Democritus and logic

In this article we present and analyze in an original way two quotes from the ancient Greek Philosopher Democritus that refer to logic. Continue reading “Democritus and logic”

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed since the 20th century

The brain is a complex network containing billions of neurons, where each of these neurons communicates simultaneously with thousands of other via their synapses (links). However, the neuron actually collects its many synaptic incoming signals through several extremely long ramified “arms” only, called dendritic trees. Continue reading “The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed since the 20th century”

The History and Structure of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

A reference point in the typiko of Great Lent is the communion of the Presanctified Precious Gifts. The discordance between the festal and joyful nature of the celebration of the Divine Eucharist and the compunction of Great Lent makes it inappropriate to celebrate the bloodless sacrifice on fast days. And yet, the importance of Holy Communion for the spiritual struggle of the faithful has established participation in the Presanctified Gifts even on such days. Continue reading “The History and Structure of the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts”

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