Renaissance Science – IV — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

We have now reached the period of history that the majority of people automatically think of when the hear or read the name, The Renaissance. The majority probably also think, when the hear the term, of a period in European art history, often called the Italian Renaissance, doing which the great artists Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael […]

Renaissance Science – IV — The Renaissance Mathematicus

CIA Releases All Their UFO X Files — Watts Up With That? (Reblog)

The CIA has finally surrendered after decades of FOI requests from UFO enthusiasts, and handed over all their records (minus a bunch of redactions).

CIA Releases All Their UFO X Files — Watts Up With That?

Verse of the Day

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“For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;”

Job 28, verse 24

Today I opened the bible randomly and pointed at this verse.

What does this verse suggest about the nature of our universe? These words and many others like this, were once truly believed.

Considering the state of our ‘civilisation’, is our supposed enlightenment benefitting us?

Copyright Francis 2021

The man who printed the world of plants — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598) is justifiably famous for having produced the world’s first modern atlas, that is a bound, printed, uniform collection of maps, his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Ortelius was a wealthy businessman and paid for the publication of his Theatrum out of his own pocket, but he was not a printer and had to employ […]

The man who printed the world of plants — The Renaissance Mathematicus

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

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.

Copyright Francis 2020

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

Illuminating medieval science — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

There is a widespread popular vision of the Middle ages, as some sort of black hole of filth, disease, ignorance, brutality, witchcraft and blind devotion to religion. This fairly-tale version of history is actively propagated by authors of popular medieval novels, the film industry and television, it sells well. Within this fantasy the term […]

Illuminating medieval science — The Renaissance Mathematicus