Friday, September 3, 2010

People and Humanity

I couldn't sleep. Urghh.. Okay, let's not dwell upon that and let me tell you something that I've recently discovered.
Please note also this entry actually does not hold any particular views about utopia or anything of the sort. At all. (In case you expect something more upon reading the title)  
  • Upon studying my Logic notes last night (oh well, practically few hours ago since I haven't quite get my night nighty sleep yet) I came to realize that I'm much more interested in the life of Mathematician/Logician involved than the content of what they were studying. This also happen whenever I studied other Math paper such as Coding and Cryptography which its foundation was laid by an algebra prodigy Galois.

Évariste Galois (French pronunciation: [evaʁist ɡalwa]) (October 25, 1811 – May 31, 1832) was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine. While still in his teens, he was able to determine a necessary and sufficient condition for a polynomial to be solvable by radicals, thereby solving a long-standing problem. His work laid the foundations for Galois theory, a major branch of abstract algebra, and the subfield of Galois connections. He was the first to use the word "group" (Frenchgroupe) as a technical term in mathematics to represent agroup of permutations. A radical Republican during the monarchy of Louis Philippe in France, he died from wounds suffered in a duel under shadowy circumstances[1] at the age of twenty.
Dead by 20 years old!! So Sad! 

  • I long realized that I'm much interested in philosophy behind a subject. I really want to be good in what I'm studying and I always find this kind of background reading is motivating.
Cantor believed his theory of transfinite numbers had been communicated to him by God.[12] David Hilbert defended it from its critics by famously declaring: "No one shall expel us from the Paradise that Cantor has created."[13]
Now that is somewhat a beautiful idea, if not cult. lol 
  • I'm also interested in psychology because I really love to get to know myself and the people around me. 

  • Same goes to politics. I'm interested in how politics has an impact on people. 

  • I love anthropology because I love studying culture, the major shaper of society today. It also gives me a sense of sensitivity towards other culture. 
  • Faces of the world 
  • Religion? Should I say more? Religion is meant to unify people and become the ultimate equalizer of all. With a high degree of tolerance towards other faiths as well, of course.

  • My love for people and humanity transcends beyond what I study as I simply could see it everywhere I go. I hope every step I made would have a positive impact on humanity albeit quite often,I'm influenced by people more than my contribution to them.



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Memori silam datang kembali ..


This ad really brings back memories of my family and I back in the 90's. 

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

terutama kepada Papa, Mama yang berusaha membesarkan Mimi dengan Keropok Lekor, ABC dan buku-buku.