Palmyra may Fall, but the City Lives On

So, Islamic State has seized the Syrian city of Palmyra, “the Venice of the Sands” which epitomises Greek, Roman and Persian culture over 4000 years, and which is one of the most remarkable examples of ancient history in the world.

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Technology taking us back to Atlantis

The early morning news today was dominated by reports about a drive by the UK government to impose the use of GM crops on the EU; a major summit of leading scientists in London to try to resolve the dangerous and growing failure of antibiotics to treat disease through new inventions; and continuing questions over the secret use of technology to invade privacy. I was reminded of Atlantis.

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Scientists Changing Nature

Where and as I write now, green woodpeckers are yaffling in the oak trees around me as kites, ravens and buzzards circle around my home looking for breakfast to feed mates sitting on their eggs; it is a calm frosty morning, the prelude to a timeless spring day in this old and sacred Upper Wye valley in Wales.

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Experimenting on Animals, Atlantis and Now

One of the reasons Atlantis fell was because of Man’s abuse of animals through experimentation of an unbelievable and horrific nature, for sadistic enjoyment and the furtherance of power. Our attitude to the animal kingdom is one of our great tests today.

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Our Changing World of Knowledge, Echoes of Atlantis

The latest medical discoveries are extraordinary, and as they continue to develop – as they will – ethical considerations and issues of human choice with profound spiritual implications will confront us. Our changing world of knowledge may precipitate our hardest challenges since the days of Atlantis.

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