Archive for July, 2007

Idylls of the King

Posted: 31 July, 2007 in Literature

 

Lancelot and Guinevere


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This morning I was reading this incredible poem in literature, and considering all the nonsensical, mind-numbing poetry we are subjected to, this was like a breath of fresh air! Perhaps I was having a soppy moment, but I found this poem truly emotionally engaging and pleasant to read. It is a poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson and is based on Morte Darthur. It is rather lengthly – but an excellent romance for those who take the time!

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Deep Brain Stimulation

Posted: 4 July, 2007 in Science

Whilst I know most of you probably don’t quite share my passion for medicine, I’m sure anyone would find this interesting!

A few weeks ago I watched saw a video surgery of DBS, but I didn’t know how it actually worked until I recently read more about it in this month’s edition of Popular Mechanics.

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Reinventing the Wheel

Posted: 4 July, 2007 in Science

Eureka!

You may recall that a few months ago I made a post on the theory of geocentricity because I had found that there was still a school of thought that held to the view that the earth is the centre of the universe and that everything else orbits the earth.

In the books that I read, they kept on making the point that neither heliocentricity, nor geocentricity could be proven according to Einstein’s theory of relativity. This meant that unless you could sit on a star in a nearby galaxy, you cannot tell whether the earth is orbiting the sun, or the sun is orbiting the earth.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I have reached my conclusion (more…)