Category Archives: Opinion Piece

Behavioral Modernity in “The Croods”!

The way cavemen have been portrayed in film and the media is often full of stereotypes and was not made for intellectual enrichment, unfortunately. The Croods is a movie made in 2013 about a family of cavemen in a sort … Continue reading

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Neanderthal Nature Show!

I discovered this documentary a few years back, but never wrote about it. I like to watch it from time to time because I love the style they made it in. Unlike many documentaries, it is far from the dry … Continue reading

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The Crucifixion: Was Jesus the Victim?

(Please Note: This contains some theological arguments. While I try to stick to a strictly historical context, due to the nature of this topic, some theological points come into play. This does not mean that these are literal religious standpoints … Continue reading

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The Weird Side of the Stasi

The Stasi wasn’t fun and games certainly, but they did have an amusing side to their methods! One amusing thing was their disguises. They had informants and spied on everyone, but their disguises were a bit lacking… Yeah… No one … Continue reading

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The Lives of Others: The Stasi

In the German made film “The Lives of Others“, the powerful (and creepy!) role of the State Security, the┬áMinisterium f├╝r Staatssicherheit, or better known as the Stasi, is highlighted in great detail. They were like the gestapo of the Nazi … Continue reading

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(Not) Guilty by Association: The Wehrmacht

Unlike World War I, which is now seen as more of a pointless political folly, World War II is often thought of as a war against evil and hatred. Most infamously, the Nazi party is seen as the pinnacle of … Continue reading

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Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster

Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster is a history book written in more of a story form and introduced the concept of “horizontal history”. The book itself covers the various time periods in Augustus Caesar’s life not just detailing his … Continue reading

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