[30 - 1] On Brussels Journal: Why Was There No Chinese Newton?
The Chinese could clearly produce talented individuals, but their work was often not followed up. The Imperial bureaucracy was hampered by many obstacles to the free and unfettered pursuit of scientific knowledge, especially due to excessive secrecy and regulation in the study of mathematics and astronomy. By making this study a state secret, Chinese authorities drastically reduced the number of scholars who could, legitimately or otherwise, study astronomy. This restriction greatly reduced the availability of the best and latest astronomical instruments and observational data.[28 - 1] Fjordman reviews Spencer's Stealth Jihad over on Atlas Shrugs.
[25 - 1] On Gates of Vienna: Western Civilization and Socratic Dialogue.
Western universities are now dominated by persons, many of them Marxists, who have no interest in using Socratic dialogue in search of truth. They already know the truth, or consider it irrelevant, and simply view the universities as a platform for ideological indoctrination of students. Mass education has become mass indoctrination. This ideological corruption and anti-Europeanism has recently been infused with an element of financial corruption as well, especially with patronage from wealthy Arabian oil states.[21 - 1] On Gates of Vienna: Den Neuen Lebensraum
The EU is currently the planet's most evil organization, an institutionalized attack on the very existence of the native peoples of an entire continent, the most influential and creative civilization in human history. The EU is an organized crime against humanity, and absolutely everything that can undermine the EU as well as Globalism and Multiculturalism throughout the Western world should be supported.[13 -1] A little late, but here's part three of Fjordmans essay on optics: A History of Optics, part 3.
A History of Optics, part 4
Why Was There No Chinese Newton?
Fjordman reviews Spencer's Stealth Jihad
Western Civilization and Socratic Dialogue
Den Neuen Lebensraum
A History of Optics, part 3
A History of Optics, part 2
On Deconstructing the Majority: Nothing To Do With Islam? Really?
A History of Optics, part 1
The Importance of Cicero in Western Thought
The Germanic Languages and the History of English
The Impact of Western Medicine
The History of the Calendar
A History of Medicine, part 5
A History of Medicine, Part 4
More Fjordman files here.