Monthly Archives: May 2007

Central Banking, the State and threats to Freedom: The United States Federal Reserve.

In “Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve”, a video dedicated to the memory of prominent Economist Murray F Rothbard and his work on the role of Money, a number of commentators argue that Central banking undermines the Economy and threatens the Free Society. Included in the commentators is current Republican Presidential candidate for preselection Ron Paul.

View here, best viewed using iTunes from Apple free download here

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European Astronomers find “Fossil” Star, over 13.2 billion years old.

The European Southern Obsevatory, of the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere, have found a “Fossil” Star near the time of the big Bang.

‘…How old are the oldest stars? Using ESO’s VLT, astronomers recently measured the age of a star located in our Galaxy. The star, a real fossil, is found to be 13.2 billion years old, not very far from the 13.7 billion years age of the Universe. The star, HE 1523-0901, was clearly born at the dawn of time…”

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What did Ancient Greek music sound like?

Have you ever wondered how the music of ancient Greece or Rome sounded?
Have you an interest in Western Music and its development?
Do you wonder how the odes of Homer sounded like?
Then this site by the Commission for Ancient Literature of the Austrian Academy of Sciences might be of interest.
In the words of Stefan Hagel…

“This site contains all published fragments of Ancient Greek music which consist of more than a few scattered notes. All of them are recorded under the use of tunings whose exact ratios have been transmitted to us by ancient theoreticians (of the Pythagorean school, most of them cited by Ptolemaios)…”

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The Greatest Book of the 20th Century

The greatest book in my opinion of the the Twentieth Century is “The Road to Serfdom” by Friedrich August von Hayek.

In the field of economics all forms of State planning and regulation, he argued, if unchecked will eventually lead to dictatorship.

Watch a quick film based on this book.

Read a condensed version of this book.

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Why Atheism Fails: The Four Big Bangs

Frank Pastore argues that recent atheist apologetics bolster the argument for God.

“…Their titles sound so confident:

• The Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam by Michel Onfray.

• God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens.

• Letter to a Christian Nation: A Challenge to Faith by Sam Harris.

and of course, • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.

Yet, like all atheists before them, they still can’t answer the fundamental questions of origins…”

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Are you an Owl or a Lark? It might affect your verbal intelligence…

U.S. Army Doctors find that morningness-eveningness correlates with verbal ability in women but not men.

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George Washington &amp; Benedict Arnold: A tale of two patriots.

An excellent talk comparing two soldiers, patriots and warriors.

One became the Father of a Great Nation, the other its Demon.

A talk based on his book by David R. Palmer,

given at Pritzker Military Library.

Free registration and membership is required to watch

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