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Think – Today: What Makes Something Alive?

by Anura Guruge


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animateNot the ‘meaning of life’ but ‘what is it that causes life’? Inanimate objects do not have life, animate objects do. What is that that creates that life? What makes something ‘ALIVE’?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “When Did Today’s Playing Cards Make An Appearance” — playing cards, though not resembling what we play with today, have been documented as having been present in China in the 9th century. Cards were known to have been in use in Europe five centuries later. Cards of the form we now know them are believed to have originated in 1693.


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Think – Today: When Did Today’s Playing Cards (Deck Of Cards) Make An Appearance?

by Anura Guruge


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deck-of-cardsWe are all familiar with them. Most houses typically have at least one deck of cards lying around. So, when did playing cards, we we know of them now. make an appearance? Was it a very long time ago or was it more recent?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Name Of The Donkey In The Nativity Of Jesus” — only two of the synoptic gospels talk about the nativity, these being Luke and Matthew. Neither mention a donkey, either in the manger or as having been ridden by Mary on the long, arduous trip. That trip on a donkey is only mentioned in the ‘Gospel of James‘, an apocryphal Gospel. But, there is no name mentioned. ‘Nestor’, the donkey, was a 1977 Hollywood creation.


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