Monthly Archives: April 2009
From the introduction:
The instigation for this anthology of religious texts came during my first years of teaching History of Religions at the University of Chicago… It seems to me that only by reading a certain number of religious texts related to the same subject (cosmogony, initiation, myths on the origin of death, etc.) is a student able to grasp their structural similarities and their differences. (Mircea Eliade)
Entire book, online: http://tr.im/judn
Remember H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man?
Well how about Star Trek‘s Romulan cloaking device?
The key here is i-n-v-i-s-i-b-i-l-i-t-y and scientists are now saying it may become fact instead of fiction in the not too distant future.
It all has something to do with bending light waves around objects.
Don’t believe me?
Check out this article in Discover:
(from a tweet by JayOatway)