Mystery of Mysteries

Is Evolution a Social Construction?
Author: Professor Michael Ruse
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674042988
Category: Science
Page: 320
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With the recent Sokal hoax--the publication of a prominent physicist's pseudo-article in a leading journal of cultural studies--the status of science moved sharply from debate to dispute. Is science objective, a disinterested reflection of reality, as Karl Popper and his followers believed? Or is it subjective, a social construction, as Thomas Kuhn and his students maintained? Into the fray comes "Mystery of Mysteries," an enlightening inquiry into the nature of science, using evolutionary theory as a case study. Michael Ruse begins with such colorful luminaries as Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) and Julian Huxley (brother of novelist Aldous and grandson of T. H. Huxley, "Darwin's bulldog" ) and ends with the work of the English game theorist Geoffrey Parker--a microevolutionist who made his mark studying the mating strategies of dung flies--and the American paleontologist Jack Sepkoski, whose computer-generated models reconstruct mass extinctions and other macro events in life's history. Along the way Ruse considers two great popularizers of evolution, Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould, as well as two leaders in the field of evolutionary studies, Richard Lewontin and Edward O. Wilson, paying close attention to these figures' cultural commitments: Gould's transplanted Germanic idealism, Dawkins's male-dominated Oxbridge circle, Lewontin's Jewish background, and Wilson's southern childhood. Ruse explicates the role of metaphor and metavalues in evolutionary thought and draws significant conclusions about the cultural impregnation of science. Identifying strengths and weaknesses on both sides of the "science wars," he demonstrates that a resolution of the objective and subjective debate is nonetheless possible.

Mystery of Mysteries

The Man Who Was Never Born
Author: J. Howard Sloan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453572198
Category: Religion
Page: 77
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On second thought, forget about the record of arrests and prosecutions of the sifter. Actually, there is no rap sheet on him, for he still has privileges granted by his Almighty Creator. In a way that goes FAR beyond our comprehension, Satan is limited and controlled by the Sovereignty and Permissive Will of the Triune God we love. Lucifer has never been arrested, and so far has never faced prosecution. But don ́t worry—Hell is reserved for him! So how did we slide from a greatly blessed nation, based on Christian principles, making us the envy of the whole world, to a self-righteous crowd of secularly educated pleasure lovers, too smart to believe in God ́s Creation? Let ́s dust off the history book and do a bit of research on one of the sifter ́s accomplices that rocketed himself into infamy, by rejecting his Christian heritage to become an agnostic! He was not an American. The sifter picked him up on the other side of the Atlantic.

Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries


Author: Susan Pearson
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 1429963301
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 144
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AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of one of the world's most influential scientists. Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle but also through the thinking that led him to his world-changing theory and most famous work, The Origin of th e Species. Complete with historical photographs and documented passages straight from Darwin's personal diary, this engaging book ensures that a new generation of young readers will get to know one of the scientists who shaped our understanding of the world. Charles Darwin and the Mystery of Mysteries is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

The Mystery of Mysteries

Cultural Differences and Designs
Author: Samuel Coale
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879728144
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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Four American mystery writers have contributed new dimensions to the mystery form. Tony Hillerman's Navajos and their customs, Amanda Cross's (Carolyn Heilbrun's) academics and their feminist credentials (or lack thereof), James Lee Burke's Southern Louisiana Cajuns and his own fiercely moral take on Southern gothic fiction, and Walter Mosley's urban blacks and their culture have challenged the conventional mystery's focus. Using feminist and black critical theory, mythic and historical patterns, and literary genre theory, Samuel Coale examines these writers' works and investigates the compromises that each is forced to make when working within a recognizably popular literary form.

How to Know God

The Soul's Journey Into the Mystery of Mysteries
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780609600788
Category: Religion
Page: 319
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"Dr. Deepak Chopra takes a scientific approach to spirituality in this mini version of the enormously inspiring New York Times bestseller, proposing that """"the human brain is hardwired to know God. The"

Capital Mysteries #8: Mystery at the Washington Monument


Author: Ron Roy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307496961
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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From popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy comes a red, white, and blue mystery perfect for President's Day! In the eighth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.—it's summertime, and KC and Marshall are camping out on the White House lawn. But late at night, they spot mysterious lights flickering at the top of the Washington Monument. When they go to check it out, they find something even stranger - peanut shells, a broken stone, and a monkey. One thing is sure, this is KC and Marshall's weirdest mystery yet! Each book highlights one of the famous museums, buildings, or monuments from the Washington area and includes a map and a two-page fun fact spread with photographs. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!

Mystery Streams in Europe and the New Mysteries


Author: B. C. Lievegoed
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 9780880100021
Category: Religion
Page: 87
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This book is intended for those who wish to deepen their relationship to the Anthroposophical Society and the School of Spiritual Science founded by Rudolf Steiner. It shows how the four great mystery streams have worked in the past and how Steiner attempted to join these four together and create the new mysteries at the Christmas Foundation Meeting.

