Thursday, May 26, 2016

An Exploratory Notion

Nasa has been known to develop some unique projects in the past, and that has not changed. A recent relay of satellites will help scientists locate our location in time and space. This works by sending relays from the ground strong enough to break through the atmosphere and hit a satellite in orbit. This can provide a lot of useful information such as when to launch rockets and effects of the weather. 

This project is definitely worth the ~3 mil put into it for a few reasons. It can help with other projects like space faring due to it's relative information of our location in correspondence of other planets. It is employing high skilled workers who would otherwise not have a job and since NASA rocket program has been cut this is among the few things still available. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

In Defense of Philosophy

In our modern age of scientific miracles and technological leaps it can be easy to forget the old practice of philosophy. The art of contemplation is something that is not very valued in an era of such fact based analysis and improving yourself involves more t.v fads and gym memberships  than deep thought. Still, the philosophy of existence is more crucial now than ever before.

While many people search for a vague sense of meaning in their life they go about finding it in the wrong way.  People can work on endlessly trying to find more promising careers and higher wages but they never realized that money is not always the same as happiness. If you’re working 20 hours and not getting sleep as is, then one normally wouldn’t consider that a happy life.

Another large amount of people listen to that and presume that it is an obstacle on the road of life that they have seen and avoided, and yet they still consider money to be the most important aspect. “If you say that money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time: You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is, in order to go on doing things you don’t like doing — which is stupid!”(Alan Watts, If money were no object)

I am not saying that we should all spend 20 hours a week in deep meditation(although, it certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing) but simple step back, do an hours worth of research and realize how much Plato and Socrates can help us in our daily turmoil.