The Week That Changed The World

| Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 0 comments |

Take Up Your Cross

Jesus said to His disciples,
“If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. – Mat 16:24)

by Ty Wallace

Obama's view on taxes

| Friday, April 29, 2011 | 0 comments |

Piñatas: A threat to your child’s psychological well-being

by I Hate The Media

Anyone here speak Spanish? How do you say “Can you people just butt out and let me raise my child as I see fit without writing a bunch of idiotic nanny state regulations intended to regulate every last aspect of our lives?”

We ran across the latest in nanny state nuttiness on

by Vanessa Bartlemus

A blindfolded child is let up to some poor helpless papier-mâché animal hanging off a tree by a string. They have a stick or a bat in their hand, and they proceed to whack the animal with all their might. Other children are cheering on the fight. When the piñata is broken open, candy spills out. Everyone rushes to grab as much candy as they can. It's every kid for them self.

As for the candy that spills out afterwards, each child is quickly grabbing as much as they can. Whatever happened to sharing? Not to mention that all that candy isn't that great for your child's health. And what about the shy kids, or the kids who aren't pushy? They end up with much less than everyone else. Is that how they're rewarded for their better behavior?

So what are some better alternatives? There are now pull-string piñatas...which get rid of the hitting element. Your child pulls a string and the contents of the piñata fall out. That way, your child can have the experience of having a piñata at their party, without the violence. Fill it with healthy snacks or toys. Have a set number of toys or snacks inside and tell the children before hand how many of each thing they can each pick out. Or have a set number of the same kind of thing for each child, and have the birthday child pass out the toys/snacks to each of the other children. If you really want the children to have the experience of all grabbing after the piñata contents, let them, but at the end, observe each child and see if anyone seems to have not gotten as much. Then find a kid or kids who got a lot and ask them if they would like to share with the kid/kids who didn't get enough.


White House Fails to Release Easter Proclamation

| Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 0 comments |
President Obama failed to release a statement or a proclamation recognizing the national observance of Easter Sunday, Christianity's most sacred holiday.

By comparison, the White House has released statements recognizing the observance of major Muslim holidays and released statements in 2010 on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

The White House also failed to release a statement marking Good Friday. However, they did release an eight-paragraph statement heralding Earth Day.


New Black Panthers Anti Semitic Attack


Iowa professor to college Republicans: 'F--- YOU!'

| Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 0 comments |
by Philip Caulfield

A liberal University of Iowa sex professor has a message for the school's conservatives: F--- YOU!

Professor Ellen Lewin said as much in a response to a mass email from a campus Republican group promoting "Conservative Coming Out Week."

In the email on Monday morning, the UI College Republicans called for conservatives in Iowa City to "come out of the closet" and promote right-wing values that week.

The events included a screening of the 2002 film "Journey's with George," in honor of George W. Bush, a "Red vs. Blue" kickball game and blood drive and an "Animal Rights BBQ."

Less than one minute after the email was sent, Lewin fired back a blistering response: "F-YOU, REPUBLICANS."


Minneapolis Nurses Fight Back Against Union Intimidation


Paul Ryan: Our Generation's Defining Moment

| Monday, April 25, 2011 | 0 comments |

Brotherhood leaders announce they'll implement Sharia

February 10: Obama administration says Muslim
Brotherhood doesn’t want an Islamic state in Egypt.

April 17: Muslim Brotherhood says,
“We want an Islamic state in Egypt.”

by Al-Masry Al-Youm

Mahmoud Ezzat, the Muslim Brotherhood's deputy Supreme Guide, said in a forum held in the Cairo district of Imbaba on Thursday that the group wants to establish an Islamic state after it achieves widespread popularity through its Freedom and Justice Party. Meanwhile, Brotherhood leader Saad al-Husseiny, said at the forum that the group aims to apply Islamic legislation and establish Islamic rule. His remarks rattled the leaders of several political parties, who said the statements, which were at odds with the concept of a civil state, would worry liberals.

