Inside Issue #132
SATELLITE WARS AND MORE…
The Coming Struggle for
Military Dominance in Outer Space
BY STEVEN SORA
From ATM machines to commercial aviation, to broadcast news, everything depends on advanced satellite technology. Whether archaeologist, sea captain, weather scientist, or information technologist, everyone would be literally lost without the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS). The same goes for Soldiers on missions, or keeping the peace, in war zones. Very few in our society could function these days without satellite technology.
PHILIP K. DICK & RESHAPING THE ‘MATRIX‘
Searching for Reality Behind the Computer Simulations
BY SEAN CASTEEL
Everything we think we know about the world and the universe in which we live, whatever we have been led to believe concerning the course of human history, could very well be completely wrong and misinformed. There is a growing belief that some unseen--unknown--intelligence or force may assist or, perhaps, hamper our daily existence and take away our free will.
THE PRIEST WHO SAID HE COULD TIME-TRAVEL
Was Father Ernetti Lying, or Did the Vatican of the 1950s Have Something to Hide?
BY JOHN CHAMBERS
On April 8, 1994, Father Pellegrino Mario Ernetti died, according to at least one account in his tiny cell at the Benedictine Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy, some six months before his seventieth birthday. There is no doubt that Father Ernetti, who, as well as a priest, was a world-class scholar of pre-tenth century AD music and a physicist, died of a form of cancer. But, during the last ten years of his life, this brilliant and highly respected monk was strangely silent on a subject which had occupied his conversation at least as much as had archaic music and electro-acoustics: the time machine he claimed to have built, called the ‘Chronovisor.‘
THE CASE OF CORA SCOTT RICHMOND?
Nearly Two Centuries Later, Her Story Still Arouses Debate
BY MICHAEL E. TYMN
Beginning in 1851, 11-year-old Cora Scott, born and raised in Cuba, New York, would go into a trance and speak on subjects far beyond her education, experience, and exposure. It was estimated that by age 18 she had given over 600 lectures on social, political, religious and reform matters, including the emancipation of the slaves, many to standing-room only crowds. During the winter of 1856, when she was just 16, she spoke to audiences of more than 5,000 in Philadelphia. It is said that President Abraham Lincoln, at the urging of Mary Lincoln, attended, with several congressman, one of her lectures on the abolition of slavery, in Washington, D.C., and that they were very much impressed by what they heard.