This blog is about philosophy, math, science and technology. It’s also my salute to the internet people. I’ve been inspired by various blogs and forums that showcase people trying to deal with misadventures or challenges within their field of passion. Giving up on something just because of mistakes and challenges is an obvious sign that one […]

Still not in love with OpenCV

This article is inspired by Adrian’s blog at PyImageSearch. In one of his articles he asked about what drives me, what makes me want to be an “OpenCV Ninja” and perhaps recount the days about finding magic in coding. I started out in computer programming in the faithful year of 1999 during my 9th grade when I wanted to […]

misleading statistics in the economist

proof that “top scientists” or “top economists” can be hopeless in simple arithmetic: The Economist posted this chart about the so called opportunity cost of watching a youtube video called Gangnam Style just in case somebody did not know what Gangnam Style is: http://youtu.be/9bZkp7q19f0 The Economist’s graphic is misleading because the hours clocked in watching that video […]

Research Enhancement Proposals

Research Enhancement Proposals (REP) are recommendations for improving the quality of research findings that can be distributed to the public for free. Its primary purpose is to make recommendations for sustaining meritorious research work by breaking up corrupt practices within various research communities.

Warnings within Quran about its misuse and abuse

* You can scroll easily and look up verses here along with various translations and tafsir: http://quran.com/2   The grammar and verbiage in the Quran indicate to me that the warnings of misuse mostly pertain to Torah, Gospels and other “signs” sent to human beings during the era of the various Prophets. I observe that such misuse is […]

limits of recognition

empirical evidence is only available when measure theory is applicable and general relativity as well as other physical limitations impact how an observer (system) obtains any such ‘measures’ via any kind of ‘observation’. to find a measure of the impact of such theories on a particular observation, one needs to apply those theories recursively. at this […]

Falsifiability applied to Falsifiability

I have my interpretations of Karl Poppers work and definition of falsifiability (see also: Falsificationism)  but independent of my opinions and impressions on the subject matter I have found, more often than not, somebody force feeding me this statement which, for the sake of further discussion, I label Statement F: “A statement that is not falsifiable is not scientific” […]

Chapter Review of Social Cognition in The Cognitive Neuroscience III Edition edited by Michael S. Gazzaniga

Ralph Adolphs [1] presents recent findings that provide neurological correlates of that type of human cognition which is required for social interaction while producing behavior that is relevant to social settings. The main focus within the field of social cognition has been in discerning typical versus atypical behavior by recording the emotional state of a […]