…

Soon to be a SyFy movie series.

Family Patterns

Like Grandparent, Like Grandchild
BFH, IOTWreport Fri 2018-Apr-13 1:25pm

People recreate photos of their grandparents…

See the collection at IOTW, then click through for more.

Man and Woman

Dining Out Dating Tip
Curmudgeon, Political Clown Parade Mon 2018-Apr-9 2:10pm

Dating tip: Never ask a woman where she wants to eat. Ask her to guess where you’re taking her then take her to her first guess.

(Images at link NSFW)

Spiritual Matters

How Billy Graham Killed Communism with Kindness
David Aikman, Christianity Today Fri 2018-Apr-6 2:10pm

…Until his dying day, he believed that communism was a malevolent attempt to usurp the sovereignty of God on earth.

But he changed in how he thought Christians should behave towards Communists—the people, not the ideology—and in how he thought the gospel should be presented to regimes that officially rejected Christianity.…

Spiritual Matters

We've Gone Soft
Cannibal Bob, Ace of Spades Tue 2018-Apr-3 11:20am

I found our today on the news that its "frowned upon" to use a taser to get your kid out of bed for church. I just don't recognize this country any more.

Spiritual Matters

Lost in Translation?
Adirondack Patriot Tue 2018-Mar-20 10:47am

There were no grammar police in the 1st century.

Yeah, Biblical scholars still argue about "Let's eat, Jesus" and "Let's eat Jesus" communion thingy.

Family Patterns

Soup, Mommy?
Jane D'oh, Ace of Spades Thu 2018-Mar-15 8:59am

…I don't care how old a "boy" gets, when some men get sick they need some mom and some hot soup.…

And her son is no soiboy.

Man and Woman

No Boys Allowed
Mary Grabar, American Greatness Thu 2018-Mar-15 12:44pm

…In the intervening 10 years, as things have gotten worse for boys and men, the rhetoric about “white male privilege” has become more strident. There are mandatory classes on diversity. Workshops on “toxic masculinity” tell men they aren’t OK. Men are even attacked forthe way they sit on a chair or a subway seat. …

K-12: The War on Boys and Men
Bruce Deitrick Price, American Thinker Thu 2018-Mar-15 12:42pm

…The dirty big secret here is that our public schools don't announce social engineering; they simply do it, especially with regard to altering how children view themselves. Public schools suppress boys and uplift girls in many furtive ways.…

Evolution Isn't Easy

National Geographic Falls Off the Edge
Mary Bowerman, USA Today Tue 2018-Mar-13 2:59pm

Headline: 'National Geographic' delves into its past: 'For decades our coverage was racist'…

I rarely say this, but: Oh, FFS!

All society was far more racist in the past than now. We progress. (National Geographic apparently missed that.) In fact, now, NatGeog can show white gals' bare boobs. Progress!

"The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there." —L. P. Hartley

Healing Ourselves

Super Soaker Ear Clog Removal
Alex, Weird Universe Sun 2018-Mar-4 12:11pm

…a buildup of cement-like ear cerumen. Lacking access to professional equipment for its removal, ingenuity was required. A child's Super Soaker Max-D 5000 proved to be the solution… filled with body-temperature water and then mildly pressurized using the blue hand-pump.…

Actually better in some ways than "standard ear-syringing equipment."

Healing Ourselves

Brain Snip Stops Shakes
Melanie Dadourian, Fox News Sat 2018-Mar-3 9:22am

A Parkinson’s patient lived an incredible moment when doctors were able to stop the severe tremors she had endured for the last seven years.

Surgeons in India were able to cut into the woman’s brain while she was awake and destroy a key pathway, instantly stopping the involuntary movements.…

"These tremors do not respond very well to medicines, so to get the precise 'spot' during surgery is 'critical' to get near-perfect results…”

Wow. Just, wow. (Don't know why they'd put the little quotes around "spot" and "critical.")

Spiritual Matters

Billy Graham
Charlie Spiering, Breitbart Wed 2018-Feb-21 3:21pm

Rev. Billy Graham has died according to several news reports citing church spokesman Mark DeMoss.
He was 99-years-old and passed away at his home in North Carolina. Graham suffered from pneumonia, prostate cancer, and Parkinson’s disease.

