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28th Dec '16 6:38:31 PM Solicitr
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* Also Constantine the Great and the First Council of Nicea had nothing to do with making Christianity the official religion in the Roman Empire. Constantine ''only'' made it a legal religion, and the Council decided on questions like the divinity of Christ. It was Emperor Theodosius 65 years later who declared Christianity to be the state religion.
** Brown is also responsible for a false meme which has spread throughout popular culture: that the Council of Nicaea "set" the Biblical canon, the books considered official scripture (according to Brown,thereby suppressing those Gospels that contained the "truth" about Jesus' descendants yadda yadda yadda). In fact, Nicaea had ''absolutely nothing'' to say about the canon; on the one hand the four Gospels had been agreed upon as the only legitimate ones as early as 175[[note]] In other words, well before many of the various Gnostic and other apocryphal Gospels were even written[[/note]] and the rest of the New Testament was universally recognized by the mid-3rd century;[[note]] In the Latin West; it was another two centuries before the Eastern Church recognized Revelation[[/note]] on the other hand no Council officially decreed the canon to be set until that of Trent in 1546 -- ''after Leonardo's death.''

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* Also Constantine the Great and the First Council of Nicea in AD 367 had nothing to do with making Christianity the official religion in the Roman Empire. Constantine ''only'' made it a legal religion, and the Council decided on questions like the divinity of Christ. It was Emperor Theodosius 65 years later who declared Christianity to be the state religion.
religion.[[note]] Theodosius was beaten to the punch by King Trdat of Armenia and King Ezana of Ethiopia, who proclaimed Christianity the official religion of their realms in 314 and 333 respectively[[/note]]
** Brown is also responsible for a false meme which has spread throughout popular culture: that the Council of Nicaea "set" the Biblical canon, the books which are considered official scripture (according to Brown,thereby Brown, thereby suppressing those Gospels that contained the "truth" about Jesus' descendants yadda yadda yadda). In fact, Nicaea had ''absolutely nothing'' to say about the canon; on the one hand the four Gospels had been agreed upon as the only legitimate ones as early as 175[[note]] In other words, well Well before many most of the various Gnostic and other apocryphal Gospels were even written[[/note]] and the rest of the New Testament was other 23 books were universally recognized by the mid-3rd century;[[note]] century.[[note]] In the Latin West; it was another two centuries before the Eastern Church recognized Revelation[[/note]] on the other hand no Council officially decreed the canon to be as set until that of Trent in 1546 -- ''after Leonardo's death.''
28th Dec '16 6:26:55 PM Solicitr
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** Brown is also responsible for a false meme which has spread throughout popular culture: that the Council of Nicaea "set" the Biblical canon, the books considered official scripture (according to Brown,thereby suppressing those Gospels that contained the "truth" about Jesus' descendants yadda yadda yadda). In fact, Nicaea had ''absolutely nothing'' to say about the canon; on the one hand the four Gospels had been agreed upon as the only legitimate ones as early as 175[[note]] In other words, well before many of the various Gnostic and other apocryphal Gospels were even written[[/note]] and the rest of the New Testament was universally recognized by the mid-3rd century;[[note]] In the Latin West; it was another two centuries before the Eastern Church recognized Revelation[[/note]] on the other hand no Council officially decreed the canon to be set until that of Trent in 1546 -- ''after Leonardo's death.''
21st Nov '16 3:37:21 AM coruscatingInquisitor
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* While its true that many of the experiments done by Katherine Solomon have been done in real life, they're hardly the conclusive truth as presented in the book. Masaru Emoto did do experiments on how thoughts could change the structure of water crystals, but they've been highly criticized—Emoto did not have controls on his experiment and has not given out his technique for others to attempt to repeat, and he's acknowledged that he just chose the pictures he liked best. The triple blind study conducted to try to replicate the effects failed to get significant results. ''[[AC:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Emoto#Criticism Wikipedia]]]]'' The main reason Noetic has been decried as pseudoscience is because many of its experiments aren't falsifiable. If you didn't get the expected result, then you just didn't do it right.

