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Happy Twentieth: Neural Pathways in Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura

Happy Twentieth to all the Epicureans everywhere! Today I will share a portion of the Lucretian text that explains the ancients’ conception of neural pathways, the modern confirmation of which sparked the emergence of the scientific field of neuroplasticity, or … Continue reading

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Parable of the Sower Book Review

“I’ll get to a place where water doesn’t cost more than food and where work brings a salary” I have not read dystopian science fiction in some time. I chose to read Parable of the Sower because the reviews had been … Continue reading

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The Re-discovery of the God of the Underworld

Pluto, the Roman god of death, has attracted much media attention in recent days now that the New Horizons mission will pass near this planetary system and take the most detailed photos never seen. New Horizons is on its way to … Continue reading

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The #Lucretius Meme Campaign

SocietyofEpicurus.com has published a series of memes based on Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things), the 1st-Century great Epicurean masterpiece which proposed natural explanations for things that inspired superstitious fear and awe in ancient man (like the … Continue reading

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On Neocles’ and Chaerestrate’s Son

The mother is always an important shaper of the character of a child, usually the most important instructor and moral exemplary. Frequently, contemplations of the moral character of personalities like Jesus and Krishna have focused on their upbringing and pasttimes as … Continue reading

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