Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of science. Galileo is known for his many contributions to the fields of observational astronomy and the scientific method, as well as his support for the Copernican heliocentric model of the solar… Read More Galileo Galilei – A great example of narrow-mindedness stifling genius
Introduction As a youth the Greek myths and especially philosophers helped me to understand a growing perception that there’s more to this life than meets the eye. I recall imagining Plato’s archetypes along with Olympus and the powers said to reside there, even when I knew practically nothing about the deep reservoir of Greek myth… Read More Hephaestus – A Greek god with the Roman counterpart of Vulcan
I switched over to Linux again, so this morning was playing around trying to get a screen recorder to work when I stumbled on this at CBC. I am so tired of Trudeau’s fluffy talk that I just had to call in the Great Gazoo to help me out!
The internet (a.k.a. WWW, world wide web, the web, the net, online) changes so fast that every time I return to update this Think Free entry it seems hopelessly dated. First developed by the USA military in response to the Russian Sputnik satellite of 1957, the web came to maturity in the 1990s but free… Read More Opinion | The Internet – From Shootout at the O.K. Corral to Putin’s nightmare, it just keeps coming
Source: SNC-Lavalin affair – Wikipedia Opinion: Here’s a juicy little story going back about 3 years. Most international readers will probably not know about this aspect of Trudeau’s track record. In essence, he says he loves Indigenous peoples and women but when one of same (Jody Wilson-Raybould) becomes problematic with regard to his alleged corruption,… Read More SNC-Lavalin affair – Wikipedia | Opinion
Watch France 24 Live Source: Watch France 24 Live – France 24 A refreshing change from all the US hogwash, Canadian sterility and BBC self-righteousness. Just saw a good live interview with Joanna Chiu who outlines the importance of separating the Chinese people from the Chinese State. I must admit, however, I did think while… Read More Watch France 24 Live – France 24 – A refreshing change… | Opinion
Id [das Es (German) translated to the id (Latin); the “it” (English)] In Sigmund Freud‘s psychoanalysis, the id is a supposedly instinctual reservoir of disordered unconscious drives – a “cauldron full of seething excitations” – present at birth. Freud says that the id abides by the pleasure principle and places continual demands on the ego… Read More The Id – Life, death and sex all wrapped into one needy impulse
Mervyn King questions theory that ‘inflation will remain low because we say it will’ Source: Central banks have ‘King Canute’ theory of inflation, says former governor | Mervyn King | The Guardian Opinion: Ha ha. For those unfamiliar with the story of King Canute (or Cnut), he was the powerful and often ruthless 11th century… Read More Central banks have ‘King Canute’ theory of inflation, says former governor | Mervyn King | The Guardian | Opinion & Humor
The Problem? https://www.tumblr.com/eptoday/661861895307968512/is-university-a-waste-of-time-these-days-find-out The Answer? https://www.tumblr.com/eptoday/661862135623712768/higher-education-needs-a-more-holistic-approach My Indian M.A. at Santiniketan, W. Bengal certainly fit into a ‘holistic’ model and my undergrad coursework choices in Canada were also headed that way. Maybe I got shot down by an authoritarian and incompetent professor at the Ph.D. level but I am glad I took the courses I… Read More Academia – The Problem And The Answer?
It comes after 500 officers raided the paper and froze HK$18m worth of assets linked to the company. Source: Apple Daily: HK pro-democracy paper says it will decide closure by Friday – BBC News Opinion: Charming place, that communist China. Could you imagine if that were your country? You blog something ‘wrong’ and suddenly you’re… Read More Apple Daily: HK pro-democracy paper says it will decide closure by Friday – BBC News | Opinion