In Part I we have established that “good” and “evil” are relative and judged individually by our own personal and cultural values. Hence, we found that we need to come up with general values that transcend culture, time and species to approximate a definition of “goodness” that is as universal as humanly possible. What I… Continue reading Good or Evil Part II: how to decide which is which?
I love philosophy, so I am delighted to give my opinion on this matter. This I will do in two parts, the first of which will handle the original question itself. By Hunefer – BD_Hunefer.jpg, Public Domain, Link From the beginning of recorded history and probably beyond we have asked the question of the nature… Continue reading Good or Evil Part I: who decides which is which?
In the previous parts of this series, we have talked about the fallout of the Corona pandemic. Now, it is time to look at how humanity can use this to its advantage. “Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.” Carl G. Jung What the founder of analytical psychology meant by this is that without… Continue reading The Corona Reset Part III: Might it even save humanity?
In Part I of the series we have talked about the economic collapse triggered by the Corona pandemic. Now we will expand on possible consequences for the global society. The pandemic will be gruesome and persistent, but the socio-economic fallout will not only outlast, but also outmatch it.  An exact prediction of what is… Continue reading The Corona Reset Part II: How will it affect society?
Over-expansion, internal struggle, decadence, epidemics and the migration period brought down the Western Roman Empire.  Is history bound to repeat itself? This series will explore what might happen in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and how it might affect us. It will start out pretty dark, but the picture will get brighter from… Continue reading The Corona Reset Part I: Has the Everything Bubble popped?
In this times of pandemic Social Distancing affects almost every aspect of our lives. Nothing in recorded human history can compare. How does it affect us? Humans are extremely social creatures, cooperation and communication deeply embedded in our genetics. Therefore, It comes as no surprise that many – especially the extroverted – suffer greatly from… Continue reading How do humans respond to Social Distancing?
This is an article that was bound to happen at some point (even if the question was probably not meant to be taken too seriously): which came first, the chicken or the egg? Many consider this age-old enigma to be impossible to answer. Those folks might be in for a surprise. By Paolo Neo –… Continue reading What came first: the chicken or the egg?
A friend of mine did ask me how someone might gloriously translate “area monitored by CCTV” into German as “Fern schuberwachte” as seen on the signboard in the image (we took the photograph together some years ago btw). If you might wonder: “schuberwachte” isn’t a thing, neither is it a German word. It is not… Continue reading Why do translation errors happen?
Welcome to my first English post! A friend did ask me why PI has infinite decimal digits. Behold, my answer. π (pi, about 3.14159) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference C to its diameter d, or π = C / d. By Kjoonlee, based on previous work by w:User:Papeschr – Own work, Public Domain,… Continue reading Why has PI infinite decimal digits?