Only humans can use tools and fire There are two things which are believed to have helped the humans obtain the evolutionary advantage and put them well above all other animal species: the use of tools and fire. For a long time we have been utterly convinced of animals being incapable of either of those. … Continue reading Firehawks – Birds Which Use Fire to Hunt
There was a granny with a giant trolley entering the grocery shop right in front of me. She was one of what I call a "thinking type". As it happens ever so often, just as she had passed the entrance door, she stopped dead and went full philosopher. I couldn't pass her from the left, … Continue reading Things You See Only in Shop
When Solon, one of the seven sages of the ancient Greece, visited Egypt to obtain some knowledge from this fabulous civilization, the high priest laughed as he said to him that Greeks were like children - they were looking, but could not see; they would hear, but could not understand. I once met a man … Continue reading Chasing the Wind
Man does not live by bread alone.
There might be few saints walking this Earth who have never lied, but I have not met any. Yet. And I am not saying that I have not met any holy men - we a have a bunch of them in our government.. We all have told a lie or two either where we deemed … Continue reading On a White Lie
The state of things around us is said to be a matter of individual perception. Things are neither good nor bad. What makes them such is the way we look at them. Hence, to some people, their glass is half-full, while others may find the very same glass half-empty. If you ever happen to be … Continue reading Sketch: Mr Jenkins
Over the last few centuries, we have grown used to the idea of the western civilization being both unsurpassed and unsurpassable.
To travel in time, you need to use your anchors. That is all.
If you have ever wondered why there are so often two expressions for the same thing in English, the answer is 1066.