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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Velikovsky’s “Worlds in Collision”

Coincidentally, I received a copy of Immanuel Velikovsky’s Worlds in Collision today. The previous owner read it carefully and underlined numerous passages.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/25 at 12:50 PM

Monday, September 24, 2012

Astrology and Morbus Gallicus (aka Syphilis)

Albrecht Dürer’s syphilitic man illustrated a poem on syphilis by the Nürnberg physician Theodore Ulsenius who, like other physicians of the time, used astrology to explain the diseases advent, spread, and symptoms.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/24 at 05:43 AM
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Is Rupert Sheldrake a Modern Giordano Bruno?

Hero or heretic? Peter Foges compares Rupert Sheldrake to Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Bruno.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/22 at 08:07 PM

Friday, September 21, 2012

Who Really Needs Scientific Discoveries and Science Heroes?

We all know them, those pillars of science on whom the modern world rests. But who really needs them? I suggest that the heroes of serve the needs of scientists more than they do the needs of the laity.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/21 at 11:45 PM

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ciba Pharmaceuticals and Mid-Century Marketing

A Ciba Pharmaceuticals pamphlet offers a glimpse into the world of mid-20th-century pharmaceutical marketing techniques. Surely there are more of these at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/13 at 01:40 PM

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

On whigs and whig history

Concerns about whig history seem to be popping up frequently, from condemnations, to defenses, to definitions, to misuses.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/11 at 05:20 PM

What Killed King Tut, Another Guess

Another physician takes a crack at guessing what caused King Tut’s death and in the process rejects basic historical methodologies and denies historical expertise.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/11 at 10:43 AM

Monday, September 10, 2012

Collecting Memo Books

Aaron Draplin has an impressive collection of 20th-century memo books. His own personal museum of memo books.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/10 at 11:07 AM

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A LEGO Turing Machine?

LEGOs seem to be a favorite building material for science geeks everywhere. This time, they’ve constructed a Turing Machine.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/09 at 11:41 AM

Saturday, September 08, 2012

From Trash Collecting to Collection of Trash

Nelson Molina is a NYC sanitation worker who has created his own museum from the treasures he finds discarded in trashcans throughout the city

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/08 at 11:34 AM

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