Weekend Thoughts - 12.10.16

Image by Andrea Kirkby, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Andrea Kirkby, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. Evidence supporting the Theory of Evolution was located when a fossilized dinosaur tail was found earlier this week. The 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail, which is the size of an apricot, was preserved in an amber tomb. Perhaps the most important discovery was the fact that feathers were found on the tail, which further bolsters the idea that dinosaurs had feathers instead of scales. The tail belonged to a Cretaceous-era young coelurosaurian, which was roughly the size of a modern sparrow and could easily fit in a human hand.

2. I found the tale of this account of a second-round interview for a job at Amazon to be rather disturbing. It certainly sounds frustrating for the interviewee, who was asked to install software that allowed the proctor to remotely control the entire machine, and repeatedly asked to use his computer's camera to show the proctor the contents of his bedroom. Even worse, when he asked to end the interview, he was kept on hold multiple times by the proctor. If anyone is interested in possibly working at Amazon in the near future, you really ought to give this interviewee's experience a read.

3. Fans of Robert Anton Wilson, rejoice! A lost 1975 book by the author titled Starseed Signals will be published next year. The book was written during a time of close collaboration with Timothy Leary and formed the basis for some of Wilson's later books, such as Cosmic TriggerThe Final Secret of the Illuminati. Clocking in at around 340 pages, the book is expected to be fairly substantial. If you haven't read any RAW yet, I would suggest starting with The Illuminatus! Trilogy, which are some of my favorite books ever written.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.