sábado, 30 de junho de 2007

Karma of the Brain: Why Good Things Happen to Good People

By Siri Agrell
Source: The Globe and Mail

Yes, helping others makes us feel warm and fuzzy, but new research suggests that doing good deeds can actually help people live longer, healthier lives. Siri Agrell explains why positive action may be better than popping pills.

What if your doctor told you to take two steps toward being a better person and call him in the morning?

Patients at a California health maintenance organization are being prescribed generous behaviour as part of a program called Rx: Volunteer, one of various new research projects described by Stephen Post in his book Why Good Things Happen To Good People, out next week. Dr. Post chronicles the link between doing good and living a longer, healthier life.

"The science shows that we're hardwired to be giving," he says. "We're talking here about a one-a-day vitamin for the soul."

A growing number of researchers are supporting his claim with studies that show how the human body benefits from everything from gratitude to generosity.

Dr. Post, the president of Case Western Reserve University's Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, believes in the scientific equivalent to The Secret, the self-help phenomenon that preaches positivity as a means to personal reward.

No, being a good person won't necessarily get you a new car or help you lose 10 pounds, Dr. Post says, but there is a karma of the brain, where the body physically rewards acts of kindness and forgiveness.

"The remarkable bottom line of the science of love is that giving protects overall health twice as much as Aspirin protects against heart disease," he says.

For example, psychologist Robert Emmons studied organ-transplant recipients and found that the more gratitude they felt, the faster they recovered.

A 2001 study of trauma survivors by psychologist Russell Kolts found that gratitude was associated with lower symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

And a Wellesley College study that has tracked 200 people since the 1920s, interviewing them for five hours every decade, found that people who were charitable in high school had better physical and mental health in late adulthood.

"The connection for mental health is particularly strong, but the physical health results are also highly significant," psychologist Paul Wink notes.

Helping other people can aid in personal relaxation and stress as well.

Researchers at the University of Michigan found that people who offered social support to others in a financial crisis saw a marked reduction in their own anxiety about money.

The movement toward studying human goodness has even spawned its own diagnostic manual, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification.

It was written to contrast the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, which doctors use to classify human behaviour by pathology.

Dr. Post, whose institute offers funding to many of these studies, believes that people who want to prolong their lives should work on their attitude, the same way they would change their diet or exercise routines.

And he thinks the culture is ready for a shift toward the positive.

He was encouraged by the behaviour of some young people in the aftermath of last month's mass shooting at Virginia Tech, who reached out to one another online and promised to be kinder to strangers.

"The truth is ours we have a duty to be true to ourselves. Smile at people you usually never even looked at talk to people u hated," Quebec student Pierre-Olivier Laforce wrote in a Facebook post quoted in The New York Times.

And also last month Ryan Fitzgerald, an unemployed 20-year-old from Boston, received more than 5,000 calls after posting his phone number on YouTube for strangers who needed to talk.

Mr. Fitzgerald said he was inspired by Juan Mann, an Australian whose efforts to hug strangers landed him as a guest on Oprah Winfrey's couch.

And the impulse to take a higher road is not just infecting idealistic young people.

Toronto consultant Peggie Pelosi decided she needed to rethink her priorities while working as a vice-president at a health sciences company. After establishing a charitable partnership for her employees, she watched their productivity soar. She now helps companies form philanthropic partnerships and has written a book, Corporate Karma: How Business Can Move Forward By Giving Back.

"I think there's a lack of opportunity for people to find and express compassion," she says of her baby-boomer generation. "We've gotten to the point in our lives where we would like to have some meaning."

RELATED ARTICLE: The Power of Giving


Vatican Admits on TV That Extraterrestrial Contact Is Real

by Richard Boylan
26 April 1998

Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a theologian member of the Vatican Curia (governing body), and an insider close to the Pope, has gone on Italian national television five times, including recent months, to proclaim that extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon. Balducci provided an analysis of extraterrestrials that he feels is consistent with the Catholic Church's understanding of theology.

Monsignor Balducci emphasizes that extraterrestrial encounters "are NOT demonic, they are NOT due to psychological impairment, they are NOT a case of entity attachment, but these encounters deserve to be studied carefully." Since Monsignor Balducci is a demonology expert and consultant to the Vatican , and since the Catholic Church has historically demonized many new phenomena that were poorly understood, his stating that the Church does not censure these encounters is all the more remarkable.

Balducci revealed to a visiting American professional that the Vatican is closely following this phenomenon quietly. My informant originally surmised that the Vatican is receiving much information about extraterrestrials and their contacts with humans from its Nunciatures (embassies) in various countries. But subsequent information indicated that the Monsignor has gotten his cases from other sources.

Monsignor Balducci is a member of a group which acts as consultants to the Vatican on various matters concerning humans in possible contact with supernatural beings. As such, the matter of extraterrestrial encounters would fall within their purview, and possibly as well the spiritual significance of the emerging general realization of extraterrestrial contact. Parallel information from National Security Council scientist Dr. Michael Wolf , a member of the NSC's SSG subcommittee for managing the UFO phenomenon, as well as from noted author and Vatican expert Father Malachi Martin, suggests that the Vatican is concerned that it will have a major doctrinal updating situation on its hands when extraterrestrial contact becomes authoritatively announced by world governments over the next several years.

Parenthetically, it can be observed that the Vatican Curia member's declarations on Italian national television represent technically the first declaration by an official of a Major Power government, even if "speaking as an individual", that extraterrestrial contact is real and happening, and deserves serious study. Also, Whitley Strieber has just come out with a new book, "Confirmation", which features an interview, in which Monsignor Balducci makes additional striking comments about the extraterrestrials as probably superior spiritual beings.

-- Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
(Updated by June 7, 1999)
Translation of the Interview

Father Balducci on the subject of extraterrestrials as seen in the conversation with journalist Bruno Mobrici; filmed by RAI-TV 1 "SPECIAL TG1", an excerpt:

Bruno Mobrici: Father Balducci father, then, between us, would this answer how many support this versus how many are still opposed?

