Monthly Archives: October 2013

Guillaume Amontons (1663-1705)


One of the reasons that science is a reliable source of knowledge its great reliance on careful measurements in the description of phenomena. This implies the use of instruments. It is no coincidence that the 17th century which saw the … Continue reading

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Fritz Schaudinn


It has been recorded that there was an epidemic of a strange new disease in Europe towards the close of the 15th century. Its early manifestation included soreness in the reproductive organs. It often affected people who had traveled much. … Continue reading

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Manfred Weidhorn. The Person of the Millennium: The unique impact of Gilileo on world history, iUniverse, 2005


Time magazine chose Einstein as the Man of the Century; Weidhorn (Yeshiva University) desc has had the most drastic impact on human history. The gist is that the scientific revolution brought about the most dramatic changes in human thought and … Continue reading

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Keirou-no-Hi


There comes a time in the life of anyone who has lived beyond fifty when one begins to think about getting old. There are references to it in some scriptures. The Book of Job tells us that “With the ancient … Continue reading

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Evarist Galois


Just as there is more to art than portraits and landscapes, there is more to mathematics than numbers and computation, geometrical figures and the calculus. Consider, for example, fifth degree algebraic equations or the even more fascinating conceptual investigation of … Continue reading

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Christopher Partridge (ed.) Introduction to world religions, Fortress, 2005.


Although the arts, music, and literature of the world add to the overall aesthetic quilt that is human culture, religions are often in conflict. This book represents an effort to build bridges of understanding and mutual respect. An introductory chapter, … Continue reading

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The United Nations Organization


One may consider religions as institutions whose goal is to ensure the moral and spiritual well-being of the communities they serve in a framework of kindness, compassion, and mutual respect, as well as of certain doctrinal beliefs. This is appropriate … Continue reading

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