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posted on Jan 30, 2015, 14 flags
Philosophy and Metaphysics
After all, both are lifeforms, aren't they. On a cellular level they aren't even that different. Both belong to the group of eukaryotes. Being somewhat flexible one could actually see plants as non-locomotive animals. ;) Is vegetarianism/veganism just a concealed form of speciesism? What do you think? PS: And while we are at speciesism. Given that plants are capable of photosynthesis, don't have to constantly look for food and kill other plants and animals to survive. Aren't they the superior lifeform?
posted on Jan 31, 2015, 12 flags
Conspiracies in Religions
There is something I just can't figure out about the alliances with Abrahamic religions. Judaism views Jesus as a false Massiah having no claim to the divine and Islam recognizes Jesus as being a Messiah and being divine yet generally speaking Judaism is favored by Christianity over Islam. I am wondering how this alliance came to be. Is it finding common ground on something people agree on that is a positive(i.e. Jesus was divine) is less powerful than agreement on a negative(i.e. Mohamad is a false profit)? Both Judaism and Christianity agree Mohamad to be a false profit. Both Islam and Christianity agree Jesus was divine. Judaism rejects both Jesus and Mohamad as divine. The levels of animosity between these...
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posted on Jan 30, 2015, 54 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
More properly the consideration of Indus valley type seals found in Bahrain, the Sumerian equivalent of Paradise, showing representation of a new idealized couple, not likely to have been considered as the first people but rather the first couple of a particular nature. I love the basic symbolism...
posted on Jan 30, 2015, 25 flags
Conspiracies in Religions
Sociologists: 'Christianophobia,' Anti-Christian Hostility Infects Powerful Elite Subculture (Interview) Sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey claim in their new book, powerful elites in positions of power and effluence have...
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 24 flags
Philosophy and Metaphysics
Ok I have been a healthy vegitarian my entire life and am still healthy at the age of 40, older folks in my family have been vegitarians for over 60 years and they are still healthy as ever. No I am not on suppliments nor have I ever been....
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posted on Jan 27, 2015, 129 flags
Cryptozoology
Compelling Footage of Skunkape/Bigfoot From Lettuce Lake Park Florida - YouTube ""I was canoeing some of the swamps around Lettuce Lake Park and saw what I thought was a bear. I told a park ranger about it and she said that bears don’t generally get into the swamp and...
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 61 flags
Paranormal Studies
I just listened to this podcast from Coast-To-Coast. (Last Friday's show). It reminded me of the David Paulides "Missing 411" stories. The main difference between Paulides and Steph Young is that whereas Pauiides doesn't speculate as to what's causing the disapperances, Young discusses what she calls "a strange and highly...
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 30 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
This was just published this morning "An ancient human fossil discovered from the seafloor near Taiwan reveals that a primitive group of humans, potentially an unknown species, once lived in Asia, researchers say. These findings suggest that multiple lineages of extinct humans may have coexisted in Asia before the arrival of...
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posted on Jan 25, 2015, 39 flags
Philosophy and Metaphysics
The religious institutions of this world, and the books that come with them, are lying to you. They have made you believe that God is a being that exists outside of our experience and universe. They have done this by writing books, tons and tons of books, all who claim to...
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 25 flags
Cryptozoology
First off, I know many of you have seen me around the forums--this thread is one of the major reasons that I decided to join ATS. I'd been putting it off because honestly it's pretty freaky to remember, but thanks to some prompts from other curious members I've decided to finally share. I was lucky enough not to be alone...
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 24 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Its been a good day for paleo humans, from dienkes' blog "It seems that this abstract came online one day early on my news feed and will probably appear in Nature tomorrow. I will update this entry when the paper properly appears. This is of course very important because it directly...
posted on Jan 26, 2015, 16 flags
Cryptozoology
What the heck is it? "Almost immediately after opening up some Princes tuna, Butler spotted a "sea creature" she knew wasn't supposed to be in her food. "I opened the top of the lid and saw a purple-y thing, a gut sack or intestine — then I turned it round and pushed it with a fork and saw it looking back at me… It's got like a spiny...
