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  • The Idea Of Race Is An Outdated, Invalid Scientific Concept. Let’s Discard It

    01/17/2018 7:33:38 AM PST · by John Conlin · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/17/2018 | John Conlin
    It is time to take the last step, the final step in the journey of Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr. and literally hundreds of thousands of other brave souls. This final step is to at last accept the truth; there is no such thing as race. It is a failed scientific theory from hundreds of years ago. It is a false concept that is only kept alive by our keeping it alive. There is no race gene. There is no White race. No Black race. Asian, Hispanic, all an illusion.
  • Copernicus: the man who changed the world

    09/03/2011 11:16:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Financial Times of London ^ | Friday, September 2, 2011 | Dava Sobel
    In September 1496, at his uncle's command, Copernicus travelled to Italy to study canon law, concerning the rights and duties of the clergy, at the University of Bologna... The death of one of the 16 Varmia canons created a vacancy, and Bishop Watzenrode used his connections to win Copernicus the office in absentia. As the 14th canon of the cathedral chapter -- in effect a trustee in the powerful governing body of the Varmia diocese -- Copernicus could now collect an income independent of his allowance. He lodged in Bologna with the local astronomy professor, Domenico Maria Novara, whom he...
  • An Old Urban Legend: Confused by the Copernican Cliche

    09/09/2003 11:40:31 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 33 replies · 3,151+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 9 September 03 | Chuck Colson
    Dr. Dennis Danielson, professor of English at the University of British Columbia, has some advice: Don't believe everything you read in textbooks. Speaking at the meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation in July, Danielson noted that the conventional wisdom says that when scholars thought the earth was the center of the universe, then humans were the king of the cosmic hill, creatures in God's image. But when Copernicus discovered Earth orbited the Sun, man concluded that he was a mere animal -- or so the story goes. After nearly a decade of research, however, Danielson, who has specialized in linking...
  • Galileo's send-off

    11/03/2010 5:56:31 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 9 replies
    Nature ^ | 11/03/10
    At an aerospace facility in Denver, Colorado, engineers are busy attaching scientific instruments to NASA's next mission to Jupiter, which is set for launch in less than a year. But team members on the billion-dollar Juno mission are quietly talking about slipping something extra onto the spacecraft — a tiny fragment of bone from Galileo Galilei.
  • Catholic Church Lets Copernicus Out of Hell!!!!!

    05/27/2010 10:18:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 507+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 27, 2010 | Mark Shea
    So the other day one of my readers declared: Copernicus was so afraid of the catholic church that he waited until he was on his death bed to proclaim that the earth as was believed by the catholic church was not the center of the universe and that it was the sun. The best answer to these sorts of claims is “Documentation please?”  An even better answer, if you have the time and inclination, is to provide the answer yourself, which I helpfully did since I had the time and inclination.  If you want it yourself, go here. My reader,...
  • Astronomer Copernicus reburied as hero in Poland

    05/22/2010 5:52:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP ^ | May 22, 2010 | VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer
    FROMBORK, Poland – Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. His burial in a tomb in the cathedral where he once served as a church canon and doctor indicates how far the church has come in making peace with the scientist whose revolutionary theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun helped usher in the modern scientific age. Copernicus, who lived from 1473 to 1543, died as a...
  • Fr. George Rutler: Copernicus greater than Leonardo da Vinci and...

    10/26/2009 3:48:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 606+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | October 26, 2009 | Carl Olson
    ... Galileo, both of whom, of course, are more famous—at least in popular culture—than the Polish genius. From a recent column: Copernicus, son of a Polish father and German mother, was a priest and the temporary administrator of the diocese of Frauenburg. As a Renaissance man, he put Leonardo da Vinci in the shade, although painting seems to be the one art that did not claim him as a master. After studies in the universities of Krakow (where Pope John Paul II studied and taught), Bologna, Padua and Ferrara, he became a prominent jurist and mathematician and also practiced medicine...
  • Galileo: The Trump Card of Catholic Urban Legends

