Rats to You too

Rats to You too
Genetic analysis shows that the rodents (rats & mice) are the closest living relatives to the primates (monkeys and us). So next time just think on, but for an accident of evolution it could be them standing on a chair screaming while you scurry across the kitchen floor. Share this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens ...

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Mother of God
The National Geographic Magazine recently ran a cover story about ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World.’ It was Mary, the mother of Jesus. A woman, who barely speaks in the bible, has been venerated for more than a millennium by billions of Catholics. As a woman, who conceived without sex, and who herself was ...

Echo and Narcissus – A Moral Tale 2

Echo and Narcissus – A Moral Tale
  “Tis spring when a young man’s fancy turns to love!” Imagine living in world without mirrors, never even catching your reflection while passing a window. The most you might see is a distorted image in a disk of polished bronze or a dim unrecognised face peering back at you from the depths of a ...

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Psychopomp
Have you ever wondered what a psychopomp was? What do you mean no! If you think the fact you just don’t care is ever going to stop me telling you, then think again! A psychopomp is an animal or person that guides the newly dead to the afterlife. In Greek and Roman mythology it was ...

Dante’s Inferno

Dante's Inferno
  Dante called his poem ‘The Divine Comedy’ a comedy because it has a happy ending. Not because it is a laugh a minute. Simply because Gustav Dore’s work is so damn gorgeous, I thought it worthwhile to post a little more about it. The Divine Comedy is divided into 3 books; one each dealing ...
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