Category Archives: Physics

Physics was my first love. This category contains the posts closest to my heart. Twenty years from now, if this blog survives, this category will probably hold my most enduring insights. And two hundred years from now, if I am remembered at all, it will be for these insights; not for the kind of person I am, the money I make, nor anything else. Only for my first and last love…

Pride and Pretention

On the dangers of achieving your goals. Continue reading

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Pursuit of Knowledge

What is your goal in life? What was mine? Continue reading

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Summing Up

A short series on my take-aways in life. Continue reading

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Why Do We Drink?

What is the relation between alcohol and superheroes? Here are some philosophical reasons to get drunk. Continue reading

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Seeing and Believing

How do you bend a spoon? You can, if you realize that there is no spoon. That there is no space and time. Continue reading

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Deferred Satisfaction

In a world gone hedonistic on us, is it wise to defer your satisfaction? What is the difference between pleasure and happiness? Continue reading

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My Life, My Way

Early retirement — wisdom or foolhardiness? You be the judge! Continue reading

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Rules of the Game

This is the introductory post on a short series on the rules of the games that people play, and where to look for predictability. Continue reading

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Everything and Nothing

If somebody asks you what you are, here is one way to answer. Continue reading

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Bye Bye Einstein

This last post in the series explains why I believe it is time to say goodbye to Einstein, and why I look forward to how our worldview develops in the light of this CERN discovery of material superluminality. Continue reading

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Why not Discard Special Relativity?

This second post in my series on the superluminality observed (or suspected) at CERN looks at why we cannot accept it.

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Faster than Light

When they discovered particles going faster than light at CERN, they didn’t want to believe themselves. They were practically begging the rest of the community to find a mistake in this discovery. Why would they do that? This post and its follow ups will try to shed some light on this strange lack of faith.

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What is Unreal Blog?

This post is an expanded version of a Web interview regarding my blog. It attempts to answer the question why I blog. And why one should take philosophy seriously. Seriously!

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A Parker Pen from Singapore

About a fifty-year old Parker pen that held an important lesson for me.

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The Unreal Universe

I recently made my first book available on Amazon. I thought I would post this article, which is a good summary of the book. This article was published in a magazine in Singapore. Continue reading

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Ghost of Gravity

Some beliefs are superstitions, while some others are scientific theories. What exactly is the difference between them? Let’s listen to what Pirsig has to say about it. Continue reading

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Only a Matter of Time

Here is an unreal look at the what and why of time. Why do we have a sense of time when none of our five senses can sense it? Continue reading

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Half a Bucket of Water

When philosophers look at anything, it becomes a bit technical. Their technical analysis may sound boring and irrelevant. Here is an attempt to tilt things in their favor. Continue reading

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On Rationality and Delusions

What do we mean by rationality? Why do we think it is a good thing to be rational? Continue reading

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Blind-Sight

Blind-sight is an interesting neurological syndrome, and a philosophical conundrum. It shows how we may have senses that we are not consciously aware of. If there are senses that we can be unaware of, how sure can we be of the “sensed”? Or of our “delusions”? Continue reading

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