When we recall names and events in history, the associated dates and years are not always very precise, especially when dealing with the ancient world. Aside from the multiplicity of eras and calendars and changes in these, not all ancients kept log books and precise notes. Even if they did, few  of those have survived. […]

To The Reader

Dear Readers I see you come from close and distant lands , From continents across the seas, From places speaking different tongues And viewing the world differently. I trust you like some of these posts, Others perhaps you care not for, Some you may very much like, And others may strike you as really bad. This […]

ALBERT HOFMANN (1906 – 2008)

Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, and alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such experiences can be as light and fleeting as breath of air, or it can imprint itself deeply upon our minds.                                             – Albert Hofmann Many things […]


… When Euclid stated the fifth postulate, he stood at the parting of the ways. There is nothing comparable to it in the whole history of science.     – George Sarton                             Science is an effort to comprehend the world in rational terms. Rationality refers […]