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Sub-Plot from The Portent in the News: Secret Meeting Held at Harvard about Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

This happened at least a half dozen times with The Facade — something in the book becomes news after the fact.  Here we go again with The Portent:

From the Christian Science Monitor: Why did Harvard Scientists Hold a ‘Secret’ Synthetic Genome Meeting?

This is why you should be reading my fiction (The Facade, The Portent). Time to put down the formulaic, shallow Christian fiction you get at Christian bookstore and graduate to something intelligent.


Sub-Plot from The Portent in the News: Secret Meeting Held at Harvard about Creating a Synthetic Human Genome was first posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:07 am.
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DNA CRISPR Critters: We Shall Be as Gods

Have you read my novel, The Portent?  If so, the subject matter of the link below will sound familiar:

Gene Drives – Will Conqueror Biomolecular Bots Dictate a New Book of Life?

One of the sub-plots to The Portent is the use of genetic alteration and synthetic biology to create new species — or alien life forms, so as to create the fulfillment of that “discovery prediction.”

If you haven’t read it, perhaps intelligent fiction with theological twists isn’t for you.

And don’t forget — The Portent is the sequel to The Facade, so you’ll be lost without reading that first.

Check out the reviews on Amazon for both!


DNA CRISPR Critters: We Shall Be as Gods was first posted on May 16, 2016 at 7:11 pm.
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Short Summary of an Episode in UFO Infamy: the Paul Bennewitz Affair

I’ve often referred to the Bennewitz affair in conversation about how certain U.S. government agencies and personnel are not above using UFO believes as tools to perpetuate a UFO narrative they find useful (read: a useful myth designed to misdirect away from something that isn’t mythical). What is the Bennewitz Affair, you ask? Well, I recommend reading Greg Bishop’s excellent book on the whole thing (Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth). The story was also part of Mark Pilkington’s book, Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare, and UFOs, which was also produced in a fascinating movie of the same name.

But for those to whom the story is new, Jack Brewer posted a succinct overview of the sinister saga.  He writes in part:

Paul Bennewitz became convinced during the 1980’s he was uncovering an alien plot to invade the planet. His suspicions were further cultivated by Richard Doty of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), as well as William Moore, a high profile ufology writer and researcher of the era. The circumstances, which included tales of alien underground bases and circulation of inauthentic documents . . . Doty claims he was acting on official orders while gaslighting Bennewitz, who was eventually involuntarily admitted to a residential mental health facility.

I just started Jack’s book, The Greys Have Been Framed: Exploitation in the UFO CommunityThe title says it all, though I’m beginning to wonder if he should have written “of” for “in” in the subtitle.  I’ll review it once I’m through.

 


Short Summary of an Episode in UFO Infamy: the Paul Bennewitz Affair was first posted on May 14, 2016 at 10:21 am.
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Short Summary of an Episode in UFO Infamy: the Paul Bennewitz Affair

I’ve often referred to the Bennewitz affair in conversation about how certain U.S. government agencies and personnel are not above using UFO believes as tools to perpetuate a UFO narrative they find useful (read: a useful myth designed to misdirect away from something that isn’t mythical). What is the Bennewitz Affair, you ask? Well, I recommend reading Greg Bishop’s excellent book on the whole thing (Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth). The story was also part of Mark Pilkington’s book, Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare, and UFOs, which was also produced in a fascinating movie of the same name.

But for those to whom the story is new, Jack Brewer posted a succinct overview of the sinister saga.  He writes in part:

Paul Bennewitz became convinced during the 1980’s he was uncovering an alien plot to invade the planet. His suspicions were further cultivated by Richard Doty of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), as well as William Moore, a high profile ufology writer and researcher of the era. The circumstances, which included tales of alien underground bases and circulation of inauthentic documents . . . Doty claims he was acting on official orders while gaslighting Bennewitz, who was eventually involuntarily admitted to a residential mental health facility.

I just started Jack’s book, The Greys Have Been Framed: Exploitation in the UFO CommunityThe title says it all, though I’m beginning to wonder if he should have written “of” for “in” in the subtitle.  I’ll review it once I’m through.

 


Short Summary of an Episode in UFO Infamy: the Paul Bennewitz Affair was first posted on May 14, 2016 at 10:21 am.
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Cuneiform Lexical Lists: Another Reason Sitchin Was Wrong

The Ancient History website just published this short essay on cuneiform lexical lists — basically, the ancient equivalent of bilingual (and otherwise) dictionaries for Sumerian and Akkadian produced by the ancient scribes. From the opening paragraph:

Lexical lists are compilations of cuneiform signs and word readings written on clay tablets throughoutMesopotamia. From the late 4th millennium BCE up to the 1st century CE, scribal communities copied, modified, and passed on these cuneiform lexical lists and preserved them for as knowledge for a variety of purpose

From another site, we read:

“Sumerian lexical lists were provided with Akkadian translations in order to teach and preserve the knowledge of the dead language. . . . The Old Babylonian word lists are nearly all written in unilingual Sumerian. We know for certain, however, that in class the Sumerian words were translated into Akkadian — the translations were just not written down. Over the centuries the word lists grew and became more and more extensive, including more and more regular, abstruse, as well as utterly fantastic Sumerian words. At the same time, it became more and more common to write the Akkadian translation in a second column next to the Sumerian word. In the first millennium, eventually a more or less standardized bilingual (Sumerian-Akkadian) version emerged that was used all over Mesopotamia”

So sorry, Sitchinites and ancient aliens enthusiasts, I’ll let the ancient scribes tell us what they meant by their words and vocabulary, not Zecharia Sitchin. Sitchin, of course, didn’t tell his readers such things exist (numbering roughly 15,000). They may have checked such resources and learned the ancient Mesopotamians weren’t writing about space aliens and rocket ships.

