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Category Archives: Science
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
If you consider yourself average, you are probably more attractive than you think you are. Here is why. Continue reading
Don’t answer that! I can tell you whether you believe in God or not. Continue reading
Take a quiz to see if you are an introvert or an extrovert – a techie or a manager. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Sofia Rasmussen exploring the ramifications of student loan burdens. Continue reading
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
This second post in my series on the superluminality observed (or suspected) at CERN looks at why we cannot accept it.
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.
Are our lives just moving along on their own preordained paths, while we, like the epiphenomenal froth, think that we have control and free will? Continue reading
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
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
What do we mean by rationality? Why do we think it is a good thing to be rational? Continue reading
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
Here is a concept of God that doesn’t violate the known principles of science, and should therefore be consistent with the so-called scientific worldview. Mind you, plausibility of the concept says nothing about its veracity; but it may say something about it being a delusion. Continue reading
An unreal review of the book The God Delusion. [...]The book gave me a strange feeling of dissatisfaction. You see, you may believe in God. Or you may not believe that there is a God. Or you may actively believe that there is no God. I fall in this the last category. But I still know that it is only my belief, and that thought fills me with a humility that I feel Dawkins lacks.[...] Continue reading
If hard work does not entitle us to fat bonuses, perhaps our “talent” does? This is the third in the series of posts based on an upcoming column of mine in the Wilmott Magazine. Continue reading
An unreal look at global warming. Are we a virus on the earth? And is the global warming a bout of fever? Published in the Singaporean newspaper, Today, on 1 Dec 2008. Continue reading