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The Four Idols of the mind

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Francis Bacon and the New Organon

Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) has greatly benefited and influenced the scientific world. He is called the father of empiricism. In his most ambitious project - New Organon - he develops the experimental method as we know it today. The Organon seeks to perfect Aristotelian logic by presenting a new logical method. Bacon thinks about his work as an "instrument for rational thinking" because it presents a carefully- and exhaustively-defined process that any scientific investigator can follow. He claims that only through the inductive method we could understand and gain sure knowledge about the essence of nature. One should trust his perception only when it is concerned with the results of a specific experiment. The more experiments, the more particular truths about the natural phenomena we have collected. Then by induction, the scientist should relate pieces to each other and put them together to form a more general conclusion, hypotheses, or theories. Although this methodology falls short because it excludes deduction or the reversed process, that was a big step for the scientific world in order to clarify its own ground for more reliable sources of knowledge. However, modern scientists take that achievement for granted. But Bacon's Organon wasn't only a book discussing logic and methodology. Actually, it was supposed to purge Science from both natural, logical, and linguistic human prejudices and limitations. To achieve this, a scientist should, before all, clear his mind from the idolatry of his own beliefs. Here are the four idols that anyone who seeks unbiased reasoning should fight:

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The top 10 scientific discoveries of the last decade

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Ten mind-boggling discoveries we have witnessed in the last decade

Although it's impossible to list all the scientific achievements even for a year. We tried to make a compilation of some of the major breakthroughs in Science. From the first picture of a black hole, and the god's particle to the most powerful computer on the planet Earth.

Here you can enjoy a list of some of the greatest discoveries in the last 10 years:



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The World of Open Access: 2. Colors

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Noble colors for a noble idea

There are different ways to distinguish the different Open Access types. The most common nowadays is to give them different colors. As we believe, that the idea to make science as accessible as possible is extremely honorable, we like to make make a reference to the knights and the colors they use the most.

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Re-THINK Courtyard House

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Terrace house renovation in Sungai Buloh

Another brilliant example of Green Architecture from Edric Choo Poo Liang and the O2 Design Studio. Edric shares with us his insights on the project and the interesting ideas implemented in it.

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Giant worms were lurking burrowed into the ancient seafloor 20 milion years ago

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The 20-million-year old lair of an ancient predatory worm 

An international team of scientists, led by the researchers Yu-Yen Pan, Ludvig Löwemark, and Masakazu Nara, have found trace fossils from gigantic ambush-predatory marine worms. The authors of the report believe that these worms were up to 3 meter-long. They were hunting by bursting out at their preys and dragging them into their underground lairs below the seafloor.

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