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Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Sam Serio 
 Article Title :: Precious Stones v.s. Semi-Precious Stones
Stones have been worn by both women and men since prehistoric times. Just as in the jewelry of modern times, beautiful stones, rare and colorful, are most often the dominant feature of a piece with a metallic setting for ornamentation.The stones used in the crafting of fine jewelry are generally divided into two classes- precious stones and semi-precious stones.These terms are used heavily in the commercial world of jewelry when considering variety and value. While artistic merits are only a matter of opinion, the value of a stone is what it will bring in the marketplace. It should also be mentioned that many people, collectors and general consumers alike, prefer the rare to  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Sam Serio 
 Article Title :: Gold Jewelry -The Rest of The Story
Gold is one of the metals taken from the earth and is probably the first metal known to man. Its first use has been traced back to 3600 B. C. and was probably originally obtained in Egypt, as the ancient methods of obtaining gold in Egypt are illustrated in early rock carvings. It is said in the book of Genesis that Abraham, in the twentieth century B. C., when he went out of Egypt, was very rich not only in cattle but in gold and silver both in dust and ingots. In Exodus xxv, 29, we read that Moses was commanded by the Lord to make spoons of gold for the Tabernacle. In the writings of Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Pliny and others, gold is frequently mentioned.Gold is widely distr  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Lance Winslow 
 Article Title :: True Story; Why Can’t We all Just Get Along?
A little girl came up to her mom in the store and she asked, Mom do we celebrate Hanukah? The little girl had obviously seen a sign in the store that said Celebrate Hanukah next to some merchandise. The mom said no we do not celebrate hanakah, but pointed to a lady sitting in the bookstore in the middle of the café and said that lady over there does. The girl asked her mom, what does Hanukah do? The mom said; ask the lady with the gold circle necklace over there.So the little girl went over to the lady with the Mr. “T” size golden circle with the Star of David emblem in the middle. The girl said. My mom says you celebrate Hanukah, but we don’t, why don’t we celebrate  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Lance Winslow 
 Article Title :: Flows of Civilization; Views from a Think Tank
Over the past few years we have been discussing many topics. Most of what is discussed here has to do with observations of the world we live in. We discuss how we might make that world better, what we are currently accomplishing as a people and also our suggestions to make it safer, with greater freedom and more efficient. We have typically made these suggestions from experience, studying market sectors, psychology, human nature, world events, nature, car washing, mother-nature, science, and the natural order and flow of things.In these topics, categories and items you can find some thing on nearly every subject that affects your life or you have read in various media. Now then  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Douglas Bower 
 Article Title :: Those Dirty Mexicans--Oh, Really?
When my wife and I announced that we were moving to Mexico, one of my wife's relatives asked us,"Why do you want to live with those dirty Mexicans?"Besides wanting to slap some sense into this person, I was particularly sickened (as in wanting to projectile vomit Linda Blair-style) by this hideous and most heinous stereotype. I have wanted to know since then where this originated.I think, after doing what writers do—too much research, I have finally found it.Apparently, historians, those guys we all love to read, have been recording these views for years. David J. Webber wrote extensively on the origins of anti-Mexican stereotypes. (Thank you very much, David  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Jan-Olov Von Wowern 
 Article Title :: The Original Nobility: Patricians and Knights
By "nobility" I refer to that class in society which once had hereditary political, financial and social privileges guaranteed by law. By "original nobility" I follow the German (and now internationally accepted) definition and refer to those families who were ennobled (or generally recognised as nobles) before the year 1400. With "patricians" I refer to those families who from time immemorial were recorded as local and regional leaders, and usually as a base for their power had vast landed properties. With "knight" I refer to the warrior class that emerged and developed during 900 - 1300 AD.The original nobility was comprised of those two categories, the patricians and the knights  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Mary Baker 
 Article Title :: Art, Women, and Creativity
Women have been given the greatest gift of creativity there is—the capacity of creating and having a child. Even if a woman has never had children, just the biological possibility, is life defining.The theory has often been that artists create their best work when they are young and after that "peak" in their career, their art becomes stale and predictable. The assumption is that an artist’s work is the most important early in their lives. I would beg to differ, especially when it comes to women.I have a theory that women come into their own as artists later in life, after the possibility of having children has passed and while the potential of having children  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Sam Serio 
 Article Title :: Sterling Silver Jewelry - The Rest Of The Story
Silver is widely diffused but is rarely found in the native state.Silver is originally as widespread as gold, occurring in nearly all of the volcanic rocks. Whereas gold remains unaltered by the action of the elements and is often carried long distances from its original place of occurrence, silver on the contrary is only to be found in the rocks where it originally occurs. When these rocks are broken down or worn away, the silver is either driven into new mineral combinations, or more often dissipated and lost. Silver, therefore, is only to be obtained by subterranean mining. Shafts are driven and the ore brought to the surface, and by use of various processes the silver is extra  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: Gene Griessman, Ph.D. 
 Article Title :: The Power of Words
I freely confess that I have had a life-long love affair with words. I fell in love with words by the flickering light of a pine-knot fire. I watched my story-telling father use words to hold the neighbors captive. I learned how to use them from anybody who could teach me.Words have been used to support and praise me. They have also been used to attack and wound me. But I have never lost faith in their power or their durability.Words can reveal thoughts, conceal pain, paint dreams, correct errors, and pass along dearly bought lessons to the latest generation. Words can transport knowledge from the past, interpret the present, and speak to the future. Words can build w  (read full article)
Category :: Humanities Articles Author :: C. Bailey-Lloyd 
 Article Title :: Babel vs. the PC
Imagine a time when mankind was young. Migration led many to the land of Shinar. It was during that time, that man came together and decided to build not only a city but a tower that would reach the heavens. Seeing the structure, the Lord was not very pleased. In fact, He knew what trouble this could lead to, so He confused mankind with different languages and scattered them across the face of the earth. Thus, is the story of Babel. (Babylon, the remains of an ancient city, is now located in Iraq.)Eerily, times of a rich, historical past parallel today's society. The familiarity to modern civilization is uncanny. In the biblical tale of the tower of Babel, men came together with on  (read full article)
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