[ Daily Droplets of Wisdom ]

God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?”

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The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

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We used to say “the bee’s knees” to a person or something that was wonderful, great, or marvellous. And as a matter of fact there is truly something magnificent about the bees in themselves. Let’s look at the most popular kind — the honey bees. These tiny creatures travel an average of 1600 round trips (9.6km each) in order to produce 30 grammes (1 ounce) of honey. It means that to produce 2 pounds (0.9kg) of honey, the bees need to travel a distance equal to 4 times around the earth.

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Traditional agriculture uses about 70 percent of the water on our planet. That’s alarmingly high number, especially when one considers how irreplaceably important the water is to all life surrounding us.

Fortunately, we have two significantly more water-efficient alternatives at our disposal. Hydroponics and aeroponics. The hydroponics is roughly 70 percent more efficient than old-fashioned water hogging while aeroponics is another 70 percent more efficient than hydroponics.

Thus, if we use aeroponics for agriculture, we can drop water usage (wastage) from 70 % to 6 % which would be quite a saving.

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When we conceptualise reality as an ever-changing now, all those “nonsensical” confusing things about time such as time dilation, paradoxes of time travel and so on, disappear. Therefore, when thinking physics, we should stop thinking of time as a linear dimension and think of it in terms of rates of change instead. The universe will make a lot more sense.

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