The Coptic Orthodox Church decided to suspend its dialogue with the group after additional Brotherhood leaders said it was seeking to implement Islamic Sharia and declare Egypt an Islamic state, church sources said. The sources said the Brotherhood is trampling over the principles of equality and citizenship, and that its rhetoric changed after the 25 January revolution to adopt the language of the toppled regime.


by Steven Nelson

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is a secular organization. Clapper said the Egyptian opposition group, which many American commentators have expressed fears of coming to power in a post-Mubarak Egypt, is a “very heterogeneous group, largely secular.”

Clapper said that the group “has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam” and “have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt.” He also said the the Muslim Brotherhood, which has branches in many Muslim countries, has “no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.”


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Why I Left Islam - Tash

| Sunday, April 24, 2011 | 0 comments |

Obama administration has “a great relationship” with Al-Jazeera

Obama administration boycotts Fox News, but admits
it has “a great relationship” with Al-Jazeera

by Keach Hagey & Byron Tau

Seven years after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called the broadcaster’s reporting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable” and President George W. Bush joked about bombing it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised it as “real news” in her recent Senate testimony.

Not only that, her staffers, as well as those of the CIA and the Obama White House, were attending the Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner as Al-Jazeera’s guests.

“They are a really important media entity, and we have a really great relationship with them,” said Dana Shell Smith, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for international media engagement, who speaks Arabic and has frequently appeared on the channel. “This administration has empowered those of us who actually do the communicating to be in a close relationship with Al-Jazeera. They understand that the relationship can’t consist of complaining to each other about the differences we have.”


Saudi Student Charged With Plotting to Bomb Bush House

| Friday, April 22, 2011 | 1 comments |
by Adam Goldman and Betsy Blaney

LUBBOCK, Texas -- A college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas bought explosive chemicals online as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday.

"After mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for jihad," or holy war, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari wrote in his private journal, according to court documents.


Andrew Breitbart to union thugs: “Go to hell!”


'Jihad Jane's' Arrest Raises Fears About Homegrown Terrorists

| Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 0 comments |
by Huma Khan, Emily Friedman and Jason Ryan
The arrest of a suburban Pennsylvania woman known by the alias Jihad Jane, who allegedly plotted with Islamic radicals abroad to kill a Swedish cartoonist, has raised fears about homegrown terrorists in the United States who may be difficult to spot.

"This woman might as well have advertised in the Washington Post," former White House counterterrorism official and ABC News consultant Richard Clarke said on "Good Morning America" today. "It was easy for the FBI to find her, but there are other people who are much more covert."

"There will likely be more attacks," Clarke said. "Hopefully, they will be small, and hopefully, we can catch them early." Colleen R. LaRose, 46, of Montgomery, Pa., was arrested in October 2009 and charged with trying to recruit Islamic fighters and plotting to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist who made fun of prophet Mohammed, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.


More Muslim Hate Speech Ignored By The Media

by Marcela Rojas and Brian Howard

A suspicious package mailed to state Sen. Greg Ball containing a stuffed Curious George monkey pinned with Stars of David and a vicious, anti-Semitic and racially charged screed left the Republican undaunted, saying he will continue pushing forward with his agenda on national security.

"A threat like this I let law enforcement do their job," said Ball, R-Carmel, Tuesday night. "Letters that do keep me up at night are from rank-and-file law enforcement and personnel worried about weaknesses in security."

State police responded at 1:05 p.m. to Ball's office in Albany's Legislative Office Building Tuesday where they said they found the package that also contained a vial with an unknown substance. The Albany Fire Department Hazardous Materials team transported the contents to a Department of Health laboratory for analysis, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

The letter signed by Jameela Barnette with kind regards accused Ball, a Catholic, of being a Jew-worshipping, Muslim hater.

