Atlantis: And Other Lost Worlds

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Chinese parents place a heavy emphasis on their children and their ability to become successful. Thus civilization, in its most essential meaning, is the ability of people to live together harmoniously in cities, in social groupings. Many ye ars ago, after surviving my FE adventures, beginning to understand the milieu, and trading notes with fellow travelers, I began to suspect that what I had experienced on the mundane level of discovering that personal integrity is the world�s scarcest commodity was only a hint of something far more vast, even putting aside my numerous paranormal experiences. �I received the impression that the zero-point field was divine in nature, and that if a sentient species did not approach the issue with sufficient divine intention, then it could not access the field or access it for long.� The GCs might be doing humanity a favor by acting as some kind of integrity threshold that humanity must clear before the path to FE will open.� Ten like Dennis or a hundred like Brian combining their efforts and humanity would have had FE by now, but there are probably not that many like them on Earth.� I began to suspect that the problem was really a lack of integrity and enlightenment, in ways that go far beyond practical notions of those issues.� I have consequently been trying to walk and advocate the enlightenment route.� Mine is more from an activist/academic perspective, not a messianic or mystical master approach, or the hero�s journey.� But the masters� teachings, at least those that the priesthoods have not distorted, I believe can be highly relevant.� Some kind of spiritual grounding is probably necessary to pursue FE, but I would not advocate receiving it through organized religions.� If love is understood as the best of all possible feelings, and acts from the heart are recognized as the most powerful that we can achieve, that is probably sufficient spiritual understanding, and achieving some mystical experiences may be critical for awakening the aspirant .� Anything less than a divinely intended approach toward FE may not work, for reasons that go far beyond organized suppression or the public�s inertia.� That is just something that slowly dawned on me, which I cannot prove to anybody, but it guides my thinking and efforts.� Also, sources that I respect have stated that the means become the ends, which is consistent with what I learned during my adventures, has guided me from the beginning, and is likely why I survived my journey as long as I have.
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The Celtic Magazine, Volume 11

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You must go in for a course of tuberculin injection.” Poor patient is frightened. I remember once a young doctor expounding the theory that most catastrophes in family circles, surprising episodes in public affairs and disasters in private life, had their origin in the fact that the world was full of half-mad people. As a result, she establishes colonies on the North African coast a century before the first European ships set off across the Atlantic.
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Western Society: A Brief History, Complete Edition

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Buildings for religious observance crowned the nearby hilltop and cemeteries lay outside the habitation area, an Etruscan custom. Tomb figurines can also be found during this period. Not only the Iroquois but other Indian tribes behaved the same way. Ancient civilizations are the basis of the world as we know it today, built on the ruins of 10,000 years of advanced cultures such as the Greek, Roman, Mesopotamia, Mayan, Indus, Egyptian, and others that we know primarily through archaeology and some written records.
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Heritage of World Civilization Volume 1: Custom Edition for

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When transportation reached a level of development that allowed large movements of people, civilization diffused outward from the culture area. His son Wamsutta had been killed by Englishmen, and Wamsuttas brother Metacom (later to be called King Philip by the English) became chief. I had nearly lost my liberty and even my life, I had lost my ship, a money-belt full of gold, I had lost my companions, had parted from my friend; my occupation, my only link with life, my touch with the sea, my cap and jacket were gone---but a small penknife and a latchkey had never parted company with me.
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Descriptive ethnology

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P. and Kerala respectively, derive their names from the term Katha which in Sanskrit means a story. Out of 975 works presented to the competition, 314 were kept for the final selection stage. 122 works won awards. Also important was Chac, a hooked-nose god of rain and lightning. May I tell you that you are doing a lot more for Hinduism than a born Brahmin Hindu like myself is doing. World map in early Carboniferous Period (c. 340 mya) (Source: Wikimedia Commons) (map with names is here ) World map at end of Carboniferous Period (c. 300 mya) (Source: Wikimedia Commons) (map with names is here ) World map in late P ermian Period (c. 260 mya) (Source: Wikimedia Commons) (map with names is here ) The p eriod succeeding the Devonian is called the Carboniferous (c. 359 to 299 mya), for reasons that will become evident.� The Hangenberg event cut short the s econd attempt of vertebrates to invade land and there was another 14-million-year gap in the fossil record called the Tournaisian Gap, which is part of Romer�s Gap (which is considered to be about a 30-million-year gap). [278] � After all mass extinctions, it took millions of years for ecosystems to recover, even tens of millions of years, and markedly different ecosystems and plant/animal assemblages often replaced what existed before the extinction.� The Devonian spore-forests were destroyed, and outside of the peat swamps, the tallest trees in the Tournaisian Gap were about as tall as I am, and even in the swamps, the tallest trees were about ten meters tall, as they were before the Hangenberg event. [279] Peter W ard led an effort to catalog the fossil record before and after Romer�s Gap, which found a dramatic halt in tetrapod and arthropod colonization that did not resume until about 340-330 mya.� Romer�s Gap seems to have coincided with low-oxygen levels of the late Devonian and early Carboniferous. [280] � If low oxygen coincided with a halt in colonization, just as the adaptation to breathing air was beginning, the obvious implication is that low oxygen levels hampered early land animals.� Not just the lung had to evolve for the up-and-coming amphibians, but the entire chest cavity had to evolve to expand and contract while also allowing for a new mode of locomotion.� When amphibians and splay-footed reptiles run, they cannot breathe, as their mechanics of locomotion prevent running and breathing at the same time.� Even walking and breathing is generally difficult.� This means that they cannot perform any endurance locomotion but have to move in short spurts.� This is why today�s predatory amphibians and reptiles are ambush predators.� They can only move in short bursts, and then have to stop, breathe, and recover their oxygen deficit. �In short, they have no stamina.� This limitation is called Carrier�s Constraint .� The below image shows the evolutionary adaptations that led to overcoming Carrier's Constraint.� Dinosaurs overcame it first, and it probably was related to their dominance and the extinction or marginalization of their competitors.� (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The heart became steadily more complex during complex life�s evolutionary journeys.� Fish hearts have one pump and two chambers.� Amphibians developed three-chambered hearts, wherein oxygenated and deoxygenated blood are not structurally separated but mix.� That arrangement is obviously not as energy-efficient as separating oxygenated and deoxygenated blood.� Some later reptiles evolved four-chambered hearts, which their surviving descendants, crocodilians and birds, possess, and somewhere along the line, mammals also evolved four-chambered hearts, perhaps before they became mammals.
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Civilization in the West