Father Balducci: These things give us a great deal to think about. Is it true, it is false, is it ... it is true, it is not true, is this believable or should we say this is incredible -- no! By now, at this point, there are several considerations made with CERTAINTY THAT these BEINGS DO EXIST. IT CANNOT BE DOUBTED. It can also be said that even if there are 99 things about this phenomenon that are false, within the entire totality there can be one true statement -- and it is that, certainly, it's true that this phenomena does exist for sure. Therefore, this is the first problem: there will be those who doubt, perhaps, but the most prudent people will not deny it entirely.

Bruno Mobrici: What are the consequences regarding religious beliefs or philosophy?

Father Balducci: Not there are no one with ... not that it is without some negative consequence... all things considered.

After all the Lord has revealed to us all, things we already think well of, and also of this "alien" and not exactly human rendition of God's creation we can also think well. Christ always remains the center of the Universe, but in the Universe there is not only this one world, but there are millions of stars, millions of galaxies, and there are... I don't want to say now anything about how many (or any exact numbers) but, without a doubt, we can reasonably anticipate the next point. And now here we'll enter into our second phase of questions, as these aliens explain themselves, discuss the existence of other inhabited worlds, in the manner that they have lived. How did they live? You see, there's a saying that goes back centuries: "Natura non facit saltus" -- "Nature does not make jumps"

...... There is the animal realm, the vegetable realm, the human realm, and the angelic realm; these are the four realms we already know about. Three are natural and we see them. Between the man, the human being and the angel, eh... there's a jump and it's a jump that's a little too large to make.

Here, for convenience, I use this illustration -- this example from Saint Thomas's theology [Summa Theologica] is very good because it illustrates that such verisimilitude is probable. Let's take the case of mankind. Man already has a spirit, in himself, but it may be a poor spirit. This spirit is subject to all matters in an incredible way. Now the man -- he's had enough by evening, and this man has to go to bed, while the spirit does not have this need to sleep.

Man can suffer just a little, for instance, say, one minor illness, or insomnia, and thus he is imprisoned. But then consider an angel. An angel is ALL spirit -- the similarity between mankind and angels is that part which is the SOUL, the spirit. We say, therefore, that the less mankind is tied to his physical self, the less he's ruled by his body. How much we are able to subordinate our higher self to the body and how much to the realm of the soul -- how much progress we make towards this spiritual world -- until it is obvious how much progress we have made towards the study of our own spiritual side in these last decades, we won't be able to progress further.

This is a follow-up, providing further corroboration about the report on a Vatican representative declaring on Italian television repeatedly that extraterrestrials and ET encounters are real, not demonic, and deserve serious study. Enclosed is information from a Unitarian minister friend of mine, concerning Whitley Strieber's new book, "Confirmation", which contains another interview with Vatican commission member, Monsignor Balducci.

Rich, Whitley's book has an appendix which features an interview with Monsignor Corrado Balducci of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and Propagation of Faith of the Vatican. The Interview is by Michael Hesemann, editor of "Magazin 2000", Translated by Matthias Schubnell, PH.D. The Monsignor states unequivically that UFO's and extraterrestrials exist, and the Vatican knows this...

Michael C.
The fact that Monsignor Balducci is appointed by the Pope to one of the major Congregations of the Church should not be missed. The Vatican is run by Congregations, roughly equivalent to secular government Departments, although much smaller and more intimate. Monsignor Balducci's appointment to the body in charge of assuring that the Church's teachings are disseminated faithfully indicates even more clearly that his declarations about extraterrestrials are not just the musings of an individual cleric.

Added to this are recent remarks of noted author Whitley Strieber about Monsignor Balducci. "I know the Monsignor through Michael Hesseman, and have talked to him personally about his views. He has given me an interview. "Msgr. Balducci told me personally when I asked him about his relationship to the pope that he knows the pope and is friendly with him.

"[Monsignor Balducci] makes substantially the same statements about the need to stop fooling ourselves that the contact situation is psychological, and he makes the point that it is dangerous for Christians to ignore the testimony of millions, if they are to accept the testimony of just a few as the basis of doctrine. He also discusses his contention that the visitors are not demons, and mentions that the subject matter is of special interest to the Church and the Christian community."

The above affirmations by German anthropologist/editor Michael Hesemann and best- selling American author Whitley Strieber are in conformity with the report by my ACCET clinician informant, who recently returned from her interview with Monsignor Balducci in Rome. And contrary to disinformation placed on the internet, the Italian website (accessed through www.Sightings.com) showing photos and text of Monsignor Balducci on television making these declarations is an authentic representation of what he has been saying publicly.

Richard Boylan, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard J. Boylan is a Ph.D. behavioral scientist, Associate Professor of Psychology at Chapman University, clinical hypnotherapist, consultant, researcher, and author of four books and numerous articles. He is a consultant to persons exploring personal growth and transformation issues, and ET and other anomalous experiences. His research investigations have included: human encounters with extraterrestrials, parapsychological/psychic experiences, life-stage growth factors, and societal implications of contact with cosmic cultures.


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Autocura de Borobudur

por André Bechelane
Dezembro de 1997

Cerimônia de autocura do meio ambiente em mandala gigante na ilha de Java, Indonésia. A estupa mandala de Borobudur é o maior monumento do budismo tibetano fora do Tibet. Em suas paredes, estão grafados os estágios pelos quais o Buda passou para atingir a iluminação. A autocura propõe uma nova ecologia interna e externa.

Convento de Cristo - Tomar

1 de fevereiro de 2007

sexta-feira, 29 de junho de 2007

Quercus divulga hoje lista dos dez carros mais amigos do ambiente

28 de Junho de 2007

Lisboa, 28 Jun (Lusa) - A Quercus apresenta hoje a lista dos dez carros mais amigos do ambiente vendidos actualmente no mercado português, três dias antes da entrada em vigor do novo imposto automóvel que penaliza as viaturas mais poluentes.

Os veículos foram analisados no âmbito do projecto TopTen, desenvolvido em parceria com a EDP e estão divididos em sete classes: mini-carros, pequenos carros, compactos, classe média, classe média superior, carrinhas de cinco lugares e carrinhas com seis ou mais lugares.

Citröen C1 1.0i, Peugeot 107 1.0i, Toyota Aygo 1.0 foram considerados os melhores mini-carros (até 3,5 metros), enquanto o Daihatsu Sirion 1.0 ficou à frente nos pequenos carros (entre 3,5 e 4 metros).

