Knowing the Mind of God: Einstein’s unfinished symphony, Hawking’s partial unification (part 2)

General Relativity + Quantum Mechanics = Troubled Marriage in Short Distances One of the biggest scientific challenges today is the unification of gravity and quantum mechanics. Einstein’s baby or prima donna, his general theory of relativity, described the laws of the cosmos and the birth of the universe, the orbits of the heavenly bodies and […]

Knowing the Mind of God: Einstein’s unfinished symphony, Hawking’s partial unification (part 1)

I was an undergraduate astronomy major studying the physics of the “Schwarzschild Black Holes” when I decided to study the laws of the quantum field theory in a black hole’s curved spacetime to round up my education. I really like that it is trying to reconcile quantum theory with gravity which is one of the […]

The fuzzy math of Rodrigo Duterte’s critics

Coming from a Mathematics intensive background, I always try to know as much as I can about, and contribute if possible, the local state of science education. Mathematics is a science too, you know. And mathematics and logic often go together. Back then in the lead up to the 2016 elections, I did call out […]

Why the CBCP is not a credible judge of who or what is “fake” or authentic

It is quite rich that the venerable Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) would so pompously issue a list of Websites Carrying False or Unverified Contents [sic]. This is coming from a clique of renowned Filipino “thought leaders” who endorse medieval ideas like creationism and, as a matter of policy, apply only circular logic […]

IATROGENICS: Why Rappler is Becoming a Victim of Its Own Medicine

Hashtags:     #TakeBackMariaRessa     #OmidyarNetwork I can only feel for Maria Ressa. Her motherly interest to defend her team from criticism resulted in more harm rather than good. Nassim Nicholas Taleb comes to mind. He coined the the term “naive interventionism”, from iatrogenics in the medical field. Iatrogenics is a case wherein a […]

Why We Should Never Discount Faith In Seeking The Truth

Do not lose faith in the Lord all because you got carried away with your philosophy courses. It is natural for a growing mind to tend to stick with what makes sense rather than accept an idea that almost seems like a leap of faith, but remember that while we all want to get to […]

Filipino ‘journalists’ have no right to judge Rodrigo Duterte and misconstrue his statements

I think I need to diversify my Following and watch list on Twitter. All I see are a bunch of “journalists” shrieking about the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte regarding his views on “bad” journalists and the fate they supposedly deserve. Did Duterte really justify the killing of bad journalists? Who are we to judge? […]

Why coal-minded Duterte is on the wrong side of history

In about 4 billion years from now, the Sun will leave the main sequence and will evolve into a Red Giant. While this stellar evolution is a spectacular cosmic phenomenon, it marks as well the complete annihilation of life on Earth. But long before that, in only about half a billion years, “the Sun gets […]