The Difference Between The Spirit And The Soul

Spirit and soul are often used to refer to that non-tangible part of our consciousness that makes us who we are. There’s a difference, though—the soul is what all living things have that make us living, while the spirit is the consciousness that makes us who we are. On the religious side, there’s some overlap throughout the texts of the Bible, but in most cases the soul is with us while we’re alive, and the spirit is with us in life and in death—as long as we believe.

The Difference Between Colombia’s Many Rebel Groups

For over 50 years, the Colombian state has been locked in a deadly civil war with dozens of different leftist and paramilitary groups. Most prominent among these are the FARC: a terror organization that has repeatedly come close to overthrowing the government. But there are many more acronyms out there—from the AUC to the ELN and M19—all with different goals, agendas, and methods.

The Difference Between Hobos, Tramps And Bums

Hobo, tramp, and bum are all terms for a person who’s homeless and without a steady job. While most folks use these words interchangeably, there is a slight difference between the three—especially to those who live this lifestyle. To be precise, a hobo is someone who travels from place to place looking for work, a tramp is someone who travels but avoids work whenever possible, and a bum doesn’t care to work or travel.

The Different Types Of Shipwreck Material

Most people have heard of flotsam and jetsam when it comes to debris that’s floating in the ocean, but there’s also derelict and lagan. Jetsam is material that’s thrown off a ship intentionally, usually with the hope of making the vessel lighter. Flotsam refers to materials that are still floating in the ocean that came off a ship that sank. Derelict property is that which has been abandoned by its owners, while lagan has also been abandoned but precautions—such as buoying—have been taken in the hopes that the owners will be able to come back and reclaim their goods.

The Difference Between Mist, Fog, Smog, Haze And Vog

There are a lot of different names for that stuff that causes reduced visibility—and an agonizingly long commute—in the morning. Mist and fog are caused by water droplets in the air, and the only difference is how far you can see. Haze is the reflection of sunlight off air pollution, while smog is what happens when pollution causes low-lying ozone. And vog only happens when a nearby volcano is releasing sulfur dioxide into the air to react with what’s already there.

The Difference Between Occultism And Mysticism

Both practices involve the alleged ability of the human mind to reach out and experience that which is beyond our regularly experienced senses. Mysticism often exists within the context of organized, established religion, while the same religion condemns occultism. Occultism is an experience of conflict whereby the person practicing it is attempting to control something or learn something that they shouldn’t know, while those who practice mysticism are striving to exist in harmony and peace with the greater world.

Difference Between Schizophrenia And Split Personality Disorders

When schizophrenia is mentioned, it often goes along with ideas that a person’s hearing voices from their other personalities. The two disorders are completely different, though, with those suffering from schizophrenia prone to delusions, hallucinations, and difficulty in finishing complete thoughts and sentences. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) happens when more than one personality exists in the same person, usually without the person being aware of it. DID often begins when a child struggles to come to terms with some sort of trauma, while schizophrenia is thought (but not confirmed) to be a genetic disorder.

The Difference Between Being Anal-Retentive And Having OCD

We all know those people who need to have things just so. Their tendencies might be the target of jokes, but those with real obsessive-compulsive disorders can find that their need to have things just right or their need to repeat things over and over again can ruin their lives. When habits become time-consuming, cause a person mental or emotional distress because they can’t stop their thoughts, and when their compulsions—which they do in order to try to alleviate that distress—only make it worse, they’re not just being anal-retentive, and it’s no longer a cause for jokes.

The Different Kinds Of Darkness

Darkness is a funny thing, and we think we know what it really is … until we’re in a place that’s really, really dark. All kinds of things can impact darkness, from city lights to pollution to cloud cover. The Bortle Dark-Sky Scale allows observers to measure, on a scale from 1 to 9, just how dark their sky really is based on which stars you can see with the naked eye. Skies that are ranked at 1 are the darkest, with 9 being the skies with the most light pollution. Dark skies are vanishing so quickly, there are even groups started to preserve them.

How Science Discovered Different Types Of Blood

It’s fairly common knowledge that we have different blood types and that those blood types dictate what we need when it comes to a blood transfusion. The idea of different blood types was only confirmed in 1900 by Austrian Karl Landsteiner, although earlier doctors had their suspicions when human-to-human transfusions failed. Until then, the idea of giving blood transfusions was a complicated one, and it was even tried with animal blood, although it ended badly.