Big Picture History

Big picture history course begins in Australian schools, according to article in The Weekend Australian Magazine 11-12 August 2012. Historian David Christian has developed a course named “Big History” that starts with the Big Bang and “compresses 13.7 billion years of history into a one year course”.  During the course students “encounter space dust before […]

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After Annie’s Death

“After Annie’s death, Charles set the Christian faith firmly behind him” writes Randal Keynes, a great, great grandson of Charles Darwin in a biography of Darwin, “Annie’s Box”. Keynes’ book, which focuses on Darwin’s family life, was reviewed in Science, vol 296, p1974, 14 Jun 2002. The reviewer states, “Freed from the last vestige of […]

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Seventies Women’s Lib Wrong

 “70’s women’s lib got it wrong” proclaims New Scientist, 5 Oct 2002, p20. The headline continues “marriage makes both sexes happy”. 1970’s feminists claimed sociological studies showed that marriage was good for men but bad for women. However, a recent Australian study on stress levels in married and unmarried people showed that both married men […]

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2500 Years of Climate Variability

2,500 years of climate variability reported in Science, vol. 331, p278, 4 February 2011, DOI: 10.1126/science.1197175, ScienceNOW 13 January 2011 and SciencDaily 14 January 2011. An international team of archaeologists, climatologists, geographers and historians have used thousands of tree ring measurements from Germany, France, Italy and Austria to draw up a record temperature and rainfall […]

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