“The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to center consciousness within them.”
“Belief begins where science leaves off and ends where science begins.”
Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow was a German physician, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist, writer, editor, and politician. He is known as “the father of modern pathology” and as the founder of social medicine, and to his colleagues, the “Pope of medicine”. Wikipedia Born: 13 October 1821, Swidwin, Poland Died: 5 September 1902, Berlin, Germany
“Laws should be made, not against quacks but against superstition.”
“The absence of proof does not constitute the proof of absence.”
I think you would have to be generally good-natured in order to succeed when things happen to thwart you.
Alfred Waterhouse RA PPRIBA was an English architect, particularly associated with Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, although he designed using other architectural styles as well.
Born: 19 July 1830, Liverpool Died: 22 August 1905, Yattendon Education: Grove House School Grandchildren: Michael Waterhouse, Margaret Bridges, Ursula Margaret Waterhouse, Rachel Howard Waterhouse Children: Paul Waterhouse, Monica Bridges
To him, it is a building that seems to grow naturally both from its site and the architect’s plan, and one “that is of its period,
He also used faience, once its mass production was possible, on the interiors of his buildings. Such as the Victoria Building, University of Liverpool.
As with the architectural styles he used when designing his buildings, the materials and decoration also show the use of diverse materials. Waterhouse is known for the use of terracotta on the exterior of his buildings, most famously at the Natural History Museum. He also used faience, once its mass production was possible, on the interiors of his buildings. Such as the Victoria Building, University of Liverpool. But he also used brick, often a combination of different colours, or with other materials such as terracotta and stone.
Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Williams wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, and Dizzy Gillespie.
In 1922, at the age of 12, she went on the Orpheum Circuit of theaters. During the following year she played with Duke Ellington and his early small band, the Washingtonians. One morning at three o’clock, she was playing with McKinney’s Cotton Pickers at Harlem’s Rhythm Club. Louis Armstrong entered the room and paused to listen to her. Williams shyly told what happened: “Louis picked me up and kissed me.
In 1942, Williams left the Twelve Clouds of Joy, returning to Pittsburgh. She was joined there by her bandmate Harold “Shorty” Baker, with whom she formed a six-piece ensemble that included Art Blakey on drums. After getting engaged in Cleveland, Baker left to join Duke Ellington’s orchestra. Williams joined the band in New York City, and they traveled to Baltimore to be married. She traveled with Ellington and helped arrange several tunes for him, including “Trumpet No End” (1946), her version of “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin.
Mary Lou Williams was an African American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger who wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded over one hundred records. Williams was born as Mary Elfireda Scruggs on May 8, 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
After her hiatus, her first piece was a Mass that she wrote and performed named Black Christ of the Andes (1963). Two short works, Anima Christi and Praise the Lord, were also released during this time. Williams made great efforts to perform his work in collaboration with the Youth Choir, including the “Mass of Mary Lou” held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in April 1975. The jazz musician played at the church for the first time. She established a charitable organization and opened thrift stores in Harlem, directing the proceeds, along with ten percent of her own earnings, to musicians in need. As a 1964 Time article explained, “Mary Lou thinks of herself as a soul musician — a way of saying that she never strays far from melody and the blues, but deals sparingly in gospel harmony and rhythm. “I pray with my fingers when I play,” she says. I achieve a good “soul sound” by touching people’s souls.
In the 1980 novel A Confederacy of Dunces, Ignatius Reilly contemplates praying to Martin for aid in bringing social justice to the black workers at the New Orleans factory where he works. And in music, the first track of jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams’s album Black Christ of the Andes is titled “St. Martin De Porres”.
There are several Spanish and Mexican works regarding his life in cinema and television, starring Cuban actor Rene Muñoz, most of them referring to his mixed race, his miracles and his life of humility. The best known movies are Fray Escoba (Friar Broom) (1963) and Un mulato llamado Martin (A mulatto called Martin) (1975).