O Honda Civic Hybrid foi o compacto (de 4 a 4,4 metros) mais bem classificado.

Na classe média (4,5 a 4,7 metros) e classe média superior (4,7 a 4,9 metros), foram considerados mais amigos do ambiente o Toyota Prius 1.5 Hybrid e o BMW 520d Sedan/Touring, respectivamente.

O Ford C-Max 1.6 TDCi 109 cv foi o eleito da classe das carrinhas de 5 lugares.

Para as carrinhas com seis ou mais lugares, foram identificados como automóveis menos poluentes o Opel Zafira 1.6 CNG e o Peugeot 307 SW 1.6 HDI 110cv.

Os critérios de classificação dos veículos incluíram as emissões de dióxido de carbono, causadores do efeito de estufa associado ao aquecimento global, emissão de outros poluentes do ar, ruído causado e melhor uso dos recursos, tendo em conta a reciclagem dos materiais.

Nesta avaliação foram analisados veículos movidos a gasolina, gasóleo e combinados com gás natural.

A lista vai ser acrescentada à informação já disponibilizada no site www.topten.pt, relativa a iluminação e máquinas de lavar roupa, com o objectivo de ajudar os consumidores a fazerem a melhor escolha em termos ambientais e de eficiência energética.


sexta-feira, 22 de junho de 2007

Total Onslaught: The Wine of Babylon

15 june 2007

The Bible speaks about an end-time Babylon that would lead the whole world astray. The doctrines for this end-time power can be found in ancient Babylon. In this video, the ancient religion of Babylon and its origins are traced through historic time to the very time in which we live. It is clearly revealed how this ancient religion is alive and well in religious systems of our day, dressed in a garb to suitability camouflage it from the eyes of the casual observer.

Rancho de Santa Marinha de Porzelo

December 29, 2006

Vira de quatro do rancho de santa marinha de porzelo - Arcos de Valdevez, gravado no lugar de Enxerto freguesia de Rio Frio.

quarta-feira, 20 de junho de 2007

China constrói centro de manipulação do clima

19 de Junho de 2007

No país mais populoso do mundo vai nascer, em 2010, um centro nacional de manipulação do clima, com o objectivo de criar chuva artificial e controlar a queda de granizo.

A China prepara-se para construir, nos próximos três anos, um grande centro nacional de manipulação do clima, que coordenará a criação de chuva artificial e o controlo do granizo.

Este é o país do mundo onde mais se realiza este tipo de operação, tendo criado, desde 1999, de acordo com o jornal China Daily 250 biliões de toneladas de chuva artificial. Agora, com este novo centro, pretende-se alcançar as 50 biliões de toneladas por ano, além de proteger o país contra condições meteorológicas extremas, numa altura em que as mudanças climáticas provocam cada vez mais secas, tufões e inundações.

Já este ano, a produção agrícola deverá sofrer uma redução significativa, devido à actual seca, que afecta 15 milhões de hectares de terras cultiváveis, segundo dados do Ministério da Agricultura chinês.

Actualmente, das 34 províncias do país, 30 já participaram em operações de alteração do clima, estando equipadas com mais de 12 mil dispositivos, que bombardeiam as nuvens com iodeto de prata, o catalisador mais utilizado para produzir chuva artificial, sublinha a Administração Meteorológica do país.

A China defende a manipulação do clima como forma de resolver os seus problemas meteorológicos, e utilizará estas técnicas também nos Jogos Olímpicos de Pequim, que terão lugar em 2008, para evitar, por exemplo, que chova durante a cerimónia de inauguração.

Links relacionados:

China Daily

Artigos Relacionados:

Combate ao aquecimento global pode ter custos reduzidos
Efeitos do aquecimento global vão durar séculos
Cientistas aconselham adaptação a alterações climatérias
Aquecimento global é o pior dos últimos 400 anos
Ásia pode enfrentar pesadelo climático

Source: http://ciberia.aeiou.pt

Empresa japonesa aluga robôs recepcionistas


O "salário" do humanóide é de ¥ 126 mil por dia
(cerca de US$ 1.000), se for alugado durante uma semana,
e de ¥ 21 mil (US$ 170) para contratos de um mês

Esses andróides estão programados para conversar, apertar as mãos e até fazer brincadeiras

A empresa Mitsubishi Heavy Industries aluga humanóides com funções de recepcionista e animador, programados para conversar, dar as mãos e até brincar de "pedra, papel, tesoura" (janken), informou a companhia.

A Mitsubishi Heavy Industries pretende lançar no mercado 30 exemplares do andróide, chamado Wakamaru, ainda este ano fiscal (que finaliza no dia 31 de março de 2008), somente para aluguel, segundo a agência Kyodo.

Os Wakamaru, criados em 2003, que já impressionaram o mundo durante a feira internacional de Aichi em 2005, lembram o famoso "C3PO" da série Guerra nas Estrelas e tem uma inteligência artificial que permite reconhecer 10 mil palavras.

Além de falar, esses robôs se locomovem sobre rodas e dispõem de sensores por todo o corpo para detectar a presença dos humanos.

A empresa japonesa espera que seus andróides desempenhem funções de recepcionista em escritórios e hospitais, ou em diferentes tipos de eventos.

Source: http://www.ipcdigital.com

Médicos oncologistas portugueses defendem legalização da eutanásia


Trinta e nove por cento dos médicos oncologistas portugueses defendem a legalização da eutanásia , mas apenas 23,8% admitiram praticar esse acto se a legislação o permitisse. Dados obtidos através de um inquérito anónimo a estes profissionais da saúde, a que se acrescenta o facto de 20% já terem recebido pedidos para a prática da eutanásia e apenas 5% para o suicídio assistido.

No entanto, poucos (apenas 11%) estariam disponíveis a praticar a eutanásia a pedido de outra pessoa. Segundo Diário de Notícias o estudo foi realizado pelo médico José António Ferraz Gonçalves, responsável pela Unidade de Cuidados Continuados do Instituto de Oncologia do Porto. Ferraz Gonçalves sublinha a diferença entre aqueles que defendem a legalização e aqueles que estão dispostos a praticar a eutanásia: "A maioria dos médicos considera que os outros são livres e que podem tomar o seu caminho, mas não querem ser chamados a intervir. Eventualmente, outros o farão." Um pouco à semelhança do que acontece com o aborto.