 


Cuneiform Lexical Lists: Another Reason Sitchin Was Wrong was first posted on May 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm.
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Cuneiform Lexical Lists: Another Reason Sitchin Was Wrong

The Ancient History website just published this short essay on cuneiform lexical lists — basically, the ancient equivalent of bilingual (and otherwise) dictionaries for Sumerian and Akkadian produced by the ancient scribes. From the opening paragraph:

Lexical lists are compilations of cuneiform signs and word readings written on clay tablets throughoutMesopotamia. From the late 4th millennium BCE up to the 1st century CE, scribal communities copied, modified, and passed on these cuneiform lexical lists and preserved them for as knowledge for a variety of purpose

From another site, we read:

“Sumerian lexical lists were provided with Akkadian translations in order to teach and preserve the knowledge of the dead language. . . . The Old Babylonian word lists are nearly all written in unilingual Sumerian. We know for certain, however, that in class the Sumerian words were translated into Akkadian — the translations were just not written down. Over the centuries the word lists grew and became more and more extensive, including more and more regular, abstruse, as well as utterly fantastic Sumerian words. At the same time, it became more and more common to write the Akkadian translation in a second column next to the Sumerian word. In the first millennium, eventually a more or less standardized bilingual (Sumerian-Akkadian) version emerged that was used all over Mesopotamia”

So sorry, Sitchinites and ancient aliens enthusiasts, I’ll let the ancient scribes tell us what they meant by their words and vocabulary, not Zecharia Sitchin. Sitchin, of course, didn’t tell his readers such things exist (numbering roughly 15,000). They may have checked such resources and learned the ancient Mesopotamians weren’t writing about space aliens and rocket ships.

 


Cuneiform Lexical Lists: Another Reason Sitchin Was Wrong was first posted on May 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm.
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Cuneiform Lexical Lists: Another Reason Sitchin Was Wrong

The Ancient History website just published this short essay on cuneiform lexical lists — basically, the ancient equivalent of bilingual (and otherwise) dictionaries for Sumerian and Akkadian produced by the ancient scribes. From the opening paragraph:

Lexical lists are compilations of cuneiform signs and word readings written on clay tablets throughoutMesopotamia. From the late 4th millennium BCE up to the 1st century CE, scribal communities copied, modified, and passed on these cuneiform lexical lists and preserved them for as knowledge for a variety of purpose

From another site, we read:

“Sumerian lexical lists were provided with Akkadian translations in order to teach and preserve the knowledge of the dead language. . . . The Old Babylonian word lists are nearly all written in unilingual Sumerian. We know for certain, however, that in class the Sumerian words were translated into Akkadian — the translations were just not written down. Over the centuries the word lists grew and became more and more extensive, including more and more regular, abstruse, as well as utterly fantastic Sumerian words. At the same time, it became more and more common to write the Akkadian translation in a second column next to the Sumerian word. In the first millennium, eventually a more or less standardized bilingual (Sumerian-Akkadian) version emerged that was used all over Mesopotamia”

So sorry, Sitchinites and ancient aliens enthusiasts, I’ll let the ancient scribes tell us what they meant by their words and vocabulary, not Zecharia Sitchin. Sitchin, of course, didn’t tell his readers such things exist (numbering roughly 15,000). They may have checked such resources and learned the ancient Mesopotamians weren’t writing about space aliens and rocket ships.

 


Cuneiform Lexical Lists: Another Reason Sitchin Was Wrong was first posted on May 8, 2016 at 6:29 pm.
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PEERANORMAL Episode #2: Psychic Animals?

The episode is now live.

Pet-owners often observe behavior that makes them wonder if their pet has a psychic connection to them. One example is the perception that a dog or cat “knows” when its owner is on the way home. This episode of Peeranormal discusses some peer-reviewed experiments into “psychic animals” and the ability to know when owners are coming home. Is the explanation Psi/telepathy or something else?


PEERANORMAL Episode #2: Psychic Animals? was first posted on May 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm.
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PEERANORMAL Episode #2: Psychic Animals?

The episode is now live.

Pet-owners often observe behavior that makes them wonder if their pet has a psychic connection to them. One example is the perception that a dog or cat “knows” when its owner is on the way home. This episode of Peeranormal discusses some peer-reviewed experiments into “psychic animals” and the ability to know when owners are coming home. Is the explanation Psi/telepathy or something else?


PEERANORMAL Episode #2: Psychic Animals? was first posted on May 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm.
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PEERANORMAL Episode #2: Psychic Animals?

The episode is now live.

Pet-owners often observe behavior that makes them wonder if their pet has a psychic connection to them. One example is the perception that a dog or cat “knows” when its owner is on the way home. This episode of Peeranormal discusses some peer-reviewed experiments into “psychic animals” and the ability to know when owners are coming home. Is the explanation Psi/telepathy or something else?


PEERANORMAL Episode #2: Psychic Animals? was first posted on May 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm.
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