1The Waste Land by T S Elliot
2“A matter of time” Special Issue Scientific American, September 2002, v 287, n 3
3 Davies, Paul “That mysterious flow of time” Scientific American v 287 n3, September 2002 p26
4Wright, Karen “Times of our lives” Scientific American v 287 n3, September 2002 pp 40-47
5There are plenty of examples of killing people in in order to end famines and promote good crops in J G Frazer's The Golden Bough: A study in magic and religion ; Papermac, London, 1987 . In fact more examples than you could possibly want.