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Category Archives: in the last 10,000 years or so
By the time most of us have learned to read a clock, we have come to understand time as objective. It might feel like a long time to Christmas or summer vacation, or a long time until we finally get … Continue reading
Economists have studied various economic and governmental institutions which either facilitate or retard development in a country. They have identified some critical variables, but they are apt to miss some of the geographical variables that are equally important. A look … Continue reading
One of the fundamentals of applying the scientific method is the principle that conclusions are based on empirical evidence. Scientific proof, in other words, is supposed to be based on “facts” that we can, in some way, see, touch, feel, … Continue reading
Mark Pagel, a professor at the University of Reading in southern England, thinks that if we could figure out time travel into the past, we might be able to exchange a few critical words with Stone Age people, and that … Continue reading
65 million years ago, it was probably a meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs which had flourished on earth for 250 million years. To put this in perspective, the Homo species has been around for about two million years, and … Continue reading
In 1170, 839 years ago today, as he was beginning Vespers in the cathedral, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury,was murdered by four soldiers of the English King Henry II. Becket and the King had been close friends for years, but when Henry … Continue reading
Somewhere in the region of 10,000 years ago, some people abandoned the nomadic life style humans had been living for hundreds of thousands of years and began to build cities. They became immensely powerful centers of trade and innovation, but … Continue reading