What made America great?

Posted On Dec 30 2017 by

Many people will say it is the market economy, or the way the economy operates here (free market economy). Business is everything in the US, and everything is business. Almost every service is provided by “for profit” companies, and many people would want to privatize the others as well. Privatize everything, and reduce the size of the goverment as much as possible. It is the American way, isnt’ it? At least this is what many Americans think. Less taxes, smaller goverment, less regulations, etc. They would prefer no goverment at all, if it was an option. I wonder if they …


Healthcare: Service or Business?

Posted On Dec 30 2017 by

Why do you think the healthcare system in this country is a mess? I think it is because it is not a “service”, but it is a “business” in this country. And it is not only my opinion. Many experts who voice opinion about the healthcare system have similar views. Many of you admire the health care systems of other nations, and wonder why they work but ours don’t. I will tell you why. It is because those countries you admire treat healthcare as a public service, such as building roads and bridges. But in the US, we treat it …


America has become a hateful country

Posted On Dec 30 2017 by

This country is so hateful. Towards muslims, mexicans, or foreigners in general. I am a foreign born US citizen, and I have been in this country since 1996. My impression of the country was a lot different back then. But I didn’t come here with an intention to stay. I was here as a graduate student. One of the many graduate students who come here every year to study in the US universities. More than 50% of all PhD students in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in the US are foreign students. Many return to their countries after …


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. …