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Biological Weapons

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Prof. Camillo Di Cicco - University of Rome/Medicine, 110 e lode, M.D., University of Rome 'La Sapienza',1975. Dermatologist, 70 e lode. M.D., University of Rome 'La Sapienza, 1978

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"What is the meaning of our existence, what is the meaning of existence for all living beings in general? Knowing how to answer such a question means to have religious feelings. You will say, but then sense asking this question. I will respond: anyone who believes his own life and that of his fellows is meaningless is not only unfortunate, but hardly capable of living. " 

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Religion and Science (1930) (From the collection of lectures and essays, "The World as I See It").

"No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer." 

Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

"There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery."

Dengue fever has emerged as a worldwide problem only since the 1950s.

The name ‘dengue’ is thought to have origins in the Swahili language, “Ki-Dinga pepo” used to describe a dengue-like illness reported in Africa during the 19th century.

The Dengue is cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics.

Thomas Sydenham (September 10, 1624 – December 29, 1689) was an English physician. Called "father of English medicine" or "English Hippocrates," told this quote:

"Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium."

In 1457 B.C. at Megiddo, named in the Bible Derekh Hayam (Hebrew: דרך הים), was fought the first battle remembered by military history.

The Hurrians (also Khurrites; cuneiform Ḫu-ur-ri ) were a people of the Ancient Near East, who lived in northern Mesopotamia and areas to the immediate east and west, beginning approximately 2500 BC.
Prof. Anne Kilmer ( professor of Assyriology, University of California, and a curator at the Lowie Museum of Anthropology at Berkeley) transcribed one of the oldest known pieces of music notation in the world.
Clay tablets relating to music, containing the cuneiform signs of the "Hurrian" language, had been excavated in the early 1950s at the Syrian city of ancient Ugarit in what is now modern Ras Shamra.