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How about a thread on all the times Science actually wasn't settled? Let's start way back and go from there. Feel free to add - this is just off the cuff and what I could think of in between doing burnouts in my muscle car. #science
360 BC #aristotle posited #aether as a substance needed to explain physical phenomenon. In Aristotles mind Aether helped explain momentum. Newton hadn't been born yet & thus no laws of motion. Instead, he figured some substance acted upon objects in motion, keeping them in motion
This first theory of Aether (there would be more) was of course later debunked by Newtons Laws of Universal Motion.
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1. I used to work more actively in #moralpsychology. In particular, I thought that #Aristotle’s moral psychology was more sophisticated than a lot of contemporary models. Part of the reason was his view that emotions and beliefs can change one another.
2. I wrote about implications of this idea for #practicalethics here cmu.edu/dietrich/philo…. I still like this work. At some point, though, this work requires more than reflection on Aristotle, since it is based largely on empirical claims.
3. When I see a paper like this sciencedirect.com/science/articl… my initial reaction is something like “Aristotle was so far ahead of his time...l” then I think “I’m glad to see empirical support for this...” and then I think, “in isolation this is just confirmation bias and I need...
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#OSHO

#Faith happens only when the #duality has fallen; it is not a #belief against #doubt.

When belief and doubts both have disappeared, then something happens which is faith, which is #trust.
When desiring disappears there is trust!

#Trust means moving with #life without any #expectations, #desires, demands of your own. Not #asking, not #complaining. Whatsoever happens, #accepting it with deepest #gratitude and #awareness.
Simply seeing the #reality, that the #opposite is implied everywhere, #trust happens.

It is not in any #helplessness that you #accept. It is simply the nature of #life that the opposite is implied.

Looking at the #fact, #truth, deep inside you, gives you trust..
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I'm starting a new thread on the naẓar amulet for protection against the Evil Eye. Now, the Evil Eye and the symbolism surrounding it is a widely acknowledged and historically relevant phenomenon across many cultures, so I'm just going to focus on the blue-eyed glass talismans.
Our journey starts in ancient #Mesopotamia, where 100s of votive figures were found in the excavation of the temple of Tell Brak. The most exclusive feature of these idols were their eyes. These amulets go back to 3300 BC and are the oldest eye amulets discovered.
The Evil Eye is a common term to refer to a specific curse being cast, intentional or unintentional, by the jealous looks of others towards the success of the one they envy. The ocular amulet is than in fact the charm meant to ward off the true Evil Eye.
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#SundayNightMiniRant

Over the past few days as we have made many tweets with clear political messages and added some posts of the same character, we have had a more than a few followers complain about political content (1/10)
Many of the complaints were similar to last year's demands that we stay unpolitical or face unfollowing.

sententiaeantiquae.com/2017/12/09/nei… (2/10)
We do want to share the love, wisdom, and wonder from the ancient world and bring enlightenment and joy where possible, but studying antiquity and its inheritance is not simply about admiration, adulation, and emulation.
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sententiaeantiquae.com/2018/06/01/the…
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...responding with institutional rhetoric rather than something more humane in response to trauma... #AGLS18
@cplong How to bring words to such a moment? Knowing about Greek tragedy is helpful. Need to draw on #liberalarts education #AGLS18
To put the arts of liberty into practice as leaders, parents, friends...have to repeat your values and then to live them. @cplong #AGLS18
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THE TRUE ORIGIN OF RESTAURANTS
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Centuries ago, like now, there were hostels, posadas or taverns where food was served in exchange for money, as in a thermopolium in Rome (snack-bar) where we, readers of @LRB @TwitterBooks @nytimes @NewYorker @washingtonpost, would often go
After the #fall of the #Roman #Empire in these businesses food was served in shared tables and consisted of a fixed menu, according to what was already prepared. Even the nobility, like celebrities today, would frequent when traveling.
But, when did the concept and business of restaurants truly begin?
It began with Paracelsus (1493-1541), a brilliant Swiss physician who modernized medicine with rational clinical judgment and changed the way we eat in the #Western #world.
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