The world-famous evangelist preacher reached millions with his message of Christian forgiveness and developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Graham’s commitment to preaching the gospel in an accessible way made him a national figure, speaking to Americans searching for God.…

Billy Graham RIP
DeploraBOT, Ace of Spades Wed 2018-Feb-21 9:53am

"Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."

Spiritual Matters

Crying Icon of Taylor, PA
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church Mon 2018-Feb-19 1:50pm

…These are only a few of the wonders and miracles which 45 of our parishioners and I heard yesterday when we visited this Tender Heart Icon of the Virgin Mary. Fr. Mark told us that October 13th will mark three years since the icon has been exuding this holy, fragrant myrrh. And not just a drop or two. Fr. Mark began his talk by holding up the icon and walking around the church, allowing the myrrh to drip from the icon into the hands of each of us. Imagine, this icon of wood has been continuously overflowing with myrrh for three years!…

Healing Ourselves

Cancer Vaccine
Chriss W Street, Breitbart Tue 2018-Feb-6 10:32am

Stanford University researchers have reported 97 percent laboratory success eliminating metastasized tumors in mice by injecting vaccines directly into tumors to activate T cells.…


Captain Soyboy
Victor Tango Kilo, Ace of Spades Tue 2018-Feb-6 11:57am

Justin Trudeau has become Captain Soyboy of the Tide-Pod Army

Just too funny not to quote.

Spiritual Matters

Three concentric azure blue circles
Bank on it
Tom, OKUB Sat 2018-Feb-3 3:01pm

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.
--Horace Walpole, novelist and essayist (1717-1797)

Earth Science

Cat, Excited
Cats on Flats
rickb223, Ace of Spades Thu 2018-Feb-1 10:30am

…If the earth was flat, cats would have pushed everything off by now.

Heh! Too good not to blog

Marriage Today

Married 62 Years, Died Same Day
Examiner-Enterprise Wed 2018-Jan-31 5:55pm

Charles and Marilee Scott, both 85, of Bartlesville [OK], shared more than 62 years of loving marriage together before passing on the same day, Tuesday, Jan. 23, from a recent illness. The high school sweethearts were classmates who fell in love and grew up together.…

A true-love story


The Remarkable Ted Rubin
Anna Puma, Anna's Clue Tank Tue 2018-Jan-30 6:44pm

…To look at 79-year old Ted Rubin nowadays, one would come face to face with a slight soft-spoken man with earthy wit and graying hair. Beneath this unassuming façade, beats the heart and soul of a heroic and just man. He has personally suffered evil and deprivation, but still remains a good man that you would be honored to talk with even if you did not know his story. And what a story it is.…

This was first published in 2009. I've read it before, and maybe even blogged it once upon a time. Still worth a read or a re-read.

Modern Family Life

Why I'm So Pro-Life
Naughty Derek, Twitter Mon 2018-Jan-29 6:01pm

…A month later Charlie was born. Charlie changed my world. From the moment i found out about him, he began to save me. Charlie transformed me from a directionless fuck up to a man with a purpose…

Explained in a series of tweets.

Spiritual Matters

Verbum Veritatis Sat 2017-Dec-23 7:57pm

…Matt 6, 13. There is often a theological battle over this particular verse in the Pater Noster. Does God lead us to temptation? The obvious answer is of course not, God isn’t the author of anything evil (cf 1 Cor 14, 33). But we must come to an understanding of the term temptation means in the Bible.…

Star Bright
Finished His Meal in Sock Feet
Meghan Overdeep, MSN Sat 2017-Dec-23 1:24pm

…"My granddaughter said, 'Pa, why did you do that?' And I said, 'because God spoke to me, and said to give him my shoes…'"

Spiritual Matters

Night of the Just
Tom, OKUB Thu 2017-Dec-21 1:48pm

The longest day must have its close — the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.
--Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (1811-1896)

Spiritual Matters

Rowling the Theologian
Lucas Nolan, Breitbart Sat 2017-Dec-16 11:32am

J.K. Rowling, recently expressed her belief that God is a black woman…

I remember that scene in the George Burns movie God, where she is a shopper in a grocery store. Really. Just ask John Denver.

