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  1. Religious Music

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    1925 Paul Robeson- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd1fxR3TtCg
    1930 Blind Willie Johnson- John the Revelator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hucTDV1Fvo
    1937 Thomas A. Dorsey- Peace in the Valley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f5vEJV84l8
    1940 Woody Guthrie- Jesus Christ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDS00Pnhkqk
    1948 Hank Williams- I saw the light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYKx2Xvnukg
    1948 Sister Rosetta Tharpe- ...

    Updated 02-08-2016 at 06:17 PM by mortalterror

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  2. what I'm reading

    "The Way of All Flesh" by S. Butler.
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  3. Settled Science

    by , 02-03-2016 at 09:05 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    In the course of reciting the dogmas of AGW, someone used the phrase "settled science" in regard to the theory that global warming has been caused by human activity. I foolishly started wondering what science is settled. There are matters that nearly everyone agrees on that might be called "settled", but when you scratch the surface there are questions.

    There aren't many people who don't believe the theory of gravity. Newton's law of universal gravitation states ...
  4. The New Semiosis

    by , 02-01-2016 at 08:23 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently I have noticed that some words have peculiar meanings. Actually there's nothing new in that, but the word "free" used to seem quite straightforward. Languages often change as results of abuses of the language, and that might be going on, but it might also be that some people have trouble understanding what "free" means. I don't recall the exact mater that got me interested, because there are many things for which no direct payment is taken, and some people erroneously ...

    Updated 02-01-2016 at 10:05 PM by PeterL

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  5. Too Much Data

    by , 01-29-2016 at 05:52 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I recently ran across an article and a paper on determining the potential lifespans of conspiracy theories. It is an interesting idea, but I think there are problems with it so I posted a link and a comment on a forum to which I belong. Several people replied, but they ignored the paper and attacked my comments about problems with the method. Take a look at the paper and see what you think. I think that it is a method to make shooting from the hip look more dignified. Set up an equation to give ...

    Updated 01-29-2016 at 08:36 PM by PeterL

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