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101. Science Frontiers Books [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers Books Strange reports* Bizarre biology* Anomalous archaeology From New Scientist, Nature, Scientific American, etc Archaeology Astronomy Biology Geology Geophysics Mathematics Psychology Physics Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online Science Frontiers: The Book Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Photocopied Classic Books Some important old books from the anomaly literature have been photocopied and bound in heavy, printed covers. Format: 8.5" x 11. Order by author. Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley E.G. Squier and E.H. Davis. 376 pp., 1848, $29.95p One of the most remarkable archeological books ever published in America! Its appearance in 1848 created a great sensation. For, as America moved west, the remnants of the great civilization of the Moundbuilders raised much speculation. Even today we marvel at their immense, flat-topped temple mounds, the huge earthen enclosures, and the meticulously wrought artifacts of copper, mica, and clay. Squier and Davis objectively described the features of this New World civilization in words and drawings. It is the drawings, though, that really capture the ...
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102. Spontaneous Human Combustion: SHC OR H/T HOMICIDE? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 81: May-Jun 1992 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Shc or h/t homicide? The possible case of SHC (Spontaneous Human Combustion) just reported above may have a rational but bizarre explanation. S.L. Wernokoff commented as follows in the Journal of Meteorology: "The very first thing that comes to mind is whether overloaded hightension [H/T or low-tension wires were anywhere nearby. Since this incident occurred at a roadside, nearby power lines may well have been present. If such lines are overloaded or badly insulated, fatal arcing can occur from the ground at a considerable distance from the power lines. This has happened often in our country [the U.S., in rural areas where public utilities have quietly exceeded the capacity of their lines. The resulting discharges can easily electrocute livestock over mile from the 'leaky' H/T lines. I would wager that the Hungarian utility agencies are guilty of the same practice. Personally, I suspect that this unfortunate ...
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103. Focus [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... to his foamings. The issue is wider than this, as Jill Abery discovered when she wrote the following letter in reply to Gribbin's Forum column:- 18.5.80 Dear Sir, I was amazed at the almost paranoic reaction of John Gribbin (Forum, 10 April, p.102) to my previous letter (Letters, 20 March, p.956), and a little disconcerted at the implication that you, as letters editor, should bow to his censorship. Incidentally, as mine was only 'one particular' letter from 'some of the most bizarre' I would be interested to know to which other letters he was referring. I was rather taken aback at being referred to as one of 'them', and to read what I am supposed to be going around saying. I have always considered myself an individual and, never having met Dr. Gribbin, would certainly not presume to know what he may be going around saying. Just what is a 'Velikovskian', as I am accused of being one? I infer from later remarks such as 'mish-mash of half truths ...
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104. Did the Achaemenids Ape the Assyrians? [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Assyria or from sites dominated by Assyria. The illustrations in the lower row all derive from Achaemenid territories outside Assyria. Conventional scholarship dates the Assyrian pieces after Biblical chronology between -900 and -610. The Achaemenid items are dated between -520 and -330. From this chronological sequence the conclusion is drawn that the material and religious world of the Achaemenids is but an imitation of the Assyrians. We believe that, nearly a century after the extinction of Assyria, the Persians were digging up their cultural identity out of Assyrian rubbish. Yet even more bizarre is the Achaemenids' hesitancy to utilise their Assyrian culture in Assyria proper. According to conventional wisdom, the Persians took care to avoid the fertile heartland of their world empire. If all the non-Assyrian sources referring to a most active life in North Mesopotamia between -610 and -330 should contain a kernel of truth, modern Assyriologists cannot confirm it. From the view of the author's stratigraphical-historiographical approach, however, the Assyrian materials from inside Assyria and the Assyrianising materials from without belong to one and the same Persian Empire: all the Assyrian ...
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... . 79: Jan-Feb 1992 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Crop circles: if some are hoaxes, are they all hoaxes? One could almost hear a sigh of relief among the skeptics of unusual natural phenomena when two Britons admitted to manufacturing scores of crop circles. After all, the crop circles are about as outrageous as UFOs and toads-entombedin-stone. However, the crop circles have not gone away. In fact, plant and soil samples from the circles seem to point to bizarre, highly energetic processes at work. This aspect of the phenomenon has been discussed by R. Noyes, Secretary of the Center for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS). First, though, Noyes has asserted that hoaxes cannot explain the large numbers of circles that have been counted-- about 1000 between 1980 and 1989. He con tinued as follows: "The events of 1990 and 1991 (totalling about a further 1000 over the two years) certainly present a puzzle. Hoax is beyond doubt in some cases, but ...
