What is Organic Anyway?

What is Organic Anyway?

Several months ago, I posted a question on Facebook: What is an organic coconut? There was an immediate response—if there is a cell phone tower next to the palm, will it still be considered organic? It was just a jocular response. The question on Facebook was asked in...
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Why do people lie? Let us ask a group of youngsters, say in first grade, this question in a non-intimidating, playful fashion whether they have ever lied to someone and if so, why, I believe many would say yes and for a variety of reasons such as: for fun, to win a...
The Toll of Scarcity

The Toll of Scarcity

Scarcity, in general, steals mental capacity from those in need just like poverty impairs the ability to make sound decisions. If the mind is focused on one thing, other abilities and skills-attention, self control, reasoning ability also suffer. The poor are poor not...
AIIB—China’s Coup

AIIB—China’s Coup

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ( AIIB ) is the latest offspring of the twins conceptualized at the Brettonwoods conference by the U.S. in 1944: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB). The mandate of these twin institutions had been to...
Sounding the Alarm on Artificial Intelligence

Sounding the Alarm on Artificial Intelligence

In a fight between two robotic systems embedded with super computer drives, the human interventionist, as in the famed fable of the fox caught between two rams, eager to get a lick of fresh blood, gets annihilated. The robots, of course, can refuel themselves somehow...