Category: Curiosity

Why We Must Remain Modern

The first mathematical models that were applied to the financial markets were crude models of what really happens. They were of little direct use for actual investors because they were too weak to make predictions....

A Gift from the Gods

Around 1400 BcE—about 3,400 years ago—a young Egyptian prince named Thutmose goes hunting one day in the hot desert on the Giza Plateau. Thutmose is the son of the pharaoh Amenhotep II, and his...

Dreams in Egypt

The Egyptians absorbed some of the Assyrian and Mesopotamian dream practices into their own culture. They considered dreams to be a “revelation of truth.” If a person was given instructions in a dream, he...

Dreams among the early hebrews

The early Hebrews placed a high value on dreams as real experiences of the direct voice of God. The Old Testament, or Torah, contains many examples of dreams and waking visions as primary ways that...