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John Adams

John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States. But how much does an average person know about him? In the following paragraphs,…

George Washington’s Life

We know him as the first president of the United States, and as an honored general, but what else should we know about him? I…

Jean Baudrillard

By Patrick West The late Jean Baudrillard was often described, not always approvingly, as ‘the high priest of postmodernism’. The philosopher and sociologist depicted a…

The Reward Society by Tom Manion

By Dave Clements Public services cannot be sustained at their current level. They are under unprecedented pressure from the global financial crisis, slow growth of…

Elon Musk’s Human 2.0 Initiative

Recently, there has been a lot of speculation regarding artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial neural networks currently being developed by several big companies including Google, and…

The Power of the Playful

By Nicky Charlish Imagination and precision are two attributes that we might think are in conflict, with the former being a product of freedom and…

John Muir’s Literary Science

This article [John Muir’s Literary Science] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/06/09/john-muirs-literary-science/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture

This article [Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/01/24/ernst-haeckel-and-the-unity-of-culture/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If…

Frederick Perls

When talking about psychoanalysis, psychology, and mentioning other topics connected to the human psyche, people mostly remember Sigmund Freud, and sometimes Alfred Adler, or even…

Astral Travels with Jack London

This article [Astral Travels with Jack London] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/11/22/astral-travels-with-jack-london/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish…

Newton’s Law of Gravity

Kepler’s laws were a beautifully simple explanation of what the planets did, but they did not address why they moved as they did. Did the…

Newton’s Second Law

What about cases where the total force on an object is not zero, so that Newton’s first law does not apply? The object will have…

Newton’s Third Law

Newton created the modern concept of force starting from his insight that all the effects that govern motion are interactions between two objects: unlike the…

Kepler’s Laws

Newton would not have been able to figure out why the planets move the way they do if it had not been for the astronomer…

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