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Gerbert d'Aurillac

The Middle Ages are well-known as the Christian Dark Ages, a time in which the Catholic Church controlled the intellectual life of Europe and in which any learning, science or independent thought was ruthlessly suppressed. 1,137 more words

History

OLD ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS ALLOWED TO PUBLIC

Saturday, May 10, 2008
OLD ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS ALLOWED TO PUBLIC

Electronic equipment in antiquity

Throughout all the past and present history found throughout the earth electronic instruments and even robots an electronic tecínica or exceeds many thousands of years the current microchips electronic technique . 1,223 more words

ANCIENT MACHINE ELECTRONIC

Friday, May 2, 2008
ANCIENT MACHINE ELECTRONIC

Throughout all the past and present history found throughout the earth electronic instruments and even robots an electronic tecínica or exceeds many thousands of years the current microchips electronic technique .  1,223 more words

Review: "The Abacus and the Cross"

Remember when I very enthusiastically reviewed Nancy Marie Brown’s Song of the Vikings? Well during the papal elections (I’m a not so secret Vatican/Pope fanatic. 695 more words

Literature

Enter the world of 1000 A.D., when Vikings, Moors, and barbarians battled kings and popes for the fate of Europe.

It is largely the fallout of the reformation and enlightenment – and in no small part the fault of a Church that was too much of the world rather than in it – that the history of the  medieval world is so often referred to as the Dark Ages or, almost as a condescension, as… 526 more words

Book Reviews

The Didym of Gerbert

In the spring of the year 1003 A.D., Pope Sylvester II lay dying in terrible pain. The priest who attended him in a Laternan Palace bedroom was his personal secretary, Richer of Saint-Remy. 3,085 more words

Inventions

To See What Condition My Condition Was In...

Could Quantum Mechanics be wrong?

The philosophical status of the wavefunction — the entity that determines the probability of different outcomes of measurements on quantum-mechanical particles — would seem to be an unlikely subject for emotional debate.

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