Category Archives: Science/Technology

Natural vs Human Laws


There exist two kinds of laws: the laws of nature and the laws of humans. The former have been operating since the beginning of time. They govern the functioning of all non-living things not only on Earth but in the … 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 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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Compassion For Others


“Survival of the fittest” neatly defines the natural selection process showing how species evolve and procreate. In the ocean, big fish eat small fish. On land, the strong bully and consume the weak. You may wonder, in this cruel world … Continue reading

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European Colonization


Throughout human history, it’s always the few who rule the many in a pyramid structure. European colonization whose heydays lasted for around two centuries until the end of World War II presents an interesting feature — a small minority of … 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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What Causes Job Loss?


Job loss is a problem for developed countries, especially lower-tech and lower-wage jobs. The following factors are in play for many decades now: Developed countries derive their strength and progress from technology and automation, which unfortunately make many jobs obsolete … Continue reading

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