New Worlds Weam http://new-worlds.org/blog a weirdy stream... a freak kettle of pottish meanderings Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:02:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=137 Waking Up in the Universe… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24096 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24096#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:10:00 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24096

An accessible and entertaining introduction to evolution and genetics, presented by Prof. Richard Dawkins for the 1991 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (inaugurated by the great Michael Faraday in 1827)..

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Yummy Cocoa Death!… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24087 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24087#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:01:55 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24087

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The Call of Cthulhu… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24076 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24076#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 01:05:27 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24076

The Call of Cthulhu from Sky Harbor on Vimeo.

Short story by American writer H. P. Lovecraft. Written in the summer of 1926. (46:45)

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Richard Feynman: The Character of Physical Law… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24072 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24072#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:21:36 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24072 The Messenger Lectures are a prestigious series of talks given by leading scholars and public figures at Cornell University.

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John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24061 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24061#comments Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:56:28 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24061

John Lennon should have turned 74 today…

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Stars… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24056 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24056#comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:40:50 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24056

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Autumnal Equinox… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24045 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24045#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:10:18 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24045

The pic is of the ‘Luminata Lantern Parade’, held here at Green Lake in honour of the Fall Equinox… Isn’t that nice? I darkly suspect an Illuminati plot… ;-)

This evening at 19:29 PDT, old Sol crosses the Celestial Equator headed south…
Up here, the Sun will rise and set around 7:00 in the AM and PM (DST)…

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You did WHAT at a ‘Mexican’ restaurant in Russia?!?#@?… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24039 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24039#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:56 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24039

Here, John Oliver displays his ‘weapons grade’ comedic talents to the FULL !! ;-)

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Shall the Scots go it alone?… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24026 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24026#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:51:36 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24026
St. Andrews cross – the Flag of Scotland

As Scots go to the polls today, they decide on whether they should remain a part of Great Britain or become a fully independent nation. With close to 100% voter registration, it appears that everyone 16 yo or older has the opportunity to have their say.

YEA = SPLIT
NAY = STAY

Here, the very English band The Clash put it pretty succinctly:

This latest spasm of ‘independence-ism’ is chiefly political. The Scots (bless them) can’t stand the Conservative (‘Tory’) party*. English PM David Cameron and the current British government are Tory of course, else no vote today.

Being of both Scots and English heritage, I’m rather divided on the issue. Heart says ‘Split’, head says ‘Stay’…

Either way, it’s way better than bloodying up a perfectly good sheep pasture over the issue! We’ll know by late tonight or tomorrow.


* The British ‘Conservatives’ are nothing like the American variety. We would likely classify them as ‘right of center’ Democrats.

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King Crimson – Cat Food (HQ)… http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24018 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24018#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:54:16 +0000 http://new-worlds.org/blog/?p=24018

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