yTzInyE.jpg (JPEG Image, 640 × 482 pixels) Oddity Central - Weird Places, Odd Events, Bizarre News, Strange People and A Lot More. Is Google God? The Holders Series - theholders.org. Hallucinatory Near-Death Experiences. Computer simulation of a recurring lattice tunnel hallucination, or form constant, generated using retino- cortical mapping.
Image inverted for effect. Reprinted with the permission of Paul C. Bressloff. Even if we disregard the overwhelming evidence for the dependence of consciousness on the brain, there remains strong evidence from reports of near-death experiences themselves that NDEs are not glimpses of an afterlife. This evidence includes: Things I Learn From My Patients. Drugs and the Meaning of Life. (Photo by JB Banks) (Note 6/4/2014: I have revised this 2011 essay and added an audio version.
—SH) Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. Drugs are another means toward this end. DMT (also N,N-DMT) Main Index. Search Results.
Heretics. 10 Most Precariously Placed Treehouses on Earth. Vertiginous views are one thing, but combine such dizzying prospects with the sense that the planks on which you walk might give way at a moment's notice, and even the bravest soul would be forgiven for allowing a little fear to creep in.
The urge to inhabit high up places has been with us throughout the course of human history – tied up with a desire for protection from predators and the ability to see threats coming from afar. Trees were obvious choices when our ancestors were selecting lofty locations in which to build house and home – but with such grand designs come natural risks. Living tens if not hundreds of feet above ground means it's a long, long way down should you happen to lose your footing. Rat King - Weird Encyclopedia. A rat king is a rare phenomenon arising in rats.
A number of rats become intertwined at the tails, and are joined with blood, dirt, and excrement. Surviving the World - Lesson 1317 - Reality and Fantasy. Free-radical theory of aging. Strictly speaking, the free radical theory is only concerned with free radicals such as superoxide ( O2- ), but it has since been expanded to encompass oxidative damage from other reactive oxygen species such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), or peroxynitrite (OONO-). Denham Harman first proposed the free radical theory of aging in the 1950s, and in the 1970s extended the idea to implicate mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species. In some model organisms, such as yeast and Drosophila, there is evidence that reducing oxidative damage can extend lifespan. In mice, interventions that enhance oxidative damage generally shorten lifespan. However, in roundworms (Caenorhabditis elegans), blocking the production of the naturally occurring antioxidant superoxide dismutase has recently been shown to increase lifespan. Whether reducing oxidative damage below normal levels is sufficient to extend lifespan remains an open and controversial question.
Background  QXmZr.jpg (JPEG Image, 1936 × 1936 pixels) - Scaled (48. Sandbox: Blue Hole, Dahab. DISC assessment. DiSC is a behavior assessment tool based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, which centers on four different personality traits: Dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance.
This theory was then developed into a personality assessment tool by industrial psychologist Walter Vernon Clarke. There are many different versions of the questionnaire and profile. Because the versions of the assessment do vary, practitioners are cautioned to ask for evidence for the validity of a prospective version before using. History Christopher Bollyn. April 18, 2014 I am working on a spring fund-raiser by sending email appeals to my supporters and readers.
Illuminator13 – Opportunity Knocks Again. Wes Penre, Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 3:00 PM Published here: Sunday, March 7, 2010 @ 3:27 PM Remember Hidden Hand, Self-Proclaimed Illuminati Insider who appeared on the Above Top Secret Forum at the end of 2008?
Approximately a year later, someone calling him/herself “Illuminator13″ contacted the members of the same forum, willing to give them his service in form of answering their questions. He (I say he for simplicity, but we don’t know the gender) gave a time window of 6 days (Nov 15-20, 2009) where the members could ask him any questions. Illuminator13 knows Hidden Hand and tells us he is “the real deal”. Some Mistakes Of Moses. Population Control, Marauder Style. The SCP Foundation. Fursona - WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia. From WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia.
A character sheet for Kendricks Redtail's Fursona. Note that this sheet features two versions of the same character; a bipedal fursona (similar to most humanoid furry characters), as well as a more animalistic fox version. Another example of a Fursona's character sheet. This type is more of a character model sheet because of its additional attention to the visual details of the character. The Zeta Reticuli Exchange Program. A burnt electric pole dangles from the wires it used to hold up.