Category: History & Culture

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The double canoe

Just how the Pacific and Chinese concepts of sailing craft differed so radically is partly the wave and wind conditions they sailed in, partly the climate – hot, meaning that the craft were more open than European craft – and…

Göbekli Tepe

There is this phenomenon whereby the very people who tell us to adopt Occam’s Razor in seeking explanations and to apply KISS, are the ones who will then revert to all sorts of complicated explanations, from myriad philosophies to the…

The Rainhill Trials

In 1829 Robert Stephenson entered his steam locomotive, called the Rocket, in a competition called the Rainhill Trials. It was to be held east of Liverpool and the winner would receive £500. There were 10 other locomotives entered in the…

There ARE differences [1]

This is basically a reply from another post, hereby depersonalized and addressing the issue only: The old ways are no longer needed – or are they? Differences There are differences between men and women, left and right, black and white,…