Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Search for Mystical Experience

We’re currently designing a database to store details of events leading up to, and following, any and all cases of mystical experience. Of course, anonymity is guaranteed.  But what we’re looking for are details about the event, any problems that … Continue reading

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The Religion, the Science, and the Atheism: Fasting

The Religion: The Bible presents fasting as something that is good, profitable, and beneficial. The book of Acts records believers fasting before they made important decisions (Acts 13:2; 14:23). Fasting and prayer are often linked together (Luke 2:37; 5:33). … Continue reading

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The Scientific American Dollar

I think I have to stop reading Scientific American! Each month I’m lured in by heroic quantum advancements or dramatic new insights into the brain but more often than not, as with the February 2012 issue, I leave with a … Continue reading

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Evolution – Past and Future

It’s often said that a developing foetus passes through all the stages of evolution from a single celled organism to the current human model, and at one point apparently even displaying a tail. This idea that even these microscopic scales … Continue reading

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