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106. The Domestication of the Human Species [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... could have reduced the large herds which had hitherto made the hunter-gatherer life such a success. With a detailed investigation into the behaviour of modern hunter-gatherers, Wilson highlights a crucial factor in their social cohesion, that of continual visual attention. People who live in an 'open' society cannot but be aware of every facet of their fellows' behaviour, to the point where they are all extremely sensitive to each other, reacting as a social group in terms of friendship more than kinship or duty. A desire for solitude is seen as bizarre behaviour; religious impulses are channelled through shamanism, where trance heightens sensitivity to others and relieves any tensions without recourse to formal rules. The built environment, with its walls and boundaries, drastically modifies peoples' interactions simply because it makes constant visual attention a problem. There is a sudden division into the realms of private and public, leading to both the possibility of avoidance and enhancement of attention. Avoidance of attention within the private domain leads to concealment, secrecy and suspicion, and is the root cause of the development of ...
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107. An Amusing Assemblage Of Anomalies [Science Frontiers Website]
... consume the methane still seeping up through the brine from a salt diapir (a massive fingerlike intrusion 500 meters below the brine pool. The origin of some diapirs is not well-understood.) The mussels get the oxygen they require from the ordinary seawater covering the dense brine. Like the biological communities surrounding the "black smokers" and other ocean-floor seeps, the brine-filled pockmark community includes several species of shrimp, crabs, and tube worms. We have here another example of the astounding ability of lifeforms to take advantage of unusual, even bizarre niches. (MacDonald, I. Rosman, et al; "Chemosynthetic Mussels at a BrineFilled Pockmark in the Northern Gulf of Mexico," Science, 248:1096, 1990.) Comment. Such examples of life's adaptability are so common one hesitates to label them as anomalous. Yet, one wonders how and why life acquired this property. Is the human urge to go to the planets a genetically derived extension of this urge to colonize new terri tories. From Science Frontiers #73, JAN-FEB 1991.© 1991-2000 ...
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108. Crop Circle Craze Continues [Science Frontiers Website]
... West Park, run by Max and Nancee Jolly and their son Stuart, 29. "The startling discovery comes only weeks after the family's 700 sheep were panicked by a huge yellow object pulsating above the paddocks in western Victoria's Mallee region." (Pickney, John; "Sheep Panicked by Eerie Light in Fields," Melbourne Truth, December 16, 1989. Cr. P. Norman via L. Farish) Canada. "Argyle, Man.- There's a mystery on Ray Crawford's land and stumped investigators say anything from bizarre weather phenomena to visitors from outer space could have put it there. "Sometime in the past year, an almost perfect circle was gouged out of a remote patch of the elderly cattle farmer's property, 30 kilometres north of Winnipeg, on the edge of the rockstrewn scrub and bush that comprise the region between Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg. "There was no sign anything human had a hand in its creation." Other crop circles have been found in Manitoba, including one close to a barbed-wire fence that had been partially ...
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109. Strange Blue Pool Found At The Bottom Of Crater [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 66: Nov-Dec 1989 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Strange Blue Pool Found At The Bottom Of Crater Lake "A mysterious, small aqua-blue pool of dense fluid has been discovered at the bottom of Crater Lake. "'It is bizarre, it is remarkable,' said Jack Dymond, who with Robert Collier heads the three-year Crater Lake exploration project. 'I have never seen anything like it,' he said. "The Oregon State University oceanographer said the pool, about 6 feet in depth, is approximately 3 feet wide by 8 feet long. It is near the lush white and orange bacteria mats found last summer." The murky pool of fluid was discovered during a dive in a research submarine. The temperature of the pool was about 4.5 C (40.1 F) which made it 1 C warmer than the surrounding lake water. (Anonymous; "Strange Blue Pool Found in Crater Lake," Sunday Oregonian, August 13, 1989. Cr. R. ...
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110. The babirusa: a quasi-ruminant pig [Science Frontiers Website]
... a bit puzzled over the babirusa. They aren't sure whether its closest relatives are modern pigs, peccaries, or hippos. The babirusa's "tusks" pose more questions about its evolution: "The creature's oddest characteristic is the two impressive pairs of curving tusks grown by the males. One pair are simply extended lower canines, but the second are actually upper canines, the sockets of which have rotated, resulting in tusks that grow through the top of the muzzle and emerge from the middle of the animals's face. The effect is bizarre and startling. The males fight with their dagger-like lower canines and probably deflect opponents' blows with the upper set, thus protecting their eyes. Indonesians say the tusks are similar to deer antlers, giving the babirusa its name, which means 'pig deer.'" (Rice, Ellen K.; "The Babirusa: A Most Unusual Southeast Asian Pig," Animal Kingdom, 91:46, March/April 1988.) Comment. Turning a pair of teeth 180 in the upper jaw is a fascinating evolutionary accomplishment ...
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