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50 Great Myths About Atheism by Russell Blackford and Udo Schűklenk (book review).

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
50 Great Myths About Atheism by Russell Blackford and Udo Schűklenk (book review).

Want to hear something distinctly segregational that still exists in the western world? In some states of the USA, atheists are prohibited from holding elected office and even if you tried, 40% of the voters wouldn’t vote for you. No wonder all Presidents and their families ensure it is publicly shown that they attend church […]

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Confessions From The Grassy Knoll (DVD review).

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Confessions From The Grassy Knoll (DVD review).

50 years on from the assassination of JFK, the event is still surrounded in mystery and conspiracy theories continue to be put forward. Here we have a fairly comprehensive documentary, not involving just one man and his testament, but a wide range of opinion and speculation. Two hours long, it’s absorbing in the extreme and […]

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I Shot JFK: The Shocking Truth (DVD review).

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
I Shot JFK: The Shocking Truth (DVD review).

It’s 50 years since the assassination of JFK in Dallas. The official story is that he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald’s rifle shot, taken from some distance away in the book depository and, later, before he could come to trial he in turn was shot down by Jack Ruby, a strip club owner with […]

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Rewrite by Paul Chitlik (book review).

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Rewrite by Paul Chitlik (book review).

One of the more enjoyable aspects of being a review editor is looking for books that can offer a different but useful perspective that you would otherwise miss. Case in point is ‘Rewrite’ by scriptwriter Paul Chitlik, who includes a lot of SF in his CV. Although the book is primarily aimed at how to […]

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Spooks, Hoods & JFK: The Shocking Truth (DVD review).

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spooks, Hoods & JFK: The Shocking Truth (DVD review).

50 years since the assassination of JFK, there are still rumours going about as to the real events that took place. Never has such an event spawned so much controversy and so many conspiracy theories. To mark the event, an interview with Chauncy Holt from the 90s is resurrected. He claims that he was a […]

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New York Comic Con 2013 by Kelly Jensen (convention review)

October 16, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
New York Comic Con 2013  by Kelly Jensen (convention review)

My mission this year at the New York Comicon was to meet Greg Capullo. I failed miserably, in part due to the NYCC mobile app being all but useless and because there were 125,000 people pressed hip to shoulder inside the Javits Center. Navigating the crowd became the featured activity, seconded by finding an empty […]

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Believing: The Neuroscience Of Fantasies, Fears And Convictions by Michael McGuire (book review).

October 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Believing: The Neuroscience Of Fantasies, Fears And Convictions by Michael McGuire (book review).

In many respects, Michael McGuire’s book, ‘Believing: The Neuroscience Of Fantasies, Fears And Convictions’, is more a road trip through his life and he picks out his experiences and people he’s met as he looks into the power of belief. Although he touches on religion occasionally, this is only a small part of the entire […]

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Editorial – Oct 2013: Dated Science Fiction and Misinformation (editorial).

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Oct 2013: Dated Science Fiction and Misinformation (editorial).

Dated Science Fiction and Misinformation.  Hello everyone Two subjects for the price of one editorial this month. Not that neither of them are insignificant, just not enough for an extended editorial. It was while I was reviewing ‘Signatures Of Life’ this month and its author, Edward Ashpole, relied practically on only the original ‘Star Trek’ […]

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If You Knew Sudoku Like I Knew Sudoku: an essay in odds and possibilities by: GF Willmetts (article).

September 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
If You Knew Sudoku Like I Knew Sudoku: an essay in odds and possibilities by: GF Willmetts (article).

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, there are 6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960 possible 12*12 Sudoku grids. A question came up but I never saw answered with them was how many options there were per square and then per row or column. This isn’t as easy as it might appear as it is based off factorial number possibilities. With a […]

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The Sharper Mind by Fred B. Chernow (book review).

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Sharper Mind by Fred B. Chernow (book review).

Having spent some time in recent months seeing if I can interest you people in upping your mathematical skills, through Fred B. Chernow’s book, ‘The Sharper Mind, the same publisher, Souvenir Press, turns to how to make the best use of your other abilities. Here, Chemow starts with coaching you into to make things stick […]

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