Category Archives: Books

Jordan Peterson on Climate Change

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A Cambridge Union questioner asks Jordan Peterson whether humanity might finally discover its “global map of meaning” by uniting to combat Climate Change. Advertisements

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N for Numeral

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The history of Latin Numerals is a surprisingly controversial subject primarily because the Etruscan roots of Latin Numerals are cast in stone in Scotland.

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The Great Splice

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Sometimes it’s difficult to avoid concluding the historical narrative has been spliced and diced to create a desired happy ending.

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B for Bikini

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Although experts prefer to avoid authenticity arguments there comes a point when even casual observers wonder: Did Roman Men really wear Tights? Did Roman Women really wear Bikinis?

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C for Colossal

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The remaining body parts of the Colossus of Constantine are an enduring reminder that students are taught to ignore truly colossal levels of Cogitative Dissonance.

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F for Fake

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The Farnese Atlas is a remarkable sculpture associated with even more remarkable claims.

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Latin Languages: Purged Punic

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The Phoenicians [like the Greeks] have been written out of the Spanish linguistic narrative. They say that history is written by the conquerors, but this wasn’t the case for the Phoenicians. That is probably because, although they settled in the … Continue reading

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Latin Languages: Cognate Dissonance

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Cognitive Dissonance reigns supreme in the European lands of Latin Languages. One study analyzing the degree of differentiation of Romance languages in comparison to Latin (comparing phonology, inflection, discourse, syntax, vocabulary, and intonation) indicated the following percentages (the higher the … Continue reading

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Roman Chronology: The Etruscan Mystery

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One enduring mystery is the extinction of the Etruscan language in 50 AD. The Etruscan language was the spoken and written language of the Etruscan civilization, in Italy, in the ancient region of Etruria (modern Tuscany plus western Umbria and … Continue reading

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Roman Chronology: Legendary Legions

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The Roman Legions have fired the imaginations of many generations of people. A Roman legion was a large unit of the Roman army. … For most of the Roman Imperial period, the legions formed the Roman army’s elite heavy infantry, … Continue reading

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Catacombs of Rome

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The Catacombs of Rome are truly remarkable. Firstly: The Catacombs of Rome include underground burial niches carved into soft volcanic rock. The Catacombs of Rome are ancient catacombs, underground burial places under Rome, Italy, of which there are at least … Continue reading

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The Cock-Up of the 3rd Century

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Getting to grips with a reconciliation error is usually a laborious exercise that involves critically examining the data, identifying errors and [very occasionally] discovering malfeasance. However, reconciling a 60 Year Discrepancy in Roman history is another story altogether. 60 Year … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Ancient Rome

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Rodolfo Lanciani was an archaeologist who produced “unsurpassed” plans of Ancient Rome. Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1845 – 1929) was an Italian archaeologist, a pioneering student of ancient Roman topography, and among his many excavations was that of the House of … Continue reading

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Cucumber and Grapes

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Frans de Waal and Sarh Brosnan discovered what happens when monkeys are paid unequally. What happens when two monkeys are paid unequally? Fairness, reciprocity, empathy, cooperation — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But … Continue reading

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Johannes de Sacrobosco: A Cuckoo In The Nest

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One of the more curious characters to emerge from the mire of medieval manuscripts is a monastic scholar with a severe identity crisis: Johannes de Sacrobosco. Johannes de Sacrobosco, also written Ioannis de Sacro Bosco (c. 1195 – c. 1256), … Continue reading

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The Heinsohn Horizon and The History of Astronomy

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The History of Astronomy provides some of the best supporting evidence for the 700 Phantom Years of History theory proposed by Gunnar Heinsohn. In 1898 Arthur Berry noted the 900-year near-stagnation in Astronomy during the Middle Ages. Recommended by the … Continue reading

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The Great Cnuts of Climate

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According to the history books Cnut the Great became King of England in 1016 AD. Cnut the Great (c. 995 – 1035), also known as Canute – whose father was Sweyn Forkbeard (which gave him the patronym Sweynsson, Old Norse: … Continue reading

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The Atomic Comet: Electric Epilogue

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A few weeks ago I was encouraged to remember: Velikovsky gave us “The Electric Universe”. I have no problem with the underlying sentiments expressed in those words of encouragement. However, I do have a few problems regarding their accuracy. Problem … Continue reading

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The Atomic Comet: On The Far Side

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Following the Terrestrial Thorium line of enquiry to the Far Side of the Moon very rapidly becomes a fascinating journey to the Far Side as the Settled Science turns to dust and this independent observer is led to conclude the … Continue reading

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The Atomic Comet: A Velikovsky Vindication

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One of Immanuel Velikovsky’s more outrageous heresies contained within Worlds in Collision is the conclusion that Comet Venus was producing petroleum gases. Worlds in Collision is a book written by Immanuel Velikovsky and first published April 3, 1950. … The … Continue reading

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