    05/18/2009 9:12:37 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 152 replies · 3,042+ views
    Pittsburgh Catholic ^ | 5/15/09 | Robert P. Lockwood
    The film “Angels and Demons” brings up the Catholic Church’s so-called war on science and the church’s treatment of Italian scientist Galileo Galilei. The following analysis sheds much-needed light on the case. In October 1992, Cardinal Paul Poupard presented to Pope John Paul II the results of the Pontifical Academy study of the famous 1633 trial of Galileo. He reported the study’s conclusion that at the time of the trial, “theologians ... failed to grasp the profound non-literal meaning of the Scriptures” when they condemned Galileo for describing a universe that seemed to contradict Scripture. The headlines that followed screamed...
  • A Lying Bureaucrat is Often A Frightened One

    12/16/2008 6:22:55 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 475+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 16 Dec 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It doesn’t require a PhD in Male Bovine Scatology to detect the foul odor wafting from the following pronouncement by Professor William Ford.“This is really a great communications challenge,” said William Ford, a former Atlanta Fed chief who’s now at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. “It is going to take some educational effort to elaborate on how these policy options would work” because “people don’t know how to interpret what they are talking about.” When it comes to the policies employed thus far to combat our current economic downturn, people don’t have to interpret very much. The policies have...
  • Scientists say Copernicus' remains found

    11/20/2008 7:44:58 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 37 replies · 1,203+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 11/20/2008 | n/a
    WARSAW, Poland – Researchers believe they have identified the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus by comparing DNA from a skeleton they have found with that of hair retrieved from one of the 16th-century astronomer's books. Jerzy Gassowski, an academic at an archaeology school in Poland, also says facial reconstruction of the skull his team found buried in a cathedral in Poland closely resembles existing portraits of Copernicus...
  • rush limbaughs recent anti- Catholic rants- what is the reason?

    06/11/2007 3:38:58 PM PDT · by haole · 36 replies · 1,022+ views
    Limbaughs radio program ^ | 6/11/07 | self
    A couple of times, rusty has criticized the Catholic Church : once recently involving a distorted and incorrect presentation of what happened to Galileo, and then later followed it up, with a sarcastic " the Catholic Church would just declare it wrong "...... What has made rushbo turn into this nasty anti-Catholic? Many of his closest friends and people he admires, are Catholic. Like Bill Bennet, William F. Buckley, etc. It is almost like something happend to rush, and he is bitter about it.
  • Scientists seek Copernicus' uncle's remains to confirm finding

    08/26/2006 12:02:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 583+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 5/28/06 | Ireland Online
    Polish archaeologists have launched a search for the grave of an uncle of Nicolaus Copernicus in hopes the relative’s DNA can confirm that remains they found last year are indeed those of the 16th-century astronomer, the head of the research team said today. “We are almost sure we found Copernicus’s remains last year, but we still need to confirm it through comparison with the DNA of someone related on the female side,” said Jerzy Gassowski, who is head of the Archaeology and Anthropology Institute in Pultusk in central Poland. The team began its search this week for the coffin of...
  • Remains May Be That of Copernicus

    11/05/2005 2:20:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 743+ views
    Science Daily ^ | November 4
    FROMBORK, Poland, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A computer-generated reconstruction of a skull and partial remains discovered in Frombork, Poland, appears to resemble portraits of Nicolaus Copernicus. The remains, found in Frombork Cathedral, had been examined by specialists at the central crime laboratory in Warsaw. The examination determined the skull was of a man who had died at age 60 to 70, reported the BBC Friday. Copernicus -- who has been called the father of modern astronomy for his 16th century theory that the Earth orbited the Sun -- died in 1543 at age 70. The grave of Copernicus, a canon...
  • Copernicus' Grave Found in Polish Church

    11/03/2005 11:46:26 AM PST · by lizol · 76 replies · 1,881+ views
    Copernicus' Grave Found in Polish Church WARSAW, Poland - Polish archeologists believe they have located the grave of 16th-century astronomer and solar-system proponent Nicolaus Copernicus in a Polish church, one of the scientists announced Thursday. Copernicus, who died in 1543 at 70 after challenging the ancient belief that the sun revolved around the earth, was buried at the Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Frombork, 180 miles north of the capital, Warsaw. Jerzy Gassowski, head of an archaeology and anthropology institute in Pultusk, central Poland, said his four-member team found what appears to be the skull of the Polish...
  • The “Cartesian Split” Is a Hallucination; Ergo, We Should Get Rid of It