Check for yourself in this clip.

Spiritual Matters

Star Bright
Pope Wants to Change Lord's Prayer
Fox News Fri 2017-Dec-8 12:08pm

Pope Francis has suggested he wants to make a change to The Lord's Prayer… he would prefer to adjust the phrase “lead us not into temptation,” saying that it too strongly suggested that God leads people to sin.…

Much as I dislike most of what I've heard from this Pope, on this one, I'm in agreement. This one bothered me as a little kid, for just these reasons. When I got older, I assumed it was something distorted in translation.

One of several reasons I appreciate the "original" version as allegedly revealed in the Urantia papers.

Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come; your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our bread for tomorrow;
Refresh our souls with the water of life.
And forgive us every one our debts
As we also have forgiven our debtors.
Save us in temptation, deliver us from evil,
And increasingly make us perfect like yourself.


Star Bright
The Universe That Could Not Exist
Neo-Neocon Wed 2017-Nov-1 7:59pm

…“All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist,” Christian Smorra, the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?”

Good luck with that.…

Hmmm. What could it be? (Taps chin toughtfully.)
Neoneocon citing NY Post article

Spiritual Matters

Luther Weinstein
Ann Barnhardt Wed 2017-Nov-1 5:13pm

…this business of “celebrating” the Lutheran Revolt of 1517 is nothing short of satanic…

Ann Barnhardt on Luther
Light From the Other Side
YouTube Search Wed 2017-Nov-1 2:15pm

…[YouTube search] About 5,660 results… for muslim nde conversion christianity

NDE = Near Death Experience. Search terms suggested by kallisto, Ace of Spades


RIP Billy Dewayne Copeland, 85
Examiner-Enterprise Thu 2017-Oct-19 4:49pm

…March 7, 1932 - October 2, 2017…
…His earliest years included a move to California, where the small family briefly shared living quarters in a railroad boxcar with three other families. By the time he started school, the family was back in Oklahoma… married in June 1950, driving to Arkansas so they could wed at an earlier age, shortly before he reported for active duty in the US Army… emergency appendectomy prevented him from shipping out with his unit to Korea… transferred to oversee a typing pool, and later joked, "I'd have (almost) preferred being shipped out." …leaves behind his loving wife of 67 years… three sons… eight grandchildren, who were all his favorites… and eleven great-grandchildren

Founded Copeland Appliance in Bartlesville in 1970. A good, full life.


US Congress Candidate "Abducted by Aliens"
Independent Tue 2017-Oct-17 5:02pm

A candidate for the United States' Congress has said she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age seven, but that the incident shouldn't detract from what she's done here on Earth since then. … Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera … "I believe it is real. But I was seven years old. It was an experience I had a thousand years ago."…

Not People's Cube. Not the Onion.


Play Button
Sonoma County Sheriff deputy's Fire Response 10/8/17
Sonoma Sheriff, YouTube Tue 2017-Oct-17 5:14pm
Video, 5:26
Ann B: Most Definitely NOT Cowering In the Proverbial Stairwell…
Mildred Viola Todd (1924 - 2017)
Examiner-Enterprise Tue 2017-Oct-17 3:26pm

…wrote the book, "Starvation Corner" about her life with her family during the Great Depression in Bartlesville and was named the Women's Network Historian of the Year. In the book she talked about her parents, her father serving in WWI in Siberia and working in the garden and tending the animals and raising her children while her husband was off to war.…

…During Desert Storm, her son, Joe wrote that the Iraqi military had destroyed the church in the Christian village of Kani Masi in Northern Iraq. Money was being raised by the American soldiers to help rebuild the church and she took it upon herself to raise money and sent it to her son to help in rebuilding the church. The priest at the church asked for her photo and now it hangs in the rebuilt Kani Masi Church.
After collecting money for the church, she collected medical supplies which were sent to her son in Northern Iraq and were used for the Kurds in Northern Iraq who had been injured by Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Army.…

