The Life and Work of Richard E. McDorman
Friday March 24th 2017

‘Essays’ Archives

Language and the Ancient Greeks and On the Decipherment of Linear B

Language and the Ancient Greeks and On the Decipherment of Linear B

Language and the Ancient Greeks and On the Decipherment of Linear B (A Pair of Essays) (Kindle Edition) This historical essay reviews the development of the art and science of grammar and philosophical views toward language among the Ancient Greeks. Although the early Greek writers, including Homer and Hesiod, commented on language (for [...]

Liberty and Scientific Evidence in the Courtroom

Liberty and Scientific Evidence in the Courtroom

Liberty and Scientific Evidence in the Courtroom: Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the New Role of Scientific Evidence in the Criminal Courts (Kindle Edition) This critical essay examines the effects of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993), and its [...]

Development of Government and Religion in the State of Israel

Development of Government and Religion in the State of Israel

The Development of Government and Religion in the State of Israel (Kindle Edition) Few western nations have religion so tied into their national psyche as the State of Israel. Surrounded on all sides by Arab Muslim theocratic monarchies, in the cases of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, or quasi-totalitarian states, in the cases of Egypt, Lebanon, and [...]

Universal Iconography in Writing Systems

Universal Iconography in Writing Systems

Universal Iconography in Writing Systems: Evidence and Explanation in the Easter Island and Indus Valley Scripts (Kindle Edition) Iconography has played a central role in the development of writing systems. That all independently derived ancient scripts began as arrangements of pictograms before evolving into their elaborated forms evinces [...]