The Humorism

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The four humors

Humorism, or humoralism, is a now discredited (but historically important) theory of the makeup and workings of the human body, Continue reading

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4 reasons religion is extremely bad and unpleasant.

Over years, missionaries have this to say “I’m doing gods work” This really proves to me either the so called god is dead, crippled or vividly don’t exist at all to do his own work. If god really wanted me to worship him/her/it, he/she/it would tell me and not human beings.  Continue reading

Cardiff Giant : One of the most famous hoaxes in United States history

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The Cardiff Giant being exhumed in October 1869

The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in United States history. It was a 10-foot (3.0 m) tall purported “petrified man” uncovered on October 16, 1869, by workers digging a well behind the barn of William C. “Stub” Newell in Cardiff, New York. Both it and an unauthorized copy made by P.T. Barnum are still on display. Continue reading

The Burning of Washington

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Burning of Washington 1814

The Burning of Washington in 1814 was an incident during the War of 1812 between the forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and those of the United States of America. On August 24, 1814, after defeating the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, a British force led by Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington City and set fire to many public buildings. Continue reading

Conservative Christian Iron Age obsession

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Stories of patriarchal Christian leaders groping, fondling, masturbating on or otherwise harassing or assaulting women—and having clandestine sex with men–seem to be a media staple of late. Continue reading

Romans invent Christmas


The ruins of the Temple of Saturn still dominate the west end of the Forum in Rome

“Io Saturnalia!” Two thousand years ago this was the seasonal greeting which would have chimed out across most of Europe, not “Merry Christmas”. The Roman mid-winter festival of misrule has heavily influenced many Christmas traditions – including the time of year we celebrate. Continue reading