"Instead of bashing the intellectually superior Muslims, shouldn't a handsome, cannibalized crazy, Christian cracker like yourself be in church chomping on Jew-god corpse and washing it down with Jew-god blood under the pretense of 'Holy Communion,' " the letter stated.

The one-page diatribe went on to talk about the Curious George present, saying ..."the plush monkey/miniature Jew I have gifted you with is an accurate representation of who the Jews are and what you stupid Christians worship."


TSA targets people who complain about TSA security

| Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 0 comments |
by The Right Scoop

So they prohibit profiling of actual terrorists, but for those of you who show contempt for the TSA itself, then profiling is in full force:

This is outrageous! The notion that those who dissent against the TSA are a threat and must be targeted sounds like something we’d read about in Russia. Quite frankly this is unamerican and it reminds me of the words of a famous Democrat politician:

Michele Bachmann was right when she called this a gangster government. 2012 please come faster!

Virginia man sentenced to 23 years for Metro bombing plot

by Debbie Siegelbaum

A Virginia man charged with plotting attacks on Washington-area Metro stations under the belief that he was aiding al Qaeda has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Farooque Ahmed, 35, of Ashburn, Va., pleaded guilty to charges of “attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and collecting information to assist in planning a terrorist attack on a transit facility,” according to a statement released Monday by the Department of Justice.

Born in Pakistan, the naturalized U.S. citizen met with people he believed were connected to al Qaeda and photographed and studied Metrorail stations for coordinated bombings last October, according to authorities.

“Mr. Ahmed today admitted he was determined to kill as many people as possible through multiple bombings at the heart of our nation’s capital,” U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride said in the statement. “It’s chilling that a man from Ashburn could admit to planning these acts of terrorism, and a 23-year sentence is a just punishment. We are grateful for the outstanding work of the FBI in detecting and disrupting this plot.”


Horror stories of Christian persecution in North Korea

| Saturday, April 16, 2011 | 0 comments |

Ethiopian Christians flee after church burnings

by Luc van Kemenade

Evangelical churches and homes have been burnt down by mobs of Muslims in the southwestern Jimma region of Ethiopia. The attacks have left at least one person dead and 7,000 displaced. “This is a strategically planned attack by an extremist Islamic group.”

“It is a miracle that we are standing here talking,” says Wolde Giorgis, a primary school teacher and devout Christian, standing in front of the burnt remainders of what used to be the largest Pentecostal church of Asendabo, a town in the southwest of Ethiopia that is predominantly Muslim.

Wolde Giorgis doesn’t believe peace will be restored

Wolde says to fear for his life. “I will leave this place as soon as possible, like so many Christians already did. I don’t know what will be next: first they burn our churches and houses. Are they going to kill us now?”

69 churches burnt down
Evangelical churches and homes of Christians in Asendabo, about 300 kilometers southwest of capital Addis Ababa, and other towns in the Jimma region were torched earlier this month. Thousands of them have fled their hometowns to safer areas.

More than 46 churches belonging to the Pentecostal Kale Hiwot (Word of Life) Church and 23 belonging to other Christian groups have been burnt down, says Temesgen Wolde, coordinator of the Kale Hiwot department in Jimma City. His church shelters eighty refugee Christians in a tent.


'Ground Zero' mosque halted

| Thursday, April 14, 2011 | 0 comments |
Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan
by Chad Groening

A New York City construction worker who witnessed the terrorist attacks on 9/11 is very pleased the proposed "Ground Zero Victory Mosque" project has been stopped dead in its tracks.

Recently The Associated Press reported that Daisy Khan, wife of Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, said that they were "pursuing a new vision for the future." Khan and Rauf had a major role in founding the mosque that was to be built near "Ground Zero" in New York City, but were effectively fired from the organization in January by fellow founder Sharif El-Gamal.

Andy Sullivan is a lifelong New York City construction worker and founder of the 9/11 Hard Hat Pledge -- one of the groups working to prevent the construction of the mosque near where the World Trade Center once stood. He says despite El-Gamal's reported commitment to move forward with the project, it is going to be tough to do without Rauf.


