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God of War (2005 – 2018)

God of War, 2005: The game begins in the middle of a storm; the player’s ship is being attacked by a hydra; during the first 10 minutes of play, the player confronts and kills one of the most recognisable creatures in Greek mythology. God of War, 2018: The game begins with a funeral. In the […]

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Fiction

Laplace’s Daemon

“She is the Prophet!” Alessya raised her voice.  “She has foreseen our every move. She knows our thoughts, she can anticipate our attacks.  How can we hope to defeat such a foe?” The white-haired man fiddled with his mustache with one hand; the other flipped an hourglass over the wooden table, again, and again, and again […]

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Suggestion of the Week (IV)

The world is full of great writers, poets, philosophers and other types of thinkers with whom to learn. Quotations from such individuals can fill us with inspiration, re-energize us along the path, or help us see an old challenge from a new perspective. ZenPencils is the site of an artist who specializes in turning great […]

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Philosophy

Knowledge Isn’t the Issue

The internet gives us access to the full sum of humanity’s knowledge, on a scale never before conceived. Ignorance is no longer an excuse; all one needs to know is how to write a query in a search engine. That’s all it takes to find a starting point for learning anything. In 2019, the excuses […]

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Philosophy

Tao Te Ching – Verse 19 – Notes

If we could renounce our sageness and discard our wisdom, we would serve the people a hundred times better. Because few things disgust the people more than being condescended to by their leaders. Wisdom decreed from the top of the mountain is just another form of tyranny. If we could renounce our benevolence and discard […]