EVAPORATION OF BLACK HOLES.

Stephen Hawkins in the 1970s brought the world to a standstill when he theoretically (mathematically) showed that black holes are not really black. Black holes are called black because the force of gravity is so high that even light cannot escape its grip. Relativity predicted, correctly, that as gravity bends space, it bends light as […]

THE ILLUSION OF FREE WILL.

Albert Einstein believed that ‘if you cannot explain it simply enough you have not understood it enough,’ so I start this piece with a very simple illustration. I have one calculator, an old Casio® fx82-ms. The digits that this calculator can display (am excluding the 10x portion and decimal points) are 10 digits. So this […]

GAME THEORY IN KENYAN POLITICS; THE PRISONERS’ DILEMMA

Those who follow international news should by now know of the impasse that Kenya is headed in regards to the repeat presidential election. Yesterday one of the seven commissioners of the electoral commission resigned, the chairman gave a statement a few hours later stating that the commission was unable to guarantee a free, fair and […]

AN ANTITHESIS OF RELIGION

This entire essay is one short explanation. It is not an argument for or against God. It is an explanation for what religion really is as opposed to what we believe it is. This essay is written for an audience that is sceptical, rational and open to new knowledge. All I have done is express […]

The complex evolution of the big cats

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
A new paper in Science Advances by Henrique V. Figueiró et al. (reference below, free download with legal UnPaywall app) resolves the contested phylogeny (family tree) of five big cat species: lion, leopard, jaguar, snow leopard, and tiger. In so doing, the researchers uncovered some interesting evolutionary history. Previously,…

THE MYTH OF A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION.

Introduction. I recently asked my father for a 100,000 shillings loan to start a business. He declined. He told me to concentrate on getting my Master’s degree first. I am set to start my studies in September of this year. Will I be guaranteed employment once I get out with my master’s? The answer to […]