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Thoughts on the forgotten side of the saying “science fiction becomes science fact”: the warning of what science produces

In a recent conversation I made an interesting statement: I said that people are always mentioning how many things in science fiction have come true.  How does it go . . . “science fiction becomes science fact”.  This usually is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the British class structure mentality influences their interpretation of things

It seems to me that the British class structure colors much of British mentality and their interpretation of the world.  In some ways, the British are obsessed with class structure.  Its influence can be seen in the development of many … Continue reading

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Thoughts on an idea concerning the origin of the Norse god Thor???

The other day I had a wild idea about Thor.  I was laying down in the dark wondering about some conflict I was having.  Then, in a flash, this idea came to me.  Where it came from I don’t know.  None … Continue reading

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Interesting facts from “King Gautrek’s saga”

“King Gautrek’s saga” is a good Norse saga that has many examples of traits found in the Viking era Norse, particularly in Norway and Sweden, where the happenings of this saga take place.  Some of these examples include: Gillings Bluff … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Skaldic poetry and the Norse god Odin

Here are some thoughts I had about Skaldic poetry: THE SKALDS AND SKALDIC POETRY Skaldic poetry was a form of poetry used by the Old Norse or Viking poets, called Skalds, during and after the Viking era.  They were particularly prevalent … Continue reading

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Some quotes from ‘Eikon Basilike’

Chapter 1 – Upon His Majesties calling this last Parliament This last Parliament I called, not more by others advice, and necessity of My affaires, then by My owne choice and inclination; who have always thought the right way of … Continue reading

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Interesting quotes involving the Norse god Odin

FROM THE “GYLFAGINNING” “He [Gylfi] saw three thrones one above the other, and there were three men, one sitting in each.  Then he asked what the name of the ruler was.  The man who had brought him in replied that … Continue reading

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