Agafia. Hermit Surviving in Russian Wilderness for 70 years

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Soon after this film aired, Agafia found a helper who has now been living with her for more than a year. Georgy Danilov, 53, is from Orenburg. He is an Old Believer. It was Agafia’s spiritual father who found and blessed her helper. Georgy has been doing the toughest chores for almost two years: he […]

Dan Price’s underground home, art & philosophy on $5,000/year

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When Dan Price returned to his home state of Oregon in 1990 he was determined to avoid mortgages or rent (he and his family had just finished caretaking a mansion with a heating bill of $500/month). He found an unused meadow in Joseph, Oregon and began renting it from his neighbors for $100/year (in exchange […]

A New Non-Jonesean History of the World

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The Beautiful Face of Jesus Amyntas from the Pisidian Antioch There is an unnoticed missing link in the history of Christianity. For Jesus all we have is memory, writes Bert Ehrman but this is a popular cliché that rests on a search that omits his name ‚Amen‘ (Rev. iii.14). St. Paul was a great figure […]

The Buddha was not born in Nepal

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WQ has no vested interest in the Buddha’s birthplace being in India, Persia, Iran, Afghanistan, Greco-India, or anywhere else in particular. (In fact, for simplicity we prefer Nepal, a lovely and mysterious land which already claims the other biggest thing in the world). However, we do have a keen interest in the truth — whatever […]

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15. AZK – Hyperaktivität und ADS – Warum Ritalin keine Lösung ist

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In ihrem Vortrag beleuchtet Barbara Simonsohn die Nebenwirkungen von Ritalin und warum diesem, insbesonders Kindern und Jugendlichen verschriebenem Medikament, mit Vorsicht zu begegnen ist. Sie berichtet, dass die WHO Ritalin als ein am meisten abhängig machendes Medikament einstuft. Zudem gebe es zu Ritalin noch immer keine Langzeitstudien, obwohl es bereits seit 1954 auf dem Markt […]

Acker-Schachtelhalm

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Ich stelle den Acker-Schachtelhalm vor, eine Pflanze die schon seit ewigen Zeiten als Heilpflanze verwendet wird. Sie ist jedoch auch mit ähnlich aussehenden, giftigen Artgenossen verwechselbar und sollte deshalb genau angeschaut werden.

Antarctica Froze up Warmer

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Antarctica froze up three quarters of the way to the bottom of the deep climate collapse of the last 100 million years in Phanerozoic Climate history. Because the long-term climate collapse had unfolded in steps, Antarctica had thawed out again for a few million years when the Sun became warmer for a period. After that, […]