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Remembering the lost father of American science fiction – and his Scottish roots. Scotland is rarely slow to recognise its literary heroes, from building monuments to Walter Scott to crafting a tourist industry around Robert Burns.

Remembering the lost father of American science fiction – and his Scottish roots

However, one major writer remains unclaimed for the canon 130 years after his literary career began. Robert Duncan Milne was an astonishingly prescient pioneer of science fiction who published over 60 stories in the late 19th century. Yet hardly anyone knows his name or how he influenced other leading lights in the early days of the genre. HG Wells’s The Time Machine (1895) is famously associated with visualising time travel as if watching a series of sped-up moving photographic images, for example, firing the imaginations of the earliest film makers. Yet Milne published a whole string of stories about fantastic technologies for visual time-travelling years earlier. Milne reaches America. Fandom powered by Wikia. This page contains the complete script of Dear Esther in chronological order (literally as it appears in the game).

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These are all the combinations which you eventually get during a runthrough of the game. This way, there are hundreds of combinations possible with the inclusion of random objects and sounds. Although online scripts are available, they're often lacking crucial information. The one on the wiki is correct and contains the entire script as it appears in-game. Do not remove any blocks of text. Script Edit Opening monologues Edit. Operation War Diary.

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Corporate B.S. Generator. Inspiring ideas, dialogue, and lives. Smithsonian Digital Volunteers. Phyllis Diller’s groundbreaking career as a stand-up comic spanned almost 50 years.

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Throughout her career she used a gag file to organize her material. Diller’s gag file consists of a steel cabinet with 48 drawers (along with a 3 drawer expansion) containing over 52,000 3-by-5 inch index cards, each holding a typewritten joke or gag. These index cards are organized alphabetically by subject, ranging from accessories to world affairs and covering almost everything in between.

The Cupertino Effect: 11 Spell Check Errors that Made it to Press. Typos and other errors have always managed to find their way into print, even in the most august of publications.

The Cupertino Effect: 11 Spell Check Errors that Made it to Press

Take, for example, the case of the Wicked Bible. But the dawn of word processing and its attendant spell check programs introduced a new kind of error now known as a Cupertino. It's a sort of older cousin of the "Damn You, Autocorrect" error that infects even professionally edited text. It was named by workers for the European Union who noticed that the word "cooperation" often showed up in finished documents as "Cupertino," the name of a city in California. The Swedish Number. Is quantum mechanics supernatural? - Quora. Best Comebacks in Sports. School Librarian of the Year Award. 2016 Winner The School Library Association is delighted to announce that Amy McKay at Corby Business Academy has been awarded the honour of the School Librarian of the Year 2016.

School Librarian of the Year Award

Multi-award-winning author Kim Slater, whose books include Smart and Seven Letter Word (Macmillan Children's Books) presented her with the award at a special ceremony at The Judge's Court, above Browns in St Martins Lane, London, on 3 October. Home - Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Random Bible Verse Generator. Cold Reading. Revealed As a decent mind reader, Derren Brown is capable of telling very personal details about complete strangers.

Cold Reading

Although they have never met before, Derren knows practically everything about their characters, personal lives, interests, fears and even childhood memories. You can see some examples of his unusual abilities in this video. Explanation: Mapping the United Swears of America – Strong Language. Swearing varies a lot from place to place, even within the same country, in the same language.

Mapping the United Swears of America – Strong Language

But how do we know who swears what, where, in the big picture? The world's scripts and alphabets - World Standards. Last update: 6 July 2015 Speech, the universal way by which humans communicate, fades instantly: before a word is fully pronounced it has already vanished forever.

The world's scripts and alphabets - World Standards

Writing, the first technology to make the spoken word permanent, changed the human condition. It was a revolution in communication when a script allowed individuals to share information without meeting face to face. Writing also made it possible to store information, creating a pool of knowledge well beyond the ability of any single human to master yet, at the same time, available to all. Writing is regarded as the threshold of history, because it ended the reliance upon oral tradition, with all the inaccuracies this entailed.

