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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.
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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The sixth and last post on the philosophy of death looks at the paradox or the absurdity of living at all, given that there is a death looming, and tries to find a sliver lining. Continue reading
The fifth post on the philosophy of death looks at another notion of continuity. Even for those who believe in no soul or god of any kind, the physical world is real and continuous. No sane person would think the world comes to an end with his death. Then again, nobody has accused me of sanity. Continue reading
What is soul, and why do we need one? Philosophy of death is surely incomplete without a discussion of this matter. Here is the fourth post in this series. Continue reading
The severity of a pain is not merely its intensity, but its duration as well. Given that death puts a definitive end to our worldly durations, how does it affect our notion of punishment commensurate with crime? Here is the third post on the philosophy of death.
This second post on my series on the philosophy of death deals with the connection between morality and death. Continue reading
I thought I would write a short piece on the philosophy death, but it turned out to be a fairly big essay. It was to be expected, I guess, for death is not an easy or simple topic. I will post my thoughts here in parts. The first part looks at the taboo nature of the topic of death. Continue reading
This concluding part of the philosophy of money (to appear as a column in the May issue of the Wilmott Magazine) shares my private disappointment that whatever I wrote up may not have been as original as I expected it to be. But the concept of money has been around for a long time now, so I should not dwell on it too much. Continue reading
Having looked at the how of money in the last post, here is the why of money in this third post in the my mini-series. Why do we want it so bad? Continue reading
This second post of the mini series based on my upcoming column in the Wilmott Magazine looks at how people make money in a scalable fashion. It was posted earlier in this blog. Continue reading
Here is another mini series of posts based on an upcoming column of mine in the Wilmott Magazine to appear in their May issue. I have posted similar ideas here before, but this series will put them together, hopefully as a cohesive whole. This first post of the series looks at the unphysical nature of money. Continue reading