Archive for January, 2009

Reincarnation of The Beasts

I love it when the edge of reality touches the edge of science fiction. I am however not at all anxious for those giant insects they had way-back-when to be resurrected any time soon.

Long-extinct creatures like the dodo and woolly mammoth could be brought back to life thanks to scientific advances
By Fiona Macrae

It has long been synonymous with death.

But the dodo could live again, along with other long-extinct creatures from the fearsome sabre-toothed tiger to the lumbering Neanderthal.

Other beasts of yesteryear ripe for resurrection include the Tasmanian tiger, the woolly rhinoceros and the glyptodon – a VW Beetle-sized armadillo which last roamed the Earth 11,000 years ago…

[Read the rest of the article at the DailyMail]


Close Encounters of The Lame Duck Kind

As we prepare to say goodbye to a President with incredibly low popularity, I felt it was important to remind everyone of our favorite “W” related news story of the past year: The UFO story of course (with actual radar evidence). At least we here at the Reincarnationist are willing to end the long, long chapter of Bush on a positive note!

P.S. Welcome Obama, and let’s hope your inauguration celebration this weekend will offer a nice UFO sighting for us all to ponder and enjoy!

Radar Shows UFO Flying Towards Bush Ranch

(Paranormal Review)

STEPHENVILLE, US. The long-awaited investigation of the Stephenville, Texas, UFO sightings in January, conducted by the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), has obtained radar confirmation of a mysterious unknown object in the area whose movements match those reported by some of the witnesses.

The previously unknown radar evidence has been collected through Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made by MUFON investigators Glen Schulze and Robert Powell. It is contained in their detailed and technical 77-page report, “Stephenville Lights: A Comprehensive Radar and Witness Report Study Regarding The Events of January 8, 2008, 4pm to 8pm”, released on 10 July.

Sensationally, the radar track confirms witness reports that the unidentified object was travelling in a direct line towards President Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch – sometimes referred to as “the Texas [or Western] White House” – just outside Crawford. Radar lost track of it when it was only 10 miles away from the ranch… [the rest]


Moon Maps & The International Year of Astronomy

Welcome to 2009 – The International Year of Astronomy. I am having a tough time thinking of a subject with more intrigue, hope and optimism than Astronomy (star-gazing is such a romantic and ancient pastime), so this is a great match for humanity’s big, hope-filled year ahead…

‘English Galileo’ maps on display
By Christine McGourty
Science correspondent, BBC News

Experts hope the maps will give Thomas Harriot the credit he deserves
“Moon maps” created by a little-known Englishman 400 years ago are to go on display to mark the launch of the International Year of Astronomy.

Experts say they prove their creator – Thomas Harriot – beat Galileo to become the first man to view the Moon through a telescope.

The Italian philosopher is credited with the feat in December 1609.

But papers at the West Sussex Record Office show that Harriot drew images of the Moon several months earlier.

And Dr Allan Chapman, a science historian at Oxford University, said Harriot’s composite drawing of the Moon – produced in 1612 or 1613 – marked “the birth of modern cartography”.

“Thomas Harriot was not only the first person ever to draw an astronomical body with a telescope on 26 July 1609, he rapidly developed to become an absolutely superb lunar cartographer,” he said

“There weren’t equivalent lunar drawings to be done for another 30 years.

Sir Patrick Moore on British stargazer Thomas Harriot

“Tragically, no-one knew of it until relatively recent times, so Galileo gets all the credit.” [the rest]


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