"Resultados surpreendentes e preocupantes, porque demonstram alguma inversão do que a ética médica determina", afirmou ontem Rui Nunes,o director do Serviço de Bioética da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto.

Source: http://port.pravda.ru

terça-feira, 19 de junho de 2007

Destino Terra

20 junho de 2007

O novo lançamento da Revista UFO, o documentário Destino Terra, traz declarações dos astronautas Edgar Mitchell e Gordon Cooper, onde descrevem ocorrências com UFOs na Terra e no espaço, e o cosmonauta Pavel Popovich relatando o avistamento de um disco voador durante o vôo da estação espacial Mir. E ainda depoimentos dos ex-presidentes dos EUA Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton e Ronald, raramente veiculadas antes. Narrado por Peter Coyote, o DVD Destino Terra [Out of the Blue] é uma produção de 95 minutos, e ainda revela uma análise de documentos ufológicos secretos recentemente descobertos, feita por renomados ufólogos internacionais, como o físico nuclear Stanton Friedman, o escritor Richard Dolan, o jornalista Michael Lindemann e o professor Peter Sturrock, da Universidade de Stanford. O DVD contém filmagens inéditas e exclusivas de UFOs a curta distância e baixa altitude sobre grandes cidades de todo o mundo, que são mostradas pela primeira vez e analisadas por especialistas em efeitos especiais dos estúdios de George Lucas.

Importantes casos também são mostrados sob uma nova ótica, com filmagens em locais de pouso de UFOs e relatos de abduzidos. O ponto alto do DVD são informações, imagens e entrevistas inéditas que comprovam a tentativa dos EUA de derrubar UFOs com armamentos secretos, além de casos em que discos voadores interferiram no lançamento de mísseis balísticos intercontinentais, inutilizando suas ogivas nucleares. Controladores de vôo e militares ligados aos lançamentos dão depoimentos chocantes e inéditos. Tudo isso e muito mais neste documentário exclusivo.

Veja em Destino Terra, declarações dos astronautas Edgar Mitchell e Gordon Cooper, que descrevem UFOs na Terra e no espaço

Source: http://www.ufo.com.br

A Nova Ordem Globalista

May 21, 2007

Os novos senhores do mundo não precisam de governar directamente.Os governos nacionais encarregam-se de administrar os negócios por conta deles. A nova ordem é a unificação do mundo num único mercado. Os Estados mais não são do que empresas,com gerentes a fazer a vez de governos,e as novas alianças regionais parecem mais fusões comerciais do que federações políticas.

In "A 4ª Guerra Mundial Já Começou"

A Globalização da Pobreza

Desde o início dos anos 80 os programas de "estabilização macroeconómica" e de "ajustamento estrutural" impostos pelo FMI e pelo Banco Mundial a países em vias de desenvolvimento (como condição para a renegociação de sua dívida externa) têm conduzido ao empobrecimento de centenas de milhões de pessoas. Ao contrário do espirito do acordo de Bretton Woods, que assentava na "reconstrução económica" e na estabilidade das principais taxas de cambio, o programa de ajustamento estrutural tem contribuido em larga medida para a desestabilização das divisas nacionais e a ruina das economias em vias de desenvolvimento.

O poder de compra interno entrou em colapso,assiste-se a surtos de fome, são encerrados centros de saude e escolas, o direito á educação básica é negado a centenas de milhões de crianças. Em várias regiões em vias de desenvolvimento as reformas conduziram ao recrudescimento de doenças infecciosas tais como a tuberculose, a malária e a colera. Enquanto o mandato do Banco Mundial consiste em "combater a pobreza" e proteger o ambiente o seu apoio a grandes projectos hidroelétricos e agro-industriais acelerou igualmente o processo de deflorestação e a destruição ambiental, com a consequente deslocação forçada e expulsão de vários milhões de pessoas.

A Nova Ordem Mundial baseia-se no "falso consenso" de Washington e Wall Street, que impõe o "sistema de mercado livre" como unica opção possivel na senda ditada pelo avanço da "prosperidade global". A idiologia de mercado livre defende uma forma nova e brutal de intervencionismo do Estado,assente na interferência deliberada nas forças de mercado. Suprimindo os direitos dos cidadãos, o "comércio livre", sob a égide da OMC concede "direitos inalianáveis" aos maiores bancos do mundo e ás empresas globais.

Tem vindo a desenvolver-se um "consenso politico" apoiado pelo acordo de Bretton Woods; por todo o mundo, os governos adoptaram inequivocamente objectivos de cariz neoliberal. As mesmas medidas económicas são aplicadas a nível mundial.

Outras organizações "semi-secretas" -- que desempenham um papel importante na definição das instituições da Nova Ordem Mundial -- incluem a Comissão Trilateral, o grupo Bilderberg e o Conselho para as Relações Exteriores (CFR).

Michel Chossudovsky no seu livro A Globalização da Pobreza

Os Média na Nova Ordem em


Os agentes religiosos da Nova Ordem

Source: http://senhoresdomundo.blogspot.com

sábado, 16 de junho de 2007

Eten met Bianca

19 juni 2007

Bianca gaat met vrije geest en stadsecoloog Martin Melchers op zoek naar eetbaar groen in parken, bosjes en veldjes in Amsterdam.

‘Eten met Bianca’ is het culinaire programma van AT5. Iedere dinsdag om 19.15 uur. Op deze website vindt u de recepten die in de uitzendingen gebruikt zijn. Veel kookplezier en eet smakelijk!

bekijk de video hier: http://www.at5.nl/speler_at5.asp?id=632

Source: http://www.etenmetbianca.nl

sexta-feira, 15 de junho de 2007

Unnatural History of Winged Snakes in North America

Apr 29 2007

The Unnatural History of Winged Snakes
in North America

Even in today’s decidedly cynical and rational culture, legends and alleged sightings of exceptional and mysterious creatures are still—on occasion—featured in the news media, and dominate the 100-realm of our libraries’ Dewey decimal classification section. In the modern age, the “big three” cryptozoologically dominate: Sasquatch, lake monsters and the Chupacabra. Rewind the clock back 125 years though and a new “top three list” of whispered-about mystery creatures emerges from North America: “Wild men of the woods” (likely an early nomenclature for what will later come to be known as Bigfoot), sea serpents and… Winged Snakes

If one were to design the simplest animal that would generate the greatest commotion among the public at large, the winged snake might be the ideal conception. Coalescing the most ominous features of two of the most traditionally feared critters—the snake and the bat, the idea of the existence of winged snakes was, historically, a nineteenth century hullabaloo just waiting to happen.

