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Saving the Worst for First: Newspaper Chronicles

I don’t know if you read newspapers but the latest headlines just got me irked if not disgusted. All the gossip, political gruel and damsels gyrating what their mama gave them occupy the front page of the newspapers. Thought provoking and incisive articles are relegated to tiny columns on the side pages engulfed in a miasma of ...

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I am no Celebrity

Society loves super heroes, people who set themselves apart from the masses by shear use of brains, muscles or just luck. However, the race to the top is normally murky, you either screw someone or you are screwed, good boys always finish last. Its end justifies the means conundrum where diligent work doesn’t pay it ...

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I Doubt Reality

In the 14th century, South America inhabitants observed a correspondence between that the lunar cycle and the farming seasons. The full moon coincided with the harvesting period and they christened it God of harvest, then a problem occurred. As the moon changed its phase from full moon through gibbous to crescent the locals thought a ...

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Embracing Stupidity

No one has ever made discoveries through the process of rational thinking; our neurons are wired to be non-interesting while we struggle to rationalize decisions. In 1850 French inventor, Eduardo Leon Scott de Martinville designed a machine that used a horn and a stylus modeled on the human ear to pick up vibrations from the ...

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The Year that was 2012

Take your time to read the stats you helped generate for this blog in 2012, the same year it was started. See you in 2013, happy reading Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it ...

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Life at the Edge of Chaos

The Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno postulated that happiness is not a proper goal for humans, when subjected to happiness man does not strive for prosperity he becomes complacent. Well, I concur and Nassim Taleb (author of the best selling philosophical and economic handbook ‘The Black Swan) agrees with the concept too. In his latest book, ...

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The Role of Stupidity in Elections

Whoever wins an election is either smart, lucky or a fraud, the first two hold for developed countries while the combination of the last two hold true for third world countries. In the elements of luck lies the voter who cares not on the ration of their decision, after all it’s never that serious and ...

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