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
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.
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?
Am I a simulation?
How do I know this is not dream? When I am dreaming, who is controlling the other people I may meet in my dream? Me?
We may be living in a simulation. In fact, it seems likely…
A question of method
A lot of people suffer from misconceptions. They have incorrect believes, they suffer the consequences of mistakes, waste time following paths in live that are unnecessary or follow other people who are not telling the truth. How do you know for yourself what you believe is true or not?