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Remembering Yogi Berra, Baseball's Philosopher King

Remembering Yogi Berra, Baseball's Philosopher King | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
“ The legendary Yankees catcher died on Tuesday at the age of 90 and left a legacy as both an athlete and a quotable speaker.”
Via Peter Mellow
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The Rebellious and Revolutionary Life of Galileo, Illustrated

The Rebellious and Revolutionary Life of Galileo, Illustrated | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
How a college dropout reordered the heavens and forever changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

In 1564, Galileo Galilei
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Poet saw America fresh from ‘creative hand of God’

Poet saw America fresh from ‘creative hand of God’ | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
“I see America not in the setting sun of a black night of despair. … I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God” – wrote poet Carl Sandburg, who died July 22, 1967.
A son of Swedish immigrants who worked on the railroad, Sandburg left [...]
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9 Things You May Not Know About Isaac Newton — HISTORY Lists

9 Things You May Not Know About Isaac Newton — HISTORY Lists | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
Find out more about this fascinating Englishman, from the job he held that involved sending people to the gallows to the cause of one of his most bitter rivalries.
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WI Baruch Spinoza & Gottfried Leibniz died young. - Alternate History Discussion Board

WI Baruch Spinoza & Gottfried Leibniz died young. Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900
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Phil 311 Lecture 3 Descartes M2_4 (2) - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

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View Lecture Material - Phil 311 Lecture 3 Descartes M2_4 (2) from PHIL 311 at Oregon. Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

The Meditations. Meditations 2-4
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz And Calculus

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Biography. Gottfried Willhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) Gottfried Leibniz was born in 1646, the son of Friedrich Leibniz, a professor
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What Is Topology?

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Topology is a branch of mathematics that describes mathematical spaces, in particular the properties that stem from a space’s shape.
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Stravinsky Ballet Petrushka(스트라빈스키 발레-페트루슈카) - YouTube

Drs. Christopher Bowlby & Ivona Kaminska play "Glorification of the Chosen One" from Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring for piano four hands on NW Focus LIVE in...
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Daniel Defoe Goes to the Pillory

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This week marks the anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s week long stint in the pillory as punishment for his pamphlet ‘The Shortest Way with Dissenters’. One of the most colourful figures of the eighteenth century and a writer who produced a diverse library of works, Defoe’s life was as eventful as his fiction. The pillory was …
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Boa constrictors don’t kill the way you think they do

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that constrictor snakes kill by stopping the flow of blood inside their prey. That approach is so efficient that animals don't survive long enough...
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Newly discovered Dickens notes solve Victorian authorship mystery

Newly discovered Dickens notes solve Victorian authorship mystery | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
From 1859 until his death in 1870, Charles Dickens ran a weekly magazine called All The Year Round. It’s where A Tale Of Two Cities and Great Expectations were first serialized, alongside works by contemporaries like Elizabeth Gaskell, Wilkie Collins, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the largely forgotten
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Conan Doyle letters about George Edalji case displayed - BBC News

Conan Doyle letters about George Edalji case displayed - BBC News | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
Letters from Arthur Conan Doyle about the recently-televised story of George Edalji go on display in Portsmouth.
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Others: Leonhard Euler / www.getofftheinternet.net

The Most Significant Mathematician All Time Leonhard Euler Was Born in Basel in 1707 He Contributed Areas Both Pure Applied Mathematics Including
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Denis Diderot - Top 10 Quotes from iPerceptive

Denis Diderot - Top 10 Quotes from iPerceptive | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
The top 10 best quotes by the influential French philsopher and writer Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784) See all quotes by Denis Diderot at ...
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Monument to Erasmus of Rotterdam, Netherlands (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)

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What Does a $1 Million Book Look Like?

What Does a $1 Million Book Look Like? | Eminent Men | Scoop.it
It is common to see art, or other types of antiques, sell for over one million dollars. But what about books? While it is easy to conjure the mental image of a $10M Picasso, a humble-looking book bound in leather or cloth could also easily be worth in the thousands [...]
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