Category Archives: 21st Century

Racism in America


Racism arises from collective hate which resides on the dark side of the human character. Racism exists in human societies since the beginning of time, only in different forms and degrees. Some of the most infamous cases in modern history … Continue reading

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Peak Car and Peak Oil?


An interesting article in Fortune Magazine (June 2018) talks about the changing technologies resulting in the so-called peak horse, peak car and possibly peak oil. Before the dawn of the motor car, the horse was the beast of burden providing … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding


I have recently followed the pompous wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with interest. Like the other previous royal weddings, it gives the impression of a fairy tale that many people enjoy watching and silently wishing for themselves. It … Continue reading

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The Flat-Earth Concept


To see the round earth, there is no need to rocket out to space. You can see the earth’s curvature anywhere by looking out to sea, down from a hillside, or across a big flat plain. When you gaze at … Continue reading

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What Makes a Superpower (3)


Over the previous two centuries, we have seen the rise of three superpowers and two of them have already fallen. What made those two rise and fall? The British Empire and the Soviet Union have been discussed in Part One … Continue reading

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What Makes a Superpower (2)


Over the previous two centuries, we have seen the rise of three superpowers and two of them have already fallen today. What made them rise and fall? The British Empire has been discussed in Part One. Let’s now turn to … Continue reading

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The Electric Motor


The electric motor was invented in 1832 well before the gasoline engine in 1872, but the latter has gained predominance in the transportation sector. Why? Besides being simpler, smaller and lighter, the electric motor requires no supporting systems to operate … Continue reading

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