1+1=11 and I can prove it to yah!
Apparently, math is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind whenever I try to describe myself, but I know a few tricks that can blow your mind.
I use my second name as my first because these days it does not make sense to call me Freddy anymore. It is probably a result of having the same exact name as my gramps, and I don’t think both of us responding to someone shouting “Freddy” is the ideal setting.
When I am not going through dozens of books, I prefer to…
When people bring up the Renaissance, one often thinks of the works of highly skilled individuals who single-handedly contributed to entire bodies of knowledge.
From the works of Descartes or the paintings of Da Vinci, we can all admire the incredible talent these hardworking individuals had and how much they put into their respective fields.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to get caught up in the marvels of that world that one no longer wants to understand what happened in the world before the Renaissance. The ancient world did not skip a phase into the Renaissance. …
It is a common myth that the Church and the scientific world have been at odds since antiquity. The truth is not too clear-cut as there are some exceptions, but one fact that stands is that the Catholic church has made its fair share of contributions in that direction.
In many famous instances, such as the jailing of Galileo, a famous myth that has been propagated is that the Catholic church was entirely against the progress of science. In fact, the lack of demonstrability brought about all the rift between men of science and the Catholic church, for instance.
The differences in human civilizations can be attributed to many factors that play a huge role in development. It is not a coincidence that different pockets of the world experienced exponential growth while others maintained their status quo for thousands of years.
One factor that is easy to gloss over is how impactful language is in the proliferation of civilization. Human beings excel when there are records of information that people could fall back to. It is easier to learn how to make a wheel when there is some record of it, whether written or oral.
Our ability to pass…
One key lesson that we can always take away from the world is:
The diversity of conditions will always cause diversified phenomena.
The world of economics and geopolitics is rife with many issues that provide insight into our ever-increasing knowledge of how the world works. For instance, what reason would cause a country to have a majority of its people outside its borders?
This is the case with Lebanon, a small middle-eastern country that has been a curious case in the world as to how the majority of one’s people could be found elsewhere rather than within.
According to the…
When we think of politics, we often marvel at the messy and unethical sides that most politicians are characterized by. Sometimes it is easy to forget how influential our human impulses are when it comes to playing a judgmental role in developing political movements.
For this very reason, it is hard not to see why certain political figures blessed with the charm of good looks and charisma have ended upholding the highest seats of power in different countries. With no further ado, let’s get down to it.
This name might not be familiar to audiences not of mainland Chinese descent…
Today I woke up to a little surprise. I had earned the $500, and it was quite unexpected simply because it meant one thing.
I was featured among the top 1000 writers.
Since Medium rolled out the Bonuses, I progressively stepped up. I started with $50, moved to $100, and then woke up to $500. One simple observation was the fact that my stats stayed relatively around the same over that period.
My stats have progressively decreased justifiably because I was lazy and did not feel like forcing myself to exert myself.
In doing so, I assumed that I would…
When you look around you, there is a good probability that the only species of human being you are looking at is Homo sapiens. It might sound odd to one who is unaware, but there was a time when as many as eight species of human beings lived together on this earth.
One question that many curious readers would ask then is where they all went and, most importantly: Why are we the ones that remained?
I suppose it all boils down to one of the most cliché lines that we have been fed all our lives; survival of the…
Very few things define our species as its insatiable propensity to fight wars. Since humanity found itself in a position to fight, it has ever engaged in war against other species and other humans.
For this reason, the very tales of war that emerged from the last thousands of years, and the tales of ancient heroes will be remembered as long as humanly possible. Despite the obvious downsides that war comes with, it has a knack of truly revealing the industriousness and ingenuity of the human mind. …
The image above is representative of the dreams of an entire nation. Such a rugged terrain and carnage could easily be assumed to be nature’s doing, yet this results from human overexploitation. Surprisingly, the valuable extract from the ground led to this tiny little-known country changing its fortunes and losing a considerable portion of them.
This is the bizarre story of how poop, specifically bird poop, made this country the richest place on earth.
Guano is a fertilizer containing the accumulated excrement of seabirds or bats, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. …