In the May/June issue of Atlantis Rising magazine, David Lewis writes about the newly-discovered ancient underwater cities of India. He says, “Finding the ruins of an ancient, submerged civilization raises more questions than it answers, causes more problems than it solves. How did the land and structures sink? What could have prompted such a large scale cataclysm? When did civilization on earth actually begin? What do we really know about the ancient past and human origins? And how does the establishment of science, so fixed in its doctrines, grapple with the potential demise of its most cherished presumptions?” In other words, these cities raise more questions than they answer.
The New York Times declared that airplane flight was impossible?shortly before the Wright Brothers had their first successful flight. They declared that Roswell consisted of crash test dummies being tossed from airplanes years after the event actually happened. (Although, to be fair, Maureen Dowd in her column doubted the absurd Air Force story that the editors had fallen for.) But now they?ve finally got it right: in an editorial on Thursday, April 18 by Terrence Joyce titled “The Heat Before the Cold,” they support the shifting ocean currents theory of climate change that was put forth by Whitley Strieber and Art Bell two years ago in their book “The Coming Global Superstorm”?a book that was totally ignored by the Times.
The five planets visible to the naked eye?Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn?will line up in the sky, beginning April 20. Astronomers say this rare arrangement may not be seen again for a century. A similar arrangement of planets happened two years ago but was not visible from Earth because of the position of the Sun. The five planets will be visible without a telescope.
This will be a planet watching opportunity that will not be repeated for 100 years. Similar groupings will occur in September 2040 and July 2060, but the planets will not be as close together or as visible to the naked eye.
A disabled Nigerian boy who was adopted and raised by chimpanzees for 18 months is now in a children?s home. He has been named Bello by the nursing staff. He was brought to them six years ago by hunters after being found with a chimpanzee family in a nearby forest.
They think he was about two years old when he was discovered. Bello is probably the son of nomadic ethnic Fulani people who travel through the region, says Abba Isa Muhammad, the home?s child welfare officer.