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Themos Kallos
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Travelling on a Backpack
Last month I went on a 10-day trip to Asia (Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong). I wanted to test whether it was possible to have only a carry-on backpack with me instead of a suitcase, in order to minimize hassle and airport delays. I've been using for a few year...

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The Case for Scientific Skepticism
The reason scientific skepticism developed is that the world is complicated. It’s subtle. Everybody’s first idea isn’t necessary right. Also, people are capable of self-deception. Scientists make mistakes, theologians make mistakes, everybody makes mistakes...

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A Brief History of Painting
In this post I
try to decipher the seemingly inexplicable art of painting, by identifying the
original ideas used by the artists. For the purposes of this discussion,  by “painting” in this text I refer to western painting between 1200 and 1900 AD. As an
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BBC's Sherlock
BBC's Sherlock, a modern re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes, is probably the best British series out right now. It just completed its third season, and there are only 3 movie-long episodes per season. The series in itself is excellently produced, and appeals t...

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We all change
We all change. When you think about it, we are all different people, all through our lives. And that's OK, that's good, so long as you remember all the people you used to be. These are the final words of the latest Doctor in Doctor Who, the TV show about th...

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Η Ελληνική κουλτούρα της Τιμής
Στο πιο σημαντικό βιβλίο που ίσως έχω διαβάσει, το Guns Germs and Steel , ο Jared Diamond αναφέρει πως η εξέλιξη μιας χώρας είναι άρρηκτα συνδεδεμένη με το γεωγραφικό της περιβάλλον, ώστε η τωρινή τους κατάσταση να μπορεί να ερμηνευθεί με βάση τη γεωγραφία ...
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