13. What is Blasphemy?

The word blasphemy literally means speaking ill (of someone or something). In Abrahamic scriptures (Old Testament, New Testament, Holy Qur’an) it refers to any disrespectful or disbelieving word or act against the God of the religion. In the practice of those religions anybody who engages in any word or statement or act that is deemed […]

12. What does one mean by wave-particle duality? (Peter J)

A. Everything in the physical world is either matter or energy. We observe matters as concentrated mass: from tiny dust particles to planets and stars. Matter is characterized by momentum (mass x velocity). It is always localized at a point (region in space). Energy is often in the form of radiation: light, infra-red (heat), ultra-violet, […]

Adieu 2014!

Like every year before , and perhaps at a slightly higher level, 2014 has brought blessings and bereavement to many and joy and sorrow to some. I grieve for the thousands and their families who have died in combat, no matter on which side of a war they were in: In Israel and Palestine, in […]