All Blog Posts Tagged 'History' (14)

Blues and Blacks

Negro specific pamphlets, magazines and registries were common in black communities around the United States during the late 1800s up until the 1950s. One publication, The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was a travel guide series published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green. It provided Negro motorists and tourists information pointing out safe venues to stay, eat and sightsee during…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 17, 2014 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism--A Book Review

Most known for his books "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "Lies Across America," James Loewen tackles a subject that few white and just as many blacks Americans know little about and that is racism in small town America. "Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism," is a kick in head for those believing…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Hypothesis: The Real History Of Religion

The development of complex languages, around 200,000 years ago, that can describe and pass on abstract thinking (like religious thought) has been likely the biggest force behind our cultural evolution, which has taken off exponentially since the first sentences were formed.

This use of language to describe complex and abstract notions sparked our cultural or cognitive evolution which recording in writing and now vocal/video/software has pushed along this exponential growth curve,…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on December 5, 2013 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Just when we thought Glenn Beck couldn't get crazier ...

Beck goes and makes a comparison between what appears to me to be an ill-cast Satan character in the History Channel series, "The Bible" and Barack Obama. Here's a side-by-side:

From Beck's perspective, this was just another opportunity — he doesn't really pass up any —…

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Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 23, 2013 at 3:12pm — 6 Comments

Photos from exhibit: "Da Vinci: Anatomist"

Photos from Da Vinci: Anatomist

http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardhealy450d/sets/72157630017433148/

"On the 6th of June 2012 - I travelled to London, Buckingham Palace, The Mall. To the Royal Galleries to see the newly opened "Da Vinci: Anatomist" exhibit. This was truly awesome, and luckily they let me take my camera inside.... It's taken me a while to…

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Added by Richard Healy on June 2, 2012 at 5:01pm — 5 Comments

Cognitive Errors: The Great Man Theory of History

The foibles of human cognition are found among the religious and the non-religious alike; among theists and nontheists.  One such foible is "The Great Man Theory of History".  I have written and illustrated a critique of this theory here on my blog.  It is pertinent especially with the recent assassination of Osama bin Ladin. 

 

My post reviews the scientific…

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Added by Sabio Lantz on May 7, 2011 at 5:11am — No Comments

When History goes wrong.

Over the past few months the History channel has totally gone ape-shit crazy. [To use the technical term.] I am not sure of the reason or the source of the change but in the past couple of years about the time the name changed from “The History Channel” to History. Shows such as MonsterQuest, MysteryQuest, Ancient Aliens, Decoded, Ice Road Trucker, IRT: Deadliest Roads, Swamp People and many more of the psychobabble of programming that they have on the channel now that have nothing to do…

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Added by Thomas True on December 16, 2010 at 4:14pm — 8 Comments

What Happened to the History Channel?

Human memory is a fragile thing, subject to all sorts of biases that can

make it impossible to distinguish between real and false memories. When

I think back to the quality of the programming aired on the History

Channel several years ago, it seems like it was far superior to what

they are airing now. I'm not sure if this is an accurate memory or just

me viewing the past through rose-colored glasses. But have you seen some

of the crap they now show?…



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Added by Thomas True on November 11, 2010 at 11:56pm — 4 Comments

BW's Heroes: Coolest Mad Scientist Ever

Cross-posted from my blog.







This guy right here? He is the shit.



Nikola Tesla is my hero. When most people think about Mad Scientists, they are thinking of Tesla...only he actually existed, and was actually mad. Literally, there's evidence to support that he was obsessive-compulsive at least. He held conventions… Continue

Added by BacteriaWrangler on August 10, 2010 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

Imagine No Religion

I know that a lot of religious people think that most atheists are angry, but the truth is we know that this is our one and only life so most try to live it the best we can. Life is not a dress rehearsal for the big show. Atheists haven't caused as much harm as religious people by a long shot. No wars were ever started in the name of atheism, but they have in the name of god (any god). I have heard people say that Stalin and Hitler were atheists, but if you look at any of their writings,… Continue

Added by Natalie on January 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Summer Vacation starring John Q. Antichrist - Part 1

It has been eventful summer for me with three vacations so far. I'm hoping my traveling is over now. I love to go on vacation, but I am the type of person that starts yearning for my bed after four days away.



I am only going to cover the most recent vacation in this blog because it is the vacation that will interest the fine folks here on the Nexus. It started Thursday July 1 when I departed Arkansas for a family reunion in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.…



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Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on July 12, 2009 at 6:03pm — 4 Comments

Religious Atrocities History (Christianity Main Emphasis)!!

Christianity has been more of a threat to society. Let the historical record speak for itself...



Ancient Pagans



* As soon as Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire by imperial edict (315), more and more pagan temples were destroyed by Christian mob. Pagan priests were killed.



* Between 315 and 6th century thousands of pagan believers were slain.



* Examples of destroyed Temples: the Sanctuary of Aesculap in Aegaea, the Temple of Aphrodite in… Continue

Added by Dre Smith on January 7, 2009 at 3:04pm — 4 Comments

USA Not Founded As A Christian Nation!

It's January 7th, 2009 and already were talking about Chrisitan Conservatives needing to re-energize their base. The argument is going to come this November that legalizing same sex marriage will violate the constitutional right of religious freedom to those whom are religious.



First of all it needs to be realized that "We The People" means justly that WE THE PEOPLE. It does not state "We the Religious People", or "We The Christians", or "We The Jews".



Some of the people… Continue

Added by Dre Smith on January 7, 2009 at 2:52pm — 6 Comments

Faith Based Funding Violates US Constitution

I read that Senator Obama wants to establish Faith Based funding initiatives. It makes me nervous when I start hearing elected officials in the government start talking about issues of faith for a number of reasons. As an atheist I feel uneasy contemplating the fact that a recent Pew poll (7/18/08) indicates 92% of my fellow Americans believe in an invisible being who watches over them, providing them with personal attention and guidance. If that isn’t enough to worry about now I have to worry… Continue

Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on July 23, 2008 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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