Since the end of March, many countries apply summertime, a human invention. Some countries do not apply summertime (eg, Kenya). Our notion of time is directly related to the period that planet Earth needs for orbiting the Sun (ie, 365,256 days). Hence, any other planet must have a different notion of Time. Recently, I noticed an intriguing statement in a Nautilus...
26 May, 2022
A 2020 Science alert mentions a 2020 study published in the Frontiers of Physics mapping the "odd structural similarities between the human brain and the Universe". This is the most spectacular example of a recent concept that I call macro vs micro. To some extent, we may be living in a Droste-effect (eg, my 2021 blog). Recently, a strange thought entered my mind:...
3 Feb, 2022
Some people believe in reincarnation. I do not. In my view, it's mathematically impossible in case of a growing population. Things get complicated when you start adding restrictions on which births are reincarnations and which births are not. In such a case, the mathematics of reincarnation might work. According to Wikipedia the definition is as follows:...
17 Jan, 2022
Last Monday night, two peculiar thoughts entered my mind just before I dozed off: (i) how can the human notion of Time be relevant in the rest of the Universe? (ii) if our notion of Time is unequivocal then why have many calendars a different starting date? More and more, I'm wondering if Time is a separate dimension. Time is only relevant at a certain location, ie,...
31 Dec, 2021
There has been a draft diagram in my Notes for many months. It felt appropriate to wrap up this year by drafting a 2021 Framework of my various concepts. The diagram below includes nearly all concepts of myself and of others (ie, Faith-Hope-Love, Sumerian, Zoroastrianism). This is the result. My 2021 Conceptual Framework started with the 7 Belief systems (ie, 2015...
30 Nov, 2021
My title is my paraphrase of the 1932-33 Serenity Prayer (my 2019 blog): "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." "Faith is love" is my reference to one of the ancient Greek words for love: divine love or agape. It even touches upon the essence of the word Yahweh,...
- Loyalty, fidelity and principles
- The reverse currency wars have begun (Axios Macro)
- Fact check: did universal health care prevent corona deaths?
- Why do we have labour shortages?
- Identity vs Power: dialects
- Art vs Science
- Truth or dare?
- Collective vs individual behaviour
- Is Turkey more trouble to NATO than it is worth? (Economist)