Pyrrhic Victory

Torpedoes in the water When I accused them of having offices adjacent the European Union in Brussels, solely for facilitating covert recruitment of politicians in high offices, I assumed they would not hear me. It would seem I was mistaken! Screenshot from Cold-Waters, a well-known submarine-game. Pyrrhus was the leader…

That Magic Feeling

That Magic Feeling Because perception is reality The setting: a summer barbeque. Equal parts friends, family, alcohol and meat. In Belgium the only place where you can discuss your religious convictions is either on television, where everyone can see/hear it, or in your backyard where no-one can. Every other place…

The Truth Beneath The Rose

The Truth Beneath The Rose Will the Truth set you free? [caption id="attachment_452" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Yesterday's rose remains by its name, we hold but empty names.[/caption] In this post I explore the atheistic implications of the Book ‘The Name Of  The Rose’ by Umberto Eco. It therefore contains massive spoilers!!…

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy The Last Communion [caption id="attachment_442" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Wine and wafers ready for a good 'ol transubstantion.[/caption]   “Hypocrisy is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, esp. with respect to religious and moral beliefs; hence in general sense, dissimulation, pretense,…

Sand Castle

Sand Castle Bringers of the tide [caption id="attachment_409" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Rotating black holes generating gravitational waves. [/caption] http://astronomynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/black_hole_merger_940x704.jpg   I remember days at the beach as a boy, little bucket, little shovel, supplies laying around. I wasn’t so much into constructing traditional castles, with bucket-shaped turrets and imaginary guns, but building…

Is The Future A Distant Past?

Is The Future A Distant Past? Stories [caption id="attachment_354" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Are we racing headlong into the next and final global conflict? If so, Why?[/caption] Once every so often you read something that places that what you know already in a totally different light. It crystallizes facts so  you more…

In The Dust Of This Planet

The war on entropy [caption id="attachment_294" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The title of the book, on JayZ's jacket.[/caption] Ever since we lost the Concorde, the passenger airplane that flew faster than the speed of sound, I’ve felt like the world has been treading water in place. It just doesn’t rime with me,…