CYCLOPS – in Greek mythology the one-eyed giant living in the cave. The legends about one-eyed giants exist in many Nations. About Cyclops all basically know thanks to the immortal Homer’s “the Odyssey”, in which brave Greek sailors were trapped on a desert island, we decided to spend the night in the cave and as a result found themselves captured by a one-eyed giant-the Cyclops Polyphemus. The easiest, of course, would be to assume a one-eyed giant fiction rich imagination of ancient people, which Homer wrote down the verses.
However, it is still serious evidence for the existence of Cyclops was found. As believed by some modern researchers, the emergence of the legend of the Cyclops was able to contribute. archaeological error. Greeks could be found in some cave on the island of Sicily, the skull of a mammoth (which is still found in Siberia). Large opening of the nasal cavity in the center of the skull could be taken as a single large orbit of the eye, and the relatively small real eye orbit on the sides of the skull would quite not pay attention [“VAW” 1997, N 5]. Today, scientists have information that several thousand years ago around the Mediterranean was inhabited by dwarf elephants, the size of the “one-eyed” of skulls which exceeded several times the human.
How could things be, really? Imagine a Hellenic shepherd Continue reading
1. Taos hum
Some residents and visitors of the small town of Taos (new Mexico) for many years been annoyed and concerned about a mysterious and faint low sound of unknown origin.
It is strange that only two percent of the residents can hear that sound.
Some believe that his cause is unusual acoustics. Others suspect mass hysteria or some secret, perhaps, malice.
No matter how qualified the cause of the sound – psychological, natural phenomenon, mysterious – no one can give a scientific explanation of its origin.
For several decades people talk about the fact that in different parts of America they saw a strange humanoid creature, huge and hairy.
Eyewitnesses more than a thousand, but still not found any real trace of Bigfoot: no one shot him with a gun, nobody moved the car. Finally, none Continue reading
The philosophy of the ancient world
at the rate “PHILOSOPHY”.
Topic 2. “The philosophy of the Ancient world”
1. The doctrine of the cosmos and in man: the problem of existence. A consideration of the nature and
society in the philosophy of the Ancient world.
2. Plato, as the founder of objective idealism.
3. The formation of ancient dialectics.
… In order to understand
the modern state of thought,
the surest way to remember
how humanity came to him…
A. I. Herzen. Letters about the study of nature.
The development of theoretical thinking and the formation of philosophy
imagine a long process, the prerequisites of which may be found on
early stages of human society. Ancient philosophical systems,
trying to find an answer to the question of the origin, the essence of the world and places
the person in it, had a long prehistory, they appeared on
relatively advanced stage of class relations.
The emergence of philosophy is a natural result of the formation and
human development. The rudiments of philosophical ideas begin to appear in
the bowels of the mythological interpretation of reality, Continue reading