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>ASECS 2010 ANNUAL MEETING ---PANELS SEEKING SUBMISSIONS!
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>"Up, Up and Away: First to Fly, Way Up in the Sky" Robert B. Craig, 51
>Hedge Row Road, Princeton NJ 08540; Tel: (609) 452-8474; E-mail:
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>In the late eighteenth century, Balloonomania was sweeping the continent
>of Europe and the rage of all Parisians. Animals first, men second, and
>women later, all experienced escaping from the earth's surface to "fly
>like a bird." Was this to be a temporary phenomenon or the means for
>further exploration into space for both the benefit and detriment of
>man? This panel seeks to explore the many interesting facets of "hot air
>ballooning" in the eighteenth Century from historical, literary, and
>scientific perspectives.
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>"Follow the Money: Scams, Schemes, Scandals, and Scoundrels in the
>Eighteenth Century" Charlotte M. Craig, 51 Hedge Row Road, Princeton, NJ
>08540; Tel: (609) 452-8474; Fax: (609) 452-8478; E-mail: [log in to unmask]
>There is probably no time or place on earth which might be considered
>immune to the above categories of malfeasance. "To follow the money" is
>by itself not reprehensible if conducted in the spirit of fair
>competition as an exercise in the progress of getting ahead
>professionally, a promotion received in acknowledgement of one's skill
>or legitimate contribution made to a socially acceptable activity, but
>not at the expense of another party by inflicting physical, mental,
>economic, or other harm to targeted individuals or groups. Scams,
>schemes and related forms of malice are performed by evil-doers on
>various levels of sophistication, in total disregard of the consequences
>to others, and bent on personal profit. Such acts may demand
>considerable speculation and skill, perhaps old schemes in new
>variations. Since the risk of such operations, be they performed singly
>or in collaboration with an accomplice, require a thorough knowledge of
>the "territory."
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