A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research. Scientists analysed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. They blame human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis and warn that it threatens the survival of human civilisation, with just a short window of time in which to act. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, eschews the normally sober tone of scientific papers and calls the massive loss of wildlife a “biological annihilation” that represents a “frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation”. (READ MORE)
The Syrian conflict continues to escalate, with the U.S. government shooting down a Syrian jet over the weekend. It was an act that sparked a quick reaction from Russia, with officials there pledging, as a result, to view U.S. aircrafts in the area as “targets.” These latest developments build upon past tensions and events, leading to increased concerns about the future of Syria’s civil war, the state of the humanitarian crisis there and the best political path forward for diffusing the situation. But in addition to the ongoing chatter about practical and logistical steps countries like America should take to remedy the crisis there has also been an intense theological debate brewing, with Christians debating whether the events unfolding on the ground in Syria could have some sort of connection to the Bible. (READ MORE)
Former Vice President Al Gore warned that President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement would likely lead to the end of the world, The Washington Times reported Sunday. Gore told ABC’s “This Week” that watching daily weather reports was like taking a hike through “the Book of Revelations.” “It’s not just the scientific community warning us now, it’s Mother Nature. Every night on the TV news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelations,” Gore said. Gore claimed Trump’s decision was based on the effect it would have on businesses and that his administration lacked clarity in explaining their view on climate change. (READ MORE)
Siri co-founder and Apple product designer Tom Gruber envisions a future much like Black Mirror, where artificial intelligence augments human memories so we never forget anything again. ‘Superhuman abilities’ brought about by AI are ‘inevitable,’ Gruber said at TED2017 today, allowing us to remember every name and song ever heard, or everything we’ve ever read. The expert argues that AI will work with humans – not against, as many have feared – to allow us to overcome our limitations. But, not everyone is so optimistic about the future of artificial intelligence. According to John McAfee, AI is a ‘self-conscious entity’ that is inherently self-interested, which could give rise to conflict with the human species. The cybersecurity expert argues that any system created by humans would be flawed by nature – and, ultimately, the AI’s goal would include the ‘necessary destruction of its creator. The goal of AI – a self-conscious entity – contains within it the necessary destruction of its creator. With self-consciousness comes a necessary self-interest. The self-interest of any AI created by the human mind, will instantly recognize the conflict between that self-interest and the continuation of the human species… (READ MORE)
With June marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s reunification of the capital city of Jerusalem along with the Temple Mount, the Israeli government is considering a proposal to create a new foundation responsible for providing “research, information and advocacy” about the Jewish connection to what many consider the holiest site in all of Judaism – the place where the Temple stood until A.D. 70. The Temple Mount Heritage Foundation was proposed by Culture Minister Miri Regev and Environmental Protection and Jerusalem Minister Ze’ev Elkin, with an annual budget starting at $550,000. It will be based on the government-funded Western Wall Heritage Fund, which administers the site adjacent to the Temple Mount – believed to be the retaining wall for the 35-acre foundation upon which the Temple was built. (READ MORE)
A Torah codes expert discovered hints concerning North Korea’s recent threat to use nuclear weapons against America and revealed that the despotic regime is specifically designated as having a terrifying role in the end-of-days. Even more alarming are the codes describing the part that legions of angry angels, harsh messengers of God, may play in this scenario.
Last week, North Korea warned it would consider launching a preemptive nuclear strike against America in response to joint US-South Korean military exercises. Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson quickly released a video explaining how Torah codes, a system of interpreting the Bible by connecting letters through set intervals, reveals how the two countries are pitted against each other in a nuclear showdown.
Using a special computer program to help him find these codes, the rabbi found the words ‘Tsafon Korea’ (North Korea). The message became even clearer as the rabbi found the letters aleph, heh, resh, and bet arranged sequentially. These letters form the acronym for ‘Artzot Habrit’ (the United States in Hebrew).
Both of these codes were adjacent to the words ‘Shoah Atomit’ (atomic holocaust). On the same grid of Bible codes, the rabbi discovered the word ‘Gog’, which the he said hints at the possibility that North Korea is the nation that will bring the pre-Messianic war, prophesied to come “from the North”.
Even more shocking was the discovery in the grid of Bible codes of the name Samael, the main archangel of death, and his mate, Lilith. Samael literally means ‘the drug of God’, or, as it is explained in the Zohar, the poison of God. In the Talmud, Samael is described as the angel of death and commander of a legion of two million angels… (READ MORE)