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2011-07-13 10:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 IdeaFestival (IF) is paving the way for bold ideas and breakthrough thinking this fall with an impressive line-up of presenters. From Sept.

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2010-09-02 09:40:00

In his latest book, British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking asserts that an omniscient, all-powerful being was not needed to create the universe, and that the "Big Bang" was a natural side effect of the laws of physics.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.