5 Spiritual Beliefs That Are Now Finally Being Recognized by Science

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Spirituality, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , |

From the most ancient times, human beings have used spiritual beliefs to understand the world. While these beliefs have often been dismissed as irrational and untrue, science is recently discovering that there may be something to our most profound spiritual beliefs after all. 1. Time is an illusion According to Buddhist philosophy, there is no [...]

Long-Sought Aristotle’s Tomb Is Discovered in Northern Greece

By | May 30th, 2016|Categories: History & Archaeology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Aristotle's tomb has been finally found! The burial site of one of the most important figures in the history of Western civilization is no longer an enigma. A group of archaeologists recently announced that they have discovered Aristotle's tomb. Near the Agora of the ancient town of Stagira, a team of scientist who worked together [...]

Teaching Philosophy to Kids Makes Them Smarter, Study Finds

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Teaching philosophy in schools has shown amazing results for children's cognitive and social skills. When one thinks of philosophy, children do not usually come to mind. After all, it’s a field of study that requires deep thinking and understanding of life. However, a “large, well-designed study” conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation has suggested positively amazing [...]

Shedding New Light on the Nature of Consciousness

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

The nature of consciousness is one of the biggest mysteries science faces. While most scientists nowadays believe consciousness is an emergent property of the brain, if we look deep enough into this assumption, we will find that it is physically impossible (At least, with the current knowledge we have in physics). This insight was termed [...]

Who Am I? Finally, There Is an Answer to the Eternal Question of Self-Identity

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , |

Throughout the history, one of the deepest questions mankind has asked itself is the question of its true identity: Who am I? While science refers human beings as a biological organism, philosophers understood that this perspective isn’t sufficient. Our body is changing continuously, yet we remain ourselves. For example, it is claimed that every seven [...]

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: the Eye-Opening Ancient Version of the ‘Matrix’

By | February 26th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement, Spirituality|Tags: , |

Plato (Greek: Πλάτων, 427. BC. - 347. BC.) was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is considered as one of the most influential people in the history of western civilization. He was Socrates' student. Thanks to Plato, we have a significant source of information about Socrates. Plato founded the first institution of its kind - [...]

5 Mind-Bending Philosophical Theories That Will Make You Reconsider Your Entire Existence

By | February 14th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Spirituality|Tags: , , |

Ever pondered about the very essence of reality? I sure have. On my path to learn about the fundamentals I stumbled onto some really mind-bending philosophical theories. As is the case with many similar questions there were many people throughout the history who have wondered and searched for those same answers. Here are presented some [...]

The Monty Hall Problem: How to Unlock the Doors of Destiny

By | January 18th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever heard of the Monty Hall Problem? Let's explore this puzzling brain teaser and its solutions, as well as the insight into our lives it offers. I can sleep at night again, now that I have resolved one of life’s most perplexing mysteries. All is well with the universe once more. What is [...]

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