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  • Ireland is the Lost Island of Atlantis.

    08/07/2004 4:04:01 AM PDT · by scouse · 60 replies · 1,590+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/06/04 | Kevin Smith
    Ireland Is Lost Island of Atlantis, Says Scientist Fri August 06, 2004 11:52 AM ET By Kevin Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Atlantis, the legendary island nation over whose existence controversy has raged for thousands of years, was actually Ireland, according to a new theory by a Swedish scientist. Atlantis, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in 360 BC, was an island in the Atlantic Ocean where an advanced civilization developed some 11,500 years ago until it was hit by a cataclysmic natural disaster and sank beneath the waves. Geographer Ulf Erlingsson, whose book explaining his theory will be published next month,...
  • Ireland Is Lost Island of Atlantis, Says Scientist

    08/06/2004 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies · 3,439+ views
    REUTERS ^ | 8/6/2004 | Kevin Smith
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Atlantis, the legendary island nation over whose existence controversy has raged for thousands of years, was actually Ireland, according to a new theory by a Swedish scientist. Atlantis, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in 360 BC, was an island in the Atlantic Ocean where an advanced civilization developed some 11,500 years ago until it was hit by a cataclysmic natural disaster and sank beneath the waves. Geographer Ulf Erlingsson, whose book explaining his theory will be published next month, says the measurements, geography, and landscape of Atlantis as described by Plato match Ireland almost exactly. "I am...
  • Archaeologists to seek Kyrgyz Atlantis

    07/30/2004 8:53:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies · 777+ views
    Big News Network.com ^ | Saturday 31st July, 2004 | Editorial Staff
    A Kyrgyz-Russian expedition has embarked for an ancient city covered by Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, local media reported Wednesday. Issyk-Kul, 2,250 square miles in area, is a mountain lake in the north of the country. Historians and legends tell about a disappeared island in the lake with fortifications near the north coast where Tamerlane, the Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia and ruler of Samarkand, held noble prisoners in the 14th century, the Vecherniy Bishkek newspaper said. People have reported seeing stone buildings in on the bottom of northeast Issyk-Kul, not far from the mouth of the Tyup River....
  • Archaeoloogists To Seek Kyrgyz Atlantis

    07/23/2004 3:58:10 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 732+ views
    Archaeologists to seek Kyrgyz Atlantis Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Jul. 21 (UPI) -- A Kyrgyz-Russian expedition has embarked for an ancient city covered by Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan, local media reported Wednesday. Issyk-Kul, 2,250 square miles in area, is a mountain lake in the north of the country. Historians and legends tell about a disappeared island in the lake with fortifications near the north coast where Tamerlane, the Tartar conqueror in southern and western Asia and ruler of Samarkand, held noble prisoners in the 14th century, the Vecherniy Bishkek newspaper said.
  • Search For "Lost" Atlantis Centers On Strait Of Gibraltar

    01/04/2002 4:45:18 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 2,784+ views
    Search for "Lost" Atlantis Centers on Strait of Gibraltar The Record, Bergen County, New Jersey January 4, 2002 It was Plato, around 360 B.C., who first described an ancient, exotic island kingdom catastrophically buried beneath the sea when its once-virtuous people angered the gods with their pronounced tilt toward sin and corruption. Since then, creative souls ranging from Jules Verne to Kirk Morris, Maria Montez, Fay Spain, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michael J. Fox, and Walt Disney have sought to explain and exploit the terrible fate that befell Atlantis. Vases from Atlantis? Archaeologists made an important find in the 1960s, lending support ...
  • Our Own Private Tower of Cirith Ungol

    07/28/2004 4:54:16 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Hollywood Jesus ^ | 7-25-04 | Greg Wright
    Our Own Private Tower of Cirith Ungol If I were Thórr, I’d be pretty ticked. Someone has stolen my thunder! To be precise, two different guys have made off with my big rumble this month. Way, way back last December, I started assembling the editorial plan for the year’s Lord of the Rings features on Hollywood Jesus: twelve monthly guest features, twelve featured interviews, the make-it-up-as-we-go email-of-the-month, and twelve hard-hitting, incisive (and somewhat insightful) features in the vein of the pieces I’d done for the previous two years. Now, this was no great hardship, and I didn’t have too hard...
  • A Universal Mistake

    07/12/2004 1:15:05 PM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 39 replies · 1,265+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 7/06/04 | Regindald Firehammer
      A Universal Mistake One of the most important of Ayn Rand's contributions to the field of epistemology is contained in the seventh chapter of her Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology entitled, "The Cognitive Role of Concepts." In it she explains how the world we are conscious of is comprised of an infinite complexity of existents, events, and relationships and why it is not possible for us to comprehend this complexity simply by perceiving it. To understand it, we must "break it up," into manageable pieces we can identify and understand. This, Ayn Rand explains, is the role of concepts."The essence...
  • What Is a Cosmos?

