Drawing Ideas, Inspiration and Models from other Fields
Behind all the hysteria related to the coronavirus, there might be a second, new form of epidemic that is spreading, one with a pattern that ressembles that of a resonance chamber, and where human beings are mere figurants reacting to events of their own creation.
David Hume is arguably the most important philosopher ever to have written in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as “the Great Infidel” for his religious skepticism and deemed unfit to teach the young.
"The link between time and happiness has always been something I found fascinating. Long before grasping the physics of time and space, I was lucky to be exposed to the idea that time represents a subjective state specifically associated with changes in mental stimuli."
My favorite part of the book is the section, starting on p.244, on bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics that have not yet been invented.
Seismic waves are waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers. What would be the equivalent in today's markets?
"Baseball is about losing most of the/your time; for all the audience cheering and TV noise its natural pace is laconic."
Walt Whitman on What Our Silent Friends Teach Us About Being Rather Than Seeming
Fake news isn’t new. It was around over 100 years ago. Back then, they called it “Yellow Journalism.”