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Review: “The Presence of the Kingdom” by Jacques Ellul

I’ve read quite a few of Jacques Ellul’s books over the years but I just got around to reading his first book, which was written in 1948: The Presence of the Kingdom by Jacques Ellul https://amzn.to/2ls7k8J I had high hopes … Continue reading

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“We have a population that becomes pacified…”

“When a culture disdains literacy for the important functions of public discourse and replaces that with a medium that focuses on format and style — and therefore entertainment — then you begin to get… you have a situation comparable to … Continue reading

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The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul

  The Humiliation of the Word – Jacques Ellul “This, then, is our situation today: through the eruption of unlimited artificial images, we have reduced truth to the order of reality and banished the shy and fleeting expression of truth. … Continue reading

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Living in a universe of violent artificial images

Living in a universe of violent artificial images “Images of extreme violence produce either exact reproduction (which is short-lived) or else overall behavior of generalized brutality accompanied by impoverished language.) We must certainly beware of the fact that these images … Continue reading

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The role of images in creating cosplayers

The role of images in creating cosplayers “Because of the images that draw him into the story, he is liberated from the restraint usually placed on some of his instincts. He projects his personal desires onto the world, because these desires … Continue reading

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Creating New Organisms with 3-D Printed DNA [VIDEO]

Creating New Organisms with 3-D Printed DNA During the early 1980’s I lived and worked in Bethesda, Maryland, and I would make deliveries to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a daily basis. I remember a local news story … Continue reading

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Operation Paperclip, NASA, and Nazi Scientists

Operation Paperclip, NASA, and Nazi Scientists VIDEO – 1947 US Navy’s New Toy: the German V2 – http://youtu.be/4KSLfWTTHHg   “Operation Paperclip was the codename under which the US intelligence and military services extricated scientists from Germany, during and after the … Continue reading

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