Common sense is that which judges the things that is given to it by other senses. - Leonardo Da Vinci Systems theory broadly classifies any system as either open or closed. An open system is one that is influenced by its environment, while a closed one is isolated from it. Scientific studies generally try to … Continue reading Sensational Sayings
Not hearing is not as good as hearing, hearing is not as good as seeing, seeing is not as good as mentally knowing, mentally knowing is not as good as acting; true learning continues up to the point that action comes forth. - Xun Zi 不闻不若闻之，闻之不若见之，见之不若知之，知之不若行之；学至于行之而止矣 How can we communicate experience? Can one learn by observing … Continue reading Expressing Experience
Morality is an elusive, and arguably, a relative concept. People establish religions, form governments, fight wars, and make peace - all in the quest to get to a common understanding on what is right versus wrong. Morality varies by the individual, by the environment surrounding the person, within a group, and over time. Morality also seems to … Continue reading Moral Dilemmas
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. ― Friedrich Nietzsche It is easy to ramble on and on to make a point (we maybe guilty of that here and there!) but it takes a lot of effort to condense the message and be to the point. … Continue reading The art of Executive Summary
"I don't know what you mean by 'glory'," Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. "Of course you don't- till I tell you. I meant 'there's a nice knock-down argument for you!'" "But 'glory' doesn't mean 'a nice knock-down argument'," Alice objected. "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it … Continue reading How does a light bulb shine bright?
'Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?' 'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.' 'The dog did nothing in the night-time.' 'That was the curious incident', remarked Sherlock Holmes. One of the salient characteristics of Sherlock Holmes is his astute observational skills - his ability to … Continue reading The power of observation
There is a famous quote from the Spanish philosopher George Santayana: Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes. In a globalized world, lessons are not just limited to a single country but across countries and cultures. Indian history gets more complicated due to its length that its various aspects … Continue reading When should one provide refuge (அடைக்கலம்)?