Note: I’m taking a few days off, so I’ll be republishing some of my favorite pieces from earlier in this blog’s run. This post originally appeared, in a slightly different form, on December 12, 2015. 1,183 more words
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The nineteenth century was a fascinating time for scientific theory and new discoveries, from Russian, Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, (which arranged all the known elements according to their atomic weight), to Louis Pasteur’s discovery that microscopic organisms caused disease, exciting progress was being made in all areas of science. 384 more words
The work of the private shy: What evolutionary sense could it possibly make for humans to be bashful?
Charles Darwin was confounded by an “odd state of mind” that he recognized in himself and many others.
Why did it exist? He could work out how lust, greed, love, etc. 1,526 more words
“It is impossible not to regret bitterly, but whether wisely is another question, the rate at which man tends to increase, for this leads in barbarous tribes to infanticide and many other evils, and in civilised nations to abject poverty, celibacy, and to the late marriages of the prudent” 303 more words
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Prior to our trip back to London, we stopped by the Natural History Museum. I must say, this is my favorite museum out of this entire experience! 303 more words