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I’m on Top of the World

I saw a link on Twitter to this article on Ancient Origins, a site that presumably isn’t always reliable. What it says here seems to have all been verified elsewhere, however, with nothing about aliens building the pyramids or anything. … Continue reading

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Larry Flynt Is Right! You Guys Suck!

Stephen Hawking’s recent statement that the Universe could and would have created itself without the interference of God is interesting, but really not anything new. I think it’s been quite well established that the Universe COULD have come into being … Continue reading

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Qiblahs and Bits

Reading this entry about Muhammad’s change in the direction Muslims should pray got me thinking about how this practice started in the first place, so I did a little bit of research (mostly on Wikipedia, admittedly). The idea of facing … Continue reading

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Whither Eden?

It’s common in mythology for people to consider nearby locations to be the center of the world and/or the first place to be created. Egyptian mythology, for instance, cites several different cities in Egypt as where land first emerged from … Continue reading

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