Monthly Archives: July 2014

History Of English

Here’s a nice video summarizing the history of the English language. This starts from the beginning, and explores how folks from outside England, like the Anglo-Saxons, the Latin-speaking Christians, the Vikings, and the Normans brought a plethora of words which … Continue reading

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Black Holes & Quantum Gravity

An eminently quotable quote, the principle for which I have applied here is … “Always get rid of the difficult bit in the title – it does less harm there than in the text” – Sir Humphrey Appleby Now that … Continue reading

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Consciousness …

Following from the earlier post, heres a nice video, with Professor Russell Stannard, discussing the idea of consciousness, and the limits of scientific knowledge. There are some important questions here. While the theory of evolution describes the evolutionary requirement of … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart: Masculinity and Violence in Congo

Seems like the image of what a successful man is defines some of the things people do. This sort of society-imposed image leaves deep marks on men as they are growing up, leaving them with a particular notion of success … Continue reading

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Of Consciousness

The other day, these guys were discussing the topic of consciousness. Out of the jumble of sounds (that’s usually what their discussion sounds like … unintelligible sounds), emerged a discussion about the nature of consciousness and the relationship between consciousness … Continue reading

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Spiritual Unity

At first I thought the name of this post could be “Spiritual Parallel” but the thing with parallel lines, so I figured out recently, is that they never meet. Here, on the other hand, the idea is to unite. So … Continue reading

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Alexander’s Battle in India

Some would say that the title of this post should be “Alexander’s Battle in Pakistan”, but at that time Pakistan didnt exist, and probably thats why historians and these guys (no I am not confusing the two, being poles apart) … Continue reading

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