Photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arun-d/ The most fascinating thing about nature is not how the human body is constructed by laws of physics. But it is how the physical reality is structured by biology of human mind. Time is the most intriguing concept constructed by human mind. It is the framework over which we experience change and… Continue reading Time
The foundations of geometry have a physical significanceEinstein Photo credit: Hernan Pinera; www.flickr.com/photos/hernanpc During my high school days as I was learning to do trigonometry a question always bothered me. What prompted us to ‘create’ trigonometry? For that matter, even calculus and statistics, how did we end up creating these mathematical techniques? I have a liking… Continue reading Ramasamy’s Calculus
Photo credit - https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelpaul/ Life is a molecular dance that exists between the stillness of cold and the randomness of heat Life’s intricate structure has a vulnerable existence in the midst of molecular storm of heat. Cells can survive, function, and replicate only within a narrow range of temperatures. They die if exposed to high… Continue reading Molecular Dance
Photo credit: Hernán Piñera; https://www.flickr.com/photos/hernanpc/ What steers my mind to make me believe that there is a right and a wrong? How do I develop a liking for one thing and an aversion to the other? Sometimes, I am even fooled to strongly believe that there is an universal ‘right’ path for me, for my… Continue reading What Steers My Mind?
The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge itLudwig Von Mises Photo credit: Mark Chadwick - http://www.markchadwick.co.uk/ The phrase “herd immunity” has acquired such a negative connotation that it has become almost impossible to look at it objectively. Let’s try to get to the very bottom of it… Continue reading What the herd!
Photo credit - Richard Ricciardi - https://www.flickr.com/photos/ricricciardi/23513339926/ Primary concepts and constructed reality What is a person, but a collection of choices. Where do those choices come from? Do I have a choice? Were any of these choices ever truly mine to begin with?Westworld A living organism by using its sense organs captures a portion of… Continue reading Wisdom and Confusion
Life is interposed between two energy levels of an electronAlbert Gyorgyi Photo by Mike - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjfrig/9560558346/ These words of Albert Gyorgyi are so profound that it can provoke an intense curiosity and fertile imagination. Flow of energy defines life and it was present in living organisms even before the birth of genetic molecules. It is… Continue reading A 100 Watt Dream
Aging is a gradual phenotypic change due to progressive drift in the epigenetic knowledge. It is an outward expression of an ongoing mortal combat between the laws of physics and biological organizations. Physical laws are unyielding in nature and gets an unswerving universal obedience. Knowledge is biology's strength. During the growth phase of life, the tiny molecular machines extract order from molecular storm(heat) and the organism grows in size. During the aging phase, the chaos eventually consumes the order.
What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories. There's nothing more powerful than a good story. Season 8, Game of Thrones. Mother Nature! What exactly is this ‘Nature’? She is associated with all favorable adjectives - beautiful, peaceful, spectacular, heavenly and motherly. Collectively we have decided to define nature as everything that is not a product… Continue reading You, Me and Stories
Life is a little electric currentMae-Wan Ho Few years ago I did a presentation about the concept of brain death. At the end of the session a member in the audience asked me "what is the time of death?" She wanted to know the time that should be documented as the time of death in… Continue reading Biothermodynamics