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Has human globalisation stunted human evolution? - last commented 20 July 2010 08:29 AM

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Go to: Conspiracies taking over where religion left off

veggiemanuk's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by veggiemanuk

I think the problem runs deeper than the OP realises, those who fall into conspirocey circles come from both religious and non religoius backgrounds, one does not need to fall from religion into this circle and having or once having religion does not make one more suseptable.

Conspiracies are different though to religion in that those who have fallen for them are as intelligent as the rest of society, there is no trend like we see in religion where intelligens drops as religion rises.

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:19:22 UTC | #949885

Go to: Unsung Heroes, Obscure Scientists

veggiemanuk's Avatar Jump to comment 45 by veggiemanuk

More for J B Lindsay

'In 19th century Dundee, later to be dubbed the City of Discovery, Lindsay's talents flourished. In 1835, 40 years before Thomas Edison announced the invention of the lightblub, he demonstrated constant electric light, whereby he could read a book at a distance of one and a half foot. His concern with electric light was mainly prompted by the need to provide a safe method of lighting the jute mills, where severe fires had devastated the lives of the workers.'

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:13:34 UTC | #946843

Go to: Unsung Heroes, Obscure Scientists

veggiemanuk's Avatar Jump to comment 44 by veggiemanuk

James Bowman Lindsay.

Transmitting signals accross bodies of water whilst Nicola Tesla was still in school.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:56:11 UTC | #946832

Go to: Unsung Heroes, Obscure Scientists

veggiemanuk's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by veggiemanuk

As an example of the over enthusiasm for Nicola Tesla, here's the www.teslasociety.org website, claiming that Tesla "INVENTED" AC current.

The list of inventions attributed to the man seems to grow each year as his religious followers dream up more things to praise him for.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 10:14:47 UTC | #945836

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veggiemanuk's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by veggiemanuk

OP, 'Or maybe it was someone reasonably well known but yet underappreciated, like Nikola Tesla, whose creativity and efforts to bring about AC electricity in a national grid tend to be overshadowed by his more eccentric fall from grace later in life.'

Nicola Tesla?, oh dear me. When are people going to stop believing everything they read about this man?

Nicola Tesla is NOT underappreciated, if anything he has become (through no fault of his own) a joke to those who have taken the time to read between the lines in everything that has been attributed to this guy.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:57:06 UTC | #945821

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