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10 Roger Bacon Quotes on Sciences

By |2019-05-12T04:27:42+03:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Roger Bacon was a medieval English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empiricism. In the early modern era, he was regarded as a wizard and particularly famed for the story of his mechanical or necromantic brazen head. [...]

A Brief History of Babylonian Astronomy

By |2019-04-14T03:18:09+03:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Babylonian astronomy was the study or recording of celestial objects during early history Mesopotamia. These records can be found on Sumerian clay tablets, inscribed in cuneiform, dated approximately to 3500–3200 BC. In conjunction with their mythology, the Sumerians developed a form of astronomy/astrology that had [...]

Works of Art and Architecture Designed With the Golden Ratio

By |2019-01-17T01:59:24+03:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Many works of art are claimed to have been designed using the golden ratio. However, many of these claims are disputed, or refuted by measurement. The golden ratio, an irrational number, is approximately 1.618; it is often denoted by the Greek letter φ (phi). Early [...]

Platonic Solids and Sacred Geometry

By |2019-01-15T14:30:08+03:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The term "sacred geometry" is used by archaeologists, anthropologists, and geometricians to encompass the religious, philosophical, and spiritual beliefs that have sprung up around geometry in various cultures during the course of human history. Sacred geometry involves sacred universal patterns used in the design of [...]

13 Philosophical Quotes by Rene Descartes

By |2018-11-21T23:37:04+03:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Rene Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments. Descartes' influence in mathematics is equally apparent; the Cartesian coordinate system was named after him. He is credited [...]

What are Ley Lines?

By |2018-11-13T21:08:11+03:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ley lines are apparent alignments of landmarks, religious sites, and man-made structures. The pseudoscientific belief that these apparent lines are not accidental speculates that they are straight navigable paths and have spiritual significance. The phrase was coined in 1921 by the amateur archaeologist Alfred Watkins, [...]

10 Strange Facts About Isaac Newton

By |2018-09-15T18:30:19+03:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was the greatest scientist that ever lived. More than any other person, Isaac Newton was single-handedly responsible for laying the groundwork in classical mechanics, optics, and even mathematics. Landing man on the moon? Don't look at Einstein - it was all done [...]

The Symbolic Meaning Of A Square

By |2018-07-14T19:45:26+03:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , |

The square is used symbolically in spiritual and esoteric artwork to represent attributes of the four. In the many ancient writings, the four was expressed using nature; the four directions, the four winds, the four seasons, the four elements, the four evangelists and so on. [...]