William Crockford was born in 1776, in a run-down area of London called Temple Bar. His father was a fishmonger, like his father before him, and Crockford carried on in the trade for a while. This being the 1700s, and his family being dirt-poor, he was given very little education. By every imaginable standard, he […]
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The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
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This week, Archbishop of Armagh James Ussher established the date of creation as October 22nd, 4004 BC. These days, the majority of people believe that the Earth was created a few billion years ago. And so they should – the science is right there. But just a few hundred years ago, there was no such thing […]
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