The Origin of Mathematical Symbols

Long story short, mathematical symbols exist because mathematicians got tired of writing out things which appear commonly in full. For example, the "=" simply means "is equal to", but is sure as hell easier to write. Robert Recorde, a mathematician in the 16th century, suggested using 2 horizontal parallel lines equal in length to depict… Continue reading The Origin of Mathematical Symbols

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Let’s Go Against the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Is it possible to have a system where the 2nd law of thermodynamics is not obeyed? Theoretically, yes! Especially if your system is small enough. To understand this statement, we have to understand what the 2nd law really says. Entropy of an isolated system can never decrease over time. This is another way of saying… Continue reading Let’s Go Against the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Myths Concerning Virginity

Today I learnt the truth about 2 myths from watching this TEDx talk titled "The Virginity Fraud" Myth 1: Virgins bleed the first time they have sexual intercourse. For many people, they imagine the hymen like a thin piece of film covering the vaginal opening, which rips when you have intercourse the first time. In… Continue reading Myths Concerning Virginity

Eating Overnight Food is Safe, Plus Other Myths

Sharing a bunch of myths related to food as follows: 1. Food left overnight out at the table can be reheated and eaten without getting sick. Myth! After the prescribed 2 hours or so where your food is, left between 4 - 60 degrees Celsius, bacteria in the food will grow and multiply, and contrary… Continue reading Eating Overnight Food is Safe, Plus Other Myths

So What is the “Meat Paradox”?

Warning: Meat lovers who choose not to give up meat should just stop reading now. Simply put, the meat paradox describes the psychological conflict between people‚Äôs dietary preference for meat and their moral response to animal suffering. Don't tell me you have never heard of factory farms before. These are the places where animals don't… Continue reading So What is the “Meat Paradox”?