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The Constitution Podcast, Episode 4

The story of the Constitution is the story of the people who brought it about.  Hear about James Otis, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin… 45 more words

You’re Having A Laugh – Part Two

The great chess automaton of 1769

If the doom mongers are to be believed, the successful harnessing of artificial intelligence poses the biggest threat to employment prospects. 565 more words

Culture

Benjamin Franklin’s Closing Speech at the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787
Mr President,

I confess that I do not entirely approve this Constitution at present, but sir, I am not sure I shall never approve it: for having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise.

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Thought For Today

A Gift or Some Fruit or Both?

 

In this age of desire for an experiential conversion by believers, is there more emphasis put on Spiritual Gifts or the Fruit of the Spirit? 852 more words

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom, Brought To You By Benjamin Franklin and Me

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Sometime though it’s experience that offers the best knowledge, I think. 

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. 254 more words

My Bohemian Life

20-WORKING FOR INDEPENDENCE

Franklin left Philadelphia on the 26th of October, accompanied by his son, William Temple Franklin, and his grandson Benjamin Franklin Bache, son of Sarah. Sarah was the daughter he had with Deborah Read, his common-law wife. 1,496 more words

World Of Credit

Thinking outside of the box...but ‘what box?’, ask the Aspergers

I recently learned about the work of Dr Tony Attwood – a clinical psychologist known globally for his knowledge of Aspergers Syndrome. Professor Attwood considers children and adults with Aspergers Syndrome (Aspies) as having different rather than defective ways of thinking. 723 more words