This week’s California Haunts interview has bee cancelled and rescheduled for January 11. I will re-announce it at the beginning of that week.
_ My interview with Mike Bennett’s FutureQuake podcast will be recorded on Tuesday and should be posted sometime on Friday, December 30. Go to http://www.futurequake.com/FQ_PastShows.htm.
The sixth installment of my series of interviews with GeorgeAnn Hughes (what a lovely lady!) will be posted this Wednesday evening. Go to http://www.thebyteshow.com/ThomasPFusco.html.
I will be making a return guest visit to the California Haunts radio program on Wednesday, 12/28/11 at 9:30pm eastern. This is a live show. Go to http://www.californiahaunts.org/radio.html and click on the blog talk radio button. You’ll also find a live call-in number shortly below this button.
The recording of my December 8 interview with Jim Harold on his UFO Encounters Radio program is now posted at http://media.blubrry.com/paranormalplus/p/content.blubrry.com/paranormalplus/Behind_The_Cosmic_Veil_-_UFO_Encounters_20.mp3.
_A scientific study of the Shroud of Turin being conducted by Italy's National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development has led researchers there to conclude that the artifact could not have been a medieval forgery as skeptics suspect and deniers maintain. While there is an abundance of archaeological evidence on the Shroud confirming its presence in the area of Jerusalem around the early part of the first millennium A.D. (characteristics of the cloth itself, pollen samples, etc.), and historical and anatomical details from the image that were not known in the 13th century, the main argument of these scientists against a proclamation of forgery is that we do not yet know how the image was formed on the cloth. There have been the occasional reports of individuals or groups (some funded by atheists) who claim to have reproduced the image, yet microscopic forensics of their work shows little resemblance to the actual Shroud image. Most of these efforts employed pigments, even though it is established fact that the actual image was not made using pigments or paints, while others used advanced technology not available in either Biblical or medieval times. To date, no one has been able to perfectly reproduce the image in every detail. If we cannot say for certain how it was made, then we cannot say with certainty that it was forged.
The main piece of evidence against its authenticity—and in the end, the only piece—is the carbon-14 test performed some years ago that placed the cloth’s age around 1300 AD. All deniers and skeptics hang their hat on this. But as you probably know, there have been many legitimate disputes concerning these findings, not the least of which is the considerable amount of contamination this artifact has suffered over the centuries. An article so contaminated would never be accepted without question as a reliable source of carbon-14 dating under normal circumstances. In fact, the standard procedure in archaeology is that, given an archaeological site where the dating of the artifacts can be firmly established by depth of the find, style of pottery, etc., but a carbon-14 test shows a significant difference to that dating, then the carbon-14 results are thrown out as flawed in favor of the more reliable physical evidence of the artifacts themselves. This is precisely the case we find in the archaeological ‘site’ known as the Shroud of Turin, where all the physical artifacts point to an early firstmillennium dating. Unfortunately, the stakes are so high for those seeking to discredit this venerated relic that such standard criteria and procedures in the field of archaeology are ignored for the sake of agenda. And so the debate continues.
It’s important to keep in mind that one has to be skeptical of the skeptics and deniers too. Say we have an occurrence where a truck veered off a mountain road and crashed, killing its driver. We don’t really know what happened—the driver could have tried to avoid an animal, fell asleep or suffered a heart attack. Now let’s say a skeptic argues that the driver committed suicide. The skeptic can perfectly duplicate the accident in every detail by purposely steering the truck off the edge of the road. Since the accident can be precisely ‘faked’ in this way, then the conclusion must be that it was a suicide. Just because an observation can be intentionally reproduced does not in itself discredit the observation. But the denier will certainly try to convince you that it’s so.
_ The fifth installment of my continuing series with GeorgeAnn Hughes will be posted this Wednesday evening as usual. We will be talking about the mechanics of miracles and other aspects of supergeometric theory.
We have a last minute booking with the two-hour live broadcast of the Kevin Smith Show for this Wednesday, 12/21 at 10:00pm Eastern. This is an incredible opportunity to present my new theories on a show that’s been widely acclaimed for over ten years. Kevin Smith is heard and watched weekly (yes, there’s a live TV link for members, while the audio is free to everyone) by approximately 1.7 million listeners worldwide through web networks, live feeds, numerous AM and FM station broadcasts, and even international shortwave. Go to http://www.kevinsmithshow.com/ to listen live (you’ll see the links near the top of the page right below the header). The show will be accessible for free at this link until the following Wednesday, after which you will need a membership to access the archived show. The format for this show is the first- hour interview, followed by open lines for call-in questions to the guest during the second hour, so this should be an interesting and lively show.
The Thresholds Radio show link has now been posted at http://ufo-info.com/show/12182011/.