    04/19/2004 8:18:32 AM PDT · by betty boop · 71 replies · 974+ views
    October 25, 1995 | David Fideler
    What Is a Cosmos? The Greek Idea of Cosmos and its Contemporary Meaning By David Fideler The Greek word cosmos cannot be translated into a single English word, but refers to an equal presence of order and beauty. When the Greek philosopher Pythagoras first called the universe a cosmos, he did so because it is a living embodiment of nature’s order, beauty, and harmony. The fact that the physical world embodies beauty and harmony can be demonstrated in many ways, but rational proof is only required when we have forgotten our own connection with the underlying fabric of life. When...
  • James V. Schall on Political Philosophy

    12/29/2003 2:51:15 PM PST · by cornelis · 16 replies · 403+ views
    Claremont Institute ^ | December 23, 2003 | Masugi interview
    Fr. James V. Schall on Political Philosophy By Ken Masugi Posted December 23, 2003 James V. Schall, S. J. has had a venerable career in teaching and publishing. He is Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. His books include: Another Sort of Learning, At the Limits of Political Philosophy, On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs, Schall on Chesterton, Idylls and Rambles, What Is God Like? and Jacques Maritain: A Philosopher in Society. His writings are posted here. Last December, the Claremont Institute's Ken Masugi interviewed Fr. Schall at length. He picked up the conversation again, earlier this...
  • National Character: The Quest for Sainthood.

    11/04/2003 6:19:18 PM PST · by aynfan · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Author | 11-04-03 | Robert Wolf
    National Character: The Quest for Sainthood. By Robert Wolf There is a theory that national behavior is an amplification of the aggregate behavior of its individual citizens, i.e., that the political macrocosm is a reflection of the microcosm. The theory should not startle anyone, historians and public leaders have spoken and written about ‘national character’ for a centuries and have concluded that individual responsibility and morality can not be divorced from good government. Transubstantiation Does government transform society or is it society that transforms government? When Progressives and others lovers of the collectives chide government over its inability to transform...
  • The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco. The Expedition Revealing discoveries.

    10/30/2003 12:36:28 PM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 20 replies · 16,570+ views
    The Atlantis between Spain and Morocco Revealing discoveries  Expedition: "The Ibero-Marroqui Atlantis '"   By Maria Fdez-Valmayor  A Scientific Expedition has started off at the end of this summer for the area of the Straits of Gibraltar in search of possible ruins of the well-known civilization like Atlantis by Plato. According to the project? Atlantis Ibero-Moroccan, between the coasts of southwest of the Iberian Peninsula and the northwest of Africa evidences of cities or submerged coastal villages of the Age of the Bronze would have to be, that could belong to the Island or Peninsula of Atlantis. The expedition...
  • Music: A Runaway Train on the Rails of Adolescence

    10/11/2003 12:01:44 PM PDT · by cornelis · 35 replies · 1,673+ views
    book: The Closing of the American Mind | 1987 | Allan Bloom
    The power of music in the soul--described to Jessica marvelously by Lorenzo in the Merchant of Venice--has been recovered after a long period of desuetude. And it is rock music alone that has affected this restoration. Classical music is dead among the young. This assertion will, I know, be hotly disputed by many who, unwilling to admit tidal changes, can point to the proliferation on campuses of classes in classical music appreciation and practice, as well as performance groups of all kinds. Their presence is undeniable, but they involve not more than 5 to 10 percent of the students....
  • What Is Man?

    09/24/2003 11:25:56 PM PDT · by betty boop · 535 replies · 2,435+ views
    Various | September 25, 2003 | betty boop
    The Platonic Soul It is fitting to give Plato the first word on the question, “What Is Man?” For Plato was the first thinker to isolate man out of his connection to clan and tribe, making the human individual -- man as he is in himself -- a proper subject of investigation. This shift of attention to the individual psyche marks a decisive, revolutionary break with the characteristic habits of thought of the ancient world, the cosmological consciousness, which conceived of man mainly in terms of his connections to units larger than the individual, and envisioned a cosmos filled with...
  • Russel Hittinger on Natural Law

    09/12/2003 6:30:02 PM PDT · by ninenot · 7 replies · 261+ views
    Zenit | 9/12/03 | N/A
    Rediscovering the Natural Law Russell Hittinger's "First Grace" Inspired by an Encyclical and a U.S. Abortion Decision TULSA, Oklahoma, SEPT. 12, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Recent Supreme Court decisions, the decline in public morality and an increase in rights rhetoric have prompted many legal scholars and philosophers to invoke the natural law. In his latest book, "The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World," (ISI Books), Russell Hittinger investigates the problem of the natural law and natural rights tradition dividing against itself. Hittinger is the Warren Chair of Catholic Studies and a research professor of law at the University...
  • Noam Chomsky: Fake Linguist

