His mother, Jeanne le Franc, was the daughter of an innkeeper from Cambrai. The surname Calvin or Cauvin is in origin a diminutive of French chauve Picard calve, from Latin calvus meaning "bald".
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It turns out that one of its investigators may have fudged a bit. A bit of a Piltdown situation, eh what? Though a bit more clever. Now, like the DNA lab that faked some of its results or the detective that planted some of his evidences, all of the data now needs to be revisited.
The Outlook for Russia and China Is not so rosy, according to the Manhattan Contrarianespecially now that they can have a president for life. But within another couple of decades you had Caligula, followed shortly by Nero, and on downhill from there.
Soon enough, emperors were being assassinated every couple of years by a new guy trying to take over. Or maybe we should call it the Venezuela model for governance; or the Zimbabwe model; or the Cuba model.
Each of those places had powerful leaders who swept in to great excitement and seemed to many to be by far the best guy to lead the country.
But as dictators the leaders clung to power for life, ran their countries into the ground in their later years, and left no means other than a power struggle to choose a successor. In Russia, the population is stagnating, the economy is stagnating, investment is stagnating.
The US, with a population about double that of Russia, attracts ten to twenty times the foreign investment. On a per capita basis, China is doing worse than Russia at attracting foreign capital.
The good news, at least regarding Roman Emperors is that they never had the kind of power that the rulers of our modern scientific states wield. Despite the increasing attempts by later emperors to control affairs across their domains more closely, the Roman Empire was still rather ramshackle in its administration of laws compared to later states.
Laws of this kind usually began as a suggestio: Officials in the Imperial consistory would then meet and frame a response and, if this response was acceptable to various counsellors and advisers, it would be submitted to the emperor for approval.
It would then be distributed to the praetorian prefects, who often added amendments and additions, and then distributed by them to regional governors, who in turn could add to it or amend it to fit local conditions.
Finally, it was up to these local officials to see the edict implemented and to enforce it as much as they could. And even if he was, many of these broad statements were very difficult to enforce with any uniformity.
As a result, what various laws and decrees said and what actually happened on the ground were often two very different things. The fact that some laws of this kind had to be repeated several or even many times shows that subsequent emperors recognised that previous decrees had gone essentially unenforced and there was often little they could do about this.
This is a very different milieu than the modern State, whose enforcement tentacles are ubiquitous and rationalized and winked at only at hazard by either subjects or bureaucrats.
Speaking of ancient emperors and modern tyrants. Zuckerberg, founder of the Book of Faces. Really, sports fans, can anyone suppose that this device was ever intended as anything other than a vehicle for delivering personal information to various advertisers, commercial and political?
How do we suppose they made their billions? Remember, the product is that for which someone pays cash money; and where Facebook is concerned, advertisers pay cash money for the eyeballs of the users. You, mi amigo, are the product. Some advertising guru once noted way back in the days of Mad Men, in between sleeping with their secretaries and each others wives, that only about half of all advertising was effective.
The problem was that no one knew which half. And so the public was spattered with twice as many ads as necessary in the hopes that half of them would stick. In the Fifties, it was believed that the sight of a man in a white lab coat using approval-words like "scientific" would entice people to purchase the desired shampoo or toothpaste; but this has changed to images of alluring models clinging to the product and using the approval-word "sexy," thus signalling a new mode of processing sales pitches.
The Lost Generation discovers sex right in their back yard A hundred years ago, advertising contained thick blocks of text with complete product specifications.
How naive our great grandfathers were! Or else they were more hard-headed and no-nonsense and preferred their sexy babes live and in person rather than in magazines. There were no televisions. The genius of the Book of Faces was to replace broadcast with narrowcast.
So far, so good.The Consistory questioned a woman who had been accused of Anabaptism several years earlier in the hopes of discovering the source of Jacon's ideas. Although the records occasionally refer to Jacon as an Anabaptist, there was little evidence connecting her to this or any other sect, and ultimately the officials did not charge her with this.
The OFloinn's random thoughts on science fiction, philosophy, statistical analysis, sundry miscellany, and the Untergang des Abendlandes. Why Did the Consistory Play Such an Important Part in Calvin’s Geneva?
Essay The Consistory dealt with religious and political features of Calvin’s system that was seen to provide organization and authority within the state of Geneva. The Consistory dealt with religious and political features of Calvin’s system that was seen to provide organization and authority within the state of Geneva.
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