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Was Charles Darwin an Atheist?

The religious views of Charles Darwin, the venerable Victorian naturalist and author of the Origin of Species (1859) never cease to interest modern readers. Bookshops…

History of the Oscars

Hollywood produces dozens, if not hundreds, of movies annually. Although a significant part of them is meant solely for entertainment and possess little-to-no artistic value,…

The Amazing Peronality of Nicola Tesla

It is difficult to underestimate the role of a single person in the development of culture, science, technology, and so on. Throughout history, the greatest…

What Life Means to Me

This is an essay written by Jack London in 1905, with some minor changes. I was born in the working-class. Early I discovered enthusiasm, ambition,…

Rene Descartes: History of Mathematics

We may consider Descartes as the first of the modern school of mathematics. René Descartes was born near Tours on March 31, 1596, and died…

The Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

A long time has passed since photography was used to only record memorable events, and transformed into one of the most popular forms of visual…

My Earliest Memory

First memories of oneself can be easily confused with fabricated memories made by looking at old pictures, movies, and hearing stories related to one’s personal…

The Phenomena of Yellow Journalism

In America, the majority of people start their day with a fresh newspaper or with news on TV to stay aware of the main events…

What Was the Historical Role of Feminism?

Today, we take many socio-political phenomenons for granted. People in democratic countries vote for their candidates during presidential elections, freely express themselves, practice any religion…

My Secret Place

What is your attitude towards loneliness? Do you think it is a curse when you are isolated from the rest of the world, left face-to-face…

What is Humor?

There are many sayings, proverbs, and scientific studies claiming and proving that having a sense of humor is a phenomenal aid in various life situations.…

If I Could Go Back in Time

One of the most popular topics in the history of science-fiction has been the idea of time travel. In literature and cinema, this topic has…

Impeachment

On October 16, calls for the impeachment of U.S. President Barack Obama sounded once again. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, and Texas Lieutenant Governor David…

The Origins of Halloween

Like Christmas, New Year’s Day, Ramadan, or Yom Kippur, Halloween is celebrated almost in every country, even if the celebration implies only external attributes, such…

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