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The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table. T’ang Dynasty poem The 300 Tang Dynasty … Continue reading
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Kormos An evil spirit. This spirit follows a man throughout his lifetime, recording all his deeds. It is an evil and impure spirit and son of Kayra. It was also described as a black entity living in the Underworld. … Continue reading
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The Ottawa Evening Herald, January 27, 1902. pic.twitter.com/P3kouSZPg2 — Soniasuponia (@Soniasuponia) October 13, 2016 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Perhaps the most famous—or notorious—proto-evolutionist was Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who in 1802 adopted the word biologie to describe the study of living beings and postulated … Continue reading
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Kutkh appears in many legends: as a key figure in creation, as a fertile ancestor of mankind, as a mighty shaman and as a trickster. He is a popular subject of the animist stories of the Chukchi … Continue reading
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This is a timeline which gives the history of sacred texts, as well as a few other relevant events. Of course, not all of the dates in this timeline are accurate; some are entirely conjectural. I have included a … Continue reading
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The Lindy effect is a theory of the life expectancy of non-perishable things that posits for a certain class of nonperishables, like a technology or an idea, every additional day may imply a longer (remaining) life expectancy: … Continue reading
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Oxford English Dictionary. Paradigm, NOUN A world view underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject. For example : ‘the discovery of universal gravitation became the paradigm of successful science’ More example sentences ‘Leg blood flow … Continue reading
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In short, the Beautiful, according to Burke, is what is well-formed and aesthetically pleasing, whereas the Sublime is what has the power to compel and destroy us. The preference for the Sublime over the Beautiful was … Continue reading
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It is true that cobras are worshipped by many Hindus, especially on a specific festival dedicated to them (just as there are specific festivals for mountains, rivers, cows, trees, and hundreds of other gods and goddesses … Continue reading
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In the 19th century, ascendant nationalism in Europe used local folklore and ancient legends to bolster a sense of identity. One curious example of this is the Oera Linda Book, a controversial manuscript, dated 1256, from the Frisian region … Continue reading