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The Astrolabe – an object of desire

Without doubt the astrolabes is one of the most fascinating of all historical astronomical instruments.

To begin with it is not simply one object, it is many objects in one: 1,175 more words

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Course: History & Philosophy of Science

J. Thomas Bridges, Ph.D.

The following is a summary of a course offered by Southern Evangelical Seminary. If you would like to see the detailed description of this course and what is expected of students, please view the syllabus below. 297 more words

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'Please don't forget me'. The story of Paraschiva Candoiu, the lady with no hands from the 'Francisc I. Rainer' archive

Aleksandr Sokurov, in his latest movie, Francofonia,  wonders through the halls of the Louvre and looks into the eyes captured on canvas, through oil and paint- those painters did us a favour, he says, as they captured the souls, and through the souls the whole worlds those eyes had witnessed. 1,123 more words

Book 211: Mapping the Heavens by Priyamvada Natarajan

Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos by Priyamvada Natarajan

Finished reading on April 22nd, 2016

Rating: 8/10

This book started out pretty much the same way as many books about cosmology do – with Edwin Hubble and Albert Einstein, Fritz Zwicky and others and the discoveries that the Universe is expanding, that there was a specific beginning in time for it, dark matter and dark energy etc. 386 more words

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"Propositions Concerning Animal Magnetism" by Anton Mesmer (1779)

1. A responsive influence exists between the heavenly bodies, the earth, and animated bodies.

2. A fluid universally diffused, so continuous as not to admit of a vacuum, incomparably subtle, and naturally susceptible of receiving, propagating, and communicating all motor disturbances, is the means of this influence. 699 more words

DO IT!

DO IT! is the title of a book written by 1960s Yippie activist Jerry Rubin. In the 1970s when I worked in experimental theatre groups if somebody suggested doing something in a different way then the response was almost always, “Don’t talk about it, do it!” I get increasingly pissed off by people on Twitter or Facebook moaning and complaining about fairly trivial inaccuracies on Wikipedia. 650 more words

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Resurrection

I am looking to restart this blog on a casual basis, with the goal of sharing items on and around the Dutch Golden Age, with a focus on science. 90 more words

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