Friday, January 06, 2006

And now for something completely different

Two stories have intrigued me lately:

A man in Italy is suing a priest (and the rest of the Roman Catholic Church) for swindling and impersonation for their claims that Jesus Christ was an historical individual. So the courts in Itally will decide whether or not Jesus existed. [Full Story]

Scientists have a theory that may lead to warp engines for space travel (ala Star Trek). The basic science is that a big enough magnetic field can produce a thrust effect; if you make the magnetic field even larger it will shift to another dimension where the speed of light is faster (so e=mc2 won't be such a constraint) and permit travel of lightyears of distance in just days. [Full Story]

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