Prehistory Timelines – The Origin of Man

~ The Creation of Adam “We live under the shadow of a gigantic question mark,” stated Hendrik Willem Van Loon in the Story of Mankind (Loon, 2000),“Who are we? Where do we come from? Whither are we bound?” Perhaps man will never know the answers to these questions. Yet the probabilities at arriving at the … Continue reading

A Philosopher’s Code

The Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe that God created man in his own image. The interpretation of this notion is many and I shall not go into detail each and every one of them except but to offer one of my own. The Creator blessed us, at the point of creation, with his divine flame … Continue reading

DAY 208: JULY 27 – The Final Solution = Deterrence?

~ Madame X by John Singer Sargent ~ Wisdom The great questions of our day cannot be solved by speeches and majority votes but by blood and iron. ~ Otto von Bismarck ~ Wit The weak against the strong, Is always in the wrong. ~ Ivan Krylov ~ What Happened 1694: The British Parliament founds the Bank … Continue reading

DAY 186: JULY 5 – The Folly Of Faith

~ Picnic in May by Pál Szinyei Merse ~ The group having a picnic is shaded by a tree that is not visible in the painting but its pattern is distinct in the shadow of the grass. The dresses of the ladies seem to glow with a light of their own. Two of the gentlemen seem … Continue reading

A Compilation Of Philosophical Proverbs And Quotes For The Young And Lost

~ Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder ~ Proverbs are a mystery. They strike us when we least expect it. Use them correctly and they trigger countless ideas and memories. Use them in the wrong situations and you get confused stares and puzzled looks. As the saying goes: ‘Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught, … Continue reading