Animals and insects eat plants or other animals & insects to live. But are you aware that, with a few exceptions, plants do not eat other plants, animals or insects to live? In general, plants survive by processing the energy they collect from the sun through photosynthesis, the carbon dioxide they get from the air, … Continue reading Part 8: Setting up the spring
I would like to elaborate on what I’ve been meaning to say. Let’s assume that under standard conditions human beings live to be a hundred. The embryo starts to proliferate its cells since it is created, meaning when the DNA design is decided. Think of all stages of life of a human being, embryo, pre-birth, … Continue reading Part 5c: Are all creaturs just ‘beasts on the beach’?
Among the philosophers that made history by attempting to define life, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant have made three different interpretations. Aristotle: Life is animation. Descartes: Life is a mechanism. Kant: Life is organization. How come our cells make a decision to become a brain cell, a bone cell or a liver cell? How can a … Continue reading Part 5b: Are all creaturs just ‘beasts on the beach’?
I don’t see the point in old stories and fairytales. They may be relevant to the era when they originated but how does one justify telling them to children? Let’s take a look at the plot of Grimm Brother’s most famous tale, Hansel and Gretel for instance. Mom and dad abandon their kids in the … Continue reading Part 4: Jack and the Magic Tomato.
The room was dark. You walked in to the kitchen, turned on the lights and saw few cockroaches on the floor… As soon as the lights are turned on, they immediately flee, start zigzagging at a crazy speed but in a meaningless pattern. What could be the purpose of life of a fish, cockroach or … Continue reading Part 3: Beasts on the beach?
To be, or not to be, That is the question... Why do we exist? Isn’t it easier to not exist at all? If we exist, shouldn’t there be a reason for that? In every funeral after the last prayers are told I find myself and the ones around me questioning life. Usually as the funeral … Continue reading Introduction
"Necessity, weight and value are three concepts inextricably bound; only necessity is heavy and only what is heavy has value."Milan Kundera -The Unbearable Lightness of Being "Her drama was a drama not of heaviness but of lightness. What fell to her lot was not the burden but the unbearable lightness of being."Milan KunderaMilan Kundera -The … Continue reading Part 2: The Unbearable Lightness of Fractal Being…
“François, you stingy pig!” Beautiful Esmeralda gathered her skirts up to her shapely hips while washing her legs and talking to her husband. Her cheeks were blushing with rage. She made her jet black hair into a bun under a piece of cloth she wrapped around her head, but still a few large wavy ringlets … Continue reading Part 1: If the width of the space between the buttocks of two adjacent horses determines the dimensions of a spaceship, how come Gutenberg invented print while crushing grapes to make wine?