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Eschatology, end times, & millennialism: Competing theories

Terminology: Eschatology is a Christian term that means the study of the end of history from a religious perspective. Probably more obscure theological text has been written on this topic than on any other belief in Christendom. The Bible contains many prophecies about the future. Unfortunately, this and various other Biblical passages predicting the future are ambiguous. How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after, the first prostitute monkey appeared. You may have thought things like currency or money are concepts known solely by man – something which differentiates humans from animals.

How scientists taught monkeys the concept of money. Not long after, the first prostitute monkey appeared

Some might have a sense of ownership, besides of course territory, but trading and the likes haven’t been observed in any other species besides homo sapiens. However, in 2005, an economist/psychologist duo from Yale managed to teach seven capuchin monkeys how to use money, and I’m pretty sure from here on some of you might be able to guess what happened from there on. Monkey Business “Gotta pay the rent tomorrow on the cage.

Still a few monkey dollars short.” “The capuchin has a small brain, and it’s pretty much focused on food and sex,” said Keith Chen, a Yale economist who along with Laurie Santos, a psychologist, are the two researchers who have had made the study. ”You should really think of a capuchin as a bottomless stomach of want,” Chen says. ”You can feed them marshmallows all day, they’ll throw up and then come back for more.” The joy of nihilism - Church of the Churchless. Nihilism has a bad rep. For many the word signifies anarchy, destruction, meaninglessness, bombs thrown by black-garbed acolytes of Nothing. (I copied these images from nihilist web sites; it’s nice not to have to worry about copyright laws; nihilists don’t sue, I assume.)

There’s a word in Japanese for the literary affliction of buying books you don’t read — Quartz. So many books, so little time. In the age of media binging, too often we end up buying books we never actually read. The moment goes something like this: Skim fascinating book review online. Buy on Amazon with 1-click. Scroll down. Buy two other titles with 1-click. Magic Realism Bot (@MagicRealismBot) Deadly Sounds - Dr. Vladimir Gavreau. He listened and closed his eyes as the rolling waves of sound poured over and through his being. Thrilling, intoxicating, the hysteria of heaven, the enthralled and frightening flight of angels. Electrifying. Messaien's organ music signaled messages of meaning, titanic foghorns ululating among dimly perceived near-worlds. 3,900 Pages of Paul Klee's Personal Notebooks Are Now Online, Presenting His Bauhaus Teachings (1921-1931) Paul Klee led an artistic life that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries, but he kept his aesthetic sensibility tuned to the future.

Because of that, much of the Swiss-German Bauhaus-associated painter’s work, which at its most distinctive defines its own category of abstraction, still exudes a vitality today. And he left behind not just those 9,000 pieces of art (not counting the hand puppets he made for his son), but plenty of writings as well, the best known of which came out in English as Paul Klee Notebooks, two volumes (The Thinking Eye and The Nature of Nature) collecting the artist’s essays on modern art and the lectures he gave at the Bauhaus schools in the 1920s. “These works are considered so important for understanding modern art that they are compared to the importance that Leonardo’s A Treatise on Painting had for Renaissance,” says Monoskop. Traditional Chinese Characters.

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That’s why The School of Life set up a bibliotherapy service: to guide you to those amazing but often elusive works of literature, both past and present, that have the power to enchant, enrich and inspire. In a consultation with one of our bibliotherapists, you'll explore your relationship with books so far and be asked to explore new literary directions. Perhaps you're looking for an author whose style you love so much you will want to devour every word they've ever written. Engelska.

What would happen if Neo took both the pills in The Matrix (1999)? - Quora. Media Standards Trust » is an independent, non-profit website built and run by the Media Standards Trust to help the public distinguish between original journalism and ‘churnalism’. ‘Churnalism’ is a news article that is published as journalism, but is essentially a press release without much added. In his landmark book, Flat Earth News, Nick Davies wrote how ‘churnalism’ is produced by: “Journalists who are no longer gathering news but are reduced instead to passive processors of whatever material comes their way, churning out stories, whether real event or PR artifice, important or trivial, true or false” (p.59). Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech - American Rhetoric. Martin Luther King, Jr. Aristophenes on love.

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