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The Four Temperaments Theory

By | 2018-12-05T15:19:13+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The four temperaments theory is a proto-psychological theory which suggests that there are four fundamental personality types. The four fundamental personality types are sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic. Most formulations include the possibility of mixtures among the types where an individual's personality types overlap and they [...]

What is a Wormhole?

By | 2018-11-29T04:32:49+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A wormhole is a speculative structure linking separate points in spacetime and is based on a solution of the Einstein field equations. A wormhole can be visualized as a tunnel with two ends, each at separate points in spacetime. More precisely it is a transcendental [...]

13 Philosophical Quotes by Rene Descartes

By | 2018-11-21T23:37:04+00:00 November 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 [...]

Who Was Hermes Trismegistus?

By | 2018-11-16T15:25:22+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hermes Trismegistus is the purported author of the Hermetic Corpus, a series of sacred texts that are the basis of Hermeticism. Hermes Trismegistus may be associated with the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth. Greeks in the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt recognized the [...]

Top 14 James Lovelock Quotes

By | 2018-11-08T01:31:28+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

James Lovelock, is an independent scientist, environmentalist, and futurist. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the Earth functions as a self-regulating system. In the 2000s, James Lovelock proposed a method of climate engineering to restore carbon dioxide-consuming algae. He [...]

Matter, Antimatter, and The Laws of Nature

By | 2018-10-29T23:24:28+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Antimatter found its way into the popular imagination soon after its discovery in the early 1930s. "Star Trek" fans know antimatter as the high-energy fuel of the Enterprise, the stuff that sends the starship faster than the speed of light. That kind of space travel [...]

Paracelsus: An Alchemical Genius of the Renaissance

By | 2018-10-13T12:09:43+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Auroleus Phillipus Theostratus Bombastus von Hohenheim, immortalized as “Paracelsus,” was born in 1493. He was the son of a well-known physician who was described as a Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, and it was from him that Paracelsus took his first instruction in medicine. [...]

A Brief History of Astronomy

By | 2018-10-12T02:12:56+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; the phenomena include [...]

10 Strange Facts About Isaac Newton

By | 2018-09-15T18:30:19+00:00 September 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 [...]

Frankenstein and the Birth of Modern Science

By | 2018-09-07T00:20:39+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and a prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science too far. Author Suzanne Burdon, however, argues that the book can teach us a lot about [...]