The idea of a serpent that can fly is by no means a contemporary concept. The classic Chinese dragons, though wingless, were built upon this notion. The belief peaked perhaps in ancient Egypt, where numerous examples of winged snakes can be found depicted in tomes of all types from the region. These were, ostensibly, not merely for dramatic graphic illustration. The prominent historian Herodotus wrote about these animals as actual biological components within the Egyptian ecology. Consider the following passage from his History of Egypt, Book 2. Chapter LXXV:

I went to a certain place in Arabia, almost exactly opposite the city of Buto, to make inquiries concerning the winged serpents. On my arrival I saw the back-bones and ribs of serpents in such numbers as it is impossible to describe; of the ribs there were a multitude of heaps, some great, some small, some middle-sized. The place where the bones lie is at the entrance of a narrow gorge between the steep mountains, which there open upon a spacious plain communicating with the great plains of Egypt. The story goes, that the spring the snakes come flying from Arabia towards Egypt, but are met in this gorge by the birds called ibises, who forbid their entrance and destroy them all. The Arabians assert, and the Egyptians also admit, that it is on account of the service thus rendered that the Egyptians hold the ibis in so much reverence.

While many historians dismiss this passage as a misguided connection to swarms of locusts, it is problematic to reconcile this explanation with Herodotus’s reference to having been witness to their “bones” and “ribs”. Similarly damning is the fact that Herodotus described their wings as bat-like rather than feathered as a bird. Others reject the account as a mere fable to explicate the Egyptians’ reverence for the ibis.

The Bible too mentions these creatures in Isaiah 30:6 and refers to them as “saraph”, often translated as the “fiery flying serpents”. The “fire” here referring to their poison’s burning sensation.

The burden of the beasts of the south: Into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to people that shall not profit them. (Isaiah 30:6 from the King James Bible)

In the seventeenth century, the belief in the existence of these animals was waxed through a proposed hypothesis on the conception of natural chimeras. Edward Lhwyd, curator of the Oxford Museum, suggested that—captured in the natural processes of evaporation and precipitation—snake semen could fertilize nest-bound bird eggs to produce a blended beast, a process he termed “fermentational putrefaction”. While Lhwyd’s idea was not new, it did resurrect and adjust slightly the older principle of the “spermatick principle” proposed by the 16th century Andreas Libavius. Both the “fermentational putrefaction” and “spermatick principle” theories were geared towards fossil formation, they have also been connected to the chimera formation. Today, the idea is zoologically implausible, but one must ask why such a conjecture was even needed if there were no documented sightings of such organisms.1

In North America?

The Arabian Peninsula does not have an exclusive claim to these mystery animals by any means. Accounts of such creatures stretch as far back as the United State’s westward expanding history. Admittedly, the believability of the existence of such an extraordinary North American cryptid would have been made far easier had the roll call of known sightings revealed marked similarities; alas, the reports vary from the mundane and minute to the inordinately bizarre. In a brief review of some of the prominent sightings, the reader will be guided from the former to the latter.

The earliest known recorded sighting can be found in the journal writings of Hieronymus Benzo, an Italian naturalist who traversed the New World from 1541 to 1556. In his text Istoria de Mondo Nuovo Libr. III, Benzo included the following entry on an expedition into what is now Florida:

I saw a certain kind of Serpent which was furnished with wings, and which was killed near a wood by some of our men. Its wings were so shaped that by moving them it could raise itself from the ground and fly along, but only at a very short distance from the earth.

The next known flap of sightings emerged from the area of Leavenworth, Texas and, in fact, culminated in the acquisition of a sample specimen. In August of 1875, an unnamed woman dwelling in the southern side of this town made local headlines with her insistence that a smallish winged snake was undertaking excursions over her neighborhood. So astonishing was her testimony that a local, aged psychic was stirred to boldly foretell (to the local newspaper) “in a short time the air would be full of flying serpents”. Perhaps, if the next 35 years might be interpreted as “a short time”, she was partially right.2

In September of that same year, two young men surnamed Remington and Jenkins, while hunting in the woods near Leavenworth, were astonished to see this oft-gossiped about creature soaring straight toward them at an altitude of about four feet. Jenkins quickly removed his cap and, with an accurate sweep, netted the little beastie. It turned out to be quite harmless; it was approximately one foot in length, spotted and bore wings approximately the size of their hands. After dispensing of it, the two intelligent lads brought the now lifeless body home and preserved it in a jar of alcohol. Tragically, this essential physical specimen appears to have been lost to time, most likely in much the same manner as myriads of copies of Action Comics #1 have been innocently tossed by mothers with other attic junk, without realization of what they possessed.2 Another diminutive winged snake was witnessed by an entire family, that of H. C. Cotton, of White County, Tennessee. The creature nonchalantly soared over their home as they were all upon their porch in August of 1899. An Atlanta, Georgia newspaper commented upon the story by noting “the coves of White County are famous for the production of a fine quality of apple brandy. Whether this had anything to do with the phenomenon or not is not stated.3

A slightly larger and more alarming specimen was observed over St. Charles, Missouri, not far from the Mississippi River in 1911. Mrs. John Bishop and her children were startled from their work and play by an odd sound evocative of a monoplane. This buzzing though was not from an engine, but rather from the highly rapid fluttering of a sizeable pair of wings attached to a three-foot-long spotted snake passing over their residence. The awe that overtook the unsuspecting family quickly transformed into terror however, as the airborne snake turned and approached the terrified group of witnesses. The mother hastily herded the children into the home where they watched in safety as the creature performed various aeronautic feats for almost twenty minutes before it disappeared over the horizon in the direction of Alton, Illinois.4

Farm hands working on what was one of the most renowned plantations in King George, Virginia, “Berry Plain”, did battle with a winged snake in September of 1905 and emerged victorious. The enigmatic reptile had been seen many times on the plantation—always in flight or arboreal, never terrestrial—prior to its demise. The beast was five feet long, one inch in diameter and possessed wings “of good size” covered with something that resembled feathers. The plantation was located on the banks of the Rappahannock River; thus, locals surmised that the creature must have “come from an impenetrable marsh of the river or some neighboring creek”.5

