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Management and Discovery explores the assumption of management through imminent discovery because the fabricated from interplay and collaboration, and during quite a lot of themes: from the invention of the recent global through Christopher Columbus to the NASA area Program. participants contain historian Felipe Fern?ndez-Armesto, astronomer Karen Kwitter, psychologist David A. Dunning, theologian Ronald F. Thiemann, and previous NASA astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman.
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But this is not the question to ask. Enduring worldviews confronting social realities, I think, is the best way to conceive of Jamestown. It also offers the best means to think about John Smith and leadership. To be sure, Smith, especially this year, has been the subject of a great deal of American soul-searching. Understand him, it is argued, and you’ll understand something about America. And with good reason: he was larger than life. This is the Smith we know. Admittedly, his is an amazing story.
And when we place Jamestown in its proper contexts, and understand it for what it was, what we had regarded as puzzling behavior makes a great deal of sense. Let’s explore three issues in this light: dealings with Indians, slavery, and, for lack of a better word, worldview. Why would these people who had to rely on Indians for their survival kill them or treat them with a cavalier attitude? 13 But this is a twenty-first century answer to a seventeenth-century question. Early modern Englishmen did not harbor what we would regard as racist attitudes, that outward and unchangeable characteristics, such as skin color, betokened capacity.
As a consequence, telescope time, the chief astronomical research commodity, is scarcer for most. A telescope’s light-gathering power, or LGP, determines how faint an object it can detect. The LGP depends on the area of the telescope’s mirror, which is in turn proportional to the square of the mirror’s diameter. 14 The rest was in the hands of individual institutions or consortia of institutions. , Lowell Observatory in Arizona). As for the future of leadership in astronomy, while there will always be room for the aha’s of sudden insight and development of groundbreaking technical innovation (neither of which is, after all, predictable), astronomical leadership appears destined to lie mainly in being able to assemble medium-to-large collaborations of astronomers.