Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Guns in the Narrow Sea
The Armada’s Fire Power and the English Navy’s

Battle During the Armada Campaign

One of the most perplexing problems in Military history is the question of just how did the Armada campaign fail? The after all it was called “The Invincible Armada”. The Spanish were upon the sailing of the Armada almost comically confident but it ended in disaster and defeat.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Are They Here Yet!
Are They Here Yet?

An "Alien"

One of the most common modern mysteries mulled over is “Are we alone?” Well the bottom line is we do not know and it is possible we will never know the answer to that.1

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Death of Socrates
A Note

The Death of Socrates by David

One of the great tropes of the Western Tradition is the Death of Socrates. Mountains of philosophical literature have been written about and it can be argued that Plato’s entire philosophical system was based on it. In the end it boils down to a jury being convinced that the charges were true and convicting him.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Queers are Coming!
The Queers are Coming!

Edward Albee

More than 40 years ago several American Theatre critics were afflicted with a terrible fear that the American way of life was under insidious attack by an evil force that sought to undermine and destroy the family and marriage.

That evil force was the "Homosexual" playwright who because of his distorted sense of self wrote about the family and women in a false and insidious fashion and therefore undermined both.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Flawed Idea

Prof. Thomas Kuhn

One of the most influential books ever written about science is Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.1 This book launched the modern version of the Philosophy of Science and frankly a lot of the Post-Modernist views of Science.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

“King Arthur”
The Man who is Probably a Myth

Dying Arthur and the Ladies of Avalon

The following is a slightly reworked version of two comments I posted on the site Skeptical Humanities.1 I have slighting modified it and added references and expanded it a bit.

King Arthur has been in my opinion a great obstacle in the way of studying post-Roman Britain. People spend their time trying to figure who he may have been rather than tell us anything useful about the time period.

Friday, May 03, 2013

The Iraq War
10 Years Later
A Personal View

Map of Iraq

Well it is 10 years after the disastrous Iraqi war started and the war pernicious and poisonous effects in the world continue.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

True Faith
The French Wars of Religion
Part 1 - Origins

Jean Calvin

Little known today, at least among the non-residents of France are the repeated series of French Religious Wars that erupted in the last half of the 16th century and paralyzed France politically and morally from c. 1560 to 1595 C.E.