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The Relationship Between Religion and Science

By |2019-02-16T03:44:12+00:00February 16th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Various aspects of the relationship between religion and science have been cited by modern historians of science and religion, philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others from various geographical regions and cultures. Even though the ancient and medieval worlds did not have conceptions resembling the modern understandings [...]

14 Quotes by Malala Yousafzai on Education and Human Rights

By |2019-02-14T04:12:25+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Malala Yousafzai is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at [...]

Mayan Maize Myths

By |2019-02-13T04:12:08+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Herbs & Plants|Tags: , , , , , , |

Like other Mesoamerican people, the traditional Mayas recognize in their staple crop, maize, a vital force with which they strongly identify. This is clearly shown by their mythological traditions. According to the 16th-century Popol Vuh, the Hero Twins have maize plants for alter egos and [...]

The Muses: Goddesses of Literature, Science, and the Arts

By |2019-02-11T05:11:05+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. They are considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. In [...]

Valentine’s Day: A Celebration of Romance and Romantic Love

By |2019-02-08T11:16:01+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial [...]

Top 5 Buddhist Temples to Visit

By |2019-02-07T16:34:58+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

As a major world religion, Buddhism is one of the most influential belief systems in the world. Founded over 2,500 years ago, Buddhism teaches of a way to end suffering and has spread to every corner of the globe since its founding. But Buddhism’s influence [...]

The Great Library of Alexandria

By |2019-02-03T01:29:20+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The Great Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. The Library was part of a larger research institution called the Mouseion, which was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts. [...]

An Introduction to Chinese Zodiac

By |2019-02-01T16:32:20+00:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. The 12-year cycle is an approximation to the 11.85-year orbital period of Jupiter, the largest planet of the Solar System. It and [...]

Top 14 Quotes by Elvis Presley

By |2019-01-28T17:34:45+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Music|Tags: , , , , |

Elvis Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative [...]

Pre-Christian and Christian Cross Symbol

By |2019-01-26T00:20:26+00:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two intersecting lines or bars, usually perpendicular to each other. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally. A cross of oblique lines, in the shape of the Latin letter X, is also termed a saltire in heraldic [...]