Mississippi judge demands homeschool student IDs

by Bob Unruh

A Mississippi state judge has issued an order to public school attendance officers in his judicial district to provide the names of all homeschoolers there, prompting alarm at the Home School Legal Defense Association, which fights for the rights of homeschooling worldwide.

The order apparently is because the judge himself wants the information, as there appeared to be no case, motion or dispute prompting the request.

The HSLDA, which was alerted by its members in the 13th Chancery Court district in Mississippi, where Judge Joe Dale Walker issued the order, immediately sought and obtained a stay of the order from the state Supreme Court.

The judge's order noted that the "cause" for the order "came on for hearing on the court's own motion," but the HSLDA said apparently no hearing ever was held – and the order is the only document in the court file.

It also has no case number, the organization said.


Environmental civil war: Wind farmers vs. bird lovers

| Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 0 comments |
by Caroline May
Irony of ironies, wind energy — a preferred form of renewable energy among environmentalists — has animal rights advocates concerned about the hundreds of thousands of birds killed by wind turbines.

On Tuesday an international bird watchdog group based in Spain, Save the Eagles International (STEI), warned that the expected construction of 3.5 million wind turbines worldwide will result in the extinction of a variety of bird species.

STEI is calling for a moratorium on all wind farm construction and an investigation into whether the threat to wildlife is worth the amount of energy produced — when, they say, there are so many other, more efficient sources of energy.


Trump vs. O'Reilly - The Birther Issue


EU to ban cars from cities by 2050

| Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | 0 comments |
Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years.

by Bruno Waterfield

The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050.

The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.

Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.

"That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."


Attackers killed by own explosives in central Nigeria

by Reuters
JOS, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two men were killed in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday when explosives they were carrying on a motorbike went off, preventing what local residents said was an attempted attack on a Christian community.

More than 200 people have been killed in sectarian violence since late last year in and around Jos, which lies in Nigeria's "Middle Belt" between the mostly-Muslim north and predominantly Christian south.

Christian youths angered by what they took to be an attempted attack by members of the Muslim Hausa-Fulani ethnic group set fire to the corpses of the two men in the Nasarawa Gwom area of Jos, police commissioner Abdulrahman Akano said.

"The explosives killed the two men. They died instantly," Akano told Reuters. Some reports said the attack had been meant for a nearby church, but Akano said it was impossible to say where the men had been headed.


Libya isn’t a war?

| Monday, April 11, 2011 | 0 comments |
White House says Libya isn’t a war. It’s the
“use of military force in concert with our allies”

Shah: Republican budget cuts will kill 70,000 children

"Looks like Democrats are getting ready to dust off the old “baby killer” insult and try it out on Republican budget cutters. We haven’t really heard that one since the war in Vietnam was winding down, so we’d have to say it’s long overdue." - I Hate The Media

by Josh Rogin

As Congress struggles to negotiate a budget deal to keep the government running, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) told lawmakers Wednesday that the GOP version of the budget bill would result in the deaths of at least 70,000 children who depend on American food and health assistance around the world.

"We estimate, and I believe these are very conservative estimates, that H.R. 1 would lead to 70,000 kids dying," USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah testified before the House Appropriations State and Foreign Ops subcommittee.


Amazing story of Jesus and a man imprisoned in Iran

| Saturday, April 9, 2011 | 0 comments |
CBN interviewed a man who went on a two week visit to Iran and on his way out of the country, he was imprisoned by Iranian officials for nine weeks. He was beaten many of the days he was in prison and it broke him to the point of wanting to commit suicide. But that’s where this story gets amazing...

5 Turkish officers jailed in killing of Christians

by The Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court ordered five military officers and two civilians jailed Monday in a probe into the 2007 killing of three Christians, including a German national, over allegations that the attack was part of an alleged plot to topple the government.

