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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
Just like the title says, how many languages can you speak? Actually fluent in, not counting bits and pieces. 1,2,3 or...
Sep12-14 02:24 PM
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history, references Sticky Thread Pinned: History References ( 1 2)
There is a thread about references in every forum, so i will start by posting this. Feel free to add to this list...
Jan22-13 09:22 PM
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literature, resources Sticky Thread Pinned: Literature Resources ( 1 2)
I have some decent links that are worth sharing. First off, the Perseus Project is an absolute must-have. You can...
Jul25-11 07:43 PM
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I just got done reading, "A Study in Scarlet," the very first Sherlock Holmes story (novella). In it, Doyle...
Jul9-13 12:43 AM
Simon Bridge
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Hi PF members! I've recently been working on an image (see attached thumbnail) in which I try to include the most...
Apr24-13 05:56 AM
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What was the impact of Max Plank's solution to the Ultraviolet Catastrophe on the Quantum Theory? Who do you think...
Apr21-13 01:25 AM
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When humans started settling they divided tasks like farming, building etc. And perhaps then each profession was...
Apr9-13 11:12 PM
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I'm curious about two things. Why did Einstein's 1905 paper contain no citations? Nowadays most papers have one or two...
Apr9-13 01:32 AM
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(Note: This is probably the wrong place for this, but I wasn't sure where to post this) What are some examples of...
Apr9-13 01:09 AM
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Heliocentrism is a main example of how a physical law changed due to the Copernican Principle - that is, that we as...
Apr5-13 07:32 AM
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There is a YouTube of Adan Sanchez performing this song. Did he write the song? If not, does anyone know the author?...
Mar23-13 08:41 AM
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Here is some of mine... I wish you'll give me yours. Novels : William Faulkner - Sanctuary Robert Musil - The...
Feb17-13 02:52 PM
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All right, so I've started my Joyce phase with Ulysses, but as I like to read a few books at once, I was thinking of...
Feb1-13 02:05 PM
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How could anyone praise Truman the destroyer of Hiroshima and Nagaski to impress the Soviets with American Might.
Jan27-13 07:51 PM
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Jan25-13 10:22 PM
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another god with feet of clay... ...
Dec24-12 08:10 AM
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Why did Nazism rise to power so quickly before and during World War 2 in Germany? Did Germany as a whole know that...
Dec20-12 05:06 PM
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What's the best way for someone to learn French and speak it with the correct accent, i.e. speak it like someone in...
Dec7-12 07:15 PM
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Tim Powers and James Blaylock went beyond the nom de plume and created the poet William Ashbless apparently as a...
Dec4-12 05:12 AM
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Reliably dated to be about 7000 years old, a fortified town near modern day provadia is now being excavated....
Nov19-12 10:40 PM
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Probably can't teach about this in the Bible belt... ...
Nov19-12 10:36 PM
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Hello, We've all heard of the Bohr-Einstein debates to some degree (the essence of them being: Einstein tried to...
Nov15-12 09:01 AM
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We all know Gauss (German) but few know Sophie Germain (French). She made some contributions to Fermat's Last...
Nov3-12 07:55 PM
Simon Bridge
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I'm trying to learn Russian and finding one of the hardest parts is developing an "ear" for the language (it's mostly...
Oct25-12 03:10 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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I am a physics teacher. I noticed that in my class there are several students who claimed that Hitler did not commit...
Oct20-12 02:36 PM
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When I was English class in either the 7th or 8th grade, my English teacher told the class that there was a famous...
Oct12-12 09:47 PM
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Knowing a poem by heart often seems to make it special, something that can come to mind when I'm alone walking in the...
Oct1-12 07:23 PM
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Edit: I wish this message board would let me edit the title, but it won't. I should have titled this "Shakespeare...
Sep15-12 04:04 PM
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I haven't found an English page of this yet but this is the gist. Two weeks ago a bird watcher found the remains of...
Aug18-12 05:12 PM
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Infrared satellite survey reveals 17 lost pyramids Work for years to come. Maybe we can change jobs.
Aug15-12 01:03 PM
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Unbelievable difference: "...dated to 44,000 years ago, about twice as old as widely believed..."
Jul31-12 01:24 PM
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I knew that Heisenberg did not emigrate when the Nazis took power, but I was shocked to learn that he tried to help...
Jul29-12 08:23 PM
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This is incredible. This archaeological find predates Stonehenge and the Great pyramids by 6,000 years and makes...
Jul29-12 08:25 AM
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Fossil From Last Common Ancestor Of Neanderthals And Humans Found In Europe, 1.2 Million Years Old...
Jul29-12 07:35 AM
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The weak force was not discovered until 1953 or thereabouts so that pretty much made Einstein's attempt to unify all...
Jul27-12 07:31 AM
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Karl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician and astronomer (17771855) Gauss received a doctoral degree in mathematics...
Jul25-12 04:33 PM
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At least that's what it seems. Nilequeen posted that earlier somewhere. story This seems equally interesting: ...
Jul25-12 03:57 PM
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For most of my life I thought that 200 years ago, people who didn't have ready access to a water well or a spring...
Jul4-12 07:18 AM
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Iron Age coins discovered in Jersey after 30-year search...
Jul4-12 07:16 AM
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In another thread, Mormonator mentioned poetry about particle physics. This reminds me of John Updike's Neutrino poem ...
Jun13-12 07:25 PM
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King of Prussia is located in suburban Philadelphia near Valley Forge. Its name referrers to Frederick the Great, but...
Jun10-12 03:26 PM
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Watch this video ( and puke! This guy says that the English language...
Jun3-12 03:22 AM
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Along the Motala, a major waterway since time immemorial, with signs of habitation going back 7000 years, the...
Jun3-12 02:13 AM
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