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Month: March 2017

Simplicity

Simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Da Vinci Humans seem to be fascinated with simplicity. We widely believe that, even if sometimes we tend to complicate things, the most beautiful things and the most profound truths are simple. It is an age-old archetype. The rebel son leaving the house of his parents, seeking his own way. He builds a house of cards, tries new, complicated ways of living his live and chasing his dreams, only that in the end, in…

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Empiricism, rationalism… and bananas?

Empiricism, rationalism… and bananas?

“Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” – Thomas Carlyle Two years ago, I received a fir from a friend, to serve as a Christmas tree. It was a gift, and a very nice gift indeed. Tall, wide, leafy, with a sweet smell of freshly cut resin. It was actually the upper tip of a larger tree that was harvested for timber, so that gave me a moral respite for not having the tree…

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