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    Scientists Conduct First Successful Time Travel Experiment

    by  • November 22, 2010 • Research Material, science, The Pattern • 8 Comments

    Turns out it wasn’t 88mph after all. A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has completed a successful experiment with quantum time travel. Seth Lloyd and his collaborators “have identified a new approach to the problem that opens up the strange world of time travel to experiments,” according to a report in New...

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    We Can Predict The Future

    by  • November 12, 2010 • science, The Occult, The Pattern • 0 Comments

    A major scientific journal is about to publish a peer-reviewed paper that may have staggering implications. “Extraordinary claims don’t come much more extraordinary than this: events that haven’t yet happened can influence our behaviour.: In other words, we have instinctive precognition, if the evidence presented in the paper holds up. The study has already...

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    Lost Finale

    by  • May 24, 2010 • The Pattern, TV • 0 Comments

    A few first spoiler-free thoughts on the final episode of Lost… The series has had its critics. I think most of them are unfair – whatever you think about the nuts and bolts mechanics of the show, there is very little in the TV medium with such a weight of ideas. Some people seem...

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    Life On Mars Staring Us In The Face?

    by  • March 15, 2010 • science, The Pattern • 0 Comments

    A report in New Scientist suggests the evidence for life on the Red Planet could be as plain as those lumps of rocks that scatter the landscape in all the photos we’ve seen a thousand times. There’s never been any sign of complex carbon-based molecules on Mars, but sulphur is all over the place,...

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    by  • February 23, 2010 • Politics, The Pattern • 2 Comments

    Changing the world is one of those concepts that divides society. Your views on it characterise you as a naive, woolly-thinker or a hard-nosed, selfish cynic, depending on who is pointing the finger. It’s a topic that most writers are interested in, whether they admit it or not. Stories have always changed the world....

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    Earth Calling All Aliens

    by  • January 21, 2010 • Research Material, science, The Pattern • 0 Comments

    After futile decades of listening for any signs of a civilisation beyond Earth, SETI – the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – is considering broadcasting our own message to the stars. New Scientist reports that a meeting will be held in Texas in June to discuss if, and how, and in what form, such an...

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    Crop Circles – New Swirled Order

    by  • January 19, 2010 • British Mythology, Symbols and Archetypes, The Pattern, World Mythology • 11 Comments

    A friend, the artist Frank Mafrici pointed my attention to a great German documentary on crop circles (with English voiceover). I’ve always been extremely sceptical about wilder claims for the origins of crop circles. They appear manmade, albeit fantastic examples of landscape art, especially some of the most recent examples. However, I was always...

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    What Happens When We Die?

    by  • November 12, 2009 • science, The Pattern • 5 Comments

    “Traditionally, many of the major questions that mankind has faced have been tackled by philosophy or theology. However, in the last few centuries, science has gradually begun to seek, and has been able to provide to a certain extent, answers to such questions. One of the areas still eluding science’s grasp has been the...

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    “The Universe Knows It Is Being Watched”

    by  • October 28, 2009 • science, The Pattern • 0 Comments

    University of Vienna Professor of Physics Anton Zeilinger is working on quantum experiments that demonstrate the influence of observers in shaping reality. He believes physicists have only scratched the surface of something much bigger and says, “Maybe the real breakthrough will come when we start to realise the connections between reality, knowledge and our...

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