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My teachers from the first grade onward remarked on my fascination with nature.� Science always came easily to me.� A bizarre set of circumstances saw me trade my science studies for business studies in college, and that voice in my head led me to attempting to fulfil my teenage dreams of changing the energy industry .� I left the pure science path for applied science in the real world, and that experience radicalized me .� In 2002, when I finished my website largely as it stands today, I longed to one day resume my math and science studies.� Soon afterward, one of R.
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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

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One of the main advantages of Athenian democracy was that the archon and his eight assistants were elected annually. They salvaged the science of the classic world and developed it for five centuries. You immerse yourself in the crises of the 17th century, the development of absolutism and constitutionalism, the whirlwind of revolutionary fervor that consumed the West during the 18th century (specifically the American and French revolutions), and the subsequent spread of liberal ideals.
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The decline of the West

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It is inadequate to express even temporal processes, not to speak of the absolute which is inexpressible. Carleton S. (Carly) Fiorina is chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company. Most plants produce seeds, which would have largely survived the catastrophe and began growing when conditions improved.� Ferns came back first, in what is called a fern spike, as ferns are a disaster-taxon .� Crocodiles, modern birds (which included ducks at the time ), mammals, and amphibians also survived, and all could have found refuge in burrows, swamps, and shoreline havens, lived in tree holes and other crevices that they were small enough to hide in, and all could have eaten the catastrophe�s detritus.� In general, freshwater species fared fairly well, especially those that could eat detritus.� Also, the low-energy requirements of ectothermic crocodiles would have seen them survive when the mesothermic/ endothermic dinosaurs starved.� The primary determinants seem to have been what could survive on detritus or energy reserves and what could not, and what could find refuge from the initial conflagration.� While there may have been some evidence of dinosaur decline before the end-Cretaceous extinction (it was gradually growing colder), and the Deccan Traps may have caused at least some local devastation, the complete extinction of non-avian dinosaurs, ammonites, marine reptiles, and others that would have been particularly vulnerable to the bolide event�s aftermath has convinced most dinosaur specialists that the bolide impact alone was sufficient to explain the extinction and no other hypothesis explains the pattern of extinction and survival that the bolide hypothesis does. [375] �In general, the key to surviving the end-Cretaceous extinction was being a marginal species, and all of those on center-stage paid the ultimate price.� The end-Cretaceous extinction's toll was nearly 20% of all families, half of all genera, and about 75% of all species, and marked the end of an era; the Mesozoic ended and made way for the Age of Mammals, also called the Cenozoic, which used to have the Biblically inspired title of the Tertiary.
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The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About CELTS AND STONE

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The same is true of the economic society. Fisher Unwin Ltd, Adelphi Terrace, London, and printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ltd, London and Aylesbury. Haven't you heard them---the horrible things? With all of his considerable shortcomings as a dictatorial leader, Qaddafi had managed to forge a popular consensus since 1969 and kept the country unified; a challenging task as history proved after the US, France and the UK toppled the Qaddafi regime and left the country deeply divided and in perpetual chaos in every sector from the political arena to the economy.
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Crossing Boundaries and Linking Horizons: Studies in Honor

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It is translated into over 14 languages, and among them there are several editions in English, even in American libraries @Nelson Orringer. Not only do the great people generate great works but there are great works out there on the map to be found." My own agility was just enough to enable me to grip the back of the fur coat and then catch her round the body before she could wriggle herself out of the sleeves. An FE-based civilization would probably rank as a Type 1.
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