November 23rd, 2007

We are all Primates

What Humans Should Really be Thankful For

In this season of thankfulness, it's a good idea to move beyond being thankful for more food than we could ever eat and more family than we could ever argue with and take stock of other issues in our lives that deserve a nod.


We are humans, and this species has a lot to be grateful for. The first real human trait was bipedalism, walking on two legs, which appeared more than 4.5 million years ago. No one knows (not yet) why we became bipedal, but walking upright allows us not only to cover a lot of ground in an efficient way; it also allows us to carry things, like shopping bags and purses, or a cooked turkey on a platter.

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Demons

A Look at Demonology

Some of our greatest demonologists have had failed attempts of exorcism or identifying a demon for that matter. Where did this term demon come from?

 

Demons were thought of as intermediaries between men and gods. Some people even thought that demons were once men, while others thought that demons were once angels and that they followed Lucifer in his coup against God and were banished to Earth. 

People now think of demons as malignant spirits that are here to do us harm.


Demoniacal Possession: Apparently when a human is inhabited or 'taken over' by a demon. A possessed human will have no control over their own will. 

Most cases of demon possession have been diagnosed as mental illness. 

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Compatibility

The Truth about Compatibility
Expert opinions on love and compatibility, and the interaction between biology and behavior.

 

Love. It's a cornerstone of our humanity; only love protects us enough to grow and change. And increasingly, it's the lone element absent from our otherwise fortunate lives. Living in a society that satisfies material wants we didn't even know we had throws into glaringly high relief our need to find acceptance and meaning through deep human contact.

 

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Quote of the Day

“The cure for boredom is curiosity but 
  there is no cure for curiosity.” 

- Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967) -

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Lasting Image

The Greek Goddess of Love

This is the "Kaufmann Venus" which is a talented Greco-Roman copy of a lost original 
statue of Aphrodite by Praxiteles located in Knidos.

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