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When was nicotine identified as an addictive substance?

It is a blunder, but there is a saving grace to it, even two. Nicotiana is the Latin name of tobacco, and it was in use as early as 16th century, and not just by botanists. Moreover, for the first 50 ...
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When did the idea of thoughts occuring in the human head originate?

We should note that the underlying evidence behind the spiced up modern titles like "seat of the mind, "seat of intelligence", etc., is generally very obscure, and Wikipedia's phrasing is copied ...
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When was nicotine identified as an addictive substance?

According to discover magazine: Tobacco kills hundreds of thousands of people every year but the addictive substance has a complex history. For many Native Americans tobacco has been ritually for ...
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What is a vortex?

As far as I remember, there was some explanation in 'The History of the theories of aether and electricity", Vol. 1.
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Harm of nature vs nurture debate?

No, at least not in the academic sector. It it now commonly held knowledge that it is not one or the other, but the interaction between nature and nurture that shapes an individual. The "debate" ...
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