Latest review on History of the Apocalypse

[By Mary W on Goodreads]: I’ll start with the minuses: To be honest, reading it all was a challenge. It is very long and in some parts (I think that) it can be improved or simplified. Minor mistakes here and there. Moreover, later I understood that a minimum of information about the three Abrahamic religions had to be included in the first part of the book – which is like 10% of the book – in order to understand the rest of it, but I find religious dogmas quite dull. Now the pluses. In the second part things became interesting... read more »

The messianic phenomenon

The Messiah. Every person has a different image in mind when hearing this word. Some see a shinning man dressed in white gloriously descending from heaven surrounded by angels; others see a great human being leading a group of people to victory in a great war, while others might imagine him as a king sitting on a throne. But who or what is the Messiah? Is he a man? A half-god? God himself? What is his purpose? Will he bring the end of the world? Will he fight against the Antichrist or another evil character at the end of times? The answer to all these questions... read more »

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics... See the video »

Damien Blake asked: "How will a real zombie apocalypse happen?"

A zombie apocalypse will NEVER happen, or at least not the way Hollywood depicts it and probably you imagine it. Here is the problem with zombies. Ok, let’s say that there is a virus which turns humans into killers with no brains and spreads like wildfire. Even if that is the case, a zombie apocalypse is not possible because zombies are, basically, humans, and human bodies have all kind of needs to keep going. Simple as that. We have all seen all kind of zombie movies, with zombies on the streets. But think about it: 1) The bodies... read more »

Could Having Too Much Become a Bigger Problem Than Having Too Little? [on SingularityHub]

Years ago I traveled to Juarez, Mexico for work, staying across the border in El Paso, Texas and driving back and forth each day. On the Texas side, American life bustled on as usual: wide, well-maintained highways hummed with orderly traffic. Most of the cars were less than a decade old. Strip malls and recently-constructed townhouses were flanked by tidy subdivisions, their grass a vibrant green. Water could be drunk straight from the tap, and there was food to... read more »

Review: Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries (2014) by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Even if you never heard or seen Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking, when you start reading the book you immediately realize that he is very intelligent. Why? For the simple fact that he has the gift of making complicated things look simple, accessible to anyone. It is one thing to be an expert in your field, and a totally different thing to be able to explain your field to people who have no idea about it. In this aspect Neil deGrasse Tyson excels. His style is relaxed... read more »