Tag Archives: Physics

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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My Life, My Way

Early retirement — wisdom or foolhardiness? You be the judge! 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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Modeling the Models

Mathematical finance is built on a couple of assumptions. The most fundamental of them is the one on market efficiency. Is it wise to trust this assumption? Are there limits to it? Are we operating at the right scale to ignore the shakiness of the market efficiency assumption? 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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The Unreal Universe – Reviewed

This post is a collection of reviews of my first book The Unreal Universe. As I’m beginning to work on my second book (Principles of Quantitative Development, commissioned by Wiley-Finance), I felt that these thoughts on my first book might be of interest to some of you. Continue reading

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The Big Bang Theory – Part II

This post is a continuation of my earlier musings on the Big Bang theory. This one looks at the foundational assumptions of quantum gravity. In management speak, it is a high level overview, which sounds like I understand it. In a physicist’s lingo, it is merely a layman description or a hand-waving argument. In other words, the management types out there may like it better than the smart ones. You be the judge! Continue reading

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Chaos and Uncertainty

This article appeared in the Wilmott Magazine in Jan 2009, and talks not quite about the chaos and uncertainty of the last few months in finance industry can be summarized in two words. It is more about the physics concepts bearing the same names, and how they can be applied to the turmoil in the financial and economic world. Continue reading

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What is Space?

This post examines the realness of our space perception. (Why did you think this blog was called Unreal?) Continue reading

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Light Travel Time Effects and Cosmological Features

This unpublished article is a sequel to my earlier paper (also posted as Are Radio Sources and Gamma Ray Bursts Luminal Booms?). This blog version contains the abstract, introduction and conclusions. The full version of the article is available as a PDF file. Continue reading

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