Modern Family Life

Not the Dad But Must Pay Anyway
Lori Fulbright, NewsOn6 Mon 2017-Jan-16 1:39pm

An Oklahoma man is hoping to change the law after he was ordered to pay child support for a baby that’s not his. … When Thomas' high school girlfriend got pregnant, he married her. Five months later she had a little boy and he believed he had a son, but, as happens to a lot of young marriages, theirs fell apart. The boy was three when Thomas decided to take a paternity test.… At first, the judge ruled Thomas was off the hook financially, but then reversed that decision because Oklahoma law says men must question paternity within two years of the child's birth.…


Where Jesus Grew Up
Joanna Kujawa, Thu 2016-Dec-8 6:42pm

…His intention was to approximate the location of Yeshua’s house in old Nazareth. From the descriptions in The Urantia Book, he guessed roughly where the house might be. The descriptions were quite detailed. …


Is ET Phoning Us?
Leslie Eastman, Legal Insurrection Thu 2016-Oct-27 1:49pm

…extraterrestrial life… a new scientific report theorizes that strange modulations among a small star cluster may be be coming from extraterrestrial intelligence that is looking to alert us to their existence. …not all scientists are rushing to join in the consensus…

Interestingly, a piece of an exotic aluminum alloy that appears to be the product of advanced technology was recently discovered in Romania. This find, determined to be 250,000-year-old in one test, is being used as evidence that aliens once visited Earth.…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Judge Blocks School Obamapotty Directive
Lana Shadwick, Breitbart Fri 2016-Oct-21 5:10pm

A federal judge has ruled that a preliminary injunction against the Obama directive governing transgender access to public school restrooms applies nationwide.…

Golden Rulers

Student Rescues Cheerleader
anika lori, YouTube Fri 2016-Oct-21 12:50am

A San Antonio, Texas family is thanking a young man for saving a little girl from a heartbreaking moment.

Addie Rodriguez, 9, was performing at a football game at Central Catholic High School when the other cheerleaders on her squad were joined by their fathers and lifted onto their shoulders.

But Addie's father wasn't there. He'd deployed for training in California the previous day, and her mother had missed the memo about the parent day ceremony.…

Video: 1:23

Banality of Evil

Podesta v Assange on Twitter
Charlie Nash, Breitbart Sat 2016-Oct-15 10:49am

…3. I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) October 14, 2016

@johnpodesta Yes, we get it. The elite eat better than the peasants they abuse.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 14, 2016…

Scary O
Obama Used Sarin to Frame Assad?
MJA, IOTW Report Sat 2016-Oct-15 10:47am

…Seymour Hersh has revealed… that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria. … the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. …a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad.…

All too believable.

Spiritual Matters

Pope Proves the Totality of His Madness
Cheryl Chumley, Atlas Shrugged Fri 2016-Oct-14 12:15pm

Pope to Christians: You’re Hypocrites, If You Don’t Want Refugees…

Mr. Pope, tear down the Vatican wall, then we'll talk.

Spiritual Matters

Italian Exorcism Epidemic
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart Thu 2016-Oct-13 11:02am

The number of exorcisms has been rising sharply in Italy, with some 500,000 Italians requesting an exorcism each year and not nearly enough exorcists to meet the rising demand… exorcist Father Ildebrando Di Fulvio… says that there are a number of external signs that can help distinguish between someone under the influence of Satan from someone who is mentally ill. Such signs include “a deformed facial expression; a cavernous voice; spitting out food or metallic objects they never ingested; speaking in archaic languages they don’t know consciously like Hebrew, ancient Greek, Latin, and Aramaic; an unnatural physical strength they don’t normally possess; and violent reactions to deliverance prayers and holy water.”… also noted that often people become possessed after participating in séances or Satanic masses, or after joining Satanic sects and cults.…

Family Patterns

1st Heartbeat at 16 Days
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart Thu 2016-Oct-13 11:07am

A study finds an unborn baby’s first heartbeat occurs as early as 16 days after conception.…


ET Robot Spotted in Oklahoma
John Thomas Didymus, Inquisitr Tue 2016-Oct-11 10:10am

…The witness said the metallic object had a humanoid form and may have been a robot. The strange humanoid, robot-like object appeared in only one of a series of photos taken seconds apart outside his home in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

This suggested to alien hunters that the object was a mobile unit that had moved out of sight by the time the camera took the next image seconds later.

