Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday ~ January 18, 2016

One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of the status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.

( Martin Luther King, Jr.  1929 - 1968 )

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Capitalism is Modular... and The Band Plays On...

Saving Capitalism from The Capitalists...

The Allegory of The Cave and The Retail Investor...

"This Idea Must Die"

Science advances by discovering new things and developing new ideas. Few truly new ideas are developed without abandoning old ones first. As theoretical physicist Max Planck ( 1858 -1947) noted, "A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." In other words, science advances by a series of funerals. Why wait that long?

Ideas change, and the times we live in change. Perhaps the biggest change today is the rate of change. What established scientific idea is ready to be moved aside so that science can advance?

Hat tip ~ Edge.org, This Idea Must Die