Rolling Thunder: A John Ceepak Mystery (John Ceepak Mysteries)


Author: Chris Grabenstein
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605981524
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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"Full of unpredictable twists and turns. There's plenty of fizz in the chemistry between the two protagonists to keep the novel and the reader spinning."—Boston Globe There’s more fireworks down the Jersey shore in Chris Grabenstein’s sixth fast-paced John Ceepak mystery Rolling Thunder. A prominent citizen suffers a heart attack on opening day of a brand new boardwalk roller coaster in the seedy seaside resort town Sea Haven, New Jersey. Initially ruled a tragic accident, it isn’t long before there are suspicious hints of foul play—especially after another dead body is discovered: a stunning young beach beauty. Fortunately for mystery lovers, the straight-arrow cop John Ceepak and his wise-cracking young partner Danny Boyle are on the case, a detective/sidekick duo critics have compared to Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin.

Safari: A Stanley Hastings Mystery (Stanley Hastings Mysteries)


Author: Parnell Hall
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987174
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The new Stanley Hastings mystery caper, which takes the ever-loquacious private detective on safari in Zambia . . . What could possibly go wrong? Stanley Hastings on safari? I don’t think so. Neither did Stanley, until Alice’s small inheritance—coupled with scrimping on a few luxuries like food and rent—allowed them to book a group trip to Zambia. Now the New York PI is hiking with lions, canoeing with hippos, and having close encounters with elephants and giraffes. It’s a dangerous safari. The leader is a reckless, gung-ho, great white hunter who delights in leaping from the jeep with a hearty “Come on, gang, let’s see where this lion is going!” And a series of bizarre accidents quickly dwindles the group’s numbers. Why was the guide’s young spotter foolish enough to walk under a sausage fruit tree . . . just as one of the huge sausage fruits fell? How did the leaves of a poisonous plant wind up in a tourist’s salad? Are these really accidents? A stabbing tips the scale. It’s murder, and the only policeman in a hundred miles is a park ranger (whose only murder case was that of an ivory poacher shot dead in plain sight). It’s up to Stanley to crack the case . . . if he can just avoid being eaten by a lion.

The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries #6: Mystery at Claudia's House


Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545690641
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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The hit series is back, to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! Something odd is going on at the Kishis'. First Claudia's room is ransacked. Then she discovers some of her things missing. What would someone want with Claudia's old stuff? Weird things have been happening with Claudia's sister, Janine, too. Janine has been getting suspicious packages in the mail, and she even got caught lying to their parents! Claudia doesn't know what's going on at her house, but things are going to change with the BSC on the case! The best friends you'll ever have are detectives, too!

Pep Squad Mysteries Book 6: Mystery in the Lions' Maze


Author: Dw Roberts
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257923609
Category:
Page: 102
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After spotting an escaped convict at the Annual Lyons Garden Party, the Pep Squad Mystery Club is thrown into a dangerous new mystery. And the only solution lies in the middle of a giant garden labyrinth. Can the Sea City High School Cheerleaders solve the MYSTERY IN THE LION'S MAZE? PEP SQUAD MYSTERIES is a series of family oriented mystery chapter book adventures aimed at readers 9 years and up. Each book features easy-to-read mystery-thriller stories with black and white illustrations.

A Secret in Time (Big Honey Dog Mysteries #2) - a mystery adventure for children ages 8 to 12


Author: H.Y. Hanna
Publisher: Wisheart Press
ISBN: 0992315336
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 225
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Haunted dog show. Jealous rivals. Serious slobber. When Honey the Great Dane arrives at a dog show, the last thing she expects to meet is her doggie doppelgänger! But things get even stranger when her famous ‘twin’ is poisoned and Honey is asked to take her place in the show ring… She soon finds that the glamorous world of champions hides some ugly secrets. Are the Showgrounds really haunted by a Phantom Hound? What really happened ten years ago when a mysterious fire claimed two lives? And just how far will someone go to win the title of ‘Best in Show’? Perfect for fans of Erin Hunter's 'Warriors' and 'Survivors' series, as well as classics like Nancy Drew and the Famous Five. Kids & dog lovers will love this action-packed mystery filled with suspense and humour. A great upper middle grade read or a book for parents (grandparents!) and children to enjoy together. Collect the other books in this series: - Curse of the Scarab - Big Honey Dog Mysteries HOLIDAY COLLECTION --------------------------------------- PRAISE FOR THE BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES: - Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Medal Winner - Children's Literary Classics Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Medal Winner - Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2014 - SILVER Medal Winner - The Wishing Shelf Independent Children's Book Awards 2013 - Finalist "Dog lovers young and old will love this rip-roaring, bark-serious adventure... highly recommended" ~ Midwest Book Review "If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start." - Net Galley reviewer "I've read a few books marketed for middle-grades or younger this year and I have to say that this is hands down the best suited for those ages. It has a great plot, some truly well-rounded characters (with more depth than what I find in most adult novels these days), a fantastic storyline and a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I could easily see this transitioning to the big screen and that's not something I say very often."- LitChick Hit List "I just adored this mystery. Ms. Hanna did a remarkable job describing every dog to perfection. Although this is labeled as a children's book, rest assured even adults will enjoy going on Honey's spine tingling adventure. Well done, Ms. Hanna! Please, please, please keep writing more books. You have a huge fan following you now!" - Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick) "H.Y. Hanna has delivered an animal story, an otherworldly fantasy, and a mystery, all wrapped in one, that is sure to please young readers. There is a magic to speaking to children and H.Y. Hanna has completely captured it."- Readers' Favorite