More outlandish yet was the monster witnessed in Greensburg, Indiana in September of 1893. While riding in a buggy, Mrs. Joseph Groswick and Mrs. Casper were literally pursued for most of a mile by a seven-foot winged serpent that emerged from a roadside tree. In addition to its inexplicable wings, the two women claimed that it also possessed a beak like an eagle. By providence, a chance encounter with a pair of hunters and their dogs persuaded the beast to abort its fearsome chase and flee back into the woods.6

In 1914, an American Indian of the Seminole tribe named Jim Sanitu traversed the country with his “trophy”, the fully mounted skeleton of a large winged snake that he claimed to have bested in a battle in the Everglades.7

Just Prior to the turn of the nineteenth century, the New York Times, ran an expose on the rare sighting made by Robert McDougall, described as “the most prominent citizen of Waterford [New Jersey]”. Startled while strolling through the woods, McDougall reported a five-foot winged snake, flapping its wings as it descended from the low branches of a nearby tree.

It had the look of a bat in its face,” said McDougall. “But it was a flying snake, sure enough. One of a venomous kind I would say. The skull resembled that of a puff adder…I have seen all sorts of things in my time, but never before did I set eyes on a monster like that.”

Apparently, a man named Hiram Beechwood, who witnessed it crossing a road entering a swamp, spotted the creature again just a few days later. He noted that its wings appeared to be bat-like in design, as opposed to avian.8

They might be giant

The labeling of a winged snake’s head as being similar to a puff adder’s was echoed less than a month later by a subsequent sighting hundreds of miles down the Atlantic coast. This was clearly not the same animal though; this new critter was far more a monster by any definition of size and shape. Once again from the Everglades, it was described as bearing a head shaped like a puff adder’s, possessing a dark, bluish body that was estimated by the witness as being up to thirty-five feet in length and boasting not two, but four wings—the arrangement of which was left unstated. Like many of the sightings already described, the commotion created by the report spurred locals to form a posse to eliminate the terrifying threat. Unfortunately, also similar was the lack of success that this mob suffered in the ensuing search.9

This was not the only North American giant winged snake ever reported though. The Times-Independent of Bedford, Iowa told the tale of a local man named Lee Corder and his late summer 1887 encounter with an enormous flying snake. When he and a group of people he was with at the time first sighted it in the distance, it appeared to him to be a large buzzard-like bird. It was not until it flew much closer that the creature’s undulating serpentine body became obvious. The snake was described as being nearly a foot in diameter, with great glistening scales. While watching it with astonishment, the snake landed with a thud in a cornfield approximately one hundred feet away, but out of sight. The men’s fear prevented them from investigating into the field further and prompted them to take a quick leave of the area. The local paper challenged any who might belittle this report to “call on Lee Corder, or any of the family, who reside five miles from this city, [so that] they may be convinced of its truth, as they are people of unimpeachable veracity.”10

South Carolina also alleged its own giant aerial serpent in 1897. Witnessed twice in the same day at locations twenty-two miles distant from each other, this huge winged beast was described by both witnesses as being anywhere from twenty-five to forty feet in length and eight to ten inches in diameter though its largest part.11

They came from the water?

The idea of a snake with wings seems anomalous at best if viewed from an evolutionary perspective. Would not wings be a serious detriment to the burrow-dwelling nature of a terrestrial snake? Likewise, it does not seem plausible that the lop-sided, elongated serpentine body could be advantageous to flight. The only way such a combination could be viewed as logical—and perhaps beneficial—would be in the context of a water snake that could take to the air as necessary. Along that line of thought, a couple important sightings of large winged water snakes were documented in the media.

The Washington Post noted in 1911 that the “passengers and crew of the White Star liner Celtic brought with them to New York today a revival of the sea serpent tales of other years. They reported having passed early yesterday morning a formidable looking creature that was going at a high speed in pursuit of a school of young whales. The monster, they say, had wings, and rose frequently 10 feet or more from the water. Whales and pursuer faded from sight within a few minutes.”12

What would appear to be, by description, the same or a similar animal was witnessed a few years earlier in the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania. A local newspaper account noted that:
Miss Rachel Talbot, daughter of W. A. Talbot, who has a summer villa opposite Grunderville, was the first to see the creature as it came swimming up the middle of the river. The head protruded several feet above the surface. She called to ‘Hank’ Johnson, ferryman for the Warren Lumber Company, who ran for his rifle and opened fire. Immediately the reptile reared its head at least 10 feet into the air…and charged for the shore. Jackson steadied himself and, taking careful aim hit one of the wings, disabling it. The snake flew as high as the ferry cable which hangs 20 feet above the water and then vanished.”13

Not really ‘wings’?

An intriguing variation on the mythology and anecdotal history of North American winged snakes is the contemporary investigation of Northern Arizona University anthropology student Nick Sucik. Sucik has been delving into the Navajo and Hopi legends that tell of snakes, or snake-like reptiles, known as the Tł.iish Naat’a’í that can take flight and undulates in various movements within that motion. In 2004 Sucik issued a paper, Exploring the Prospect of an Unidentified Species of Reptile within Navajo and Hopi Lands that nicely bridged the fields of theoretical herpetological physiology and cryptic anthropological folklore.

Sucik’s flying snakes of Arizona were hypothesized to be wingless—by definition of bat or bird—but capable of limited aeronautics through extended flaps that stretched over a significant portion of their bodies. Sucik outlines his findings regarding the lack of “wing”-like appendages as follows:

The wings undoubtedly are the most peculiar feature, even if they technically may fall short of the definition. Those only having heard of the snakes tend to assume they sport bat-like wings, whereas witnesses mostly have described something far differing. Instead of possessing limbs, the animals sport a retractable membrane that emerges from behind the head and then trails back to either side along a significant portion of the body length. Some have likened it to the expansive display of a cobra.s hood, though both much larger and longer. This membrane is faint in color, almost to the point of transparency or, as one woman put it, .like they were made of plastic. Thus, the membrane may tend to go unnoticed, creating the surreal image of a snake magically “slithering” through mid-air.

