Friday 15 August 2003

Factoid of the Week

Admiral Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Ernle-Drax was the person entrusted by Chamberlain to forestall the signing of the Ribbentrop-Molotov non-aggression pact. Due partly to the fact that he took the SS Athenia to Leningrad, rather than one of those new-fangled aircraft, he arrived too late.

Later, Admiral Drax published an article entitled "World War III : Some Pros and Cons" .

Not many people know that.

An excellent source of such useless knowledge (though with a paranormal tinge) is Did You Know? Useless information for your brain!.

Unnacountably it doesn't include the above information.

Talking about Paranormality, the Global Consciousness Project is worth a visit.
It appears that consciousness may sometimes produce something that resembles, at least metaphorically, a nonlocal field of meaningful information.
What does it all mean? Essentially, the project attempts to investigate "Large Disturbances in the Force", and may well have found significant evidence for their existence. It's "fringe science", but unlike most such, Science nonetheless.

No comments: