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The Extraterrestrial Life Debate II

Following the brief introduction that I gave in the previous post, I will here attempt to give a succinct account of the events which opened the doors to the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrials before the Copernican revolution in 1543 (I cannot possibly resist the urge to mention that the last three digits of the year of the publication of Copernicus’s heliocentric theory, which incidentally is the year of his death, are the first three Pythogorean numbers, ie. 604 more words

Random Thoughts

Averroes

Hacia algunos años que no visitaba Córdoba y, tras perderme de nuevo en sus bellas calles y rincones, no quería despedirme sin acudir a las murallas y contemplar unos instantes la estatua de… 446 more words

Historia

Short Thoughts: The Paradox of Power (Shelakh)

Can God create a rock so heavy that even He cannot lift it? Theologians have been debating this question, known formally as the “omnipotence paradox… 1,290 more words

What's Pshat

How to be Ridiculed Well

The life of philosophy is (in many contexts) an invitation to be ridiculed. We might think of how Socrates says in the Republic that the life of philosophy has come under disrepute. 1,302 more words

Epistemology