Renaissance Science – I — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

To paraphrase what is possibly the most infamous opening sentence in a history of science book[1], there was no such thing as Renaissance science, and this is the is the start of a bog post series about it. Put another way there are all sorts of problems with the term or concept Renaissance Science, several […]

Renaissance Science – I — The Renaissance Mathematicus

ATTENTION IS ENERGY — THINGFINDER (Reblog)

“ If you wish to understand the Universe  think of energy, frequency and vibration.“ – NICOLA TESLA {VIDEO STARTS AT 1.44 – TOTALLY WORTH TO WATCH ;-)} “Assume the feeling of your wish fulfilled and observe the route that your attention follows.”  ― Neville Goddard, The Power of Awareness THINGFINDER PLAYLIST STAY INSPIRED

ATTENTION IS ENERGY — THINGFINDER

|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.15 “The Trouble with Tribbles” – (Original air date: Friday, December 29, 1967) — firewatersite (Reblog)

Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “The Trouble with Tribbles.” On this date in history, “Hello, Goodbye,” by the Beatles, is the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is going to ride […]

|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.15 “The Trouble with Tribbles” – (Original air date: Friday, December 29, 1967) — firewatersite

The solar year ends and starts with a great conjunction — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

Today is the winter solstice, which as I have explained on various occasions, in the past, is for me the natural New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day rather than the arbitrary 31 December/1 January. Obligatory Stonehenge winter solstice image Today in also the occurrence of a so-called great conjunction in astronomy/astrology, which is when, viewed from […]

The solar year ends and starts with a great conjunction — The Renaissance Mathematicus

December 18 1912 — The Fraud of the ‘Piltdown Man’

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The illusive ‘missing link’ between mankind and the apes has perplexed many in the scientific community and beyond for nearly two hundred years.

On December 18 1912 a meeting at the Geological Society of London presented information regarding the supposed discovery of one such specimen, found in the small community of Piltdown near Uckfield in Sussex, in the south east of England.

This was later proven to be the imaginative whim of one then living individual presenting such information, who had set his sights on joining the Royal Society, one of the most prestigious scientific organisations in England.

It later transpired that the ‘discovery’ was in fact a 500 year old human skull, melded with the jawbone of an orang-utan and the teeth of a chimp. Here began the story of the now infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ which fooled the world for decades.

To this day, no one has discovered any remains which can be categorically described as such a missing link.

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The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part LI — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

By the middle of the nineteenth century there was no doubt that the Earth rotated on its own axis, but there was still no direct empirical evidence that it did so. There was the indirect evidence provided by the Newton-Huygens theory of the shape of the Earth that had been measured in the middle […]

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part LI — The Renaissance Mathematicus

“A sea of wild, woolly thinking!” — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

Today’s musings on the history of science re-examine a topic that I have already dealt with several times in the past, that of presentist judgements on the heuristic used by a historical figure to find or reach their solution to a given scientific problem. In the world of scientific investigations, a heuristic is the scaffolding […]

“A sea of wild, woolly thinking!” — The Renaissance Mathematicus

Carl Jung Quotes — blackwings666 (Reblog)

” A human being would certainly not grow to be  seventy or eighty years old if this longevity  had no meaning for the species. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and can not be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning. ” […]

Carl Jung Quotes — blackwings666

*We could do worse than study the works of this great mind.

The Imposter Syndrome Is Real! — Bombay Ficus (Reblog)

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud, and you don’t actually deserve your job and accomplishments? If so, you’re in good company. These feelings are known as Imposter Syndrome, or what psychologists often call impostor phenomenon. An estimated 70% of people experience […]

The Imposter Syndrome Is Real! — Bombay Ficus

*So is the imposter syndrome real?

A New Study Assesses the Prehistoric Acoustics of Stonehenge. (Reblog)

Researchers created a 3D-printed scale model and broadcast ‘chirps’ at different frequencies When Stonehenge was intact, the acoustics were more like…

A New Study Assesses the Prehistoric Acoustics of Stonehenge.