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The Flynn Effect and Its Reversal in the 21st Century or Why the Humanity Is Getting Dumber

By | 2018-06-24T17:53:59+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

The Flynn Effect describes how IQs rose for the first part of the 20th century. With all advances in technology, our knowledge about diet and health, and the easy access we have to education, you'd think IQs would continue to rise. And they were. Up until the 21st century, at least, and this is exactly [...]

5 Existential Questions with Two Possible Answers (and Both Are Terrifying)

By | 2018-06-10T20:10:23+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Existential questions have tortured human minds for millennia. Who are we? Where do we come from? What is the purpose of our existence? If you are a deep thinker, you have probably asked yourself these and other existential questions. We are the only species on Earth that wonders about its own existence. Unfortunately, these queries [...]

6 Reasons Why Ancestry DNA Test Is an Eye-Opening Experience

By | 2018-05-29T15:33:12+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Have you tried the ancestry DNA test? If you’ve been spending years of your life researching genealogy, this test can be beneficial at finding ancestors, connecting with unknown relatives, and proving your ethnicity. Let me share a story with you. It’s a common tale which many of us have shared. It’s a story of genealogy [...]

Why There Is Evil in the World Today and Why There Will Always Be

By | 2018-05-23T14:23:09+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever asked yourself why there is evil in the world? The concepts of good and evil are only subjective sensations, the result of comparative judgments and free choice of each person. Before we talk about evil in the world today, let’s discuss how different philosophers in history understood the concept of evil. What [...]

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? 6 Possible Explanations

By | 2018-05-19T19:56:02+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever asked yourself, Why do bad things happen to good people? I remember struggling with this question for many years. I may now be able to shed some light on the subject. Why do bad things happen to good people? As I pondered this question during my lifetime, I would always fall short [...]

8 Stephen Hawking Quotes about Life, Humanity and the World

By | 2018-04-15T17:02:50+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Thought-Provoking Quotes|Tags: , , , , |

While Stephen Hawking's death on the 14 March 2018 saddened the whole world, his life has been an inspiration in so many ways. The following Stephen Hawking quotes sum up his attitudes to science, life, the universe, relationships and living with a disability. Before we present our list of inspirational Stephen Hawking quotes, let's talk about [...]

7 Realistic Drawings by Gerhard Haderer That Show the Raw Truth of Today’s Society

By | 2018-04-09T13:38:33+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Poignant art. Gerhard Haderer creates realistic drawings that say a lot about the way we live. The artist has made a career out of satire - realistic drawings that resonate with the honest truth about today's society. We present some of the talented illustrator's work and explain what it says about life today. Who Is [...]

5 Philosophical Questions That Will Blow Your Mind

By | 2017-12-28T21:19:18+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Food for thought, Physics & Natural Sciences, Universe|Tags: , , , |

Some philosophical questions are so difficult you could tie yourself up in mental knots trying to understand them. But they do make great dinner party conversations. These types of philosophical questions are usually known as thought experiments. People have been using these conundrums to understand philosophical concepts for nearly 2,000 years. The purpose of a [...]