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* While its true that many of the experiments done by Katherine Solomon have been done in real life, they're hardly the conclusive truth as presented in the book. Masaru Emoto did do experiments on how thoughts could change the structure of water crystals, but they've been highly criticized—Emoto did not have controls on his experiment and has not given out his technique for others to attempt to repeat, and he's acknowledged that he just chose the pictures he liked best. The triple blind study conducted to try to replicate the effects failed to get significant results. ''[[AC:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Emoto#Criticism Wikipedia]]]]'' The main reason Noetic has been decried as pseudoscience is because many of its experiments aren't falsifiable. If you didn't get the expected result, then you just didn't do it right.
13th Nov '16 2:03:47 PM Tamfang
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** Vishnu is the Preserver; if here were to invoke a Hindu god, Śiva the Destroyer would be more appropriate.

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** Vishnu is the Preserver; if here he were to invoke a Hindu god, Śiva the Destroyer would be more appropriate.
13th Nov '16 2:03:28 PM Tamfang
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** Vishnu is the Preserver; if here were to invoke a Hindu god, Śiva the Destroyer would be more appropriate.
13th Nov '16 1:51:09 PM Tamfang
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* Langdon wonders whether the second altar of science could be located in St. Peter's Square due to the fact that it's part of Vatican City rather than Rome and all the altars are supposed to be found within the boundaries of the city of Rome. It's explained to him that St. Peter's Square has been contested territory between the authorities of Rome and those of Vatican City for centuries. The only problem with that is that Vatican City as an independent entity was established as late as 1929; before that, everything that forms today's Vatican City was just as Roman as any other part of Rome.

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* Langdon wonders whether the second altar of science could be located in St. Peter's Square due to the fact that Square, because it's part of Vatican City rather than Rome and all the altars are supposed to be found within the boundaries of the city of Rome. It's explained to him that St. Peter's Square has been contested territory between the authorities of Rome and those of Vatican City for centuries. The only problem with A better answer would be that is that the Vatican City as an independent entity was established as late as 1929; before that, everything that forms today's is the remnant of a Papal State which for centuries extended across Italy to the Adriatic Sea; the Pope lost control of Lazio (Rome's province) only in 1870, and the present boundaries of the Vatican City was just as Roman as any other part of Rome.were fixed by treaty in 1929.
13th Nov '16 12:43:11 PM Tamfang
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** Although, if it could be produced efficiently and stored safely, it would be the densest energy ''storage'' medium of all.
3rd Nov '16 6:28:32 AM case
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* The book confuses the number of bits in a key scales; specifically it states that a 64 bit key has twice as many combinations as a 32 bit key. It actually has 4,294,967,296 (2^32) times as many possibilities. [[AC:[[http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Digital_Fortress#Technical_Errors WordLingo]]]]

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* The book confuses the number of bits in a key scales; specifically it states that a 64 bit key has twice as many combinations as a 32 bit key. It actually has 4,294,967,296 (2^32) times as many possibilities. You would only need 33 bits to have twice as many combinations as 32. [[AC:[[http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Digital_Fortress#Technical_Errors WordLingo]]]]
19th Oct '16 9:15:24 PM NOYB
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* Brown claims that counting the number of hands in "The Last Supper" leads to the discovery of a disembodied hand holding a knife. However, this hand clearly belongs to Peter. It being pointed away from Jesus is thought to symbolize Peter's willingness to defend Jesus; indeed, in the Gospels, Peter cuts off somebody's ear during Jesus' arrest (and Jesus puts it right back on).

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* Brown claims that counting the number of hands in "The Last Supper" leads to the discovery of a disembodied hand holding a knife. However, this hand clearly belongs to Peter. It being pointed away from Jesus is thought to symbolize Peter's willingness to defend Jesus; indeed, in the Gospels, Peter cuts off somebody's ear during Jesus' Jesus's arrest (and Jesus puts it right back on).
19th Oct '16 9:12:28 PM NOYB
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*** Interestingly enough, that was not the case with the Polish title of the ''movie'' which is just as erroneous as the original.

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*** Interestingly enough, that was not the case with the Polish title of the ''movie'' ''movie'', which is just as erroneous as the original.
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