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Archive: “Marc Hansen: Iowa meditators shield Lebanon, rally stocks” By Marc Hansen – DesMoines Register


Marc Hansen: Iowa meditators shield Lebanon, rally stocks

Maharishi Mehesh Yogi

Maharishi Mehesh Yogi

By MARC HANSEN
DesMoinesRegister.com
REGISTER COLUMNIST
mhansen@dmreg.com

October 24, 2006

If you follow the news, you might have noticed two seemingly unrelated developments.

One, the hurricane season has been a dud. Last year, it was one killer tropical storm after another. This year, we’re still waiting for the big one to crash onto the shoreline.

The forecasts were frightening. This hurricane season was supposed to be worse than the last, when Katrina and her friends led to more than 2,000 deaths and billions of dollars in destruction.

Two, the stock market has moved into record territory, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing at 12,116.91, its best historical close.

A coincidence? No, the Maharishi Effect.

It’s the 1,200 advanced Transcendental meditators who are camping out for six hours a day in Fairfield and elsewhere, “creating coherence in national consciousness” and changing the national mood.

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Archive: “Vatican: It’s OK to believe in aliens” By Ariel David – Associated Press Writer


Vatican: It’s OK to believe in aliens

Pope Benedictus XVI

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VATICAN CITY — There could be alien life forms and believing they exist isn’t contradictory to having faith in God, the top astronomer at the Vatican said in an interview published Tuesday.

In the Vatican newspaper piece, titled “The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother,” the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said the expansiveness of the universe means there could be life on planets other than Earth.

“In my opinion this possibility exists,” Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, told L’Osservatore Romano. “Astronomers believe the universe is made up of 100 billion galaxies, each of which consists of 100 billion stars. … Life forms could exist in theory even without oxygen or hydrogen.”

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