It was not clear what charges the officers were facing but their arrests pending trial come after prosecutors examined an earlier letter by a whistle-blower who claimed the killings of Christians was part of a wider conspiracy to topple the Islamic-rooted government by creating chaos and to destabilize the country to trigger a military coup.

The Christians -- a German and two Turks -- were tied up and had their throats slit at a Bible-publishing house in the southern city of Malatya. Five civilians were arrested and charged with murder but it was not clear if their case would be merged with the coup plot trial.

There have a been a string of attacks in recent years on Christians in predominantly Muslim Turkey, where Christians make up less than 1 percent of the population of 74 million. Prosecutors have said the alleged coup plot included plans to target some Christians and minority figures.


MercyMe - I Can Only Imagine


Thinking Problem...

| Friday, April 8, 2011 | 0 comments |
It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then - just to loosen up and be a part of the crowd.

Inevitably, though, one thought led to another and soon I was more than just a social thinker.

I began to think alone -- "to relax," I told myself -- but I knew it wasn't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was thinking all the time.

That was when things began to sour at home. One evening I turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent that night at her mother's.

I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment don't mix, but I couldn't help myself.

I began to avoid friends at lunchtime so I could read Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley, Ayn Rand, William Bennett, and Edmund Burke. I would return to the office dizzied and confused, asking, "What is it exactly that we are doing here?"

One day the boss called me in. He said, "Listen, I like you, and it hurts me to say this, but your thinking has become a real problem. If you don't stop thinking on the job, you'll have to find another job."

This gave me a lot to think about. I came home early after my conversation with the boss. "Honey," I confessed, "I've been thinking..."

"I know you've been thinking," she said, "and I want a divorce!" "But Honey, surely it's not that serious." "It is serious," she said, her lower lip aquiver.

"You think as much as college professors and college professors don't make any money, so if you keep on thinking, we won't have any money!"

"That's a fallacious syllogism," I said impatiently.

She exploded in tears of rage and frustration, but I was in no mood to deal with the emotional drama.

"I'm going to the library," I snarled as I stomped out the door.

I headed for the library, in the mood for some Allen Tate. I roared into the parking lot with Rush Limbaugh on the radio and ran up to the big glass doors.

They didn't open. The library was closed.

To this day, I believe that God was looking out for me that night.

Leaning on the unfeeling glass and whimpering for Irving Babbitt, a poster caught my eye, "Friend, is heavy thinking ruining your life?" it asked.

You probably recognize that line. It comes from the standard Thinkers Anonymous poster.

This is why I am what I am today: a recovering thinker.

I never miss a TA meeting. At each meeting we watch a non-educational video; last week we watched an episode of "Roseanne." Then we share experiences about how we avoided thinking since the last meeting.

I still have my job, and things are a lot better at home. Life just seemed easier, somehow, as soon as I stopped thinking. I think the road to recovery is nearly complete for me.

Today I took the final step. I joined the Democrat Party.

Rotating House


Union Thugs Strong-Arm Businesses in Wisconsin

| Thursday, April 7, 2011 | 0 comments |
by Don Walker

Members of Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, asking them to support workers’ rights by putting up a sign in their windows.

If businesses fail to comply, the letter says, “Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members."

Jim Parrett, a field representative of Council 24 for Southeast Wisconsin, confirmed the contents of the letter, which carries his signature.


