Tag: science

 

The COVID push

To be clear at the outset, I do not like the COVID-19 virus. It has caused a large number of deaths, chronic disabilities and economic chaos.  Technology & work Right – once that’s out of the way, what I will say is that COVID has pushed all sorts ofRead More

Are we alone in the universe?

Some big questions arise after reading an article in the Financial Times: Is Earth the only living planet? “Lisa Kaltenegger is among the scientists hoping to find evidence of life on worlds that orbit stars beyond our sun.”  – they say. Tough if anybody cannot access the article – andRead More

Why Star Trek Voyager?

Recently I’ve become re-addicted to Star Trek Voyager. In fact I had not seen Series 5 to 7 so it was just great to catch up. Voyager is like no other Star Trek spin off. Those who still recall and admire the original Star Trek and can’t unstick themselves fromRead More

Can ‘robots’ acquire human rights?

This issue is explored extensively in certain Sci-Fi movies – and immediately many will have clicked on some other link, ruled by System 1 thinking. Those blessed with an innate or acquired portion of System 2 thinking may stay on a bit longer. Sci-Fi is only a stage upon whichRead More

I’m from India – my head hurts

Human nature absolutely fascinates me!! As I have said in various ways before, we’re still ‘animals’ confused by the demands of a modern world requiring cognition. Some will get my drift by observing the following conversation – and others will argue blindly that it was a reasonable mistake to make.Read More

George Gamow–not forgotten

I just bought George Gamow’s book ‘One, Two, Three Infinity.’ I had been toying with the idea of buying this book for months. The book is/was important to me. At around the age of 12 – 17, I used to spend many hours after school reading and trying to understandRead More

The dance of the molecules. What is the song?

Facing the existential vacuum is not everybody’s cup of tea (especially on a Sunday morning, when this is written). Sure – most ‘normal’ people will be in a building designed for religious believers, learning how great God is and re-confirming ‘his’ goodness and purpose. Instead, my thoughts this morning doRead More

Wondrous little robots and larger sentient ones

You should see a set of photos below with what might at first glance appear to be dots. But as you look closer you should notice that they are tiny spiders. They were about 1mm across at the widest diameter. I call them robots – ‘bots’ for short – forRead More

Make your food stay longer..

I’m giving a few simple tips on making your cooked food last longer. Well no, you can’t eat it and have it – and this is not about eating more slowly. The short message is avoid as much as possible getting human spit or germs into your food. I’m notRead More

The definitive guide to achieving and maintaining insomnia!

Just follow this guide to the letter and you are bound to succeed in achieving and maintaining insomnia. I am so confident that my guide works that I’m backing it with a £1000 guarantee!! If you provide reliable video and audio evidence that you have tried all items on thisRead More

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