Antibiotics

Louis Pasteur is one of the fathers of the germ-based illness theory. He had probably inspired Alexander Fleming . When Fleming was working on penicillin, the theories on bacteria not developing in sterile environments or the fact they are linked to illnesses was more or less a fact. Still it took quite a few years between 1928, when penicillin was discovered and 1942, when it was started … Continue reading Antibiotics

Reality

Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar. By Nietzsche We are all living in a very peculiar world. The world where making things work faster, having us to do less work, having more and … Continue reading Reality

Ignorance

An interesting link between Christianity and the world of The Machine. This might sound a bit geeky, occult and sect-like even. If you think about it, this is the European legacy. We rarely want to look back into polytheistic times, where even Genghis or Romans had allowed other people to keep at least scraps of their culture. And they loved ritual space (a space of … Continue reading Ignorance