It is difficult to reconcile this statement however with the sightings presented previously, especially those that lasted for dozens of minutes or even produced a type specimen carcass.14

The ‘Winged-snake’ platypus

Our world does not seem to like chimeric critters. When the first drawing and pelt of the world’s most celebrated chimera, the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) was delivered to British naturalists, it was mocked as an obvious hoax, with the renowned natural George Shaw going so for as to attack the pelt with scissors in a vain attempt to expose the seams of this fraud. The world has always been filled with wonders and without a doubt, these magnificent animals–be they cryptids or tall-tales—certainly made the world a more wonder-filled place.

The winged snake may be one of history’s most notorious mass-perpetuated hoaxes; if not, the extraordinarily rare species is certainly extinct. Nevertheless, let us not take the figurative scissors of skepticism to the winged snake too hastily.

Reference Sources

1 New York Times, New York, NY, April 29, 2003
2 Athens Messenger, Athens OH, 9/16/1875
3 Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta GA, 8/19/1899
4 Washington Post; Washington DC, 10/29/1911
5 Wisconsin Valley Leader, Grand Rapids WI, 9/28/1905
6 Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur IL, 9/25/1893
7 Decatur Review, Decatur IL, 10/17/1914
8 Galveston Daily News, Galveston TX, 5/23/1899
9 Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City IA, 6/15/1899
10 The New Era, Humeston IA, 8/11/1887
11 The Landmark, Statesville NC, 7/20/1897
12 Washington Post, Washington DC, 6/5/1911
13 Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana PA, 9/8/1906
14 Exploring the Prospect of an Unidentified Species of Reptile within Navajo and Hopi Lands, Nick Sucik, 2004.

The previous paper was selected to be included as the lead article in the new cryptozoology book, Elementum Bestia, now available. This author receives no $ from the sale of this book.

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Did Ancient Biotech Create "Nephilim"? Will Modern Science Bring Them Again?

by Thomas Horn
May 5th, 2007

"The benei Elohim saw the daughters of Adam, that they were fit extensions"

- Gen 6:2, Interlinear Hebrew Bible

In the study of the Old Testament Book of Genesis, beings of great stature called "giants" appear, which some scholars believe came into existence after powerful angels known as 'Watchers' descended to earth and used women (or their biological matter) to construct bodies of flesh, which they used to "extend" themselves into the material world.

The Apocryphal books of Enoch, 2 Esdras, Genesis Aprocryphon and Jasher support the Genesis story, adding that the sin of the angels grew to include genetic modification of animals as well as humans. The Book of Jasher, mentioned in the Bible in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, says, "After the fallen angels went into the daughters of men, the sons of men taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order to provoke the Lord"(4:18). This clear reference to the Genesis 6 record illustrates that "animals" were included in whatever cross-species experiments were being conducted, and that this activity resulted in judgment from God. The Book of Enoch also supports this record, saying that after the fallen angels merged their DNA with women, they "began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish" (7:5,6). The Old Testament contains associated reference to genetic mutations, which developed among humans following this activity, including unusual size, physical strength, six fingers, six toes, animal appetite for blood and even lion-like features among men (2 Sam 21:20; 23:20).

What if, by corrupting the species barrier in which each creature was to recreate after its "own kind," Watchers had successfully mingled human-animal DNA and combined the hereditary traits of different species into a single new mutation? An entirely new being—Nephilim—might have suddenly possessed the combined intelligence and instincts (seeing, hearing, smelling, reacting to the environment) of several life forms and in ways unfamiliar to creation.

Will modern biotechnology resurrect Nephilim?

Today, molecular biologists classify the functions of genes within native species but are unsure in many cases how a gene's coding might react from one species to another. In recombinant DNA technology, a "transgenic" organism is created when the genetic structure of one specie is altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another. This could change not only the genetic structure of the modified animal and its offspring, but its evolutionary development, sensory modalities, disease propensity, personality and behavior traits among other things.

Such transgenic tinkering already exists in many parts of the world including the United States, Britain and Australia where animal eggs are being used to create hybrid human embryos from which stem cell lines can be produced for medical research. A team at Newcastle and Durham universities in the UK recently announced plans to "create hybrid rabbit and human embryos, as well as other ‘chimera’ embryos mixing human and cow genes." More alarmingly, the same researchers have already managed to reanimate tissue "from dead human cells in another breakthrough which was heralded as a way of overcoming ethical dilemmas over using living embryos for medical research" (1). In the United States, similar studies led Irv Weissman, director of Stanford University’s Institute of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine in California to create mice with partly human brains, causing some ethicists to raise the issue of "humanized animals" in the future that could become "self aware" as a result of genetic modification. Even the President of the United States, George W. Bush in his January 31st, 2006 State of the Union Address called for legislation to "prohibit…. creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos."

Not everybody shares these concerns. A radical, international, intellectual, and cultural movement known as "Transhumanism" supports the use of new sciences including genetic modification to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes so that "human beings will eventually be transformed into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label 'posthuman'" (2).

I have personally debated leading transhumanist, Dr. James Hughes on his weekly syndicated talk show, Changesurfer Radio. Hughes is Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and teaches at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. He is also the author of "Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future", a sort of Bible for transhumanist values. Dr. Hughes joins a growing body of academics, bioethicists and sociologists who support "large-scale genetic and neurological engineering of ourselves….[a] new chapter in evolution [as] the result of accelerating developments in the fields of genomics, stem-cell research, genetic enhancement, germ-line engineering, neuro-pharmacology, artificial intelligence, robotics, pattern recognition technologies, and nanotechnology…. at the intersection of science and religion [which has begun to question] what it means to be human…" (3).

In related development, Case Law School in Cleveland was awarded a $773,000 grant in April 2006 from the National Institutes of Health to develop guidelines "for the use of human subjects in what could be the next frontier in medical technology – genetic enhancement." Maxwell Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, director of the Law-Medicine Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and professor of bioethics in the Case School of Medicine is leading the team of "law professors, physicians, and bioethicists in the two-year project to develop standards for tests on human subjects in research that involves the use of genetic technologies to enhance ‘normal’ individuals – to make them smarter, stronger, or better-looking" (4).

