Ghosts and science

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For Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), “one can never be sure that the Academy of Sciences will choose such a subject, for the contest; not that each member be convinced of the futility and lies of all these narratives, but because the … Read More

Relations of spiritualism to science

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(A modern Ouija board plus planchette) Consistent with David Prado, with the rise of spiritualism, a component will feed his system of thought and practice. These are the “sciences”. At the time, the scientific world was strongly “fascinated” by “table-turnings”, … Read More

Immortality in science

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Alexis Carrel The Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1912, Alexis Carrel, managed to keep alive an in vitro chicken heart during a period in which the estimates vary, according to sources, from 28 years to 37 years. However, the typical … Read More

Immortality in science

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Alexis Carrel The Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1912, Alexis Carrel, managed to keep alive an in vitro chicken heart during a period in which the estimates vary, according to sources, from 28 years to 37 years. However, the typical … Read More

Misconceptions in translation

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Newcomers to translation sometimes proceed as if translation were an exact science — as if consistent, one-to-one correlations existed between the words and phrases of different languages, rendering translations fixed and identically reproducible, much as in cryptography. Such novices may … Read More

Astronomy live with Microsoft: WorldWide Telescope

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Microsoft researchers has been developing an interesting astronomy application, now as a public beta, allowing you to see pictures from several observatories. The service is free of charge and uses high-resolution images from the world’s best land- and space-based telescopes. … Read More