A hostile continent 1.4 size of Europe. World's largest desert. Contains 90% of all ice, if melted would raise sea level 60m. Recorded Earth's coldest temp at -89°C. Population: 0. Scientists: 4000.
Midsummer nights. Northern Lights. Deep forests. Arctic winters. 100,000 lakes. Endless coastlines. IKEA. Volvo. Spotify. Skype. Nobel Prize. 400,000 Moose. 9.8 million people. "Just right".
Philosophy united in man's confusion in the face of a meaningless world. Søren Kierkegaard known to be first existentialist; "life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
Called "the father of modern philosophy," Descartes (1596-1650) was a polymath who made significant contributions in multiple fields. His most famous philosophical dictum is "I think, therefore I am."