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Our intention is to provide some cognitive diversity to a world governed by monolithic, obscurantist and dogmatic thought. In this era where press freedoms are diminishing at a fast pace, where whistle-blowers are declared enemies of the State, and where most journalists have turned into advertisers or government propagandists, we believe it is important to expose ourselves to heterodox ideas.
Ideas, articles, videos or other content written, linked or referenced on this website should not be understood as being necessarily endorsed by its creators, authors or administrators. The nom de plume Icaros refers to Icarus’ long-forgotten twin, who unlike his brother does not suffer from the same hubris.
Our tagline, “the best antidote is the truth”, does not mean we claim to know it. We however believe that truth is liberating, whatever it may be. Being in love with the Truth involves being extremely humble; we know it exists, but we also know we can never perfectly understand nor phrase it. In other words knowledge is best defined as increased awareness of one’s own ignorance.
A hermetic parallel furthers this understanding: natural constants (such as Pi) all exist precisely in Nature; yet they are all irrational and/or transcendental, meaning we can never know or utter them completely. The scientist humbly tries approaching them, proposing approximations, even though he knows he’ll never actually touch them.
Arrogance and hubris are mutually exclusive from wisdom. Il Dottore, a very modern archetype despite its age, is the scientist’s and the philosopher’s antithesis. His inseparable friend Pantalone represents humanity’s eternal enemy: the barbarian who hides his predicament behind language and false wealth.
If you are offended by the words written on this website, here is a very original and exotic solution to your problem: don’t read them.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it (attributed to Aristotle)
If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed (attributed to Mark Twain)