This is a list of Wikipedia entries I find curious. No assumptions should be made about my point of view (or agreement or disagreement with any principle or viewpoint) based on what is listed here. These are simply things which I found particularly interesting for one reason or another.
- Kol Nidre - Aramaic declaration made on Yom Kippur, voiding mindless or compulsory/forced vows for the coming year.
- Tree Of Life (Kaballah) - Central symbol used in Jewish, Christian, and Hermetic Kabbalah/Qabalah/Cabala.
- Phlogiston Theory - A theory in the late 1600s and 1700s that a fire-like substance existed which was released during combustion and absorbed by plants.
- The Sceptical Chymist - Robert Boyle's 1661 book postulating that matter consisted of atoms and clusters of atoms in motion. Arguably a marker of the turning point between the alchemical age and the scientific one, in that it rejected the classical four element conception of the world.
- Overton Window - Describes the range of ideas tolerated in public discourse. The term is derived from its originator, Joseph P. Overton, a former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, who, in his description of his window, claimed that an idea's political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within the window, rather than on politicians' individual preferences.