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Royal Society

There are many royal societies present with many brilliant minds but the Royal Society I want to talk in this blog is the Royal Society of London.The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge commonly known as the Royal Society.
This society was formed way back in November,1660. The Royal Society has evolved impressively along the time line with many outstanding individual under the fellowship. Some of the famous people in the royal society are Issac Newton, Robert Hooke, Albert Einstein, Edmond Halley, Stephen Hawking. These people are just some of the few which people are familiar with. I can assure there are thousand of others whose work were vital to understanding the nature of the universe. This society represents the work done by the individuals and encapsulates them under one flag of brilliance. 
The core fellows include all the scientists and engineers from the UK and the commonwealth which are selected based on their contribut…

Modern Science

If you do some research on the history of science you will find some of the most mind boggling and fascinating facts. The basic nature of human curiosity, patience, determination and most importantly time has helped 'science' to reach this far. The science we know now is the collaborative effort of the countless individuals that dared to question themselves and were not afraid to fail. Modern science is the gift of the human brains which only believed what could be proven through countless experiments.

In today's world, science is the true religion and the scientists are the priests who frees us from chain of mystery. Religion and faith are necessary to sustain life but it is just a easy way to answer the questions whereas science is the hard way which might fail sometimes but does not make the claim to know something if it does not have exact facts. Some religious people reading this might have different views about this issue, Science vs Religion. But whatever your view…

Existential Intelligence

According to Howard Gardner, the basic human intelligence can be classified into 9 types. Some of them are musical intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, spatial intelligence. In this particular blog, we are discussing about existential intelligence which I personally feel very interesting.

There is no denying the fact that humans are intelligent beings, there might be extraterrestrial intelligence that we might not know of which can be far more intelligent than us but lets not go into that right now. Existential Intelligence basically refers to the sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence. Questions such as the meaning of life,why do we die,how did we get here. This type of intelligence may be the reason why we have been able to at least have a small hint of our purpose in this universe. The individuals that I mention in my next few blogs may be driven by this intelligence. Who knows.

“I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and…

Cosmos Before Science

This picture is a wood engraving done by an unknown artist. This engraving is known as 'Flammarion Engraving' as the first documented appearance was in Nicholas Camille Flammarion's book in 1888. He was a French astronomer and author has achieved some notable works on the cosmos, science fictional novel, and psychical research and so on. 
The engraving may be inspired by a story of Giordano Bruno. This may or may not be true but in about 16th century, there were no telescopes. The universe was only what we could see. If we were born in those times, probably the atheists now would also believe in god because in those days that was the only explanation. Now we have science. In those time it was obvious that we were the center. Everything revolved around us; the moon, the sun, the stars, the planets. Then a radical idea was presented by a polish astronomer and priest named Copernicus. According to him, the earth was not the center, just another planet revolving around the sun.…