Our concept of time is a Sumerian invention of about 6,000 years ago. This explains the use of 60 seconds, 60 minutes and 24 hours because the Sumerian civilization used a Base-60 rather than our decimal system of - say - 100 seconds, 100 minutes, and 8.64 hours. Without the Sumerian notion of time, we might only have used yesterday, today and tomorrow. For...
15 May, 2018
Morality is defined by our intentions, our words, and our actions/deeds. The law punishes bad deeds as there were bad consequences. Without consequences, bad words may easily avoid punishment. Bad intentions are difficult to prove in court. Sometimes, people experience “moral luck” when bad deeds fail to cause bad consequences. Taking accountability and/or...
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- Dutch PM: “What more can I do??”
- You bring out the worst in me
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