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Short Answer: We would be proud flat earthers; Long Answer: Science without Bible would be baseless

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About 2000 years ago, in a province far across in the Middle East, a man emerged with a message that would influence the next centuries and would radically change the course of world events and redefine the lives of billions of people.

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion centred on the teachings of Jesus Christ, a messenger from God. The Holy Book followed is the Bible, now having various interpretations carried out by religious scholars. Christianity was once a sect of Judaism. It is the world’s largest religion forming a majority in 157 countries. …

He owes credit to his father, King Philip II of Macedon

Alexander the great is unquestionably one of the most famous military commanders in the world.

He conquered the world known at his time by the age of 32. The military forces of the Kingdom of Macedon were the most powerful, advanced and most organized armies of their time. Defeat was a word unknown to them.

But most part of the credit goes to the father of Alexander, King Philip II of Macedon. Macedon, at the time before Philip II, became the King was regarded as a second-rate power.

It had almost no importance in Greek politics which, at that time…

The strangest soldier of WWII

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Far across in Scotland, there is a statue of a bear holding an artillery shell, standing upright on two legs, commemorating one of WWII’s most unusual soldier.

Wojtek means “Happy Warrior” and he really was a happy, joyous soldier bear, a great friend of Polish soldiers, an assistant in the army and a coffee-lover.

All Alone in a Land Faraway

An Iranian boy had found a bear cub whose mother had been shot by hunters. The boy with the bear was headed to a railroad station in Hamadan, Iran from where Polish II Corps soldiers and civilians refugees were passing by.

It was on 8 April…

It Happens Today Too And No One Stops It!

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The average size of a woman’s feet in the UK is 9.6 inches and the size of a foot-bound Chinese woman is less than 3 inches.

We all are parts of various cultures that either we were brought up in or adopted later in our lives by getting inspired. Cultures are beautiful but like the two sides of a coin, they have their bad aspects too. They can pave your pathway to your destination so that you don't face any unnecessary hurdles and they can even make your life miserable and in some cases — lame and immobile.

This was…

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” — Paul J. Meyer

Notion-The All-in-One Workspace

“Notion’s ease of use is one of its hallmarks. It helps you visually navigate content and remember where something is.” — Marie Szuts, Head of People Ops, Figma

Do you have Saved Pins for planning in your aesthetic Pinterest that is truly a lazy man’s daydream? Do you struggle with keeping up with the spectacular ideas that you have in your brain, in one place, to use later on? Or do you have many different apps for different purposes, one for note-taking, the other for habit-tracking, another for the daily to-do list?

If the answer is yes to these questions…

So that you will wish your Mother her day with a whole new perspective

Hermoine went out of her bedroom heartbroken because she had put a forgetting spell on her parents, to make them forget her so that they won't get killed by death eaters, while protecting her.

As she was walking to the front door, she glanced at everything in the house, it was her last day here. She wanted to absorb all the memories of the beautiful parents that she had.

She looked at the kitchen table, everything was set in its place, she looked at her bookshelf, her parent's gifts to her. …

Nefertiti: a beautiful woman has come

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The bust of Nefertiti is celebrated all over the world as a symbol of stunning feminine beauty. She was also a symbol of power. But was it her beauty that rose her to power or power that made her symbolic to beauty?

Nefertiti was the wife of the Pharaoh Amenhotep, a priestess, goddesses and later a Pharaoh herself. She is one of the most fascinating Egyptian rulers in history. Having a powerful influence over the Egyptian reign, she, along with her husband remodeled the religion of ancient Egypt therefore changing the laws of the region.

Despite the fact that her…

“Myths must be kept alive.” — Joseph Campbell

Have you wondered why women couldn't vote back in the old days? Or why a black cat crossing your path brings bad luck? Or, do you wonder who the first woman was? How would the world be if there was no Pandora, no evils, right?

The answers to these question are found in myths we all read in our childhood. But, as an adult now, all I can remember from those myths is just the basic story — Pandora opening a box spreads evils. Not more. But they have some meanings beyond our childhood.

Here are four mythological stories that…

#2: Her Astounding Beauty Is Just a Myth

Cleopatra, the VII

“I will not be triumphed over.” — Cleopatra

Even though the world has had many Queens and many other famous women, but Cleopatra triumphs over almost all of them including triumphing over Egypt. It has been about 2,000 years since her death but her fame has seen no dark day. She is known for her beauty, intelligence, wit and her reign was full of story and drama.

But there are many lies also that we believe in. Here is a list of some of the lies that we always believed to be true:

Lie# 1: Egyptian Ethnicity

It is very easy to imagine her…

An open letter to all feminists

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Two weeks have passed since the celebration of the world-wide day “Women’s Day”. Like every year, I question my beliefs and search for answers to them. I am quite an open-minded person but when it comes to hot topics like; should I take Meghan’s side or Kate’s, should I write every day on Medium or thrice a week, and whether I believe in feminism, my brain ceases to give an accurate answer. But there is one thing that I know for sure; that I am not a feminist, but I am not an Anti-Feminist either.

One of the main reasons…

Aima Tariq

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