Our friends at the X-Files Truth podcast is conducting an historic, first time interview with none other than the nefarious Cigarette-Smoking Man himself, William B. Davis, to discuss his autobiographical book, "Where There’s Smoke", as well as all things X-Files.
On Saturday, Feb 4th, 2012 at 8:00 pm EST, - 5:00 PST
As a live Podcast / Interview with Chat. You can check out the audio promo from here.
Myself on behalf of The X-Files Lexicon will be participating as well as a host of others from the X-Files on-line fandom community, The event and interview are being hosted by Agent Shadow, and our very good friend of the Lexicon, Agent Chelsea. It is supposed to run about 45 minutes to an hour.
While we have a number of substantial Lexicon Blog articles in the works soon, the following treatise was brought to my attention, regarding Robert Temple’s rebuttal to Carl Sagan’s critique of Temple’s book, The Sirius Mystery, first published in 1976.
Sagan’s critique titled, "White Dwarf’s and Green Men" was published in Omni magazine, 1979. You can find out the contents of that issue from this page.
Unfortunately, Sagan’s piece isn’t available on-line, probably due to copyright issues, but the Temple’s answer to his critics can be found, and uploaded in the following PDF file.
For anyone not familiar with the Sirius Mystery, in a nutshell, the origin of the issue deals with Ancient Astronaut Theory, an African tribe called Dogon, whom Temple argues, had contact with an extra-terrestrial amphibious race known as Nommos, some 5,000 years ago, and that this contact is reflected in their art and culture. The Dogon had knowledge of Sirius B and Sirius A, as well as a third star in that system.
Sagan’s critique has given a lot of ammunition to skeptics on the issue for decades, this piece spells out Temple’s attempts through Omni to correct Sagan’s, more lax, and sloppy data.
Anyway, this is an interesting subject for fans to chew on until we publish a new wave of articles. This month has turned into promo announcement month, expect a few more notices in the next couple of days.
Special thanks must go to Secret Sun follower, Douglas Stingley for calling attention to this.
There was a new blog entry I had planned to run, but due to some advice, I opted to hold back running that entry until the ideal moment.
But I wanted to call attention to a new blog venture of mine that was just launched. For X-Files fans and people who follow this blog, "Music from the Big Chair" is a 90 degree departure, but for those who have an interest in articles, or personal testimonials about music, I hope this can get your undivided attention.
This does not mean that attention will be pulled away from the Lexicon Blog, we will be featuring a slate of interesting material, nor that the main site, The X-Files Lexicon, will be affected, we will continue to be adding a lot more material, as well as some potentially interesting and exciting interviews, and we hope to see a new wave of original reference content soon.
You might have noticed that we already added this blog to our "My Blog List", and I hope you'll be enticed to check in with it. I'm excited to have created this new venture, and I believe you might find it informative, hopefully insightful, and motivational.