THE REAL VALUE OF MONEY

Money represents energy. Dealers would like you to believe otherwise. That is how they make their profits. Catch-phrases like ‘market-forces’, buying trends, hedge-funds, consumer confidence are all designed to give the money lender an air of authority. So you don’t question the very nature of the whole financial system. But the catastrophic economic mess the …

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Wisdom and Technology

Technology, the fusing of science and commerce, has probably been the single greatest contributor to shaping the modern philosophy. We cannot hide from the fact that the development of technology was driven by mechanization, mass-production and there-after big business. This is causing an ever-widening split between knowledge and wisdom. Even today there is a belief that a knowledge-driven economy is more powerful …

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Let’s start a new phrase…

The simplest solution/explanation is usually the correct one. This has a term called Ocham's Razor. I'm nominating a new term. It's "Bird O'Donnell". See, it needs to fit the concept of simplicity. Occam's Razor is so convoluted as to appear to be the exact opposite. Ockham is not a person. It was a place the philosopher William (Franciscan priest …

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The Speed of Light

It was not until man began to explore the universe with telescopes that he began to consider the question of the speed of light. In the early seventeenth century, the famous Italian scientist, Galileo, first attempted to measure the speed of light, unsuccessfully. But, about fifty years later, the Danish astronomer, Ole Römer, in 1676, measured the speed of light by …

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