A long time ago, the goal of science used to be philosophical. Over time it has become more practical. We have moved from trying to answer the question of the meaning of live or what the nature of God is to the most efficient way we can produce solar cells.
On the origin of Covid-19
Research piece on the origin of the Corona DNA sequence
When pressure builds over time, at some point, something breaks. When pressure builds along a fault line, at some point it releases an earthquake. The victims may be wondering “where did that suddenly come from?” Likewise, there are tensions building up in society today. Especially the growing gap between rich and poor. Will these erupt at some point? What are the causes and can we do something? Well, I believe we can.
This article has new idealistic/realistic ideas to get us to Utopia.
If you are interested in reality and scientific methodology, the story of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek is interesting. He discovered bacteria and sperm cells, amongst many other things. He did this using self made microscopes with superior lenses. But he never told anybody how he made the lenses. Recently, this was discovered…
In a closed system, entropy will maximise. A gas will spread over a larger space, a stone will evaporate etc. Living organisms, however, tend to grow: they will get more organised.
Money demand and interest rates
Interest rates are the price at which money can be borrowed. The amount of money on offer, the money supply, is important for the setting of this price. However, as in any market, demand is a crucial factor as well. What is money demand? ..and how does demand for money influence interest rates?
If wealth concentrates (and history has shown that it does) the pressure builds up over time. This can (and has) lead to many problems. What could be a remedy? Lets look at history and see if any working solutions have ever been tried. What might work and what would be fair…
Dr. House (from the Fox TV-series) has an amazingly good team process for doing scientific research! Let’s explore this process here…
Some musings on quantum theory then
One strange idea in quantum theory is that the behavior of particles can be dependent on whether they have been observed or not. Another one is that quantum theory allows communication faster than the speed of light, where Einstein assumed this would not be possible.
I forget… I forget…
We seem to remember very little. Are we thus forced to always live in the present?