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Ancient origins

In 1995, Graham Hancock published his book Fingerprints of the Gods, which "has been translated into 27 languages and is estimated to have sold five million copies around the world." About a decade later, I received it from my then neighbours. That book raised my curiosity on ancient history. Hancock's rather annoying way of storytelling is still the same in his...

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Language = communication + decoding

The Sumerian civilization is credited with having invented language, amongst many other inventions still in use today (eg, agriculture, calendar / time). If the neighbouring Akkadian empire had not been able to decipher Sumerian cuneiform script, the Sumerian language would only have been unknown communication. "Understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics took the lucky...

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Saving grace heals the pains

I noticed the expression above in Cold Case (ie, Se3, Ep7), a crime-drama TV series rated 7.6 in IMDb. This unfamiliar expression raised my curiosity right away. A saving grace is "something positive in an otherwise bad situation". Hence, the addition "heals the pains". My friend's recent death (see my blog) fits the expression above. I'm relieved that his suffering...

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Dimensions: spacetime and assumed others (2)

On 19 May 2017, I published part 1 of this blog. In 2021, I wrote two updates: (i) Is consciousness a dimension not limited by space and time? and (ii) The SpaceTime dimension and the alternate Energy-Matter dimension. In 2022, this topic has returned several times. Hence, it's time for an overhaul. According to Albert Einstein, spacetime is probably only one...

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Our notion of Time (2)

Since the end of March, many countries apply summertime, a human invention. Some countries do not apply summertime (eg, Kenya). Our notion of time is directly related to the period that planet Earth needs for orbiting the Sun (ie, 365,256 days). Hence, any other planet must have a different notion of Time. Recently, I noticed an intriguing statement in a Nautilus...

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“I Have to Admit, I Have a Very Low Opinion of Human Beings”

A 2020 Science alert mentions a 2020 study published in the Frontiers of Physics mapping the "odd structural similarities between the human brain and the Universe". This is the most spectacular example of a recent concept that I call macro vs micro. To some extent, we may be living in a Droste-effect (eg, my 2021 blog). Recently, a strange thought entered my mind:...

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