Category Archives: Science & the Sciences

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”

These are the words of Sir Isaac Newton, 1675 A.D., quoting a well-known saying coined a few hundred years earlier. He was reminding us of the debt that current scholars owe to the great ones of the past. Newton was a physicist, … Continue reading

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Blanking out for Thirty Minutes, as Gurdjieff’s “Robot” Takes Over

Two days ago I experienced an episode of transient global amnesia (TGA). It is a most curious syndrome. A part of the brain is disabled so that one’s immediate memory is permanently lost during a limited period of time. Yet, … Continue reading

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