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Historical mysteries and conspiracy theories

Skepticism and science against superstition “It’s good to keep your mind open –but not so open that your brain falls out” Walter Kotschnig, 1940 – usually attributed to Carl Sagan In the dark years of medieval times, the unsuspecting population of Europe would systematically become witness of a magical phenomenon …

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Socrates, the laws and the power of the state

This is a chapter from my book, Socrates – moral philosophy in everyday life “Their teacher is a prisoner of himself, and the only act of ‘freedom’ he recognizes is embracing death. Will they succeed in convincing him to escape from himself?” Kostis Papagiorgis, Socrates – the lawgiver that kills …

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Monty Python, the Life of Brian and the Holy Inquisition

Monty Python may have expected some backlash, but they certainly did not expect a Spanish Inquisition when they released Life of Brian (1979). However, that was quite what they were met with when the movie first came out and a large number of priests throughout the Western world who wanted …

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