Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stuck in the 80's Music

I am thankful to for being around. Lately, it has become my favorite platform for entertainment, mainly for searching, watching and listening to old MTV clips.

Since I have forgotten most of the songs' titles and the bands, typing part of the lyrics in the search bar usually does the job. Quite convenient to someone who is becoming forgetfull lately. Definitely, it has something to do with ageing. Oh well...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Negativity in the scientific community

I was reading a wikipedia entry on Nicola Tesla and came upon these quotes.

When asked about Thomas Edison, his former boss, he said,

He had no hobby, cared for no sort of amusement of any kind and lived in utter disregard of the most elementary rules of hygiene ... His method was inefficient in the extreme, for an immense ground had to be covered to get anything at all unless blind chance intervened and, at first, I was almost a sorry witness of his doings, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 per cent of the labor. But he had a veritable contempt for book learning and mathematical knowledge, trusting himself entirely to his inventor's instinct and practical American sense.

On Einstein's relativity theory:

...magnificent mathematical garb which fascinates, dazzles and makes people blind to the underlying errors. The theory is like a beggar clothed in purple whom ignorant people take for a king ... its exponents are brilliant men but they are metaphysicists rather than scientists ...[