Specious notion …. Radical Idea !

This image has been making rounds around which got my attention, quoting Buckminster Fuller involving his radical idea about the twentieth century social norms ! I do understand that free thinking and loving what you do is very important but isn’t it worth noting that if enough people in the society can find their zeal in respective fields without getting bog down or distracted by the social anxiety of unemployment, huge strides will be made in diverse fields of civilization throughout ! Though I am not sure it will be a very efficient society representing the collective wisdom of humankind. There are enough kinds of drudgery out there which are disliked or maybe hated by many, yet very essential for betterment of society. The very idea is still worth pondering ….


If you want to build a ship ….

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” ——- Aviator Antoine de saint-exupéry (1900-1944)



Quote of the day – Richard Feynman

” Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there. ” — Feynman, The Character of Physical Law (1965)

Quote of the Day – Steven Weinberg


The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life above the level of farce and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.  —-   Steven Weinberg

Quote of the Day – Immanuel Kant

” When Galileo caused balls, the weights of which he had previously determined, to roll down an inclined plane; when Torricelli made air carry a weight which he had calculated beforehand to be equal to that of a definite volume of water; or in more recent times, when Stahl changed metal
into oxides, and oxides back into metal, by withdrawing something and then restoring it, a light broke upon all students of nature. They learned that reason has insight only into that which reason produces after a plan of its own; that reason must not allow itself to be constrained, as it were, by nature’s reins, but must itself show the way… thereby constraining nature to give answer to questions of reason’s own determining. Accidental observations, made in obedience to no previously thought-out plan, can never be made to yield a necessary law, which reason alone is concerned to discover… Reason must not approach nature in the character of a pupil who listens to everything the teacher has to say, but as an appointed judge who compels the witness to answer questions that he himself has formulated. ”

—  Writings of German Philosopher Immanuel Kant

Quote of the Day – Carl Sagan

                                                       Hubble ultra deep field


Our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky —- Carl Sagan


                               Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

Quote of the Day – George Santayana

“All of our sorrow is real, but the atoms of which we are made are indifferent.” — George Santayana (1863-1952)

Source : An interview with Dr. Leon N Cooper



Thinking allowed …

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
— Feynman ( 1918 – 1988)

Quote of the day – Michael Atiyah

The mathematical problems that have been solved or techniques that have arisen out of physics in the past have been the lifeblood of mathematics — Sir Michael Atiyah

Quote of the day – Da vinci

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with you eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” – Da vinci