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THE PEOPLE, FACES AND PLACES OF MARCO POLO’S ASIA

In Issue 7 of The Heretic Magazine, we feature Francis O’Donnell, filmmaker, explorer and author of  In the Footsteps of Marco Polo, a chronicle of his historic two-year, 25,000-mile journey retracing Marco Polos’s thirteenth-century Travels along the fabled Silk road. Francis was accompanied by photographer Denis Belliveau and the following is a selection of images taken on the journey. Read more…

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PRESERVING THE ENLIGHTENMENT

We have all seen the images: ISIS Neanderthals smashing up their own heritage and history because they think that the entire universe revolves around a little book, no bigger than the average novel. So where did this barbarity come from? Why have large sections of humanity steered themselves off the tortuous road towards higher civilisation over the many centuries, and into the fetid ditch of depraved ignorance? Read more…

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THE SATOR SQUARE

The Sator Square is a word square of five Latin words, each containing five letters, set out in a palindrome-like style, so that words can be read left to right, right to left, or even top to bottom and bottom to top. The earliest record of this was found in the ruined Roman city of Pompeii under the ashes from Mount Vesuvius. Read more…

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A QUARTER PAST NOW

Jeremi Wasiutynski offered, in his magisterial book The Solar Mystery, an in-depth re-evaluation of the influences that drove Nicholas Copernicus to formulate his heliocentric model. He noted that within the history of science the current understanding is ‘hampered by false preconceptions’ and ‘the prevailing ideas concerning the motives of Copernicus’s creative work are inadequate.’ Read more…

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HERO OF ALEXANDRIA AND HIS MAGICAL JARS

The most famous and successful of the scientists and engineers from the first century was Hero (Heron) of Alexandria, who was conjuring up all kinds of weird and wonderful mechanical gadgets and steam engines that both entertained the royalty and dumbfounded the faithful in the temples. The ancestry of Hero is unknown. He came from Alexandria in Egypt, but Carl Boyer, a historian of science and mathematics, has said that his work and mathematics demonstrate that Hero must also have had Parthian and Greek influences. Read more…

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ISSUE 6 OUT NOW

Issue 6 is now out, and is chock full of fascinating content. It’s been a while, but we are back. We hope you will agree that it was worth the wait. We listened to all your feedback from our first five issues and went away and completely redesigned how the magazine works and is distributed. Read more…