Peter the Great, was the monarch of the Russian Emperor, May 7 Russian Empire [O.S. April 27] 1682, until his death in 1725, his brother Ivan 5 before 1696. It reigned jointly with the world. Under his rule, Russia was modernized and grew into a European power. Born: June 9, 1672, Moscow, Russia Death: February 8, 1725, St. Petersburg, Russia Height: 2.03m
Major Accomplishments of Peter the Great
1 He initiated Russia’s westernization through his internal reforms.
2 He enhanced Russia’s economy by industrial growth.
3 Peter the Great implemented sweeping reforms in education.
4 He introduced the system of Table of Ranks to do away with hereditary nobility.
Was Pyotr the Great cruel? Early in his rule, there was an uprising by the guards, which was mercilessly subdued. Peter the Great himself led five of the thousands of guards executed for treason. When it comes to punishment, Peter didn’t have a favorite. Even his son and his heirs were imprisoned and tortured.
Why is Peter called Great? After Russia won the Northern War, it became the strongest nation in Europe and became known as the Russian Empire. In October 1721, Peter the Great was awarded the title of Peter the Great, the father of his homeland and the emperor of all Russia.
UK relations with Russia and its leader have deteriorated sharply in the years since Putin sailed down the Thames in 2003 to visit the statue, accompanied by the Duke of York,. The Kremlin has deleted a press release about the visit but it is still available on a web archive.
The Russian Leader was travelling from Westminster to Greenwich on the Royal Nore to see the new statue of Peter the Great at Deptford Creek and visit the Observatory.
Putin hails Peter the Great as a national hero for establishing Russia as a European power, and keeps a bronze statue of him in his cabinet room.
He was the youngest son of Edwin Wilkinsfield by his second wife, Leticia Kinder, and was born on December 1, 1837 in Windmill Hill, Hamstead. He was a direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell. After being educated at the University College School in London, he was taught painting at Chiaroscuro by John Rogers Herbert and the sculptor John Pai. He made art his profession, painting outdoor themes and landscapes, especially the landscape of the Thames countryside, often enlivened by well-painted figures. He also made some portraits. At first he worked chiefly in oil, but subsequently executed many drawings in watercolour. His landscapes and coast scenes show skilful technique.
Between 1856 and 1901 he exhibited at the Old Water Colour Society (Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours), at the Royal Academy (where he showed fortytwo pictures), the British Institution (where he showed nine pictures), the Royal Society of British Artists, Dudley Gallery, and elsewhere. He was elected an associate of the Old Water Colour Society on 22 March 1880, but never attained full membership. He was also one of the earliest members of the Dudley Gallery, whose first exhibition was held in 1865. Personal life A drinking fountain, now disused, was erected on Hampstead Heath to the memory of Walter Field Field resided principally at Hampstead, and was untiring in his efforts for the preservation of the natural beauties of Hampstead Heath; he was the main founder of the Hampstead Heath Protection Society. By his wife, Mary Jane Cookson, whom he married on 14 May 1868, he had seven children.
They included Edwin Field, known as a rugby player. Field Starbucks 23rd AM. December 1901, at the Priors of East Heathrow.
Tony Woods is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer who has served as a mentor to Dave Chappelle and others. He was a founding member of P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy and Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.
Woods is a DC-area comedian who specialises in observational comedy in “a laid-back, meditative style, a mellow brand of cool,” according to the New York Times.
Tony Woods is a comedy writer and stand-up comedian known for being a mentor to Dave Chappelle and others. He was an original member of Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam and P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy.
Linton Kwesi Johnson (conceived 24 August 1952), otherwise called LKJ, is a Jamaican name artist and dissident who has been situated in the United Kingdom starting around 1963. In 2002 he turned into the second living artist, and the main dark writer, to be distributed in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His presentation verse includes the recitation of his own refrain in Jamaican patois over name reggae, generally written as a team with eminent British reggae maker/craftsman Dennis Bovell.
Johnson proceeded to read up for a degree in humanism at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, London, graduating in 1973. Talking in a 2018 meeting about his beginning as an artist, he said: “I started to compose section, since I preferred it, but since it was an approach to communicating the resentment, the energy of the young people of my age as far as our battle against racial abuse. Verse was a social weapon in the dark freedom battle, so that is the way it started. During the ahead of schedule to mid-1970s he was utilized as the main paid library assets and schooling official at the Keskidee Center, where his sonnet Voices of the residing and the dead was arranged, created by Jamaica writer Lindsay Barrett, with music by the reggae bunch Rasta Love. Johnson has reviewed: “it was awesome, you know, having composed something and having it organized with entertainers and performers. That was back in 1973 preceding I had a sonnet distributed anyplace. That was before anybody had known about Linton Kwesi Johnson.”
