New York Times Book Review opined on a recently published tome, Until The End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for meaning in an Evolving Universe, by Brian Greene. Their paywall’s messing with me. So I can’t throw in a excerpt. But it’s a fascinating look at consciousness, existence and all that cosmological jimmyjam.
Pic shows: A woman being sacrificed
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has started an investigation into an online video which appears to show a woman being sacrificed in a gruesome ritual on their grounds.
The bizarre amateur video – which some media outlets suspect to be fake – shows people dressed in black on facility grounds in Geneva, Switzerland.
All are gathered in front of a statue of Shiva, one of the three main deities in Hinduism, as they form a circle around a woman who is lying down on the ground.
A person is apparently recording the entire scene from a hiding place as one of the people takes out a knife and appears to stab the woman. The author of the video then gasps and swears before the video abruptly cuts.
The footage has been making the rounds online and has been discussed on numerous conspiracy websites with lively debates over what the exact purpose of the human offering is.
In a short statement, CERN confirmed they know about the existence of the video but said that no-one was ever sacrificed at their facility.
However, even though assured there was no proof of a murder, CERN have nonetheless started an investigation. They noted that the sacrifice might be a practical joke by students who frequent the facility during summer.
CERN, an international scientific nuclear research institute in Geneva, is world famous for its Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider and the largest and most complex experimental facility ever built.
The institute is perhaps most famous for proving the existence of the Higgs boson, an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics.
Despite the many conspiracy theorists, CERN is a recurring focus for bizarre reports in the media. In January, local outlets produced reports of a UFO apparently flying over CERN into what looked like an “interdimensional portal into the galaxy”.