69. Astronomy (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss ancient astronomy, beginning with a brief foray into pre-history and working our way through the golden age of Greek astronomy. Kevin Miller returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Robyn Braid, and Perry for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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Notes: Episode 49, Conspiracy Theories (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   10:43 – “Millennialism” is correct as I present it here. What was throwing me off here is something “millenarianism”, which is a less specific belief that there will be societal upheaval of some sort every 1,000 years, and of which millennialism is a specific type. I […]

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49. Conspiracy Theories (Part 1)

In this anthology episode we cover both the moon landing conspiracy theories and the phantom time conspiracy theory. Rebecca Bleskie joins as guest.

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The Rachni Wars

In this episode we discuss the Rachni Wars and the resulting Krogan uplifting, as well as the ensuing Krogan rebellions and eventual deployment of the biological weapon known as the genophage. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 44, Surgery (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   12:05 – The best I can do on cannabis being used in traditional Chinese medicine to aid both yin and yang is a hard “maybe”. Part of the problems of discussing TCM, just as there are with any traditional medicines, is that you can have well-respected […]

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44. Surgery (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the problems of anesthesia, antisepsis, and blood loss in surgery, as well as some modern surgery milestones. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 43, Surgery (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   14:02 – Notable victims of bloodletting include King Charles II and George Washington. It was really quite popular, and possibly even more likely to be used on someone well-to-do than a lower class person who couldn’t afford the luxury of a doctor or even a barber […]

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43. Surgery (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss ancient surgery, as well as the first major hurdle to its modernization: a proper understanding of human anatomy. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 40, Early Modern Criminology (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   12:34 – Curiously enough, the Miranda warning was not put into place until 1966 in the United States. The familiar set of explanations about a suspect’s rights, usually beginning with the right to remain silent, came out of a Supreme Court case in which Ernesto Arturo […]

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40. Early Modern Criminology (Part 2)

In this episode, we discuss the development of modern forensics and its application to detective work, beginning with the work of Alphonse Bertillon, moving through the golden age of fingerprint analysis and criminal profiling, touching on the Jack the Ripper and H H Holmes murders, and ending with the implementation of DNA profiling in the 1980s.

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