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The first mass produced car in the United States was the Model T Ford, invented by Henry Ford. Essence of the invention? Design of a frame whose axles and wheels could rotate as fast as demanded by the energy produced by the car’s engine, energy produced at rate of E=0.5mv².

The Behind-the-Scenes hero?

Sir Isaac Newton, the scientist who discovered that every engine, which ever can be made to power machines on land produces energy at rate of E=0.5mv². Absent discovery of constancy of E=0.5mv²,


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Suppose we are at the beginning of time, and the animal with form of what we currently label, ‘cat’ were labelled, ‘dog’. Well, we would call what we now refer to as cats, dogs and would not be any worse off from absence of the realization they could have been labelled, ‘cats’.

Suppose, however, that, at beginning of time, it is agreed that an animal that ‘meows’ has label of ‘cat’. Try as we might, unless we discard the origin time agreement, we would not be able to relabel ‘cats’, ‘dogs’.

For concreteness, consider human names. Suppose a child is…


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May the year 2021 be filled with light — light that brings newness and innovation into life. Amen. Picture Copyright: Shutterstock

There was a day that preceded Galileo’s famous shout of ‘Eureka’. Then, there was that infamous day on which, while meditating in course of taking of a bath, no less, he burst out, ‘Eureka’ .

There was a day that preceded Einstein’s completion of the proof of E=mc². Then, there was the day the proof was completed, and the infamous day. on which his peers agreed the proof was true, the result novel and brilliant.

There was a day that preceded Newton’s decision to loiter beneath an apple tree. …


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Business schools in the United States of America are shutting in-residence MBA programs. Students in American High Schools increasingly are faring worse in Mathematics.

Mathematics is guardian of rationality.

Absent mathematics, man would continue to believe that the sun revolves around our planet Earth. It was mathematics that convinced the Wright Brothers that a machine conceivably could be made to fly — all they had to figure out was how exactly to design the contraption for overcoming of force of gravity. If America progressively is doing worse in mathematics, this implies atrophy of cognition in respect of what is feasible…


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Everyone is born into some set of opportunities. Refer to such a set of opportunities as the ‘opportunity set’. A person’s opportunity set first is defined by circumstances of parents, then by his or her environment. Culture, tastes, propensities, idiosyncrasies, biases, all are influenced to one degree or another by parents and the environment — siblings, neighbors, customs, weather etc.

As a person develops, formal education provides a forum for refining of the opportunity set. If the parents are medical doctors, formal education provides opportunity for development of a career in banking, engineering, etc. This feature of formal education probably…


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While Liberals, perhaps, disagree, many Christians entertain the strong belief that the United States of America is ‘God’s Own Country’.

Stated belief is true in the sense that, consistent with prophecy in Revelation 12:15–17, it was departure from, or deportation of Christians from Western Europe to the United States that was succor for persecution of Protestants by the Papal Church, in course of the Reformation that commenced in the 16th Century.

Importantly, if the Papal Church had listened to the admonition of one of its foremost theologians, Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274), who had written that matters of faith had to be…


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It already now is well established that, regardless, whether in atmosphere of a planet, such as our Earth, or in outer space, the universe consists in transmutations of energy into mass, and transmutations of mass into energy.

A Transformation implies obviation of whatever precedes for arrival at some other thing. In context of a Transmutation, what precedes continues to be, yet produces something external to itself.

In presence of strength of the evidence, while it cannot be asserted to be obvious, alongside all of nature — plants, minerals in the earth etc. — man’s body is outcome of transmutation of…


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It takes contemplation to get to know God

Everyone needs encouragement sometimes — a shoulder to lean on, an encouraging word, help that arrives just in the nick of time. Encouragement is of so much importance in context of faith in the name of Jesus Christ that the given name of a prophet who excelled in encouragement, ‘Joses’ became lost to him, because, once the Apostles surnamed him, ‘Barnabas’, which means, ‘Son of Encouragement’, from that point on, all knew him only as ‘Son of Encouragement’ (Acts 4:36–37).

It is important that believers who show up at church services (focus on those who get to stand on the…


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In Matthew 5:5, as part of what now is referred to as ‘The Beatitudes’, Jesus famously declares,

“Happy the meek — because they shall inherit the land (YLT).”

The ‘New King James Version (NKJV)’ and other popular interpretive translations of the Bible (translations that do not only translate words from the original language to English, but that attempt to convey what they consider to be meaning of the words that are translated) interpret Matthew 5:5 as follows:

“Blessed are the meek — for they shall inherit the earth (NKJV).”

It is straightforward that there exist two major differences between the…


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Like a Lamp shining in the darkness is Faith in Jesus Christ that works through His Love

A verse in Christian Scriptures with which many persons of other faiths are extremely familiar runs as follows (words in brackets mine in spirit of an amplified reading of Christian Scriptures).

For God did so love the world, that His Son — the only begotten — He gave, that every one who is believing in Him may not perish, but may have life age-during (eternal life) — John 3:16, from Young’s Literal (Verbatim, no attempt at interpretation) Translation of the original Greek to English, acronym, YLT.

A perusal of the verbatim translation reveals a slight difference from the popular translations…

Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD

Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos

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