Nieuwe Tsunami Footage


Terrorists Should Have More Rights than Tea Partiers?

| Tuesday, April 5, 2011 | 0 comments |
by Leon H. Wolf

Some people are beyond parody. Back in 2007, Frank Lautenberg voted to expand the right of habeas corpus to foreign citizens detained overseas in the war on terror. In other words, if you are a terrorist, Frank Lautenberg thinks you are not getting all the Constitutional rights you deserve and he is going to do everything he can to make sure you get them. However, if you are a United States citizen who has not committed any crime whatsoever, apart from opposing taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, Frank Lautenberg believes you deserve no Constitutional rights at all. At a Planned Parenthood rally in Englewood, NJ, Lautenberg, addressing the counterprotestors who were protesting continued government funding of Planned Parenthood, said:

In case you have difficulty making it out, Lautenberg can be heard to say, “These people don’t deserve the freedoms in the Constitution.” In this context, “These people” apparently means the vast majority of Americans who don’t support taxpayer funding of abortion, or at the very least all TEA Party people who feel that way. When an audience member incredulously asks whether Lautenberg really said that, he added ”but we’ll give it to them anyway.” How maganimous.

Union Communist Rioters Rock London


Homeschooled Girl Forced Into Public School

| Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 0 comments |
NH Supreme Court: homeschooled girl must
go to public school against mom’s wishes

by John-Henry Westen

CONCORD, NH, March 17, 2011 ( - The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld a lower court order Wednesday that sided with the father of a homeschooled student and forced her into a government-run school against her Christian mother’s wishes.

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney John Anthony Simmons, who represented the mother, who is divorced from the father, argued that the burden of proof was on the father to prove harm in order to change the schooling arrangement. Because no harm was demonstrated and the girl was acknowledged to be academically superior and socially interactive, even by the court, Simmons argued that the homeschooling arrangement should not have been changed.

However, in the original order issued in July 2009, Judge Lucinda V. Sadler reasoned that the girl’s “vigorous defense of her religious beliefs to [her] counselor suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view.”

“Parents have a fundamental right to make educational choices for their children,” responded Simmons. “Courts can settle disputes, but they cannot legitimately order a child into a government-run school on the basis that her religious views need to be mixed with other views. That’s precisely what the lower court admitted it was doing.”

“The lower court held the Christian faith of this mother and daughter against them,” Simmons said. “Unfortunately, the Supreme Court bypassed this issue and wrote this off as a ‘parent versus parent’ issue without recognizing the very real underlying threat to religious liberty.”


Jonny Diaz - More Beautiful You


Eco-Friendly Toilets Cause a Stink

| Friday, April 1, 2011 | 0 comments |
by Daily Mail Reporter

San Francisco is paying a high - and smelly -price for promoting eco-friendly low-flow toilets.

Twenty million gallons a year are being saved, but because the small amount of water isn't pushing the waste away fast enough there's a stinky whiff in parts of the city.

Now authorities are set to undermine the toilets' green credentials by flushing $14 million worth of bleach to solve the problem.

Public Utilities Commission spokesman Tyrone Jue admitted that skimping on toilet water had caused more sludge to back up inside the sewer pipes.

It has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park - home to the San Francisco Giants - and other parts of the Bay Area, especially during the summer months.


In the Blink of Bird’s Eye, a Model for Quantum Navigation

by Lisa Grossman

European robins may maintain quantum entanglement in their eyes a full 20 microseconds longer than the best laboratory systems, say physicists investigating how birds may use quantum effects to “see” Earth’s magnetic field.

Quantum entanglement is a state where electrons are spatially separated, but able to affect one another. It’s been proposed that birds’ eyes contain entanglement-based compasses.

Conclusive proof doesn’t yet exist, but multiple lines of evidence suggest it. Findings like this one underscore just how sophisticated those compasses may be.

“How can a living system have evolved to protect a quantum state as well — no, better — than we can do in the lab with these exotic molecules?” asked quantum physicist Simon Benjamin of Oxford University and the National University of Singapore, a co-author of the new study. “That really is an amazing thing.”

Many animals — including not only birds, but some mammals, fish, reptiles, even crustaceans and insects — navigate by sensing the direction of Earth’s magnetic field. Physicist Klaus Schulten of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign proposed in the late 1970s that bird navigation relied on some geomagnetically sensitive, as-yet-unknown biochemical reaction taking place in their eyes.