AutumnA stand of people
by an open
the heavy leaves
the cut and fill
for the new road
an old man
on his knees
reaps a basket-
matted grasses for
AutumnA stand of people
Our world is made out of words
Language is all around us. It is everywhere and in everything. It constructs our culture and makes us human beings. You could find it even in places where you wouldn't expect and that's natural because we understand the world's phenomena through it. We can see its patterns in each particular thing since our mind process information like that. And it is a handy thing. We communicate very complex ideas thanks to it. Today, we will take a look at the origins of one remarkably famous and somehow obscure word – metaphysics. Its power stays hidden behind the prefix meta-, which could be used with a multitude of words like meta-language, meta-text, meta-history, or as we can see from the most recent usage – meta-verse (the virtual universe).
Below you can see the extraordinary etymological story of the word meta-physics.
What is the true story of the Neanderthals?
While the jury is still out as to why the Neanderthal, an ancient ancestor of modern humans, became extinct about 40,000 years ago, it has long been assumed that it was because they possessed a low level of intelligence. Pioneering research is challenging this idea, uncovering evidence to suggest that our ancient cousins were in fact much more like us than we thought.
What happens with us after we die?
Certainly, the most puzzling question that teases our imagination is what happens with us after we die? Are we going to live forever as some kinds of conscious observers of the physical world? Or maybe we will be away just for a while before being thrown back in another body or even life form? Or maybe, gone forever? Well, people have always tried to dismantle the mystery of death and have always been in front of the same paradoxical situation. As far as we know, each person who lived on our planet at some point experienced death but no one has ever returned to disclose the truth about it. The most chilled-out standpoint about death is credited to Epicurus: "Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist." And yet, could you really go along with that?
Below you can take a look at a video where some of the brightest contemporary scientific minds share their views on the topic of death.
Hello, it's time to
Xavier Cortada launched his newest socially engaged art project, "HELLO," ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) on Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 2021 with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.