An image taken of the same space near the witness’s home, about seven hours later, did not contain the mysterious robotic object, but visible in the distance was a rocket-shaped UFO flying in the sky.…

Rod Serling's voice heard.


Why Does Time Go Forward?
Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics Tue 2016-Oct-4 9:57am

…Most of the laws of physics …are symmetric with respect to time… except one. The Second Law of Thermodynamics… is the reason why you can mix stuff but you can't unmix it…

See? Clear as can be.


What Dark Matter?
Charles Q. Choi, Inside Science Sun 2016-Oct-2 11:17am

…Now scientists analyzing more than 150 galaxies find that dark matter might not explain their new observations, which they say hints that dark matter might not exist and that a new law of nature might be needed to solve all these mysteries.…

Man and Woman

Man and Woman
OKWU Withdraws from NAIA Cross Country Championships
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Fri 2016-Sep-30 4:50pm

Sep 28 - Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, announced today that OKWU will not participate in this year’s NAIA cross country championship unless it is returned to the state of North Carolina. Piper’s statement is in response to the decision made Monday by the NAIA Council of Presidents to pull the national meet out of North Carolina because of the state’s so called “bathroom bill”, which specifies that men and women should use the restrooms appropriate to their biological sex.…

Modern Family Life

Baby With DNA From Three Parents
MJA, IOTW Report Thu 2016-Sep-29 12:35am

Scientists say the first baby has been born from a new technique that combines DNA from three people.

The goal is to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother.…

When it comes down to it, we're all carrying DNA from untold generations. Citing New Boston Post

Marriage Today

Mexicans March Against Same-Sex Marriage
Big Fur Hat, IOTW Report Mon 2016-Sep-26 7:59pm

This was not a march against sexual orientation. This was a march against the state imposing their view upon the church, that they must recognize homosexual marriages in their religious practices.

usa today-

Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s push to legalize same-sex marriage.…

Man and Woman

Man and Woman
Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice
Walt Heyer, The Federalist Thu 2016-Sep-22 3:24pm

…Socially indoctrinating young children toward accepting transgenderism is rampant today in public schools. …By infiltrating the curriculum in our nation’s public schools, LGBT activists can groom the next generation of participants. …The problem with taking the steps to transition physically—cross-gender hormones and surgeries—is that physical changes are likely permanent, but the feelings driving the desire may change, especially for young people.…

Spiritual Matters

Jesus and Beer
Wisc Gazette / AP Sat 2016-Sep-17 10:40am

…This event is called “Jesus & Beer” and it’s part of an effort by some Christian groups throughout the country to recruit parishioners, connect with people struggling with faith or provide a relaxed outlet to talk religion.

Call it pint-size salvation.…

Or, don't.


Most Detailed Milky Way Map
Davide Castelvecchi, Nature Fri 2016-Sep-16 6:39pm

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the largest, most detailed map yet of the Milky Way. It pinpoints the 3D positions of 1.1 billion stars, almost 400 million of which were previously unknown to science.… suggests that the Milky Way is slightly bigger than previously estimated…

Marriage Today

Mother and Daughter "Married"
Dallas Franklin, KFOR Thu 2016-Sep-8 6:51pm

DUNCAN, Okla. – A mother and daughter from Oklahoma are accused of having an incestuous marriage.… [Mother] told officials she didn’t think she was breaking any laws by marrying Misty because her name is no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate.… Court records show this isn’t the first time Patricia has married one of her own children.…

But at least both were "of age," right? So, it's all good. ((o_O))

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Brown U: Both Sexes Menstruate
Ben Kew, Breitbart Thu 2016-Sep-8 7:54pm

…Brown University… announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year… because ‘both sexes menstruate’…

Apparently, Brown education does not include basic biology.

