Science and History Sharpen Your Mind

The progress of civilization depends on science because it is essential for advancement. Several innovations were discovered accidently by scientists. Alessandro Volta inventing the voltaic battery and electrochemistry. Facts enrich the experience. Information is a reduction in uncertainty. Life is made of matter. Matter is energy at rest. All matter casts a shadow, like x-ray crystallography. Observation is the basis for science and science is used to describe how things are. All natural processes and all human actions are transformations of energy. Science helps explain how the world works on the very small scale: protons, electrons, neutrons, quarks (quantum mechanics) and very large scale: planets, stars, galaxies (general relativity). The electron orbital structure of matter. Nature follows consistent principles that can be deciphered. Only arguments by induction in the scientific process. Thought creates feeling and writing is purifying.

Think historically and understand the past. Human nature does not change. History isn’t about memorizing dates history is the biography of civilization. History is the story of human survival. Its investigation, interpretation and imagination. There is a common saying among historians: The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there. History doesn’t repeat itself. People choose to repeat history. History is made by individuals: Alexander the Great, Jesus, Lincoln, Hitler, bin Laden, Steve Jobs, Trump. There are no miracles in history only causes, consequences and statistical outliers. Everything in the universe obeys mathematical rules and ratios. Learn to recognize patterns. Patterns are how I see the world. The brain likes patterns. Pattern perception. Everything is a pattern from driving your car, to going to work, or building a house. Follow the pattern. Patterns are the opposite of randomness and uncertainty. We must reject the concept of uncertainty and instead deal with the uncertainty that exists in the real world. Take what you learn with a grain of salt because history is written by survivors.

The universe has produced beings capable of studying itself. The universe doesn’t care about me. But I have strong feelings for it. All people and things are an oddity. If 95% of the matter in the universe is dark matter than we are a very small component.