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Physicists who disagreed with Bohr's model of the atom weren't afraid to speak out.
In this installment of the history of atom theory, physics professor (and my dad) Dean Zollman discusses the problems physicists had with Bohr’s model – and they could get downright catty. – Kim By...
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The medieval Church preached against lust but profited from sinners' guilt.
If medieval Christians obeyed the Church on when they could have intimacy, the religion would have died out. Even husbands and wives could only “meet” on certain days. Forbidden were Sundays, Wedne...
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Were it not for this practice, there would have been no Protestant religion, since Martin Luther's major complaint was about Letters of Dispensation. At the time of Martin Luther the peasants were being coherced into buying them to finance the re-modeling of St. Peter's in Rome.
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The practice of burying a Saint Joseph statue on land you want to sell has more than one origin story, including nuns who wanted to buy land for a convent.
A look at the legends behind the practice of burying a Saint Joseph statue to sell a house.
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Niels Bohr relied on the work of others when he created his famous model of the atom.
In this installment in the history of atom theory, physics professor (and my dad) Dean Zollman explains how Niels Bohr built on the work of others to craft his model of the atom – Kim By Dean Zollm...
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Einstein made a lots of revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the universe. But he used that word to describe only one.
In this installment on the history of atom theory, physics professor (and my dad) Dean Zollman discusses Albert Einstein’s explanation of why a light’s color matters more than its brightness in inc...
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Saint Columbanus was pious but maybe not the easiest guy to be around.
A tale of Saint Columbanus forsaking all women, even his grieving mother, in early medieval times.
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Folk tales take place "once upon a time" but they often have timeless moral truths.
The folk tales collected by the brothers Grimm deal with the most powerful motives of all of us: love, envy, revenge, greed, hunger. All in a few pages. Perhaps that is why they continue to fascina...
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Off that as historical novelists, we want to be accurate, even though we're making stuff up.
Cumeoberg was an Avarian fortress, or an old name for a mountain, or a mountain-top fortress, and the site of a nonbattle in Charlemagne’s 791 war against the Avars. And it is a setting for a scene...
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Sheepskins helped medieval people get through winter--and provided a monk with fodder for a most likely fictional story about Charlemagne.
The humble sheepskin cloak was one of the most practical fashions in the Middle Ages.
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Underneath a water nixie's beauty is a diabolical nature.
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Most Christians in the Dark Ages did not have access to schools or books, but modern-day believers who don't use their education or books are just as ignorant.
It’s easy for modern-day Christians to sneer at believers in early medieval times. After all, the folk did not question Saint Augustine’s teachings that babies who died unbaptized would be damned b...
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