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Episode #077 – Marx and Kierkegaard on Religion pt. 1 Karl Marx (1818-1883) "Religion is the opiate of the masses." – Karl Marx But what did he mean when he said that? On today's episode, we talk about Karl Marx and his views on religion. We start out by discussing the economic climate that Marx existed in and how Hegel's dialectic shaped the way that he saw the repercussions of that economic climate. We talk about slaves in colonial America, we talk about peasants in the feudal system, and how ultimately Marx didn't see the lives that they lived as being much different than the one you're living right now. The Ancient Maya and their origins The Maya were a civilization that devoted much of their time to the worship and study of the cosmos and celestial bodies. A belief in astronomy and cosmology dominated their culture, religion and their every day lives in ways that we are only beginning to understand. The Maya lived their lives by a very complex calendar that was based upon the movements of the stars and planets, and while many of their beliefs and practices may appear to be nothing but superstition, it seems evident that their calendar was based upon real events and real movements in the sky that do in fact have an effect on the Earth. In Mayan society a belief in astronomy and in the importance of the movements of celestial bodies was utterly essential to their culture and to how they conducted their everyday lives, and while some of their practices can certainly fall under the “superstition” banner some of their beliefs and practices can not be easily rejected and definitely had a profound effect on their lives.

Spice Storage UK back to the Kuhn Rikon Consumer Catalogue more items in the Home made range Overview A broad selection of products created for those who enjoy the art of home made preserving. Behaviour Management: A Bill Rogers Top 10 Behaviour Management Strategies from Bill Rogers Without doubt the greatest personal challenge I’ve faced as a teacher was moving from the Sixth Form college in Wigan where I started teaching, to Holland Park School in London in my mid-20s. Having established the idea in my mind that I was a pretty good teacher, it was a massive shock to discover that in my new context, I was a novice. It was humbling. To begin with I struggled just to get a class to listen (suffering routine humiliation at the hands of a certain Year 9 class) and I went through a terrible phase (2-3years?) of being an appalling shouter, regularly losing my temper and committing various teacher atrocities (such as throwing a student’s book down the stairwell and telling him to get out and never come back at the top of my voice…).

History revision for GCSE, IGCSE, IB and AS/A2 History I have recently published my new book of historical accounts, called 366 Days. You can find details of the book here. Mr Allsop History . com is a FREE History revision website containing GCSE History revision, IGCSE History revision, A Level History revision and IB Diploma History revision podcasts and videos. It is regularly updated with new episodes of my popular GCSE History revision podcasts, IGCSE History revision podcasts and revision PowerPoints. To automatically receive new episodes when they are created you can subscribe in iTunes or by using the RSS feed. Medieval Naming Guides: English Names 1300 to 1450 Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames, by Talan Gwynek This dictionary, by P. H.

Colin Pitchfork Colin Pitchfork (born March 1960, Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire)[1] is a convicted British murderer and rapist. He is the first person convicted of a crime based on DNA fingerprinting evidence, and the first to be caught as a result of mass DNA screening. Pitchfork raped and murdered two girls, the first in Narborough, Leicestershire, in November 1983, and the second in Enderby, also in Leicestershire, in July 1986. He was arrested on 19 September 1987, and sentenced to life imprisonment on 22 January 1988, after admitting both murders. Life[edit] Pitchfork lived in Newbold Verdon, attending school in Market Bosworth and Desford, until his marriage in 1981 to a social worker,[2] after which he lived in Littlethorpe.

WebSockets Now in Public Beta We’re excited to announce that WebSocket functionality is now available on Heroku in public beta. We can’t wait to see the powerful and creative real-time apps you’ll build. In this post, we show how to get up and running with WebSockets and demonstrate the functionality with two sample apps you can get on GitHub. Editor's Note: Features added through Heroku Labs are experimental and are subject to change. Getting Started

A Medieval English Calendar N.B. For some information on dating medieval documents in general, see the section on chronology and dating. This is a version of the Julian calendar, as used in England, covering the 11th to 16th centuries. For each month, the calendar gives the days of the week and also the Roman-style dates in terms of Kalends, Nones and Ides. The calendar is organised either by historical year (click on the century in the list below) or, from the Norman conquest, by regnal year (click on the monarch in the list below). For each year of either type the date of Easter Sunday is also given, to allow moveable church feasts to be dated.

Student tuition fees protests – live blog 9.18am: Hello and welcome to the Guardian's live blog on today's student protests against tuition fees and cuts in education spending. An estimated 10,000 students are expected to take part in today's march in response to government funding cuts and a tripling of maximum tuition fees. They are also opposed to the government's education white paper, which would allow private providers to offer degrees for the first time. The students are due to meet at the University of London Union on Malet Street, near Euston station in central London, at midday.

ZoomIt Introduction ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations. ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs. Using ZoomIt

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