Take a look at this image and find the system we live in. In the USA, this means living in a red-and-blue system. The best possible outcomes our politicians can come up with are bright purple ideas. We believe this is a full-flung democracy because we cast votes. In truth, our voter options are limited to red and blue and the individual voter is valued only in collective outcomes. The worse part? Our politicians may smart up just to this red-and-blue level.
So how can Proportional Voting be better than District Voting?
The answer is as simple as shown in…
The universe is not isotropic or homogeneous.
Scientists do not like to talk about the prior state of the universe. They feel like four blind men having to declare what is in front of them, each touching a different part of an elephant. They cling on to what they can agree on (it’s warm, it’s huge) and are silent about the rest.
And yet they all agree it is a single animal. The assumption that they got to touch one and the same animal is not a given. The four blind men could have touched two elephants, or different animals…
That what exists intrinsically is invisible for scientists.
Some folks really think there is no greater tool for discovering the truth than the scientific approach. Yet science has its limitations and not many scientists are willing to admit that.
Without a doubt, science is number one when results are repeatable. These are the golden facts and any scientist can be very proud when delivering new, repeatable results.
But not everything is golden in science. Not everything is repeatable.
Energy does not get lost, but it doesn’t mean it all fits in one closed system.
The good thing about the First Law of Thermodynamics is that, when energy cannot get lost, we do not need to find it. We can start out our story of the material universe with the presence of energy even before there was matter. It was already there, folks! Stop looking. It never got lost.
Yet something happens next and the human mind needs to take a leap here. When thinking about energy never getting lost, we call that a closed system. In the closed…
The winner is the losing party? Of course this article’s header must be a trick. How else can The Losing Party end up being the winner in American politics? Something isn’t straight and forward.
But true it is.
In the United States, the voting structure results in a winner-take-all outcome. Candidates compete for a single seat, and just fifty percent plus one vote is all it takes to win. Most races are not neck-and-neck and, on average, we can say that winners get about sixty percent of the cast votes. That’s part one in this two-part equation.
The second part…
And why we better learn it before it is too late.
The universe appears a rather disorganized combination of whatever happened is indeed what happened. Yet, as we know it, intelligent life took hold on our planet Earth, and it did so on many other planets as well (only scientists are waiting for the proof and the pudding; no one else is).
So, how come we’ve not seen any of these intelligent aliens paying our planet a visit?
Because of the One Universal Law.
Anything an individual from a planet does to anything else out there besides the home planet…
Everyone knows the Big Bang theory, and when asked only a few important things are likely not pronounced well in the reply. Most of the parts are so well known, no one pays much attention to the latest developments in cosmology.
The Big Whisper? Never heard of. And when explained, much scratching of heads follows. Let’s keep it simple and dig in.
First the name, Big Whisper. In 1965, scientists Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson were hearing the cosmic-microwave whisper of the Big Bang. They had discovered the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, our oldest facts of the material universe.
United we stand, but don’t count on us being just like 1 for long.
Once we recognize the true nature of being one, a better world awaits us.
There is only one planet Earth and it guides us through a vast amount of space. We are earthbound, and we should have just this one planet in mind when deciding what to do with ourselves. Yet instead of being united in our collective endeavors on this planet, we find ourselves divided in groups, communities, and nations. …
It is not what you think it is.
Looking at the world of democracy, it is disappointing how few nations there are in the world that are fully democratic nations. We have an extremely long way to go before the world is based on the voters, and not on special interest groups represented by one or two mighty individuals, by one or two parties fully in control in most nations of our world.
Many people think that democracy is the leading form of organization of our national governments with a few major exceptions like Russia and China. …
Aren't you tired of the two-party box? It is not them. It is us; we are boxed in. And somehow, we just megaphone out what they megaphone in. No surprising third-party perspective was ever told in the US, because even the third parties megaphone out what the two parties megaphoned in.
How come we call ourselves a democracy? In a democracy the voters are represented by their choice; we don't have that. We compete with other voters first before a 'representative' is picked. We vote in collectives, not individually. The majority in the district decides who represents you. Does that…