Are younger generations opposed to Capitalism? This is a guest post by Sabuj, who writes with much clarity on Quora and I thought this is interesting enough to be shared on this website. He also writes voluminously about various issues of his interest. Since he is very young, it throws a particularly refreshing view into limelight and I would urge you to read this and comment and importantly share this if you liked this. I also invite anyone interested to make a wider audience of his/her interests in creative writing connected to academics (such as science, philosophy, history and sociology in regards to science, cutting edge research and conceptual innovations etc but this is not to say this is the end of the list) can send me a link of his/her article or email me the write up to email@example.com. I would be glad to publish it here if its devoid of any basic concerns and encourage you to suggest a good writer of science, sociology, philosophy etc to contact me, who wants to write here occasionally or regularly. This is not a paycheck generator so you may as well get an unhindered interface to the wider world. (No its not a commercial website as of this moment or any closely seen future ) Its sole aim is to bring the new and fresh to the widows of the inspired world.
Here is Sabuj’s Article. I hope you all enjoy it.
Let me answer this as someone from the “younger generation”. To begin with, your assumption is incorrect. Today’s generation is not completely against capitalism – at least not against the spirit that an individual should be able to benefit economically in exchange of and in proportion to his/her services to the world. We couldn’t even dream of the revolution in information technology and software engineering without capitalism. I am sure your friends do use the products and services which are the outcome of capitalism for the ease of their lives, even though they may be critics of capitalism itself. More…
A new Physics theory of life (linked)
2nd Law of thermodynamics and life connection.
The disordered systems do not exclude the formation of organizations, patterns and order in both life and inanimate matter. The 2nd law says there is a arrow of time OR; the favorable processes are the ones that go in the direction of increase of disorder or entropy. But there is a tiny favor that allows self replication or pattern formation etc as long as the dissipation of unwanted energy is possible to the external surrounding. By being in equilibrium with the external systems such as ocean or favorable heat reservoirs the matter or life-elements can replicate and order themselves and dissipate unfavorable energy. Hence life is possible and 2nd law does not eradicate the possibilities of life as long as such self replications are possible.
Given large amount of time the possibilities materialize .. so who knows monsters can form themselves in volcanoes given enough deal of time for them to come with their favorable self generation.
The arrow of time also explains why life is a slow process. Because the likelihood of such self organization to drive away disorder is really small. It needs billions of years, there is no God’s hands but mere natural selection and dissipation driven self organization.
This article is to exemplify the ideas. The comprehensive version might be added given to a technically visible chart making.
These are the 5 hiragana (HG) and katakana (KK) letters that are almost same;
HG (や か り に へ) = KK (ヤ カ リ ニ ヘ ).
So if you know one the other will be a hackjob.
But that won’t be too many. I am rearranging them into groups so it will be really easy for you to remember the alphabet in a few hours. More…
Today is the first day I began learning katakana. I can already see some pattern. 5 letters are almost same as their hiragana counterpart. Here;
や か い に へ = (will put katakana ya ka ri ni he which are the almost same as the ones shown, can’t find a good mobile friendly transliteration)
A few I can see any how resembling partly to hiragana (eg wa, ra, ki, u … And some more .. Will add ) and couple are easy since I see that they match to kanji.
Eg katakana mi is from kanji mitsu (San) and ne is from shimesuhen. Also ma is from ko, kodomo. mu is a topographic rotation. More…
コヒ (kohi in katakana)
こ ひ (kohi in hiragana)
か ka in hiragana resembles カka in katakana. こin hiragana resembles コ ko in katakana. Okay? But (ひhi) in hiragana does not resemble ヒhi in katakana.
A few years ago I learned Hiragana. (Nearly five years after I moved out of Japan) One afternoon I just sat and wanted to see if I could learn the 46 letters. Within 3-4 hours I confidently learned it. But not mastered. That took some good practice. I continued to test how much I remembered and gradually to this date I can read it all. Occasionally I could run into some confusion but let’s say I can get 90% or more if a test is conducted in reading a hiragana page.
I had a very good book from which I learned.
Back then katakana the other 46 scared me. I could never learn it. It carries the non-native phonetics and if I remember only one particular gender was supposed to use it in ancient times. More…
What’s the most enticing aspect of Particle Physics?
Consider this. Till date we have discovered and actually found 100s of elementary or composite or subatomic or non atomic quantum mechanical particles.
But all of them are not stable. We have made great strides in understanding them collectively called as standard model of particle physics which involves electroweak and strong interactions. Its a weird mess of beautiful list of particles and their behavior toward each other. Sometimes there is symmetry breaking sometimes there is symmetry and sometimes there is confinement.
What such an astounding theory backed by the most swashbuckling experimental measurements have meant is there are only countable number of stable particles.
Let’s begin counting out of 100s electron, proton, photon and neutrinos … That’s it. End counting.
It explains almost everything we see around us. The matter. If we are to see dark matter we would be explaining that as well. But hold your breath we haven’t seen that so far. More…