Friday, March 26, 2010

The Fourth Kind of Hoax

Saw the movie The Fourth Kind a couple of days ago, and I just had to write something about it.
To get it out of the way, yes I liked it. Very much. It's been a while since I saw something as creepy and disturbing as this.
If you liked The Mothman Prophecies, chances are you are going to like this one as well.
The film is styled in a documentary kind of way, and starts by pronouncing everything in it to be true, but a quick search proved that it was all a viral marketing plan by Universal, ending in criticism and a fine of $20.000...
The marketing campaign was backed by fake news sites among others, which probably played a big part in the negative criticism and legal action that ensued.
Here's a breakdown of the investigation by Kyle Hopkins, done even before the film was released.
 So why even bother? Well, it is this documetary-style, slow-moving directorial pace that gives the film it's ominous atmosphere, as well as the abduction elements, that are not as far-fetched as the uninitiated might think. The director clearly has done his research or is a full-fledged UFO freak. Good stuff.

I am afraid I cannot comment on the plot without spoiling it for some, so see it for yourselves. All I can say is that the UFO community out there (the internet) is of a very poor quality, home of the uninformed, confused, messed up or plain screaming crazy... Just take a look at any UFO forum...

The trailer is here..

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It’s ok, they are trying to save you from yourself

In this article in the NY Times, which has been around quite a lot, the implications of the Higgs Boson experiment in the Large Hadron Collider are subject to speculation. Not the experiment itself, but the bad luck it seems to attract. To quote one of the scientists:
“It must be our prediction that all Higgs producing machines shall have bad luck,” Dr. Nielsen said in an e-mail message. In an unpublished essay, Dr. Nielson said of the theory, “Well, one could even almost say that we have a model for God.” It is their guess, he went on, “that He rather hates Higgs particles, and attempts to avoid them.”
Notice how the suspected culprits are “The Universe”, “God”, and other such non-conversational, abstract entities.
Of course the more conspiratorial of bloggers have boldly gone where it is easy to go, suggesting alien and therefore sentient involvement. Not God or Physics, but beings with eyes and a brain. Maybe.
To complicate things further, this letter arrived at Fermilab, back in 2008, which made them ask for help from more experienced codebreakers.
Fermilab code letter
Well, the first part apparently means
I don’t know who Frank Shoemaker is, but it intrigued a lot of people.
Is it a hoax? A coincidence? The Universe trying to warn the smartest people on Earth about the dangers of the Higgs particles?
I cannot answer any of that, but it sure is cool . Not just the letter.
The possibility is seriously considered that we are being contacted.
And I mean seriously-no nonsense- top scientists considered.. 
Well, if they make contact at last, I for one will consider the LHC a BIG SUCCESS! Who needs Higgs particles when you have successfully coaxed the aliens out of hiding?
This post was inspired by the Posthuman Blues, the blog of the late Mac Tonnies. Shame when the good ones die young.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


10_04_2009_0845932001239310448_martin-stranka “Living among us undetected may be creatures (not necessarily alien) with all the outward appearances of human beings. “

Alex Saunders, Quest Magazine, October 1969

“The mimic would of necessity be a "lone wolf", likely living in a large, bustling city where the eccentric and the odd may flourish unhindered.For it is a curious fact of nature that that which is in plain view is often best hidden.”
John Keel  - Our Haunted Planet

Just thought I’d share a passage I found really disturbing. Who hasn’t thought about it?
Maybe in this age of .. not enlightenment.. more like disillusionment.  A fresh eye on old matters is easier. Less of a nuisance…
Too much to process nowadays. Too much information.
And who is mimicking who?

The Plain View is now more conspicuous than ever.
In all this info, strangely, it is becoming more and more difficult to hide.
We have a chance to see now. See others.
See ourselves.

The world around is changing, and we are doing the changing.
Time to wake up..

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bacteria as Neurons?


According to findings that could have been pulled from a deep-sea sequel to Avatar, bacteria appear to conduct electrical currents across the ocean floor, driving linked chemical reactions at relatively vast distances.

Noticed only when reseachers happened to test sediment leftovers from another experiment, the phenomenon may add a new mechanism to Earth’s biogeochemistry.

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Did anyone say living, thinking Earth?