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Fatality of human potentiality

Have you ever pondered on how historical events seem to unfold through unfortunate circumstance, chance reputation and right person-in the right moment-at the right time? Connecting the dots can be fun, aggravating, mind-bending and scary. Here are just some of the things that clouded my brain recently: One of the most famous ancient findings establishing […]

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Did we forget about conscious living?

On the occassion of a favoured foodie place releasing helium balloons in the middle of an island, surrounded by wet wet sea, as part of a marketing promo, it may be time for an updated collection of tips on how to live on the planet while trying not to kill it (that is, us). Also, […]

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In science we trust?

This would’ve been a post on the irony of big money coercing the scientific world into bogus claims, like how facebook can be used to study human relationships; a mildly false allegation, compared to what exists out there when you type “fraud science” into google. Turns out, there’s Big Tobacco, Big Carbon, the Big Four, […]

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Problems of the majority

MORTALITY AND EQUITY IN OUR HOMES. It’s almost August and it’s already too hot to be a human in the streets of Nicosia, the easternmost island of the Mediterranean, currently on the verge of desertification. For the past few years, temperatures have been scaling to over 40 degrees (Celsius) regularly during the summer months. Even […]

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Didn’t get the memo

Although time is relative and we are living on a pale blue dot and nothing we individually do matters in the grant scheme of things, time has taken an entire new meaning in our vocabularies since 2020. Yes this is another covid-related post. Yes we’re still on this page, on a slightly different narrative. Stolen […]

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Staying (ir)relevant

For the past several million years, planet earth has been playing host to a special kind of parasite. To make things easier, let’s say it’s a he/she, his name is Steven and he transcends time and space. Steven started out humbly, just a hominin going about her business collecting fruit from the ground, favouring those […]

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COP OUT

Hundreds of world leaders and their proxies have boarded their private jets and gathered in Glasgow to discuss…..THE CLIMATE CRISIS. Their private airplanes are rumored to be fuelled by Greta’s hopes and dreams, making this the first ever carbon neutral assembly. Leaders from around the world have already pledged to numerous obligations aiming to mitigate […]

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Normalizations

The Covid-19 pandemic has a mortality burden of almost 5 million people, between January 2020 and October 2021. That is a huge number of human lives to be lost, can’t argue with that. But if we consider the wider context, we may view this number in a different way. For example, more than 220 million […]

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Darwin’s privilege

He was unqualified. He enjoyed his father’s good reputation and influence in the elite of England, and was accepted in reputable universities to study medicine and theology, but did neither. Both topics were his father’s choices, and being privileged enough, he had the opportunity to quit them without repercussions, while indulging in his own passions. […]

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A series of unfortunate events on account of climate change

It’s one of the most common phrases of the 21st century, with scientists having warned us about it way before that. With each new publication from the IPCC, from the First assessment report, to the most recent one, the volume of alarm bells keep increasing. The wording itself has changed, becoming more and more intense […]