Curse of the Scarab (Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1) - a mystery adventure for children ages 8 to 12 years


Author: H.Y. Hanna
Publisher: Wisheart Press
ISBN: 0992315301
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 243
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Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Children's Literary Classics Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2014 - SILVER Move over Scooby-Doo... there's a new dog detective in town! Missing puppies. Deadly secrets. Serious slobber. All Honey the Great Dane ever wanted was a peaceful life - walking her human, checking Peemail at the park - but when neighbourhood puppies start disappearing, life takes a sinister turn. Why are dead scarab beetles found after each disappearance? Do the strange markings on a gravestone really spell out an ancient Egyptian curse? And what about Max, the Pit Bull with a murky past, who seems to be hiding secrets of his own...can Honey risk everything and trust him or will it cost her the chance to save the puppies? Perfect for fans of Erin Hunter's 'Survivors' and 'Warriors' series, as well as classics like Nancy Drew and The Famous Five. Kids & dog lovers of all ages will enjoy this action-packed mystery filled with suspense and humour! A great middle grade read or a book for parents (grandparents!) and children to enjoy together. * EACH BOOK CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE MYSTERY. Collect all the books in the series: - A Secret in Time (Book 2) - Big Honey Dog Mysteries HOLIDAY COLLECTION (box set of Halloween, Christmas & Easter mysteries) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRAISE FOR THE BIG HONEY DOG MYSTERIES: Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Medal Winner Children's Literary Classics Book Awards 2014 - GOLD Medal Winner Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2014 - SILVER Medal Winner The Wishing Shelf Independent Children's Book Awards 2013 - Finalist "Dog lovers young and old will love this rip-roaring, bark-serious adventure... highly recommended" ~ Midwest Book Review "If you want to get your middle grade reader interested in picking up books, then this is a great place to start." - Net Galley reviewer "I've read a few books marketed for middle-grades or younger this year and I have to say that this is hands down the best suited for those ages. It has a great plot, some truly well-rounded characters (with more depth than what I find in most adult novels these days), a fantastic storyline and a climax that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I could easily see this transitioning to the big screen and that's not something I say very often."- LitChick Hit List "I just adored this mystery. Ms. Hanna did a remarkable job describing every dog to perfection. Although this is labeled as a children's book, rest assured even adults will enjoy going on Honey's spine tingling adventure. Well done, Ms. Hanna! Please, please, please keep writing more books. You have a huge fan following you now!" - Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick) "H.Y. Hanna has delivered an animal story, an otherworldly fantasy, and a mystery, all wrapped in one, that is sure to please young readers. There is a magic to speaking to children and H.Y. Hanna has completely captured it."- Readers' Favorite

The Mysteries


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691018232
Category: Social Science
Page: 476
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Essays by Julius Baum, C. G. Jung, C. Kerényi, Hans Leisegang, Paul Masson-Oursel, Fritz Meier, Jean de Menasce, Georges Nagel, Walter F. Otto, Max Pulver, Hugo Rahner, Paul Schmitt, and Walter Wili.

Writing and Reading Mysteries


Author: Helen Hoffner
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 142063609X
Category: Children
Page: 80
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The book contains lesson plans, worksheets, and book lists which can be used to enhance literacy instruction. All the lessons are linked to McREL standards and benchmarks.

The Christian Mystery


Author: Louis Bouyer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567043405
Category: Religion
Page: 314
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A scholarly and masterful exploration of the meaning and importance of 'mystery' and 'mysticism' to the Christian revelation, offering a fuller understanding of Christian spirituality down the ages and a firmer grasp of what it means to be a Christian.

Mad About Mystery: 100 Wonderful Television Mysteries from the Seventies


Author: Donna Marie Nowak
Publisher: BearManor Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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Mad About Mystery: 100 Wonderful Television Mysteries From the Seventies looks at one hundred fabulous and often funky television mysteries from one of the most exciting and turbulent decades in history, the 1970’s. Along with fondly-remembered made-for-TV movies and iconic detective shows such as The Rockford Files, Columbo and Charlie’s Angels, there are interviews with some of the unique and talented players who were part of these productions, both in front of and behind the scenes. Hart to Hart’s Stefanie Powers kicks it all off with a terrific introduction. Take a look at feathered hair, leisure suits, lava lamps, bellbottoms, everyone’s favorite murderous Zuni doll and the fuzz – and some of the greatest television mysteries and detectives ever created.

Der Vorbote

Die Zukunft Amerikas u. der Welt. Verborgen in einer uralten Prophezeiung
Author: Jonathan Cahn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783981464948
Category:
Page: 296
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