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The Real Ghost Theory of Religion

“I think a person who is thus terrified with the imagination of ghosts and spectres much more reasonable, than one who contrary to the reports of all historians sacred and profane, ancient and modern, and to the traditions of all nations, thinks the appearance of spirits fabulous and groundless” 1,763 more words

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Sympathy for the Minor Devil: Hell Comes to New Hampshire

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell” – Aldous Huxley

In 1682, the Devil came to New Hampshire. Well, a devil at any rate. Which of course begs certain kinds of questions. 3,100 more words

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Language is a Bacterium: The Disease Theory of the Great Vowel Shift

“Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing” – Robert Benchley

For those of you who weren’t raised speaking English, spelling words in English sucks. 916 more words

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Your Dimension Sucks: Surfing Alternate History

“Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The Sakarya River is the third longest river in Turkey, and runs through the region that was classically referred to as Phrygia (west central Anatolia), and it’s Medieval residents were the Söğüt tribe, which went on to establish the Ottoman Empire in 1299 A.D., which at the greatest extent of its territorial domination ruled from Budapest, Hungary in the north, to Zeila, Somalia in the south, and from Algiers in the west to the Caspian Sea port of Baku in the east.  2,156 more words

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Pension issues in SBI–on anomalies:

Ramchandra Upadhyaya is an author who needs no introduction nor any supplement is required on his well explained write-up this time through his letter addressed to madam Chairman of State Bank of India on date on the anomalies concerning pension issues. 1,332 more words

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The Literary Leanings of Maupassant’s Doppelganger

“M. de Maupassant sees human life as a terribly ugly business relieved by the comical, but even the comedy is for the most part the comedy of misery, of avidity, of ignorance, helplessness, and grossness” 1,712 more words

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