Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Two weeks ago, my grandmother passed away - the last grandparent I had left. As those of you with experience in dealing with deceased family members know, the funeral is only the start; the next part is taking care of the deceased's affairs, which includes going through all their belongings to determine what to do with them. I took care of my grandmother's extensive book collection, and while doing so, I hit something that fascinated me to no end: a six-volume Christian Encyclopaedia from 1956. In it, I found something I just had to share with OSNews.
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interesting look back
by jessesmith on Sat 9th Jun 2012 01:25 UTC
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I am very sorry for your loss.

This is an article I enjoyed a lot for the history in it. I too used to have a copy of Encyclopedias from about that time (my father's set). It was interesting to look through them and see things which had changed (space race, computers, maps) and things which had remained largely the same biology, chemistry, older history.

If I may, I found the comments on science vs religion interesting, though I think I'm less surprised about the books having accurate scientific information. From what I'm seen fundamentalist dogma seems to be more wide spread and more aggressive now than it was 50 or 100 years ago. Back then I don't think there was nearly the perceived divide between faith and science that we have now.

Thanks for an interesting and personal article.

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RE: interesting look back
by ARUmar on Sat 9th Jun 2012 18:53 in reply to "interesting look back"
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I concur , i think its more of a matter of the writers of the encyclopedia having the notion of `belief through knowledge` as opposed to `knowledge through belief` its fine and all to have faith in religion as long as its based on knowledge (facts and proof rather than superstition)

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