"We must here make a clear distinction between belief and faith, because, in general practice, belief has come to mean a state of mind which is almost the opposite of faith. Belief, as I use the word here, is the insistence that the truth is what one would “lief” or wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes.
Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown.
Belief clings, but faith lets go.
In this sense of the word, faith is the essential virtue of science, and likewise of any religion that is not self-deception."
While not the first to use additive manufacturing to create buildings, a Chinese company is using 3D printing technology to build cheap housing out of recycled material at a rate of up to 10 structures in 24 hours.
Ingredients For the pico de gallo 3 ripe, firm tomatoes, quartered ½ medium white onion, quartered ½ large jalapeno pepper, seeded, cut into large pieces 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon salt Juice of 1 lime For the slaw 3 tablespoons mayonnaise Juice of 1 lime 3 cups (half of one 6-ounce bag) coleslaw mix Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste For the fish 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound firm white fish fillets (such as cod or tilapia), skin and bones removed, cut into large pieces of equal thickness ½ teaspoon chili powder Salt to taste ¼ cup all-purpose flour 6 corn or flour tortillas, warmed until pliable Chopped cilantro, for serving, optional Lime wedges, for serving, optional
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
Depression, Happiness and the Challenges of Global Peace Work Huffington Post An amazing prodigy, Mill was one of the greatest philosophers in history, and arguably the greatest philosopher in history of ethics and its relationship to happiness.
The timing of astral disembodiment in which the spirit leaves the body has been captured by Russian scientist Konstantin Korotkov, who photographed a person at the moment of his death with a bioelectrographic camera.
For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky concept. The laws of quantum physics seem to suggest that particles spend much of their time in a ghostly state, lacking even basic properties such as a definite location and instead existing everywhere and nowhere at once. Only when a particle is measured does it suddenly materialize, appearing to pick its position as if by a roll of the dice.
This idea that nature is inherently probabilistic — that particles have no hard properties, only likelihoods, until they are observed — is directly implied by the standard equations of quantum mechanics. But now a set of surprising experiments with fluids has revived old skepticism about that worldview. The bizarre results are fueling interest in an almost forgotten version of quantum mechanics, one that never gave up the idea of a single, concrete reality.
The experiments involve an oil droplet that bounces along the surface of a liquid. The droplet gently sloshes the liquid with every bounce. At the same time, ripples from past bounces affect its course. The droplet’s interaction with its own ripples, which form what’s known as a pilot wave, causes it to exhibit behaviors previously thought to be peculiar to elementary particles — including behaviors seen as evidence that these particles are spread through space like waves, without any specific location, until they are measured.
Hype, hyperbole and hard-sell. Wasted words. Jargon and puffery. They’re the bane of the PR world, and now these nefarious tactics are becoming notorious in online business as well. Today my friend-in-words Henneke Duistermaat is returning to give those of us who write in business (which is fairly well all of us) some new food for thought.