Monday, December 8, 2008

Meteors Created Life

Scientific American is reporting on a research project showing that it was meteors hitting the oceans, not asteroids of comets from outer space as was previously thought that led to life on earth. The study, by two Japanese scientists, is based on them having replicated the impact of meteorites hitting the ocean at 1.25 miles, or two kilometers per second

Study co-author Toshimori Sekine, a researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan, says he was surprised by the output from the experiment, adding that "there are many additional molecules we found but didn't analyze yet." Lead author Yoshihiro Furukawa, a PhD candidate at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, says that in light of the results, "we can say those ocean impact events [were] very effective processes for the production of various biomolecules on the early Earth." He is quick to note, though, that it is unclear how much or how many of these biomolecules would be needed to initiate life.

But will we ever know the answer to life's origins?

"It's neat to show that you could harness the energy of impacts to create organic bonds," says Jennifer Blank, an astrobiologist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. But she fears that theories of life's origin may never move beyond the hypothetical. "As someone in the general field, one of the frustrations, of course, is that we're never going to know the answer," she says. "But as another mechanism for contributing to the inventory of organic compounds, this is cool."

Friday, August 8, 2008

Mallika Chopra's New Site

Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak, has created a great site called, with terrific content and features.

You can post there and share your intent with the community, and there are good links to other higher consciousness sites.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Supreme Court ruling on guns brings to the fore how important, to some, guns are in our society. Even though the law allows them, only when we work toward a society when guns and munitions are not even relevant, do we move toward a healed planet.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Finding Your Bliss

That's what Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard neuroscientist did when she had a stroke. It closed down much of the left side of her brain and left her devoid of worries, ego and judgment. Upon her recovery, she began to talk about how to achieve nirvana, a state she now can access at will.

She spoke about this at the Technology, Education and Design (TED) conference in February.

h/t Liberalland.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Man Who Started It All

The Secret, Eckhart Tolle's The New Earth, the works of Wayne Dyer, and much else on the subject of manifesting, all refer back to some of the principles Napoleon Hill talked about in Think And Grow Rich.  Hill passed on in 1970, but is still available to us courtesy of You Tube.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Intention Experiment

I'm finally reading Lynne McTaggert's "The Intention Experiment", a book I mentioned when I first learned of it, last December.  Have you ever had an intention for something that suddenly occurred, simply because you thought it? For example, you may have thought of speaking with someone, or calling him or her, and then that person called you, seemingly out of the blue.   Or maybe you were thinking of a particular item to buy and it suddenly showed up.  Has this kind of thing ever happened to you?  Please share.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Is This The Newest Big Thing?

His The Power Of Now was a huge hit. Now, Oprah has embraced him. Does this book live up to the hype?