    06/12/2005 7:27:56 PM PDT · by betty boop · 252 replies · 8,541+ views
    June 12, 2005 | Jean F. Drew
    The “Cartesian Split” Is a Hallucination; Ergo, We Should Get Rid of It by Jean F. Drew The Ancient Heritage of Western Science The history of science goes back at least two and a half millennia, to the pre-Socratics of ancient Greece. Democritus and Leucippus were the fathers of atomic theory — at least they were the first thinkers ever to formulate one. Heraclitus was the first thinker to consider what in the modern age developed as the laws of thermodynamics. Likewise Plato’s Chora, in the myth of the Demiurge (see Timaeus), may have been the very first anticipation of...
  • Confused by the Copernican Cliché

    An Old Urban Legend Confused by the Copernican Cliché Breakpoint With Charles Colson September 9, 2003 Dr. Dennis Danielson, professor of English at the Universityof British Columbia , has some advice: Don’t believe everything you read in textbooks. Speaking at the meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation in July, Danielson noted that the conventional wisdom says that when scholars thought the earth was the center of the universe, then humans were the king of the cosmic hill, creatures in God’s image. But when Copernicus discovered Earth orbited the Sun, man concluded that he was a mere animal—or so the story...
  • Erskine Bowles, State Democrat Party Forced to Pull "Misleading" Ad

    09/19/2002 3:53:35 PM PDT · by callisto · 45 replies · 572+ views
    NCGOP Email ^ | Sept. 19, 2002 | NC GOP
    Erskine Bowles, State Democrat Party Forced to Pull "Misleading" Ad; "Admitted Liar" Scott Falmlen Up to Old Tricks Deceiving Seniors (Raleigh) - Erskine Bowles and the North Carolina Democrat Party launched the first negative attack ad of the U.S. Senate general election on Tuesday but were forced to pull the ad later in the day after the Charlotte Observer complained that it was "misleading." "Erskine Bowles is lying about Elizabeth Dole and, given the fact that Scott Falmlen was involved, it's not surprising," said Bill Cobey, Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. "Scott Falmlen has lied to seniors in...
  • Entrepreneurial spirit suffering

    09/18/2002 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 394+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 9/18/02 | Jim Hopkins
    <p>For the first time in more than 50 years, entrepreneurs are failing to lead the United States out of recession, government data suggest.</p> <p>The impact is broad. Experts say flagging entrepreneurship might partly explain the wobbly rebound: Fewer start-ups mean fewer new jobs and innovations.</p>
  • Does Patriotism Mean Love of Big Govt?

    09/14/2002 3:00:00 PM PDT · by LibertyBelt · 33 replies · 599+ views
    Since When Does Patriotism Mean Love of Big Government? By Chuck Baldwin September 2002 Patriotism seems to have taken on a strange new definition. Love for country has been replaced with love for big government. At one time, American patriotism meant love for liberty, love for family, love for faith, and love for the principles articulated in America's founding documents. No more. Today, only people who demand increased government protection, increased government handouts, and increased government bureaucracies are considered patriotic. Today's Americans look to the federal government to solve virtually every problem, to protect them from virtually any adversary, and...
  • Vermont Homeschooler Needs Urgent Help!

    09/13/2002 7:28:37 PM PDT · by Truant Mom · 31 replies · 1,161+ views
    Self | 13 September 2002 | Truant Mom
    VERMONT HOMESCHOOLER NEEDS HELP!!! Tonight (September 13, 2002) at approximately 6:00 p.m. the home of Patricia O'Dell's ailing mother was surrounded by state police, SRS agents and local police the same way the Gonzales house was surrounded in Florida a few years ago. Patricia informed them they could not enter the home without a warrant. While the house remained surrounded these stormtroopers went and got their warrant and then kicked in the back door. Patricia was visiting her ailing mother who was just recently released from the hospital. Patricia's mother was summarily threatened with pepper spray and Patricia was dragged...