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New Online: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Online: Benjamin Franklin Papers. “The papers of Benjamin Franklin at the Library of Congress have had almost as adventurous a life as Franklin had himself. 71 more words

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"Everything is Lafayette:" A Pearlware Saucer from Saratoga

When it comes to America’s founding fathers, I’ve always been a fan of Benjamin Franklin.  Despite his momentous achievements in early American politics, when I think of Franklin, I think first of fun and colorful history:  He discovered electricity with a kite!  1,270 more words

A Bit Of History

"There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement."*...

Once again, I’m brooding over science’s limits. I recently posted Q&As with three physicists with strong opinions on the topic–David DeutschMarcelo Gleiser…

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Photo History of Eyeglasses

I thought it would be fun to look at the changes made to eyeglasses throughout the ages.

The first pair of what we would consider eyeglasses appeared in the late 1400s in Pisa, Italy. 328 more words


Physical Culture: Pat Berglund

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

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  • “Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” ~Benjamin Franklin (1722)
Benjamin Franklin