Winter 1999-2000   Vol. 12, No. 4

The Singing Voice Demands a Scientific Middle C

Kathy Wolfe
We need a renaissance of Classical culture, to do away with the false distinction between art and science—and to set the standard pitch for Classical music at its scientific measure of C = 256.

Jean François Champollion And the True Story of Egypt
Muriel Mirak Weissbach
Champollion’s decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics overturned the view, fostered by the British, that the Egyptian language existed only as a set of mystical symbols used by a cult of priests.

Barry Fell, Epigrapher: Biography of a Renaissance Man
Julian Fell
A son’s memoir of a remarkable father, who deciphered many previously unknown scripts, and uncovered the true history of Polynesia and the ancient travellers to the New World.

The Global Warming Folly
Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Despite billions of dollars and millions of propaganda headlines, the global warming prophesied by the climate modelling industry is not scientifically real.

Thomas H. Jukes (1906-1999) Scientist and Humanitarian
J. Gordon Edwards
Fusion Energy—20 Years Later
Marsha Freeman
High Energy Gains Expected From NRL’s Short-Pulse Laser
Charles B. Stevens

Budget Cuts and Bad Policy Threaten Sickle Cell Treatments
Cloret Richardson

A History of Rocketry in China from the 13th Century
Marsha Freeman
7,700-9,000-Year-Old Flutes Found in China
David Shavin

Science: To Be or Not to Be, or
How I Discovered the Swindle of Special Relativity

Laurence Hecht


Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? by Sandra Postel
Skywatchers, Shamans, & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power by E.C. Krupp

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Barry Fell
A passion for epigraphy: Barry Fell’s son tells the story of how his father came to decipher many ancient scripts.
bone flutes
Six bone flutes, 7,700 to 9,000 years old, from the early Neolithic site of Jiahu, China. (Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Henan Province)
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