When Practical Knowledge Meant Power: The Memory Code

Three Part Totem - Martin Lopatka

In her latest book, The Memory Code, science writer Dr. Lynne Kelly details her thesis that the primary purpose of monuments ranging from the statues on Easter Island to Neolithic Stonehenge was not as tributes to the gods but rather as extremely effective memory technologies used by oral cultures to encode many hundreds of … Continue reading

Canadians not as credulous as Angus Reid thinks

Angus Reid Institute has published the results of a survey about Canadians’ beliefs in various conspiracy theories: “Extra-Terrestrials and other Stranger Things: Four-in-Five Canadians believe”. Now, don’t be misled by the report’s title… or the report’s content. The ARI write-up is mind-bogglingly stupid, compared to the actual results. The actual … Continue reading

Sunday services

While the Cassini spacecraft is busy transmitting images of it’s recent fly through of the water geysers of Saturn’s moon Enceladus (Saturn’s Geyser Moon Shines in Close Flyby Views), the New Horizons probe explores the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt (New Horizons: The First Mission to the Pluto System and … Continue reading

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