Aiden Prous
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Why is a dogfish called dogfish?

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Aiden Prous

6 июня 2017  · 304
Animals+1

Is the significance of Pride and Prejudice exaggerated in the context of world culture and literature?

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Aiden Prous
Postdoctoral Fellow in English, University of Sydney Author of Jane Austen the...  · 14 февраля 2017
First of all, we’d better define terms. Literary and cultural ‘significance’ is a difficult thing to pinpoint. How would we go about measuring something so ephemeral? I’m also far from confident that there is anything that could reasonably be called ‘world culture’ or ‘world literature’—... Читать далее
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Literature
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Should we really spend our time and resources on conquering other planets when we haven't even been able to live well in our own?

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Aiden Prous
phd @ princeton astro | haykh.github.io  · 19 января 2017
I could have written the Carl-Sagan-styled shit, like "the space is a final frontier, and the constant curiosity and research is the purpose of our existence". But I won't. Instead, let's just be pragmatic and rational. 1. We'll never be able to "live well" and peacefully get along with... Читать далее
Space+3
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What was the greatest time in history to be alive?

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Andrew Harrison
It really comes down to what you define great and where exactly you'd want to live. Living during the golden age of the Roman Empire could be absolutely marvelous, but not if you're one of the countries that is ocuppied by it, right? In my opinion, the best times are: Mesopotamia XX-VII... Читать далее
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History
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What makes a good story?

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Steve Turnbull
A well constructed plot, archetypal characters and concepts, simple, yet eloquent and naive language, something distinctive that makes the story depict something bigger than just what is in it (zeitgeist for example).  These are the main criterias for classical works. Although, in the... Читать далее
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Stories+3
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Why should we meditate?

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Steve Turnbull

Meditation helps raise self-awareness, consciousness, increases your cognitive functions, improves your memory and is a great stress reliever. Those are the things that it does it you on the very first steps. The more you progress, the more you unlock of what is sealed in your mind.

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Health+3
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Will humanity become vegetarian in the future?

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Masha Budrytė
Interesting question, that I reflect upon quite often. On one hand, such path most certainly will lead to a better future for mankind: we would stop killing which is already good, we would stop producing so much CH4 which is for some reason ignored by the mass media that propagandizes... Читать далее
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Nutrition+4
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Is reading and writing archaic?

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Mischa Welsh
Is using wheels for transportation archaic? Is using fire to cook food archaic? Literature is a fundamental tool for our education, which can change in forms (cuneiform, papyrus, folio, e-books etc.) but will fudnamentally be the same -- the best known way for mankind to store... Читать далее
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Science+3
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