There’s no jazz at Tate Street this weekend because of the Thanksgiving holiday. When I walked in from the Farmer’s Market, they were playing the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, which contains a number of old-style gospel numbers by modern stars. I’m not a Christian, but I did grow up in that environment, and after a long time I have begun to understand that those ideas, those images, those songs, simply are a part of my cultural heritage whether I […]
Here’s your weekly dose of links from around the world! AUSTRALIA (from Jack99) The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) lost an appeal against the order to change their name for being misleading. The Fair Trading Minister said the Ministry reserves the right to reject any names they consider inappropriate for this anti-vaccination lobby. MEXICO Mexican observatory pushes the limits of gamma ray astronomy! The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC) detects high-energy bursts […]
The Destruction of Paganism - Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 28
The destruction of paganism was one of the greatest acts of cultural vandalism in human history. A centuries old tradition that went back before recorded history was wiped out by the order of the emperor Theodosius. It would never be reversed.
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via History Scientist.