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History of Electricity – Science of shocks

By |2019-05-26T06:12:40-07:00September 5th, 2017|Science|

History of electricity: A bolt of lightning in the sky Why did it take so long to control electricity? Like other inventions, electricity took thousands of years to develop. For centuries. scientists all over the world investigated first one idea and then another. At first, of course, they didn't even know what they [...]

Epicurean philosophy – ancient Greece

By |2019-05-30T08:55:42-07:00August 16th, 2017|Greeks, Philosophy|

A statue of the philosopher Epicurus, carved later, long after he died - Epicurean philosophy When did Epicurus live? Another philosophical group which developed in the Hellenistic period, around the same time as the Skeptics, was the Epicureans. Epicureans were named after their founder, Epicurus, who lived around 300 BC. Who were the Skeptics? More Greek philosophy All [...]

René Descartes – European philosophy

By |2019-05-06T07:44:32-07:00August 6th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|

René Descartes Who was Descartes? René Descartes was one of the earliest philosophers of the European Enlightenment, in the early 1600s AD. He was just 8 years younger than Hobbes. While Descartes was growing up, Henry IV was killed, Marie de Medici ruled, and then Richelieu. More about Hobbes The Enlightenment All our European History [...]