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Should you trust your senses? An essay on Descartes’ Meditations.

Yes, we should trust our senses. That is the only way how we live and communicate with the world outside us and even inside our bodies. Descartes in his “Meditations” just pretends that he does not trust his senses to … Continue reading

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“Eating Our Way Toward Civilization: How food processing shaped human body, mind and cultures” book announcement

Eating Our Way Toward Civilization: How food processing shaped human body, mind and cultures in paperback and $0.99 e-book: for Kindles on Amazon for iPad/iPhone/iPod on iTunes for Android devices on GooglePlay for Nook on Barnes&Noble In the series of short essays … Continue reading

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Did Socrates deserve the death sentence?

In his dialogue, “Apology”, Plato describes how Socrates responds to the charges against him. Socrates’ speech is an excellent example of rhetoric, rich with arguments, stories, analogies, questions, answers, and conclusions. He defends himself so as to be right and … Continue reading

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People Waiting in Line

It happens when you must buy or receive some goods you need, or you have to get some services, or you just want to visit a popular place, and there are many people with the same purpose like yours, in … Continue reading

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Cooking Organic Local Food Is Good for You and for Your Planet

I never had a doubt that the closer to nature your food is, the healthier you will be. What else could bring you closer to nature than cooking from fresh ingredients picked from a garden or a forest? When living … Continue reading

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A Look at Cuisine Through the Cultures

Why are Italians used to eating pasta but not sushi or tempura? Why are Mexicans accustomed to eating tortillas but not foie gras? To answer these kinds of questions we have to delve into the history of cultures. “Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, … Continue reading

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From Roast Beef to Intellect

Isn’t it fascinating that the simplest routine of every day life like cooking brought intelligence to our ancestors? Most of us have never even thought about it. Me neither, until I recently had a chance to watch that BBC video … Continue reading

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