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Say No to Nostradamus

It’s hard to get any authentic details of the life of Nostradamus, because different sources contradict each other. Still, we know that he lived in sixteenth-century France, and his real name was Michel de Nostredame; he Latinized it in the … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Business But the Turk’s

It’s been a while since I did a post on a game (of the non-video variety, anyway), but I recently thought of something fascinating I read as a kid, namely the story of a chess-playing automaton. Built in 1770 by … Continue reading

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Franks and Beans

While I’m mainly concentrating on theologians for these Sunday posts (well, they’re USUALLY on Sundays, anyway), I don’t think it would be out of place to discuss Charlemagne, one of the most significant kings in the post-Roman era. While not … Continue reading

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