Science

This chapter is aimed at further exciting you about yourself and, through your example, at exciting those around you, especially your family members, about being a human being and being alive. I want to interest you in learning more about how your various parts work, and...

In the third century BC, the famous Greek mathematician Archimedes issued a challenge to the Alexandrian mathematicians, headed by Eratosthenes. Written in the form of an epigram, Archimedes's challenge begins thus: "Compute, o friend, the number of oxen of the Sun, giving thy mind thereto, if...

Well, no, there is nothing about us that can escape the norms of nature. If something in us could infringe the laws of nature we would have discovered it by now. There is nothing in us in violation of the natural behaviour of things. The...

What role do we have as human beings who perceive, make decisions, laugh and cry, in this great fresco of the world as depicted by contemporary physics? If the world is a swarm of ephemeral quanta of space and matter, a great jigsaw puzzle of...

Quantum mechanics is the theory that describes the workings of the microscopic world—by which I do not mean the tiny world only visible under a microscope, but rather the far, far tinier world of atoms and molecules and the subatomic particles (the electrons, protons, and...

With greater longevity, the quest to avoid the infirmities of aging is more urgent than ever. Coughlin hates what he calls “the narrative,” according to which new tech appeals to newer people. “There’s no reason for this enormous prejudice in favor of youthfulness in Silicon Valley...

With greater longevity, the quest to avoid the infirmities of aging is more urgent than ever. Aging, like bankruptcy in Hemingway’s description, happens two ways, slowly and then all at once. The slow way is the familiar one: decades pass with little sense of internal change,...

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  • And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by THOSE WHO COULD NOT HEAR THE MUSIC ...

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  • Life is so unpredictable that anything is possible .

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  • I LIVE IN MY DREAMS . Other people live in dreams , but not in their own . That's the difference .

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  • All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time .

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  • Medicine heals deseases of the body wisdom frees the soul from passions .

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  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop .

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  • A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books .

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  • Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be WHAT WE KNOW WE COULD BE .

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  • The bee discovers amid the most pungent flowers and the roughest thorns the smoothest and most palatable honey .

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  • Without joy in our heart , our progress in life is slow and uninteresting .

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