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A lot of essays and articles on the philosophy of exploration, research and development of things, a new branch of philosophy that seeks to understand these human activities.

Why A Labyrinth? - What are the reasons to build a stone maze carrying thousands of rocks from one place to another and forming walls with them? Madness? Art? Explorer´s spirit?

Progress or just change? - We should think again about our definition of what progress is because we might be having a simplistic view of things. Today we speak of progress in terms of economic growth, advances in science and technology but do these aspects of our existence define progress in its entirety or are they just discrete parts of it?

The Gamble Of The Conquistadores - The Spanish Conquistadores or conquerors are a prime example of what means betting your life to an idea: they literally abandoned the world they knew and their prior life in order to win a prize or die trying to.

The Atom Cracker - I am an atom cracker, and that's what I do all the time, I am afraid; I break apart atoms to look what is inside, and then I do the same with the remains over and over again. You cannot help me because if you open your heart to me I will probably crack it too because it is in my nature to rip the souls off bodies for the sake of truth, but everything - even nature - has an origin and a destiny.

The Reader Of Universes - I have books, lots of them, thousands, tens of thousands; I am obsessed with knowledge and wisdom and despite what you may think now, probably the first time you ever noticed my existence in life, I have read them one by one.

The Nanosecond Utopia - I know, the texts in this section are quite delirious and you may be asking yourself if I am gone fishing, but these pages are just mental exercises into randomness; nothing serious unless you want to find seriousness somewhere; I write things like this because writing is to dream, not in a metaphoric sense but a very real one, for when most people dream they toss into their minds, deluding their senses, quite a lot of mental relics restored into various degrees of deformity.

The Viscount Of Gea Cushamen - Lord Dunsany was right and so I did the same as he did once, only that I stayed in the realm of dreams of Cushamen and nothing else; this is my true, earthly dominion, you know, for I am the Viscount of Gea Cushamen, the keeper of the land of the mountains.

Aristocrats Or Commoners - In life we have a very simple choice to make: We can either choose to belong to aristocracy or commonality, to the best or to the hoi polloi of our days, and this doesn't depend on money, birthplace or skin colour but attitude and nothing else; this is so because aristocracy means "the government of the best", which ultimately, and even for the most powerful person on Earth, implies governing oneself with the best characteristics of your own personality.

The Sound Of Memories - When you are in the middle of some memorable activity like travelling abroad during adolescence or early adulthood, like in the context of cultural exchange programs, it is important to leave behind good memories for yourself and others.

The Morals Of Coleacanths And Opossums - Winning prizes, the lottery, finding gold or precious stones, exotic animals or uncovering mysteries are things that people often assume to be myths, but they can be quite real indeed.

Exploration, Occult Sciences And Ruins - Parapsychology and the arts of occultism have been assimilated into modern religions in a certain fashion; this transition and integration has not always been smooth, and there is a good example of that in Germany.

Science Or Scavenging? - The most extraordinary way to win the lottery - or something like that - is to find a new or valuable fossil from an unknown or barely studied species: A well-preserved dinosaur skull can easily command prices ranging into millions of euros, but that's not necessarily good for science.

Lessons From Karal (I) - The real estate business is probably one of the oldest in human existence and it is here to stay; regrettably, wars are here to stay too, most of the times provoked by territorial disputes despite that archaeology proved that things could have evolved otherwise.

Better A Nerd Than A Mediocre, Better An Aristocrat Than The Hoi Polloi - Artists, writers and adventurers of all kinds need time for their own, to create to explore and to discover.

An Objection To Those Who Object - Whenever something like our Blanco stone maze is revealed, the world is never short of those that begin criticising and to whom only one thing should be objected for the sake of brevity: Their uselessness.

The Story Of Captain Tarapow And His Icebreaker - April 2007: A fire develops on board the A.R.A. Almirante Irizar, a massive ship and the only icebreaker in the southern hemisphere; everyone abandons the vessel, except the captain; the ships seems to hang on, as well as the captain.

The Hortens, Their Flying Wing And The Law - History is the ultimate judge, even if you break the law or design weapons and military aircraft, as the Horten brothers did.

The Nature Of Gambling Is The Nature Of Humans - Within the context of our society many different forms of betting, gambling, bidding and winning prizes have evolved over time.

Writing Our Own Tales To Insure Our Future - There are some individuals who have a special talent for manipulating words and putting them into paper.

Adventure In Europe? That's Not Possible, Or Is Not Adventure! - Sorry, but that is not real adventure; if you visit Siberia, Mongolia, Patagonia, the Yukon or places like that you will get a taste of the real thing.

What Would Happen If We Find Life Outside Earth? - Some say that it could easily become the most important scientific event of all history but what kind of impact it could have on us?

The Gea Org - Know the investigations and developments of the Grupo Explorador Argentino (GEA), whose knowledge in the topics of expeditions, mountaineering, survival, first aid, science, technology, self-defense, organisation and leadership have made the existence of Andinia.com possible.

Faster Than Light? (I) - Some stupid ideas of the kind that sometimes we should ask ourselves about our universe.

Columbus and Neil Armstrong

How to find a living dinosaur

Ungrateful To Phoenicians - The countries that exist today in northern Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt have within their territories very significant archaeological and historical sites that tell a lot about the first cultures and civilisations that occupied the area long before the Christians or the Islam.

The Survival Weapons Of Survivalists - In our culture, and particularly in the United States, the idea of a survivalist is that of a person armed with an assault rifle and dressed with a fur hat a la David Crockett, but that is a false stereotype, far away from the truth.

Are We Going To Tear Other Planets Apart? - Space exploration by humans is still an incipient activity but we have to thing whether we will recklessly do to other planets the same that we did on our own, or are we going to be more careful.

Outdoors / Vehicles - A list of articles and advice pieces dealing with all kinds of vehicles: aircraft, vessels and land transport means for conventional, sporting as well as military use.

Survival / Survival Tales - Articles telling histories and tales about real survival experiences.

Research and development projects at The Gea Org - Some examples of research and development projects found within The Gea Organisation.

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