Joshua trees facing extinction: They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won’t survive much past this century. (1)
What does it matter? Trees are eternal. We die.
Worms live forever. The universe is Ephemeral.
The world doesn’t care for existence.
It is existence which cannot be without the cosmos!
Physicists are proposing a new model that could demonstrate the supremacy of quantum computers over classical supercomputers in solving optimization problems. They demonstrate that just a few quantum particles would be sufficient to solve the mathematically difficult N-queens problem in chess even for large chess boards. (1)
Solving problems with less.
Reaching at the end without leaving the beginning.
Dying before ever living.
That is the essence of life.
That there is no essence.
Look into the void. Rendering any problem meaningless.
Including life. The biggest problem of them all.
For in this perfect world you should know.
That everything which cannot be understood, should not…
Free Blogging Advice: Writing is hard. And easy. The goal of the Free Blogging Advice (FBA) series of short articles is to provide some free advice on… blogging! All you have to add is some time and effort. And love. Lots of love.
The world is split in two categories of people: Creators and consumers.
You chose to be the first. Good for you!
But now that you did, there comes the first big decision that you must make: What to write about?
There exist millions and millions of possible things that can be the subject of a good blog/ site. From philosophy to cooking, from military aviation up to jokes for atheism and religion. How do you choose?
The answer: You do not!
If you already have made up your mind to write (see Episode 1), it is most probable (almost certain actually) that you have already made that decision without knowing it!
Wanting to write is always accompanied by the urge to write about something specific. Do not try to analyze what will have the greatest potential for more readers, or what is more viral these days. Don’t lose time trying to figure out what subject is the most promising when it comes to attracting viewers in your site and do not spend time thinking what subject would be more amazing to show to your fiancé (or fiancée).
Creating content is all about you!
And your heart already knows what it loves.
Just stop thinking and listen to your self.
(I know what I like…)
This is your subject!
No matter how weird or niche this subject might be, the basic advantage is that it is what you like! And this makes it not only an excellent choice but also the only choice at hand! You can only sustain writing about what you really love. Anything else is just work. But with blogging you want to enjoy yourself! And what better way to do that than by writing about things you enjoy writing about? (Yes, this is a tautology and that is why it is true – read more Harmonia Philosophica about this)
And who knows…
You passion for what you love might one day convert that small blog into a multi-million dollar business.
(Although I would never recommend that, but we will speak more on that in another episode)
Atomic interactions in everyday solids and liquids are so complex that some of these materials’ properties continue to elude physicists’ understanding. Solving the problems mathematically is beyond the capabilities of modern computers, so scientists at Princeton University have turned to an unusual branch of geometry instead.
Researchers led by Andrew Houck, a professor of electrical engineering, have built an electronic array on a microchip that simulates particle interactions in a hyperbolic plane, a geometric surface in which space curves away from itself at every point. A hyperbolic plane is difficult to envision — the artist M.C. Escher used hyperbolic geometry in many of his mind-bending pieces — but is perfect for answering questions about particle interactions and other challenging mathematical questions. (1)
Draw a line on the paper.
Look at the circle on the sand.
A teardrop falling on water.
The moon circling the Earth.
A circle turning into a square.
Sun turning into darkness.
The ink is blurring now.
The line is fading.
And with strange aeons…
Even the paper will reduce into dust.
Your geometry will be lost. Along with everything reminding it. You will be alone at the end. And your tears will fall in the water. And they will create circles again. Don’t cry. Just take the pen. Don’t wander whether you can draw one on paper. You know you can…