Daily Archives: July 12, 2011

Fukushima: Then and Now (or Decision people make can turn disasterous)


Fukushima Then and Now

Fukushima Then and Now (click to read article)

Quotation of the Day: Charles Darwin – on Method of Research and Objectivity


A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Discuss

 

In my view: In last analysis the conclusion of a study has to do only with the person generating it, and the interest in it. Theories are,  just that: Theories.

Today’s Birthday: Milton Berle (1908)


Milton Berle (1908)

Berle was an American comedian and the first major US television star. He began acting in vaudeville at age 10 and went on to perform in more than 50 silent films, on radio, and as a nightclub comedian. His great success, however, was as the host of NBC’s Texaco Star Theater, which earned him the nickname “Mr. Television.” He contributed significantly to the medium’s growing popularity, and many are said to have bought TV sets just to watch “Uncle Miltie.” How did he get that nickname? More… Discuss

This Day in History: French National Assembly Adopts Civil Constitution of the Clergy (1790)


French National Assembly Adopts Civil Constitution of the Clergy (1790)

The Civil Constitution of the Clergy was an act passed during the French Revolution that subordinated the Roman Catholic Church to the state. Under the act, citizens would elect clergymen and the state would pay their wages. When the National Assembly ordered the clergy to take an oath supporting the Civil Constitution, many refused. The resulting schism within the French church caused many Catholics to turn against the Revolution. What effect did the constitution have on monastic orders? More… Discuss