Getting Clear On What The New Aeon Is And Is Not

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Sometimes, I get intuitions on things. Sometimes, I don’t wholly agree with the intuitions that I get. But I listen to them anyway. I give them a fighting chance to get through my discernment.

And so one of the powerful sort of intuitions I had last week involved what the “New Age”—the new Aeon—is, and what it isn’t. And I really didn’t “like” it. But it sort of made sense anyway, even from a non-esoteric point of view.

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Reality Tunnels, Religion, And You

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“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”
—The Dude

In 2015, the Christian groups One Million Moms and the American Family Association protested FOX’s then-upcoming television show Lucifer because, well, The Devil.

Said One Million Moms:

“The program previews mischaracterize Satan, departs from true biblical teachings about him, and inaccurately portrays the beliefs of the Christian faith. By choosing to air this show, FOX is disrespecting Christianity and mocking the Bible.”

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The Living Library: DNA Used As Data Storage

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If you have lived as long as I have, you’ve seen a number of information storage systems come and go: vinyl records, audio tapes, CDs, DVDs, the Cloud, and vinyl records. Their utility has varied, in terms of durability, storage size, bandwidth, and so on. But science is now perfecting what might be the ultimate form of data storage…

DNA.

In a recent study, researchers managed to fit six files—including a full computer operating system, a 1895 French film, and and an Amazon gift card—into 72,000 DNA strands. Sequencing technology was used to retrieve the information, with no errors.

One of the researchers, Yaniv Erlich, discussed with ResearchGate how DNA could be the perfect data storage system of the future:

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The “Fantastic” Implications Of Space Travel Altering DNA

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File this in the “good to know” department: apparently, extended time in outer space impacts the very shape of our DNA. (The Fantastic Four, of course, already understood this)

After astronaut Scott Kelly stayed for a year upon at the International Space Station, the length of his DNA changed; the telomeres at their tips longer. Normally, telomeres shorten as people age. Did time spent in in space somehow make Scott “younger?” Does just the fact of being in outer space “trigger off” something in the human DNA to make the organism more viable in this new environment?

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The Pendulum Swings One Way, The Pendulum Swings The Other

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I continue to have a surprising lack of outward emotion (unless you count a constant churning of dread in the stomach) regarding last November’s election, and the resulting chain of events.

I just feel like I’ve seen all this before. And I don’t mean that 100% metaphorically, either.

There is something that feels unreal about Trump in the White House. This feels like a movie. This feels like a bad early-to-mid 1990s superhero movie, the Trump/Bane parallels notwithstanding (though of course, the first cinematic appearance of Bane was in 1997’s Batman and Robin and not 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises).

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Divine Invasions: Philip K. Dick, Robert Anton Wilson and “Alien Contact” In The 1970s

A very weird thing began to happen in the early-to-mid 1970s—a number of people were apparently “channeling” very similar information, from entities variously claiming to be aliens, God, and beyond. These people, from different backgrounds and fields, would end up basically forming an interconnecting web of High Weirdness that would impact popular-culture to the present day. Continue reading “Divine Invasions: Philip K. Dick, Robert Anton Wilson and “Alien Contact” In The 1970s”