The Remains of the weekend 5-6 July 2014

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
~Henry David Thoreau

Another free energy claim gains 36K fundraising. 662 gullible people out there. Bring Quantum Generators to the World! by Hope Moore – GoFundMe.

Wiltshire’s crop circles not just work of mankind, Devizes exhibition claims (From This Is Wiltshire).

Coywolves, coyote-wolf hybrids, are prowling Rock Creek Park and D.C. suburbs.

Chile releases official study on UFO photos | Leslie Kean.

Creationism in classroom causes concern.

Boaters say whale capsized their 23-foot vessel off San Diego coast – KGTV ABC10 San Diego.

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  11 comments for “The Remains of the weekend 5-6 July 2014

  1. Renzor
    July 7, 2014 at 4:18 AM

    Could someone explain me how the free energy device should work please ? (how we start it, what does it do, and how the “energy” is recuperated, well, according to their sentences)

  2. brian
    July 7, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    I have had something on Gofundme for over a *month*- so I can start up a business- and I have gotten ZIP… but this yahoo manages $36,000??? What the hell is wrong with the world?!

  3. July 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    I can tell you how it (the scam) will work. The clue’s in that engineer’s report on latest progress — they’ll send you a bunch of plans, maybe some ‘precision parts*’ then charge for consulting time to help you ‘resonate your capacitors’ (doesn’t that sound lovely and sciencey, very Tesla fanboi) until you run out of money or interest. The crowdfunding process is a great way to easily identify marks for this kind of con.

    *I particularly like “300 precision cut steel plates each at 18 ½ 1,000ths of an inch thick.” (18.5 x 25.4 / 1000 = 0.47 mm . Half a millimetre? Precision?

  4. July 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Your sales pitch needs more emphasis on how you’re sticking it to the man.

    Mention Tesla and put a rotating magnet somewhere.

  5. July 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    I lived in Devizes for a year — lovely place, fantastic countryside but its proximity to Avebury, Silbury Hill and West Kennet, with Stonehenge not too far away, does attract the new agers.

    Although “The Wiltshire Museum” might sound grand it’s really just a small private museum in a town house in a small English market town. I’m sure they’re very grateful for Ms.Klinkenbergh’s cash but don’t endorse her views. Their website only mentions, “our new Crop Circles photographic exhibition” —

  6. July 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    I’m not seeing the problem with that cartoon. We have a humanist castle built on evolution and a christian castle built on creationism. The humanists have one large cannon taking chunks out of the creationist foundations, the christians have three cannons — one bursting balloons (while a humanist keeps inflating new ones), one firing in completely the wrong direction, one aiming at the first xtian cannon.

    It’s not very good, cartoons seldom are, but there’s nothing creationist about it.

  7. Anthony
    July 7, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    I don’t understand the tenor of people thinking that coywolvesdogs are an actual thing. Why deny something like this? Dogs, wolves and coyotes are all of the same genus and their behaviors are not strikingly different. There are certainly a large number of hybrids in captivity to prove the concept is feasible.

    I do think we are seeing a form of evolution in action here. Global warming in the mix may produce something the world has never seen before. Hopefully not the Wolfen but who knows.

  8. chemical
    July 7, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    The cartoon is probably creationist. Here is my logic and reasoning behind it.

    The creationist castle is labelled ‘Jesus’ and the humanist castle (with evolution) is labelled ‘Satan’. The creationist attacks are shown to be completely ineffective against the humanist castle while the humanist attacks are doing serious damage to the the creationist castle.

    The labels clearly indicate a creationist bias. The cartoon is more like a rallying cry, calling Christians to get their act together and actually mount an effective defense before science and the humanist movement completely destroy Christianity. The cartoon reeks of the fake religious persecution complex that creationists seem to love whining about.

  9. DrCrank
    July 7, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    I was wondering if “Hope Moore” is ignorant of thermodynamics, a film-flam artist, delusional, or all three. Follow the links to her fb pages and you will see she embraces all manner of nonsense, suggesting delusions. At the same time, she has collected $36k with promises of free energy, suggesting film-flam.

  10. bdash
    July 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    “We follow the law of thermodynamics in this household, young lady.” Homer Simpson

  11. Anthony
    August 26, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    More recent stuff on the Coywolf. I must admit i had not heard of them until i saw the Business Insider link below.

    Humans Have Created A New Top Predator That Is Taking Over The Northeast.

    Coywolf Basic Info

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