Man and Woman

Texas Justice: Same-Sex "Spousal" Benefits Can Be Denied
Lana Shadwick, Breitbart Mon 2016-Sep-5 7:33pm

A Texas Supreme Court Justice has issued a dissenting opinion stating that while the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples may marry, the U.S. Constitution does not necessarily require cities to offer benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. While marriage may be a fundamental right, spousal benefits are not. He says that the same constitutional strict scrutiny does not apply to employment benefits.…

Spiritual Matters

Saint Mother Theresa
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart Sun 2016-Sep-4 1:34pm

Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint on Sunday morning…

“Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy,” the Pope said in his homily before the more than 100,000 people overflowing Saint Peter’s Square, “making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defense of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.”…


Strong Signal from Space? Not!
Eric Berger, Ars Technica Fri 2016-Sep-2 11:59am

Ars was among the first news outlets to report on discussions among astronomers about observations of an intriguing "signal" that may have originated from a distant, Sun-like star. We cautioned readers that, because the signal was measured at 11Ghz, there was a "significant chance" it was of terrestrial origin, likely due to some military activity.

Well, it apparently was.…

Healing Ourselves

Man Regaining Use of Reattached Hand
Rick Wells, NewsOn6 Thu 2016-Sep-1 6:30pm

Tulsa …Lindley was at work operating a saw, and, in an instant, his hand was severed at the wrist.

"Six surgeons and 14 hours - they had it back on and I was home in six days," he said.

The scarring's beginning to fade, but the damage was severe; the wrist had to be re-built, there were skin grafts and all blood vessels and nerves had to be re-attached.

But all the work is paying off.

…Slowly re-opening the pathways from his brain to his hand, and it is working. Rhinehart said the progress is miraculous.

…What he's working hardest at is holding a drumstick. Lindley was a drummer with lots of bands over the years. He loved it, and his goal is to play again…

Man and Woman

Man and Woman
Judge Blocks Pervert Obama Directive in Texas
Zip, Weasel Zippers Mon 2016-Aug-22 2:04pm

A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration’s directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.…

Citing AP
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Myths
Ryan T. Anderson, Daily Signal Mon 2016-Aug-22 12:10pm

…The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.”…

Not really news except to the ill-informed

Spiritual Matters

How did Rio’s “Christ the Redeemer” statue get there?
Philip Kosloski, Aleteia Fri 2016-Aug-19 1:25am

…in the early 20th century a local group in Rio called the Catholic Circle saw a need to reclaim the city for Christ.

“In the wake of World War One, [Catholic Circle] feared an advancing tide of godlessness. Church and state had been separated when Brazil became a republic at the end of the previous century, and they saw the statue as a way of reclaiming Rio – then Brazil’s capital city – for Christianity.…”

A host of workers started construction on the massive statue in 1922 and completed it in 1931. It was built using metal scaffolding and cranes with the materials being carried up the mountain by railway.

The statue was officially opened to visitors on October 12, 1931…Philip Kosloski

Healing Ourselves

Damaged Spinal Cords Re-Routed
Ian Johnston, Independent (UK) Fri 2016-Aug-19 1:09am

In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches.

Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics to move about using the exoskeleton controlled by their thoughts.

But they were surprised to discover that during the training, the eight patients all started to regain the sense of touch and movement below the injury to their spine.… researchers now believe that a few nerves survived and these were reactivated by the training, which may have rewired circuits in the brain.…

Earth Science

Australia's GPS Was Off Because the Whole Country Moved
David Grossman, Popular Mechanics Fri 2016-Aug-19 1:15am

…The country its currently updating its very longitude and latitude to correct a divergence with global satellite navigation systems. Geoscience Australia, a part of the Australian government, is behind the project of getting the Geocentric Datum of Australia, the country's national coordinate system, up to code and bring it in line with international data.…

Australia has moved 5 feet since the last update.

