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Pope Benedict XVI: “with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome”

Tue 12 February 2013, 10:57pm

Tweet For anyone seriously concerned with his “legacy”, the surprise announcement by Pope Benedict XVI, of his intention to renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome “as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours”, deserves a more considered approach.  For example, following on from his initial response, at the Telegraph Blogs Damian Thompson reproduces the […] more »

“for the promoting of Experimentall Philosophy” – Redux

Tue 30 November 2010, 10:41pm

Tweet On Wednesday 28th November 1660 twelve men met at Gresham College in London following a lecture there, and constituted themselves into an association “for the promoting of Experimentall Philosophy”.  Among them was “Mr Boyle”, likely Robert Boyle, son of the first Earl of Cork, born at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford, on 25 January 1627, and employer, co-experimenter […] more »

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