On the importance of epistemology

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

Isaac Asimov

What if we see blue through our window when the truth is pink? Hygiene tasks, as illustrated by Asimov, are…


Giving to charity is good.
The Earth rotates around the sun.

Two simple sentences.

Electricity has positive and negative charges.
A vaccine is bad for your children.

One of them may trigger an opinion based on your beliefs. However, in each set, one of them is true because we can…


Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)

I live in a world built with two dimensions, based on Kant’s philosophy. The world is a show in front of me, and I am a critic of that show. My mental abilities are my tools to make sense of everything. …


This is the best of all possible worlds.

Dear apocalyptic Year 2020, thank you. You made me realize how much I live in a fragile world.

A 260-year-old book brings me some comfort. During the Age of Enlightenment, a French philosopher and writer named Voltaire (1694–1778) wrote a masterpiece called…


Don’t take the world for granted.

David Hume cautions us against conclusions based on what we take for granted. Since the sun has always risen, we assume that it will rise forever. According to the Scottish philosopher, we cannot be sure, because it is impossible today to experience that tomorrow…


And a humoristic analysis of your comfort zone and stress tolerance (when you were able to travel, remember that time?)

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal. ― Paulo Coelho

It’s not because you can’t travel due to the pandemic situation that you can’t keep exploring.

So…


Our world is a Venn diagram with three components.

Have you ever felt like a Venn diagram? I do.

When we use the expression “Science and Art of XYZ” to describe a concept, I feel like we are missing fundamental knowledge of these powerful spheres of life. …


With suitable real-life examples.

Do you remember what it’s like to learn something from scratch? I’m not talking about a learning curve such as switching from Windows to Mac, but instead, something you’ve started from zero, nothing, nowhere, completely lost.

I’ve studied engineering, and one thing I’ve loved about this…


The art of photography as an analogy of living a full life.

Life should be lived as we frame events through our camera. From atypical perspectives and angles. Under singular light, shade and nuance.

The opposite scares me. Narrow thinking leads to a limited appreciation of life. A society where…


Besides, of course, the human tragedy.

“Hey Lincoln, you have to cancel your trip to Japan.”

This sentence still resonates inside of me. A few days before departure, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus was a global pandemic. …

Lincoln

I write, so I don’t forget the fundamental principles of life. I believe we should make the most of the opportunity to be a human on Earth.

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