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 15 flags
Philosophy and Metaphysics
Intention is even more powerful when two or more are gathered in prayer/intention of compassion. In this thread we are joined through positive intention for the highest good. What do you pray/intend to make the world a better place? I wish for people to ask deeper questions in life...
posted on Jan 30, 2015, 14 flags
Cryptozoology
A couple days ago this article showed up in our local newspaper in Lincoln Nebraska. It is detailing a set of strange and quite large tracks showing up at a golf course located in the middle of nowhere. The location of the tracks were near the town of Curtis, NE, a small town with the population of under 1,000 people. ...
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posted on Jan 6, 2015, 94 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
A Sicilian team has recovered 39 ingots of what is believed to be the mysterious metal of legend, orichalcum, from a shipwreck about 1,000 feet off the coast of Gela in southern Sicily at a depth of...
posted on Jan 16, 2015, 78 flags
Philosophy and Metaphysics
**That's the title of the article and not my title. Social cognition in social anxiety: first evidence for increased empathic abilities. The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health published the study which was conducted by the Department...
posted on Jan 17, 2015, 70 flags
Cryptozoology
Always been interested in hairy hominid reports and there's a recent article over on website about Bob Garrett which sounds pretty intriguing (if only from a government conspiracy angle) -here's what M.B. had to say about it: "[size=3]The Government...
posted on Jan 21, 2015, 61 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Shahr-e Sukhteh in South Eastern Iran is known as the Burnt City. It was founded around 3200 BC and burned down three times before being abandoned in 1800BC. A recent discovery of a piece...
posted on Jan 5, 2015, 57 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
HI ATS! and happy 2015.... most of us at ATS has heard of the story by now about a supposed visit to Australia by Egyptians about 4000 -...
posted on Jan 4, 2015, 53 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
The causeway to The Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Khufu), which has eluded searches by dozens of archaeological missions, was discovered by a local villager conducting an illegal dig under his home in the village of El Haraneya...
posted on Jan 16, 2015, 53 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Among the most remarkable finds of recent times was the discovery of the relatively intact burials of the Assyrian Queens of Nimrud, the importance of which was largely overshadowed by the Gulf war. "Iraqi excavations in 1988–1990 revealed the tombs of a number of Assyrian queens...
posted on Jan 21, 2015, 53 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
I'm a fan of accidental archaeological find stories and this one that just showed up on is a perfect example! Twelve years ago a farmer in East Rudham, Norfolk, was plowing his field when he discovered a bent piece of bronze...
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 48 flags
Philosophy and Metaphysics
I read so many threads of unhappy people here. Lots of could have been, I hate my life, she is my problem, he is my problem, I am my own problem, etc. Here is the thing. Life is what you make it. Even in the direst of circumstances there can be joy. If you doubt, watch a child. They can find and play...
posted on Jan 8, 2015, 41 flags
Philosophy and Metaphysics
There is no doubt that women have taken the bull by the horns these days and empowered themselves in the workforce. Today many women are making as much or more than their male counterparts; from a financial and status perspective this is a great accomplishment, but feminine qualities...
posted on Jan 18, 2015, 40 flags
Conspiracies in Religions
I am opening this thread hoping for intelligent and constructive discussion, this is not for argument's about religion (Christianity in particular but it is open to related beliefs as well) or who is right and who is wrong but simply...
posted on Jan 13, 2015, 37 flags
Ancient & Lost Civilizations
Today... I'd like to pop in and post a couple of recent finds that on the surface may appear to be unrelated but if one were to consider the time frames being discussed are telling a story of ancient man from two different perspectives. First up.... "Human bones as old as 9,000 years...
posted on Jan 7, 2015, 35 flags
Conspiracies in Religions
This thread is my small attempt to bring to light the known facts concerning the historical, religious, and spiritual practices of Mesopotamia. Rather than a single post though, I am hoping to update this thread over time with brief essays (of my own writing) that outline elements of Mesopotamian belief that...
posted on Jan 4, 2015, 35 flags
Cryptozoology
Stuff like this is what started my journey here at ATS. To me, this is one of the better sightings I have seen. "In a recent interview on Tercermilenio television, climber Guillermo Vidales, also known as Huracán Vidales, said that mountain rescue...
posted on Jan 16, 2015, 31 flags
Conspiracies in Religions
So, this was an interesting bit of news: "Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young...
posted on Jan 13, 2015, 29 flags
Conspiracies in Religions
Disclaimer: Please, if you are just going to bash the belief in Jesus, or state how ignorant believers of any faith are, move along, nothing to see here. I have this dilemma as of late. I was raised in...