Category Archives: Science

My thoughts on non-physics sciences — like evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience etc.

Autism and Genius

There is a only a fine line separating insanity from true genius. Why is that? Here is a possible answer. 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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Average Beauty

If you consider yourself average, you are probably more attractive than you think you are. Here is why. Continue reading

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Do You Believe in God?

Don’t answer that! I can tell you whether you believe in God or not. Continue reading

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Are You an Introvert?

Take a quiz to see if you are an introvert or an extrovert – a techie or a manager. Continue reading

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The Student Debt Crisis

This is a guest post by Sofia Rasmussen exploring the ramifications of student loan burdens. 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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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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Free Will — An Illusion?

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

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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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A Plausible God

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

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The God Delusion

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

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Talent and Intelligence

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

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Change the Facts

Of truth and beauty — in physics and philosophy Continue reading

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Global Warming and the Flu

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

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