Finding Aliens

Posted On Dec 13 2016 by

SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project has been going on for decades. And we explored our solar system for signs of life. And we couldn’t even find microbial life outside Earth, let alone an intelligent civilization. But all the statistical studies and everything we know about life tells us that the universe should be teeming with life. Then, what is going on? I think the most likely possibilities are as follows:   We are too primitive We may be too primitive to attract their attention. Our stage of civilization may not be interesting to them, since they have seen many …


Key Issues in Science

Posted On Dec 13 2016 by

Even though there has been a lot of advances in science and technology in the last century, there hasn’t been any paradigm shifting revolutionary advance in our understanding of the universe since Einstein. Everything has been accomplished within the framework of the 20th century physics. But we are hitting a rock with this understanding of the universe, and it no longer gives us new answers or expands our horizon. To make the matters worse, some issues that were being considered minor annoyances throughout the last century (regarding our understanding of the universe) are turning into matters that cause scientific crisis. …


Nuclear Fusion

Posted On Dec 9 2016 by

Humanity is very close to achieving a nearly endless and clean energy source. It is called nuclear fusion. It is different than the nuclear fission reaction that is used in today’s nuclear reactors. Nuclear fission is based on splitting large atoms such as uranium or plutonium, and even though it releases a great amount of energy, it also generates radioactive waste. But nuclear fusion is the way stars generate their energies, and it is based on fusing light atoms such as hydrogen to generate larger ones such as helium. This generates a huge amount of energy, and no radioactive waste. …


New Wave of Fascism

Posted On Nov 16 2016 by

Fascism is on the rise in the world again. Many totalitarian regimes and dictators in the world, Brexit, the anti-immigrant views in Europe and the rise of Christian right, the election of Donald Trump in the US, etc. They all show signs of another fascist wave in the world, similar to the one observed about a hundred years ago. People don’t learn from history, and I think humanity is repeating the first half of the 20th century. The fascism was rising in the world about a 100 years ago, in the 20th century, and now we are living the 21st …


Implications of Trump’s Election Victory

Posted On Nov 11 2016 by

I have experienced many disappointments after elections over the years, and I thought I finally learned not to underestimate people’s stupidity when it comes to political decisions, and that was why I thought Obama couldn’t win in 2008, or especially in 2012. I thought most voters weren’t smart enough to appreciate a guy like him to vote for him. I was proven wrong, and I was very surprised by his victory, especially in 2012. So, I guess his victories made me forget what I had learned about the voter behavior, and for some reason, I naively thought that Clinton would …