Friday, December 15, 2017

Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star: Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates: NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas in New York - Top Things To Do

The Pre-Socratic Thinkers Revisited 7(10)

The Pre-Socratic Philosophers [Audiobook]

Introduction to Thales, Anaximenes, and Anaximander

Vatican nativity scene, Christmas tree unveiled



Vatican nativity scene, Christmas tree unveiled

: In an inauguration ceremony Thursday, the Vatican officially unveiled this year’s nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, also lighting the 69-foot Christmas tree for the first time this year.

The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy

The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy:








When we talk about Presocratic philosophy, we are speaking about the origins of Greek philosophy and Western rationality itself. But what exactly does it mean to talk about “Presocratic philosophy” in the first place? How did early Greek thinkers come to be considered collectively as Presocratic philosophers? In this brief book, AndrĂ© Laks provides a history of the influential idea of Presocratic philosophy, tracing its historical and philosophical significance and consequences, from its ancient antecedents to its full crystallization in the modern period and its continuing effects today.Laks examines ancient Greek and Roman views about the birth of philosophy before turning to the eighteenth-century emergence of the term “Presocratics” and the debates about it that spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He analyzes the intellectual circumstances that led to the idea of Presocratic philosophy—and what was and is at stake in the construction of the notion. The book closes by comparing two models of the history of philosophy—the phenomenological, represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer, and the rationalist, represented by Ernst Cassirer—and their implications for Presocratic philosophy, as well as other categories of philosophical history. Other figures discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Diogenes Laertius, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Nietzsche, Max Weber, and J.-P. Vernant.Challenging standard histories of Presocratic philosophy, the book calls for a reconsideration of the conventional story of early Greek philosophy and Western rationality.

The Gates of Jerusalem ... A History of the Holy City

The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: https://leszekfigurski.org/articles/

The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: https://leszekfigurski.org/articles/: https://leszekfigurski.org/articles/ Atheism and Human Knowledge Atheism and Human Knowledge Atheism and Human Knowledge
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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: God, Evil and Atheism - Why is there evil in this ...

The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: God, Evil and Atheism - Why is there evil in this ...:                                              Introduction                In the monotheistic religions of the world  God is  conceived...

The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning

The Mind of God: Science and the Search for Ultimate Meaning: This sequel to 'God and the New Physics', explores the fascinating questions of modern physics such as why does maths, an abstract system of logic invented by man prove to be so useful in understanding the laws of nature and is the existence of intelligent life a random chance or in some sense an inevitable and essential part of the cosmos?

Project MUSE - The Soviet Gulag—an Archipelago?

Project MUSE - The Soviet Gulag—an Archipelago?

A History Of Biblical Israel 01 - The Patriarchs

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Scripture Speaks: Prepare Your Hearts



Scripture Speaks: Prepare Your Hearts: In Advent, if we ask how we can prepare for the coming of Jesus in this new liturgical year, today’s readings are loaded with answers. Gospel (Read Mk 1:1-8) At the beginning of St. Mark’s Gospel, he announces that Isaiah’s centuries-old prophecy of one who will prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah …