The Mystery of the Flatwoods Monster
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The Flatwoods Monster, or the Braxton County Monster, is a story that has captivated UFO hunters and paranormal investigators for decades now. With seven eyewitnesses who were willing to explain what they saw, the story took root in the imagination of the entire country. On September 12, 1952, three young boys were playing in a schoolyard in...
Socrates Hated Democracy
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You'd be hard pressed to find a person that hasn't heard of the legendary classical Greek philosopher, Socrates. Born in 399 BC, Socrates spent the majority of his 71 years on earth contemplating the many core aspects of human existence with such passion and tenacity that he is widely credited today as being one of the main creators of Western...
Search for the Legendary Kraken
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Any great and lasting myth is always lightly dusted with golden flakes of truth, and it's probably no different when it comes to the famous legend of the Kraken sea monster. The Kraken has been described in Nordic folklore as a nightmarishly huge cephalopod creature that touted its penchant for the destruction of large ships and lustful...
(Job) Death and (Robot) Taxes
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During the Industrial Revolution, economic power was mostly held by a small number of wealthy industrialists, many of whom were factory owners. As new mechanical engineering marvels, such as automation, became more advanced and commonplace, these titans of industry were able to capitalize on their newly-automated machinery and simultaneously...
Is Society Stagnating?
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We like to believe that with each passing generation, we as a society are progressing to advanced levels of intellectual and cultural enlightenment. It seems that the natural order of things dictates that human thought and activity should get better over time. Maybe this isn't always true, nor does it happen in an orderly and linear...
The Modern Mythos of the Eridanus Supervoid
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It’s the largest known structure in the universe. It baffles cosmologists and catches the imagination of quantum physicists. It defies known patterns and statistical probability. It may be the point at which another universe in the multiverse bumped into our own. And it’s a giant stretch of nothing. The Eridanus supervoid was discovered back...