The Crimes Against Humanity by Church and State

Aug 02, 2012 by

Kevin D. Annett is a Canadian writer and former minister of the United Church of Canada. Annett graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Political Science. Annett has written two books on the subject of residential school abuse in Canada. See it on, [...]

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The Doggerland Misnomer

Jul 06, 2012 by

The BBC and the Daily Mail recently carried features on Doggerland, the sunken landmass that once surrounded what is now the British Isles. “I was as interested as anyone else by the suggestions of underwater monuments and I look forward to hearing more details in the fulness of time. For now, however, two points immediately [...]

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10 Great British Eccentrics

Jun 13, 2012 by

As John Stuart Mill, a man not exactly lacking in eccentricity, said “Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.” Every nation has its share of colorful [...]

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Paganism and the Decline of Christianity in British Schools

Apr 16, 2012

Paganism has been included in an official school religious education syllabus for the first time. Cornwall Council has told its schools that pagan beliefs, which include witchcraft, druidism and the worship of ancient gods such as Thor, should be taught alongside Christianity, Islam and Judaism. See it on, via Mindscape

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Mind Over Matter: The Placebo Effect

Jan 26, 2012

A survey published by the British Medical Journal which involved almost 700 rheumatologists and internists, it was found that roughly half of those surveyed actually prescribe placebos on a regular basis to their patients. See it on, via Mindscape

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Busted! Scientists leave out data to produce bogus findings

Jan 07, 2012

Clinical trials of drugs and other medical therapies are carefully carried out and are the very gold standard of scientific proof, right? According to an in-depth review of this question just published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ,) the answer is no. In fact, the BMJ is sounding the alarm that data reported by scientists [...]

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Secret gates of Great Pyramid to be opened in 2012

Dec 16, 2011

The secret gates at the heart of the Great Pyramid may be opened for the first time in 2012, a British robot company believes – solving a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists since 1872. Scoutek UK had already begun exploring behind the gates earlier this year – and produced the first-ever images from behind the [...]

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Gimme Shelter – Anne the elephant

Mar 27, 2011

My main interest is in the field of ancient mysteries, but there are some modern enigmas that are every bit as perplexing as the subjects of King Arthur, Stonehenge, Silbury Hill and the Egyptian pyramids. One of them concerns Anne, a 58 year old elephant currently in the tender care of Bobby Roberts’ Circus, and [...]

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