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I won’t be blogging for the next week unless the auto-bookmarking thing puts up another post. In the meantime here’s some dead philosophers. Share &...

Bad news for the Christians

There’s a 1st century BC tablet which has been found predicting a Messiah that will rise after three days. I can’t really see this shaking Christianity by connecting it to Judaism. The whole concept of a Messiah is Jewish. It’s not like Judea was...

Reconstructing the Buddhas of Bamiyan

Demolition rubble from the Buddhas. Photo (cc) Tracy Hunter. In 2001 the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Now there’s a proposal to rebuild them, but can they be rebuilt and should they? You can find the original TIME story at this site. Share &...

When does the Past start?

People evicted from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area and their families are asking for more say in how the past of the site is presented. Links: The news story @ The Courier-Journal The Official site @ The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation...

Can you date myths by eclipses?

As you can see I’m sceptical. I would read the PNAS paper this is derived from – except I’ve never been able to find a PNAS paper when it’s mentioned as an early release press story. PNAS does nothing to help find them. Share &...