Ancient Inventions And Anthropology

Written by Robert Baird

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open-minded despite having made many judgement errors that conventional thinking andrepparttar funding process have contributed to in a big way. We are constantly findingrepparttar 149214 facts and opinions of what academia calls mavericks are able to enlightenrepparttar 149215 past in all disciplines of anthropology and archaeology. Gimbutas and Campbell have followed a long line of independent thought from Humboldt and Hawkes through Petrie and Marshack. Inrepparttar 149216 end they have brought mythology torepparttar 149217 foreground throughrepparttar 149218 use of techniques likerepparttar 149219 space photos and now we have solid state chemistry and genetics to blaze new trails. There is still a lot of small-minded provincial 'pissing-contests' betweenrepparttar 149220 differing disciplines but there are a lot of exciting things being achieved. The cases of researchers spending up to twenty years working and living with natives, who tell them what they want to hear because they are gracious and kind, are numerous. (6) The value systems of our researchers who want to position themselves andrepparttar 149221 Euro-Centric financial backers as more civilized are rife inrepparttar 149222 annals of what some say is far from a science.

When a native group being held under academic scrutiny and subject to logical linear mindsets actually is able to educaterepparttar 149223 'experts' about their culture it isrepparttar 149224 exception. Often such things are not funded becauserepparttar 149225 data doesn't 'fit'repparttar 149226 prevailing literature. Carlos Castaneda was an anthropologist from UCLA who made a major breakthrough on his own. Even his debunkers have to admit he has brought a great deal of insight torepparttar 149227 field as a whole. Dr. Wayne Dyer owes a great deal ofrepparttar 149228 thought involved in his You'll See it, When You Believe It! torepparttar 149229 work of Carlos Castaneda and his Toltec mentor Don Juan. It is possible that all of our research into human behavior has more to learn than we think we already know. That might mean we are wrong about many key things. One ofrepparttar 149230 most obvious things that our cultural bias foists uponrepparttar 149231 data isrepparttar 149232 relative importance we place on intellect rather than spirit.

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History of the Watch

Written by Allen Shaw

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Byrepparttar turn ofrepparttar 149199 twentieth century,repparttar 149200 watch industry's first and most successful mass marketer, Robert H. Ingersoll, worked with Waterbury Clock, a partner of Timex, to distributerepparttar 149201 company's "Yankee" pocket watch,repparttar 149202 first to cost just one dollar. Twenty years later, with nearly forty million sold,repparttar 149203 "Yankee" becamerepparttar 149204 world's largest seller and "the watch that maderepparttar 149205 dollar famous." Everyone carriedrepparttar 149206 Yankee: from Mark Twain to miners, from farmers to factory workers, from office clerks to sales clerks. Throughoutrepparttar 149207 rest ofrepparttar 149208 20th Century, Timex conqueredrepparttar 149209 low-end market selling 500 million watches byrepparttar 149210 end ofrepparttar 149211 1970s.

Andrepparttar 149212 watch market has continued to grow and expand inrepparttar 149213 following years. Withrepparttar 149214 introduction ofrepparttar 149215 digital watch in 1972, watchmakers had brand new roads to explore inrepparttar 149216 area or portable timekeeping. It is now not so uncommon to find watches that can do everything underrepparttar 149217 sun from readingrepparttar 149218 wearerís heart rate to playing music. But telling time is stillrepparttar 149219 number-one priority.

So whether youíre more interested inrepparttar 149220 fashion statement your watch makes (Rolex, Heuer, Seiko) orrepparttar 149221 practicality of your watch (Timex, Casio, Citizen), there will always be numerous choices out there.

Hey, anyone know what time it is? I think Iím late.

Allen Shaw is a successful author who provides tips and information on brand name watches and watches in general.

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