Marriage Today

Wedding Rings, Interlocked
92yo Oklahoma Man Serenades 90yo Wife
KTLA / Tribune Media Wire Sun 2016-Aug-14 9:49am

…Back in the 1960s, Harvey and Mildred Wosika met while she was working at his brother’s cafe. The couple hit it off and they were married on Aug. 5, 1966.

Together they have a total of 11 children, 35 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Nearly 150 family and friends joined them in their hometown of Newkirk, Oklahoma, to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary last week.…

Harvey got down on one knee, held his wife’s hands, and serenaded her with Bing Crosby’s classic song “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Harvey even added some of his own lyrics into the song.…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Mom Messes with Son's Sexual Identity
Dave Blount, Moonbattery Fri 2016-Aug-12 10:22pm

…The mother of a 5-year-old transgender girl [i.e., boy she pretends is a girl] in Pearland, Texas, is continuing her fight against the Pearland Independent School District to allow her [son] to use the girls’ bathroom.…

Cites GMA/Yahoo. Strangely, nothing about this mother being referred to family services or the police for her child abuse.

Spiritual Matters

Planned Vigil to Highlight Plight of Egyptian Christians
Ali Waked, Breitbart Sun 2016-Aug-7 6:06pm

Christian Egyptian-Americans have come under fire for their intention to stage a vigil opposite the White House highlighting the plight of their community in Egypt.

The planned protest, prompted by a string of attacks on Christians, was subject to much social media controversy, leading the Coptic Pope to ask the organizers to cancel it.…

Why I Am a Christian (David Wood, Former Atheist)
Acts17Apologetics Sun 2016-Aug-7 6:04pm

Lots of people have been asking me how I became a Christian, because I sometimes mention that I'm a former atheist but I usually don't share much of my story. Here's a video explaining why I left atheism and became convinced that Jesus is Lord and that he died on the cross for sins and rose from the dead.…

Video: 34:05
Thousands of Christian Churches to be Demolished
Bare Naked Islam Sun 2016-Aug-7 6:02pm

FRANCE: 2800 more churches across the country, many of them centuries old, are scheduled for demolition… As the number of Frenchmen in France continues to decline due to record-low birth rates and out-of-control Muslim immigration, in many cities, Christians are becoming the minority.…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
It's Gender Dysphoria
Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart Sun 2016-Aug-7 11:35am

The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has released a position paper denouncing popular approaches to transgender, declaring that the current protocol is founded upon “unscientific gender ideology,” which lacks any basis in real evidence.

The physicians argue that the assumption that gender dysphoria (GD)—a psychological condition in which people experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and their biological sex—is innate contradicts all relevant data and is based on ideology rather than science.…

Man Runs as Woman in Olympics
Selwyn Duke, American Thinker Sun 2016-Aug-7 11:05am

…owing to political correctness, a runner with, reportedly, no womb or ovaries but internal testes will be allowed to compete with women.…

The Olympics are past done and over. This year in Rio is the burial.

Disturbing Family Patterns

Sued For Not Aborting Healthy Twin
BlazingCatFur Thu 2016-Aug-4 4:39pm

An Ottawa-area woman is appealing an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruling that Mount Sinai Hospital did not discriminate against her when it refused last May to abort one of her healthy twins.…

Man and Woman

Shock: Fooling Around Hurts
Sadie Whitelocks, Mail (UK) Wed 2016-Jul-20 4:26pm

'My husband is with his girlfriend and I've never felt so lonely': Polyamorous people reveal the downsides to having multiple lovers on secrets-sharing app
Polyamorous people have spoken via the secrets-sharing app, Whisper
Men and women reveal the downsides to having multiple partners
Many touch on feelings of jealousy, loneliness and shame …

Infidelity causes problems. Who could've seen that?


