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Inductive logic is the process of observations, then drawing conclusions from that limited data.

  • In An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748), David Hume argues that inductive logic is unjustified as it can fail. If you only notice white swans, it does not mean all swans are white? The next one could be black.
  • In his Critique of Pure Reason (1781), Immanuel Kant says people can't distinguish between reality and our perception of reality. If you see an orange basketball, how do you know it is really orange?
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Embracing the new culture
  1. Making friends in a new country is a priority. Keep an open mind and meet as many as possible to help get you through the lonely days
  2. Try to connect with locals and other ex-pats, groups can be found on social media for ease and convenience
  3. Learn the local language and make sure to practice daily
  4. Adapt to the local traditions and customs they may have. Read up on public holidays and find out the cultural landscape.

QMT is a movement meditation that alternates between dynamic movement and still postures. It puts our attention on the present moment(time) and our present location(space). One has to be aware of their inner and outer worlds at the same time.

Benefits of QMT include improved cognitive flexibility, a feeling of relaxation, an increase in attention and an easy shift to the flow state.

Virtual Reality: Origins

The Theater and its Double was a 1938 book by French playwright Antonin Artaud, the first-ever record of the word ‘virtual reality. A reality that was both illusionary and fictitious.

The 1950s saw inventor Morton Helig working on a projection booth with 3D images and sound, a moving seat and smells/sensations of the road to give an impression that the person on the seat was riding a motorcycle, trying to give the first taste of virtual reality. It never went into production.

  • Familiar material of the universe contains protons, neutrons and electrons, also known as Baryonic Matter.
  • Dark matter is made up of the same plus also non-baryonic matter (neutrinos, free electrons, supersymmetric particles, axions, and black holes) which is hard to detect.
  • The objects of the universe that may contribute to dark matter are dim brown dwarf stars, white dwarf stars and neutron stars.
  • Supermassive black holes, the size of which is 21 billion times the mass of our Sun, can make up a lot of dark matter by themselves.

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