The apple…

The apple.

A mysterious fruit, once symbolizing all fruits and being synonym to evil. Playing a significant role in many stories in the mythologies of many people and in Christianity as well. From the apples of Hesperides and the apple with which Paris started the Trojan War, to the apple for which the ghost of Aristotle talked about while dying, to the apple which made God cast us away from Paradise, to Newton’s apple and to the apple of Turing, to the apple used in folk proverbs, [1] [2] [3] the apple continues to try to remind us of something which we have forgotten.

But what could that be?

What do all these stories want to tell us exactly?

Apples are now the subject of genetic experiments. [4] And they seem to be the link between ancient fruits and modern fruits, carrying a larger genome than any other fruit. [5]

Only the fools read the myths as if they are fairy tales. We do not know when all these myths mean and what is it that the apply symbolizes, but that just means that we must intensify our efforts to remember what we have forgotten.

Keep searching.

I would already be dead…

if it wasn’t for the smell of that apple…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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