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(I was struck while reading this review of Murakami’s latest book of short stories by the parallel between his ‘dialled down’ male protagonists, and the ‘hermless’ aspect of Dundee’s male population during the heyday of the jute industry, the ‘kettle-bilers’ who signed up for teetotalism and quietly worked their gairdens. 1.115 kata lagi

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The Woman Who Studied the Sun

Posting this in response to a question I was asked.  It is essentially an extract from my book 13.8

Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Newnham College, Cambridge (the only way she could have afforded a university education) in 1919. 1.193 kata lagi

Paul Braterman reblogged this on Primate's Progress and commented:

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296"]File:Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin (1900-1979) (3).jpg Cecilia Payne-Gaposhkin at work; Smithsonian Institute Archives via Wikipedia[/caption] I just came across this piece by John Gribbin, interesting for many reasons. Glasgow University started awarding degrees to women in 1892; contrast Cambridge University's 1948. Auguste Comte, 1835: “We will never be able to determine the chemical composition of the stars”. 1802, Wollaston observes Fraunhofer lines 1814, Fraunhofer independently observes Fraunhofer lines. Perhaps a reader can tell me why they are named after Fraunhofer, not Wollaston 1859, Kirchhoff (of circuit laws fame) and, independently, Bunsen (of Bunsen burner fame) match Fraunhofer lines to atomic spectra, infer chemical composition of stars 1868, Lockyer correctly identifies third solar Fraunhofer line in “sodium yellow” region as due to a new element, names it “helium” 1892, Glasgow University starts awarding degrees to women ~1923 (see below), Cecilia Payne (later Payne-Gaposhkin) completes studies at Cambridge, but cannot formally graduate because she is a woman 1925, Cecilia Payne gains Ph.D. from Radcliffe; unravels highly complex (see below) Fraunhofer lines of stars; shows that, contrary to all then current expectation, stellar composition is dominated by hydrogen and helium 1948, Cambridge University starts awarding degrees to women

Stephen Hawking, C.S. Lewis, and the Saracen's Head

First of all, I would like to state up front that what I am about to say is not meant as a mockery of Dr. Hawking or of his condition. 981 kata lagi

Apologetics

Auguste Comte, Discurso sobre o espírito positivo

“Só há uma máxima absoluta, a de que nada é absoluto.”

“Tudo é relativo, e só isso é absoluto.”

“No fundo, nada há de real a não ser a humanidade.”

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Philosophy

"Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos."

“Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos.”

— Auguste Comte, French, philosopher

Art

Auguste Comte: la filosofia positiva e la nascita della sociologia

Quando Comte scriveva “L’Amore per principio, l’Ordine per base e il Progresso per fine” [1] era pervaso da una estrema fiducia riguardo al futuro dell’umanità, l’ottocentesca fiducia nelle meravigliose sorti progressive che fu quasi interamente resa vana nel secolo successivo, a causa delle guerre mondiali e degli immani crimini commessi. 328 kata lagi

Auguste Comte