Johnson composed for New Musical Express, Melody Maker, and Black Music during the 1970s and keeping in mind that chipping away at an independent reason for Virgin Records during this period he composed accounts for reggae craftsmen on the name, just as sleeve notes and duplicate for adverts.
Reclining Figure 1938 (LH 192) is a small sculpture by Henry Moore of an sinuous abstracted human figure. An enlarged version was made in 1984 for the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Singapore. The resulting Large Reclining Figure (LH 192b) is some 9 metres (30 ft) long, making it the largest sculpture made by Moore.
Date 1938 cast 1938-46 Artwork Catalogue NumberLH 192 cast a Media bronze Dimensions32.4 cmOwnershipLeeds City Art Galleries, bequest 1991 Collections
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Brutus, or Brute of Troy, is a legendary descendant of the Trojan hero Aeneas, known in medieval British history as the eponymous founder and first king of Britain. This legend first appears in the Historia Brittonum, an anonymous 9th-century historical compilation to which commentary was added by Nennius, but is best known from the account given by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae.
“I am called the good Aeneas, known to fame Above the ether, who our household gods Snatched from our enemies, and in my fleet Convey. Italia, my ancestral land, And the race sprung from Jove supreme, I seek, With twice ten ships upon the Phrygian Sea, I, following my destinies, embarked, My divine mother showing me the way.”
Some have suggested that attributing the origin of ‘Britain’ to the Latin ‘Brutus’ may be ultimately derived from Isidore of Seville’s popular 7th-century work Etymologiae, in which it was speculated that the name of Britain comes from bruti, on the basis that the Britons were, in the eyes of that author, brutes, or savages. A more detailed story, set before the foundation of Rome, follows, in which Brutus is the grandson or great grandson of Aeneas — a legend that was perhaps inspired by Isidore’s spurious etymology and blends it with the Christian, pseudo-historical, “Frankish Table of Nations” tradition that emerged in the early medieval European scholarly world (actually of 6th century AD Byzantine origin, and not Frankish, according to historian Walter Goffart) and attempted to trace the peoples of the known world (as well as legendary figures, such as the Trojan house of Aeneas) back to Biblical ancestors.
“My sire Anchises’ troubled ghost affrights My dreams, and warns me. And then too my boy Ascanius and the injury I’ve done To his dear head, defrauding him of that Hesperian kingdom and those destined lands. Now too the messenger of the gods, sent down By Jove himself (I swear it by your life And mine), has brought his mandate through the air.”
Supposedly Following Roman sources such as Livy and Virgil, the Historia tells how Aeneas settled in Italy after the Trojan War, and how his son Ascanius founded Alba Longa, one of the precursors of Rome. Ascanius married, and his wife became pregnant. In a variant version, the father is Silvius, who is identified as either the second son of Aeneas, previously mentioned in the Historia, or as the son of Ascanius. A magician, asked to predict the child’s future, said it would be a boy and that he would be the bravest and most beloved in Italy. Enraged, Ascanius had the magician put to death. The mother died in childbirth.
Thomas Charles Lethbridge (23 March 1901 – 30 September 1971), better known as T. C. Lethbridge, was an English archaeologist, parapsychologist, and explorer. A specialist in Anglo-Saxon archaeology, he served as honorary Keeper of Anglo-Saxon Antiquities at the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from 1923 to 1957, and over the course of his lifetime wrote twenty-four books on various subjects, becoming particularly well known for his advocacy of dowsing.
“Actually it is quite devastating to realise how few people ever think at all. They mostly take their ideas from what they are told on the wireless, television, or in the newspapers, from people who are prepared to take a reasonable fee. To suggest anything different makes you tread on many corns of vested interest. No professional pathfinder likes you for doing it.”
Born in Somerset to a wealthy family, Lethbridge was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, during the course of which he attended an expedition to Jan Mayen island, becoming part of the first group to successfully climb the Beerenberg.
After a failed second expedition to the Arctic Circle, he became involved in archaeology. In his capacity as Keeper of Anglo-Saxon Antiquities at the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Lethbridge carried out excavations at various sites around Britain.
His claims regarding the existence of Iron Age hill figures on Wandlebury Hill in Cambridgeshire caused significant controversy within the archaeological community, with most archaeologists believing that Lethbridge had erroneously misidentified a natural feature. Lethbridge’s methodology and theories were widely deemed unorthodox, and in turn he became increasingly critical of the archaeological profession.