1,300 Galaxies Where Only 70 Were Known Before
Keiligh Baker, Mail (UK) Tue 2016-Jul-19 11:45pm

Groundbreaking radio telescope has discovered 1,300 galaxies in the sky
It discovered them in small area where only 70 had previously been spotted
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope will eventually boast 64 receptors
When it spotted the galaxies the system was only working at a quarter of its eventual capacity

Families Today

'Monoamniotic' Twin Sisters Born Holding Hands
Anjali Bisaria, India Times Mon 2016-Jul-18 2:08pm

Jenna and Jillian were born in a 'one in 10,000 monoamniotic birth'. At the time when they were delivered, the twins immediately reached out to hold each other's hands…

Earth Science

Exploring the Mariana Trench
Jason Daley, Smithsonian Tue 2016-Jul-12 2:21pm

Mission to Mariana Trench Records Dozens of Crazy Deep Sea Creatures

The Okeanos Explorer has spent three months mapping the seafloor and recording deep sea life in the ocean's depths…

Man and Woman

Men and Women
Bathroom Wars - Fighting Back
Bethany Kozma, Daily Signal Mon 2016-Jul-11 6:28pm

…Through conversations with friends and family, the “United We Stand” campaign was born. Our simple effort to educate parents exploded into a national campaign to tell the White House and Obama “No.”

Our message was that this radical agenda of subjective “gender fluidity” and unrestricted shower and bathroom access actually endangers all.…


Planet with Triple Suns, a Year = 550 Earth Years
Yahoo / AP Sat 2016-Jul-9 4:22pm

Imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times.

Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What's more, a year there lasts half a millennium from Earth's perspective.…

h/t: Neo-Neocon

Healing Ourselves

Girl's Rare Cancer Cured by Targeted Medicine
Terry Turner, Good News Network Thu 2016-Jul-7 11:31am

…This type of treatment is called “precision medicine” because it uses the patient’s genetic information to help target a precise molecule in cancer cells. … Allison took two pills each day for two months and when she went back for a brain scan, doctors there couldn't find any trace of the cancer.…


EU Hears ETs
Bare Naked Islam Tue 2016-Jul-5 11:35am

…According to the EU Commission president, “Following BREXIT, leaders of other planets are worried”
During a speech on the 28th of June in the European Parliament in Brussels, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confused attendees when he started talking about what appear to be extraterrestrials.…

Prehistory - still with us

99myo Bird Wings in Amber
Danny Lewis, Smithsonian Fri 2016-Jul-1 1:52pm

…a group of researchers digging through amber mined in Burma uncovered a sample with a pair of tiny bird-like wings frozen inside… At around 99 million years old, these wings are some of the most pristine fossilized feathers ever found.… Astonishingly, the amber preserved every minute detail of the wings. If you look closely enough, you can see traces of hair, feathers, bones, and how they were all arranged. Even the feathers’ color has survived the eons and is still visible.…

Spiritual Matters

Jesus Christ Virtual Reality Film Set for Christmas Release
Daniel Nussbaum, Breitbart Wed 2016-Jun-29 8:48pm

…“The viewers truly feel they are there with Jesus and his disciples,” director David Hansen said in a statement. “This is the most powerful story of all time and virtual reality is the perfect way to tell it.”…

Healing Ourselves

Zika Vaccines Effective in Animal Tests
Beth Mole, Ars Technica Wed 2016-Jun-29 2:24pm

Two types of experimental Zika vaccines, a DNA vaccine and an inactivated virus vaccine, were each able to completely protect mice with one dose, researchers report Tuesday in Nature.…

Modern Family Life

8 Best Quotes from Clarence Thomas’s Texas Abortion Dissent
Bre Payton, Federalist Wed 2016-Jun-29 2:11pm

…1. The court’s interpretation of “undue burden” is confusing as hell.

Today’s opinion does resemble Casey in one respect: After disregarding significant aspects of the Court’s prior jurisprudence, the majority applies the undue-burden standard in a way that will surely mystify lower courts for years to come.…

Banality of Evil

Narcissists Get More
Drake Baer, NY Mag Mon 2016-Jun-27 10:09pm

…narcissists aren’t just attractive to themselves. They are, at least superficially, attractive to other people; that’s why they’re overrepresented in fields where being at the center of attention is an asset, like entertainment, entrepreneurship, or politics. They also they have more sexual partners. And as a new study of speed dating led by Emanuel Jauk of the University of Graz, in Austria, finds, people rate them as more attractive and more dateable.…