    03/15/2003 4:29:32 AM PST · by ultimate_robber_baron · 165 replies · 8,530+ views
    Pariah Against A Prophet By Marc Miyake, Amritas.Com Many conservatives regard Chomsky as a linguist who falters out of his field. Unfortunately, they are giving Chomsky too much credit. Chomsky's linguistics are as warped as his politics. As someone with a PhD in linguistics, I think I am qualified to judge his professional credentials. Prior to Chomsky, linguists engaged in a lot of data collection to understand the diversity of human language. I'm vehemently anti-PC, but in this case, I think the word 'diversity' is justified. There's a lot out there, and someone's got to catalog it. However, Chomsky...
  • Westcott and Hort part 1

    02/28/2003 3:22:05 PM PST · by Commander8 · 4 replies · 328+ views
    An Understanbable History of The Bible ^ | 1987 | Dr. Samuel C Gipp Th.D
    Brooke Foss Westcott (1825-1903) and Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892) have been highly controversial figures in biblical history.
  • Paper Models of Polyhedra!

    01/27/2003 6:12:08 AM PST · by vannrox · 16 replies · 8,950+ views
    Paper polyhedra Structures. ^ | FR Post 1-25-03 | George Hart
      Polyhedra are beautiful 3-D geometrical figures that have fascinated philosophers, mathematicians and artists for millennia.On this site are more than eighty paper models available for free.   Platonic Solids  Dodecahedron  Cube and Tetrahedron  Octahedron  Icosahedron   Archimedean Solids  Cuboctahedron  Icosidodecahedron  Truncated Tetrahedron  Truncated Octahedron  Truncated Cube  Truncated Icosahedron (soccer ball)  Truncated dodecahedron  Rhombicuboctahedron  Truncated Cuboctahedron  Rhombicosidodecahedron  Truncated Icosidodecahedron  Snub Cube  Snub DodecahedronKepler-Poinsot Polyhedra Great Stellated Dodecahedron  Small Stellated Dodecahedron Great Icosahedron Great DodecahedronOther Uniform Polyhedra  TetrahemihexahedronOctahemioctahedronCubohemioctahedron Small RhombihexahedronSmall Cubicuboctahedron Small Dodecicosidodecahedron Small RhombidodecahedronSmall Dodecahemiododecahedron Small Ditrigonal IcosidodecahedronSmall Snub Icosicosidodecahedron Small IcosihemidodecahedronCompounds Stella Octangula Compound of Cube and Octahedron...
  • THE AESTHETICS OF RACE VERSUS THE BEAUTY OF HUMANITY

    06/14/2002 10:06:06 AM PDT · by cornelis · 24 replies · 589+ views
    THE AESTHETICS OF RACE VERSUS THE BEAUTY OF HUMANITY Race is an inherently divisive—and recent—idea. There is no cultural issue more explosive today than race. It is a matter that continually evades any attempt at rational analysis and instead distorts our politics and inflames the passions. A sad consequence is the debasement of our cultural life. Rather than being united by objects of love, by shared and commonly embraced ideals, we are increasingly divided along racial lines by competing objects of desire, all presumed to be of equal value, each demanding its due. Such competing desires, because they make...
  • The Music of the Spheres, or the Metaphysics of Music

    06/03/2002 8:57:40 PM PDT · by cornelis · 51 replies · 692+ views
    ISI.ORG ^ | Fall 2001 | Robert R. Reilly
    THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, OR THE METAPHYSICS OF MUSIC . . . According to tradition, the harmonic structure of music was discovered by Pythagoras about the fifth century B.C. Pythagoras experimented with a stretched piece of cord. When plucked, the cord sounded a certain note. When halved in length and plucked again, the cord sounded a higher note completely consonant with the first. In fact, it was the same note at a higher pitch. Pythagoras had discovered the ration 2:1, of the octave. Further experiments, plucking the strings two-thirds of its original length produced a perfect fifth in the...
  • 'The Making of a Philosopher': The Intensely Examined Life

    05/23/2002 9:33:09 AM PDT · by cornelis · 13 replies · 347+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2002 | Lefkowitz review of McGinn
    'The Making of a Philosopher': The Intensely Examined Life By MARY LEFKOWITZ Socrates always insisted that what he knew was worth little or nothing, even though no less an authority than the Delphic oracle said that there was no one wiser than he. Philosophers are not ''lovers of wisdom,'' in the literal meaning of the word, but lovers of the search for understanding. They cannot rest until they can determine for themselves and explain to their colleagues how they know what can be known, and why it is worth knowing. Not everyone would be happy living this kind of intensely...