Posted03.52016

Peter Under Atlantis

Posted12.12013

Immortality

Posted by Meira

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the story of King Gilgamesh of Uruk’s quest to find the secret of eternal life. It is inspired by the death sentence placed on his friend, and possibly his lover, Enkidu, by Ishtar, a powerful goddess of the time. Ishtar’s motives lie in Gilgamesh’s rebuff of her advances and, possibly,…

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Posted10.192013

Should we be concerned?

Posted by Meira

In his article published in the Guardian on 3rd October this year regarding the Snowden files, and to what extent citizens should be concerned, John Lanchester reminds us of a scale physicists use to put the levels of radiation risks in perspective. It’s affectionately referred to as the BED: the banana equivalent dose. That is…

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Posted09.192013

Exciting Times

Posted09.22013

Something Else Stinks

Posted by Meira

I thought I was watching a movie without human input when I sat down for an hour or so with Star Trek Out of Darkness so imagine my surprise when the credits ran to tell us that those people were real. Amazing how real people can be so machine-like. Amazing too that such an accomplished…

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Posted06.172011

Looking Back

Posted by Meira, Uncategorized

Posted on 17th June, 2011 by Meira. In his book, Secrets of the Sun Sects, Christopher Jordan tells us that ancient Sun cultures did not actually worship the Sun: they simply used it. The worshiping apparently came much later: after successive administrations neglected education, and societies slid down the slope of ignorance to become entrapped…

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Posted05.202011

There is a Tide…

Posted by Meira, Uncategorized

Posted on 20th May, 2011 by Meira Around four hundred and fifty years ago William Shakespeare observed, in a speech delivered by Brutus in Julius Caesar, that: There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in…

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Posted02.172011

Moving On

Posted by History, Meira, Romance, Techno

Posted on 17th February, 2011 by Meira Well that worked. Facebook spread the word and a Stubborn old man was forced to move on. Good for him, and good for young Zuckerberg, and good for the couple of million Egyptians who took to the streets despite their nation’s long history of brutality. Could it be…

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Posted02.22011

Stubborn

Posted by History, Meira, Techno

Posted on 2nd February, 2011 by Meira If you asked resident Australians a month ago if they believed we were undergoing climate change it would be no surprise to hear some say no. Not the majority you understand: just a few, stubborn, souls who still, in the face of the evidence of melting ice sheets,…

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