_ My interview on Mysterious Universe is now posted. This was one of those shows where everything came together in such a way so that I was able to touch on all the right keynotes within the time allotted—well worth the listen. Find it at: http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/12/mysterious-universe-episode-623/
_ The headline of an online Washington Post article published today reads, “’God Particle’: Scientists close in on evidence of Higgs boson existence.” This appeared in contrast to the trickle of information being previously released, namely, that scientists were running out of places to look for this hypothetical particle, and were losing hope for its discovery. Did they now finally detect something? So as I’m reading it, I come upon the following statements:
“Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research have narrowed the range where the hypothetical “God particle” created at the beginning of the universe may be found, closing in on evidence of its existence.”
TRANSLATION: We’ve already looked at the most likely places and found nothing, and so are running out of places where it might be.
“While the scientists found “tantalizing hints” of the particle, it’s too early to say whether it exists, the scientists said.”
TRANSLATION: We have nothing.
“We cannot conclude anything at this stage.”
“Finding the Higgs boson could be a gateway to discovering new physics.”
TRANSLATION: We know that we previously reported repeatedly that NOT discovering the Higgs would lead us to a ‘new physics’, but the phrase is so cool-sounding and stirs so much attention that we’re parroting it at every opportunity.
“The significance of the hints reported today could turn into proof beyond a doubt come next October.”
QUESTION: What hints???? They reported nothing.
TRANSLATION: We previously reported that we’d know by 2012. Now we’re giving ourselves another year.
“CERN said in September that an experiment showed a neutrino beam appears to have moved faster than the speed of light. The finding, if confirmed, would contradict Albert Einstein, who said nothing can exceed light speed.”
TRANSLATION: Since neither we scientists nor the writer really has anything to report, and since it only sounds sensational by the way we took nothing and painted “something” over it, we need to add this previously reported sensation that, even though it has been universally rejected by virtually every credible scientific authority as faulty science, our lipstick-on-a-pig journalistic approach just wasn’t cutting it on its own, even by our own nebulous and diluted standards.
Modern journalism + modern science = > 0 [I think I have the math right—I checked my work too]
_ We have a latecomer to this week’s lineup. Through the Keyhole with Karyn Dolan will be broadcast live on Friday evening, 12/16/11 starting at 7:00pm Eastern. This is a two-hour show, although I do not know whether I will grace the entire time slot. The live broadcast can be accessed at http://ufoparanormalradio.homestead.com/Main_Page_version_2.html, or you can find links at http://keyholepublishing.com/KarynDolan.htm. However, I cannot find any location for the archived shows, at least, none that are recent. I’m still waiting for a response back about these archives, and I’ll post it when I receive a reply.
_ Previously, I posted interviews as they were booked. Starting this week, I’m going to change that around and announce at the beginning of each week those interviews that are scheduled for that week. We have five so far for this week:
Monday 12/12/11, 7:30pm Eastern
This is not a live broadcast. The pre-recorded podcast appears to be posted sometime on the Friday following the interview. Go to www.mysteriousuniverse.org/category/podcasts/
THE BYTE SHOW with GeorgeAnn Hughes
This is the fourth installment in a continuing series of interviews about Behind the Cosmic Veil. I now have my own page on her site, which I deem quite an honor, since she’s interviewed many, many people over the years. The pre-recorded interview will be posted sometime on the Wednesday evening. Go to http://www.thebyteshow.com/ThomasPFusco.html
Wednesday 12/14/11 8:00pm Eastern
FIRED UP RADIO with Steven Raebel
This is a two-hour live broadcast on Blog Talk Radio with a call-in number. Go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/steven-raebel/2011/12/15/a-new-theory-of-the-paranormal-w-author-tom-fusco for the live show, or you can find the recorded program listed at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/steven-raebel.
Thursday 12/15/11 (pre-recorded, posted onsite Sunday 11/17)
This is a pre-recorded podcast that is posted on Sunday evening after the interview. Go to www.ufo-info.com/ufo/index.php and click on the PODCAST link on the navigation bar, or the Click Here to Listen to Our Show bar directly below.
THE KATE VALENTINE SHOW
This is a pre-recorded podcast that will be posted shortly after the interview that day. Go to http://www.atlanticcoastufos.com/past_shows.html and look for my name in the right hand column of past shows.
_I have an interview with Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast on this Thursday, December 8 at 9PM Eastern. Jim is a recognized radio personality in the paranormal community. Details are a little sketchy due to some problems we’ve had with emails, so I’m not sure if this is live or just a podcast. It appears as if the interview is about a half-hour, so I’ll have to talk quick (they usually go over with me anyway because I’m such a fascinating guy!). From what I can tell, you can listen live by going to http://jimharold.com/listen-or-watch-now/ and click on the PARANORMAL PODCAST (audio player) link. This will also be the place to listen to the podcast after the show once it’s posted.
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Thomas P. Fusco has devoted nearly three decades of research into the relationship between mind, physics, spirituality, parapsychology, scientific anomalies and paranormal phenomena with the goal of uncovering the unifying cosmological framework that has eluded mankind for generations. He has been invited to speak as a guest on over 100 national and international radio programs, including Coast To Coast AM.
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