Saturday, March 19, 2005

Pyrrhon Of Elis

Pyrrhon was a pupil of Anaxarchus of Abdera and in about 330 established himself as a teacher at Elis. Believing that equal arguments can be offered on both sides of any proposition, he dismissed the search for truth as a vain endeavour. While traveling with

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Wright, Richard

Wright's grandparents had been slaves. His father

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Racerunner

Racerunners may be diversely marked, even within a species, being

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Balatonfüred

Resort town, Veszprém megye (county), central Hungary, on the north shore of Lake Balaton. The town has been known for at least 250 years as a health spa and resort. In the town centre is Gyógy Tér (“Healing Square”), where the waters of volcanic springs rise up under a pavilion. There are 11 medicinal springs in the area that are said to have a stimulating effect on the heart and nerves.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Murdock, George P(eter)

American anthropologist who specialized in comparative ethnology, the ethnography of African and Oceanic peoples, and social theory. He is perhaps most notable as the originator, in 1937, of the Cross-Cultural Survey, a project of the Institute of Human Relations of Yale University, in which a vast amount of anthropological data was

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Sinkiang, Uygur Autonomous Region Of, Drainage

The drainage pattern of Sinkiang is unique to China. The only stream whose waters reach the sea is the O-erh-ch'i-ssu, which rises in north-central Sinkiang, crosses into Kazakstan, and joins the Irtysh that (in Russia) flows into the Ob, which then empties into the Arctic Ocean. Other streams in Sinkiang issue from the mountains and disappear into inland deserts or salt

Monday, March 07, 2005

Schaepman, Hermanus Johannes Aloysius Maria

Ordained a priest in 1867, Schaepman received a doctorate in church history (1869) and taught at a seminary for many years.