The Cardano Roadmap Eras Explained: Byron, Shelley, Goguen, Basho, and Voltaire

Cardano’s roadmap is characterized by five five development cycles or “eras.” Namely these are Byron, Shelley, Goguen, Basho, and Voltaire. Here’s everything you need to know about them. Cardano is one of the largest cryptocurrency projects by means of total market capitalization but also in terms...
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Dangerous Liaisons: Emilie Du Chatelet and Voltaire’s Passionate Love Affair

Cerris Morgan-Moyer as Emilie du Châtelet in “Legacy of Light” with Lenny von Dohlen as Voltaire.( A quick inspection of the “most famous historical couples” listicles doesn’t offer many surprises. I may not know the details of their romantic lives but I’ve seen enough movies about Anthony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine, Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson, among others, to know my way around history’s top ten love stories. But I’d never heard of the intense, 15-year relationship between Voltaire and Emilie du Châtelet, the wife of an obscure but wealthy Frenchman.
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Stump's on Voltaire says no students

It’s been a family market for over 30 years, and owner Dirk Stump of Stumps Family Market on Voltaire Street (at Worden) in Point Loma, has had to take restrictive measures on students who wish to enter the store. No entry for students without a parent or guardian. “They...

Où est Voltaire? Mystery of Parisian statue solved

What would the City of Light be without one of its Enlightenment luminaries? For 18 months concerned Parisians have missed a statue of philosopher and historian Voltaire, which disappeared from its plinth in August 2020 during a wave of statue-toppling around the world. Rumours spread that Voltaire – real name...

GOP congressman tries quoting Voltaire in attack on Fauci –but quotes neo-Nazi paedophile instead

Republican Congressman Thomas Massie thought he was quoting Voltaire in a Twitter takedown of Dr Anthony Fauci, but his 18th-century French philosophy appeared to be a bit rusty, as he was actually quoting a paedophile neo-Nazi. Dr Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, is a frequent target of right-wing attacks for his refusal to go along with former President Donald Trump's talking points during the coronavirus pandemic and his later lionisation among Democrats. "You mustn't question Fauci, for he is science," Mr Massie tweeted, along with an illustration of a large hand trying...

No, a quote tweeted by a US congressman was not written by Voltaire

On January 30, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) posted a tweet mocking Dr. Anthony Fauci and government restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19. The tweet contained an image with a quote superimposed that said “to learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” The image attributes the statement to Voltaire, the famed French writer and philosopher from the 18th century.

Was Voltaire the First Sci-Fi Author?

Ada Palmer is a professor of European history at the University of Chicago. Her four-volume science fiction series, Terra Ignota, was inspired by 18th-century philosophers such as Voltaire and Diderot. “I wanted to write a story that Voltaire might have written if Voltaire had been able to read the last...
Chico Enterprise-Record

Letter: Words of Voltaire still powerful today

Preposterous events of the previous six years bring a powerful Voltaire quote to mind. But first, conservatives should take note that Voltaire is not a new fangled flying electric vehicle manufacturer …. “Voltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, attacks on the established Catholic...
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Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.5:5-6; quote by Voltaire

And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:. And I will lay it waste: it shall not be...

Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk Dies at 65

Richard H. Kirk, a leading figure in industrial and electronic music best known for his influential work with Cabaret Voltaire, has died. His label, Mute, confirmed the news, giving no cause of death. Kirk was 65 years old. Born in 1956, Kirk grew up in the industrialized east end of...

Cabaret Voltaire’s “towering genius” Richard H. Kirk has died

Cabaret Voltaire‘s Richard H. Kirk has died. The post-punk outfit’s sole remaining member’s death was announced by his record label Mute this afternoon (September 21). He was 65. “It is with great sadness that we confirm our great and dear friend, Richard H. Kirk has passed away,” a statement from...