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Bleepy  (Level: 148.8 - Posts: 625)
Wed, 15th Jul '09 11:42 PM


I just wanna say that I always enjoy these sort of puzzles. I learn a lot along the way!!

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.0 - Posts: 4447)
Wed, 15th Jul '09 11:54 PM

Loved it! Right up my alley in terms of my interests! Thanks for a lot of fun!

-- Geri

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 16th Jul '09 7:40 AM

That was a blast! Well done!

Lynnm  (Level: 237.8 - Posts: 2049)
Thu, 16th Jul '09 9:07 AM

Loved it. If I'm going to run out the alphabet, it's nice to be learning something at the same time.

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Thu, 16th Jul '09 9:10 AM

A fine WP.

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Sploofishy (Editor)  
Thu, 16th Jul '09 12:18 PM

Thanks. I just finished reading a biography of Thomas Harriot, an English contemporary of Galileo and Kepler. Each of them had trouble accepting these accepted "facts" and each suffered for their unorthodox views. Galileo's struggles, of course, are well known. Harriot was hit earlier by the thought police, charged with atheism (which then meant that you didn't wholeheartedly accept every word of the Bible as revealed truth, rather than a denial of existence of God) and black magic (for studying mathematics) in the 1580s. The charges haunted him for the rest of his life and as a result he ended up not publishing his findings, though he had made important contributions and discoveries in optics, physics, astronomy, navigation, and linguistics.

For anyone who lives near London, there is going to be a special event on the 29th of this month at Syon House marking the 400th anniversary of Harriot's creation of the first map of the moon. And if someone does happen to go, please take lots of notes and pictures for this Harriot fan stuck in the middle of America.

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