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  1. pigfarmer

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    Quick read, very informative. You want to know how we made plutonium and have a concise description of the race for the Bomb, etc this is is. Dry toward the end, it's really devoted to the Hanford, WA site. Good book for a long flight or something
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    Excellent book on the birth of the US Navy, War of 1812. Anything Ian Toll writes is good. Makes me want to go Boston to see the USS Constitution
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    Heard Howard Hughes interview the author. Sounded really interesting so I just picked it up. Not as much stuff written from the Soviet side of the space race.
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    So here's the punch line., not really a spoiler just one of those tidbits. DuPont was the contractor that built everything. They did it for cost plus one dollar.

    Finished the contract early. Gov't Accounting Office gave them 68 cents .....................................
     
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  5. Non smoking gun

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    Astrobiology, Andrew May

    So much seems to depend on how life is defined. NASA, in the 1990s, used
    'Life is a self-sustaining chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution'.
    And SETI uses the word intelligence in a different way to most scientists. If you look for biosignatures, Earth has had life for billions of years but technosignatures for only about 100.
    Relative Likelihood of Success in the Searches for Primitive...

    Also has some interesting links:
    What Happens Next If We Find Proof of Space Aliens?
    In 2014, Nasa awarded $1.1M to the Center for Theological Inquiry, an ecumenical research institute in New Jersey, to study “the societal implications of astrobiology
    If we made contact with aliens, how would religions react?
     
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  6. pigfarmer

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    I would expect the Vatican to be pretty laid back with it all only because I am aware of their astronomy interest. Maybe the whole Galileo thing weighs on their conscience.

    As for everyone else ............
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  7. Non smoking gun

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    Hacking the code of life, Nessa Carey
    She gives a rapid tour of the latest in genetics.

    An interesting thing is we are now are at the stage of making drugs involving complex proteins. However bacterial cells are less sophisticated than human ones so we are turning away from vats of GMed bacteria to GMed chicken eggs, with their high protein potential.
    Maybe abduction and egg removal are not about hybridization but the use of eggs as a resource
     
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  8. Toroid

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    I finished reading Terry Lovelace's second book Devil's Den: The Reckoning. The first part was a recap of book Incident at Devil's Den. In that book he suggested people send him their adduction/encounter stories. He put thirty in the new book. I would give it a 8.9/10. He wrote something David Paulides said and that's a greater number of people are taken from federal parks with the name devil or diablo. I was in the high Sierras some thirty years ago and I recall seeing the Devil's Punch Bowl on a map.

    This group is mentioned at the back of the book. The Organization of Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS). https://www.opusnetwork.org/

    These are the coordinates of where they took him and his friend in the first book.
    35°47'52.1"N 94°16'17.0"W - Google Maps
     
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  9. Toroid

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    The Music of Time by Preston Nichols with Peter Moon was interesting and I would give it a 9.1/10. He was an electronics genius and worked with a lot of famous bands in the 60's & 70's. He figured out how to install thought forms onto the recordings. He showed it to Phil Spector and he wanted to use it to sell records. There was a phenomenon where people would by the same album or single multiple times. He worked as a sound engineer on The Empire Strikes Back and invented THX which was called Lucas sound at the time. Lucas had adepts imprint thought forms in the movie. The idea for the Star Wars saga came from dreams Lucas had his entire life. Preston believed he was part of a group that came from the old universe.
     
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  10. JahaRa

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    I just started reading Trinity The best-kept secret by Jacques Vallee & Paola Leopizzi Harris. It is a good read. I am familiar with most of the places talked about in the books and learned something about the Trinity nuclear test site.
     
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  11. pigfarmer

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    More guy stuff. Silly-ish title but apt enough. Damned interesting though. You don't know your history you only have part of the story
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  12. Toroid

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    The Brookhaven Connection by Wade Gordon edited by Peter Moon. This was an interesting book. The problem was it ended abruptly. Peter asked if Wade could elaborate and he wouldn't as if something external or internal made him stop writing.
     
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    A Gift From The Stars: Extraterrestrial contacts and Guide of Alien Races.

    This is like an expanded Russian Alien Race Book (ARB). There's 110 races listed vs. 50 some in the ARB. I would give it an 8.7/10.

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  14. August

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    Audio book Somebody Else is on the Moon.

     
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  15. Standingstones

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    I am currently reading ‘Alien Disclosure’ by Lon Strickler.



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    Aftershock: The Ancient Cataclysm that Erased Human History by Brien Foerster. This was an interesting book with large print and lots of images. Brien details evidence of an ancient vent involving extreme heat some 12,000 years ago. It may have been caused by a passing body or CME like event from the sun. I would give it an 8.6/10.
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    The Coming Race is a 150 year old book and I would give it a 8.9/10. It's a lot like Journey to the Center of the Earth. A humanoid race migrated there before a cataclysm/deluge thousands of years ago. They discovered Vril technology and carry staves. If it's true then they maybe descended from the Annunaki or Atlanteans. The areas are so vast they have mountains and giant birds. Their people use mechanical wings to get around. The men are called An and the Annunaki leader is called An/Anu.
    Vril - Wikipedia
    The honeycombed earth reminds me of this from The Law of One:
    S78/P32. In the first density wind and fire teach earth and water. The planet learns to be formed in preparation for life.
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    In a radio call-in show with Ray Palmer, one listener brought up accusations that Shaver's claims were lifted from Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 1871 novel Vril, the Power of the Coming Race. Palmer responded by suggesting that Bulwer-Lytton had also visited the dero caves.

    The interview can be heard here, with the relevant discussion occurring about 26:20 of the way through.
     
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  19. Toroid

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    Here's a rendering of the Dero race. I've read they hatch from eggs.
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