Other law schools including Stanford and Oxford have recently hosted "Human Enhancement and Technology" conferences where transhumanists, futurists, bioethicists and legal scholars merged to discuss the ethical and legal ramifications of posthumans.

In his book "Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenges of Bioethics", the former chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, Leon Kass provided a status report on where we stand today regarding transhumanism. He warned in the introduction that "Human nature itself lies on the operating table, ready for alteration, for eugenic and psychic 'enhancement,' for wholesale redesign. In leading laboratories, academic and industrial, new creators are confidently amassing their powers and quietly honing their skills, while on the street their evangelists are zealously prophesying a posthuman future. For anyone who cares about preserving our humanity, the time has come for paying attention" (5).

Not to be outdone in this regard by the National Institute of Health, DARPA and other agencies of the U.S. military have taken inspiration from the likes of Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. In a scene reminiscent of Saruman the wizard creating monstrous Uruk-Hai to wage unending, merciless war, we find billions of American tax dollars have flowed into the Pentagon's Frankensteinian dream of "super-soldiers" and the "Extended Performance War Fighter" program. Not only does the EPWFP envision "injecting young men and women with hormonal, neurological and genetic concoctions; implanting microchips and electrodes in their bodies to control their internal organs and brain functions; and plying them with drugs that deaden some of their normal human tendencies: the need for sleep, the fear of death, [and] the reluctance to kill their fellow human beings," but Chris Floyd in an article for CounterPunch a while back quoted the Daily Telegraph and Christian Science Monitor, saying "some of the research now underway involves actually altering the genetic code of soldiers, modifying bits of DNA to fashion a new type of human specimen, one that functions like a machine, killing tirelessly for days and nights on end.... mutations [that] will 'revolutionize the contemporary order of battle' and guarantee 'operational dominance across the whole range of potential U.S. military employments" (6).

In keeping with our editorial, imagine the staggering implications of such science if dead Nephilim tissue was discovered with intact DNA and a government somewhere that was willing to clone or mingle the extracted organisms to make Homo-nephilim. If one accepts the biblical story of giants as real, such discovery could actually be made someday, or perhaps already has been and was covered up. The technology to resurrect the extinct species already exists, and cloning methods are being studied now for use with bringing back Tasmanian Tigers, Wooly Mammoths and other extinguished creatures.

"Let not the dead live, let not the giants rise again…" (Isaiah 26.14, Douay-Rheims Version).

The reference above from the Book of Isaiah 26:14 could be troubling, as it may reflect a prayer from the prophet, a petition to God not to allow the giants to incarnate again. Did Isaiah pray this way because he knew something about the future, something related to a return of Nephilim?

The relationship between creatures called "Rephaim" and the Nephilim of ancient texts is enlightening, as Rephaim are viewed as the spirits of dead Nephilim in the grave. The word "Rephaim" carries with it the meaning 'to heal' or to be 'healed' as in a 'resurrection'. In the Ras Shamra texts, the Rephaim are described as both human and divine beings who worshipped the Amorite god Ba'al, the ruler of the underworld, where the Rephaim served as his acolyte assembly of lesser gods, kings, heroes, and rulers. These beings were believed to have power to return from the dead through incarnation in bodily form as 'Nephilim'. The ability of Rephaim to be reincarnated in this way as living Nephilim is viewed by some as the explanation for Nephilim existing before, and after, the Great Flood.

The book of Job may elucidate this idea when it says, "Dead things are formed from under the waters. . . ." (Job 26.5). The dead in this text are Rephaim and the phrase "are formed" is from "Chuwl", meaning to twist or whirl as in a double helix coil or genetic manufacturing. When combined with something my good friend Steve Quayle once wrote, the word "Chuwl" takes on added meaning:

"When the Greek Septuagint was created, the Hebrew word Nephilim was translated into Greek as 'gegenes'. This is the same word used in Greek mythology for the 'Titans', creatures created through the interbreeding of the Greek gods and human beings. The English words 'genes' and 'genetics' are built around the same root word as gegenes; genea meaning 'breed' or 'kind'. Thus, the choice of this word again suggests a genetic component to the creation of these giants." (7)

And what about this prophecy from Isaiah:

"The vision which Esaias son of Amos saw against Babylon. Lift up a standard on the mountain of the plain, exalt the voice to them, beckon with the hand, OPEN THE GATES, YE RULER. I GIVE COMMAND AND I BRING THEM: GIANTS ARE COMING TO FULFILL MY WRATH [emphasis added]. . . . For behold! the day of the Lord is coming which cannot be escaped, a day of wrath and anger, to make the world desolate. . . . And Babylon . . . shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. . . . It shall never be inhabited . . . and monsters shall rest there, and devils shall dance there and satyrs shall dwell there . . ." (Isaiah 13:1-3, 9, 19-22, [Septuagint Version]) (8).

Given what is happening in Babylon (Iraq) and biotechnology today, we may be witnessing the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

Thomas Horn is a well known radio personality and CEO of RaidersNewsNetwork.com and SurvivorMall.com. Over the last decade, he has authored several books and dozens of published articles. His works have been referred to by writers of the LA Times Syndicate, MSNBC, Christianity Today, World Net Daily, White House Correspondents and dozens of newsmagazines and press agencies around the globe. His latest book "The Ahriman Gate" fictionalizes biotechnology used to resurrect Biblical Nephilim.


(1) Picken, Jane. Medical Marvels, The Evening Chronicle, April 13, 2007
(2) Wikipedia, The Free Enclyclopedia. Transhumanism, 2 May. 2007. Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
(3) Grassie, William. What does it mean to be Human? A John Templeton Foundation Research Lecture Query, 2006
(4) Case Western Reserve University. Case Law School receives $773,000 NIH grant to develop guidelines for genetic enhancement research: Professor Max Mehlman to lead team of law professors, physicians, and bioethicists in two-year project, April 28, 2006
(5) Kass, Leon R. Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, Encounter Books; 1 edition (October 25, 2002)
(6) Floyd, Chris. Monsters, Inc.: The Pentagon Plan to Create Mutant "Super-Soldiers", CounterPunch, January 13, 2003
(7) Quayle, Steve. Genesis 6 Giants. Bozeman, MT: End Time Thunder Publishers, 2002.
(8) (See: http://www.ccel.org/bible/brenton/Isaiah/13.html )

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