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February 24, 2017

Seeing with "four eyes"

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Do you have special "double vision"? There is a small fish in Central and northern South America that has this ability. Our creator gave them large, protruding eyes that have an air lens on the upper side and a water lens on the lower side of the eye. Called "four eyes" by local people, when they swim along the surface of the water, they can see what is happening above the surface of the water, but at the same time watch what is happening under the water's surface. (more…)

February 17, 2017

What "way out" do we choose?

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You can learn about the character of people who are experiencing serious problems or difficulties. What do they do to cope with their situation – or flee from it? (more…)

February 10, 2017

Are there "trivial sins"?

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To answer this question, we need to look at "trivial offenses" as they are called ("Kavaliersdelikt" in German). A trivial offense is doing something that is actually against the law, but the person doing it does it anyway out of convenience or a personal sense of justice. Examples would be traffic violations, not paying your fare on public transportation and ignoring a copyright on a small scale by copying texts written by others. (more…)

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