Rene Descartes is a 15th centry philosopher famous for saying “I think therefore I am”. He is known to be the first modern philosopher and is famous for his work in rationalism, methodically doubting everything an using reason to arrive at the truth.

Mnay philosophers of his time used the values and beliefs of the church to back up his beliefs but Descartes did not trust anything other than pure logic.

Here are some of my thoughts on his work:

Why is doubt important?

Descartes believed that many of the problems in the world are products of false truths (ie. wars, conflicts, etc.) This…

Friedrich Nietzsche (knee-cha) was a German philosopher. His work provided the framework for many later theories in psychology and philosophy (ie. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory). More importantly, he created philosophies that he believes will guide you to living a better life. Having spent some time learning about Nietzsche’s ideas, here’s the two cents.

Be nice to yourself

“If you are weak, you need to replenish your soul with positive things”

Your mind and body are governed by chemical reactions that take place and these reactions are influenced by your choices and surroundings (ie. what you eat, what you read, the people you are surrounded…

A few years ago, I went camping with my family. We went kayaking, fishing and made smores but out of all the fun activities, the one I remember most vividly is staring at the night sky.

Away from all the light pollution, I remember seeing the stars gleaming in the night sky. This sparked my interest in learning what lies outside of mother Earth. What is out there?

Humanity’s Quest in Discovering the Universe

From discovering fire or inventing the steam engine, humans have made substantial advancements in technology. …

Its crazy to think that in around 20 years, humans may become a multi-planetary species. If you think about it, humans evolved from hydrogen atoms a few billion years ago, where eventually, stars and supernovas created heavier elements. These heavier elements reacted with hydrogen to form organic molecules and a few billions years later, humans began to walk the Earth. A few million years after that, humans may be able to bring themselves to another planet. 🤯

Humans have been able to achieve unimaginable things such as bring a man to the moon, create a robot that can clean your…

A few weeks ago I came across a post on Instagram that highlighted the situation in Yemen and I was utterly shocked.

24.1 million people are in need of humanitarian help

3.65 million people are displaced

20.1 million people are food insecure

Organizations such as the UN and World Food Program have raised billions of dollars to deliver humanitarian aid for Yemen, however, it is not nearly enough. On top of destruction caused by the war, poorly maintained sewer systems and poor sanitation have spread diseases such as cholera and dengue throughout the country. …

A few months ago, I came across a video of first stage landing from the Falcon Heavy rocket…

Falcon Heavy landing

and I thought, THIS IS INSANE!

Full reusable rockets have never existed before much less reusable rockets that have autonomous landings such as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.

The Space Shuttle Program was supposed to be entirely reusable except… after one launch, the external fuel tanks were basically hollow pieces of metal and were rarely reused. The space shuttle had to undergo so much renovation that the cost was almost as high as building a new shuttle. …

Peter Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal, Palentir (data-analysis company) and Founders Fund (venture capital firm). He was also ranked #4 on Forbes Midas List of 2014 and a #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zero to One. After listening to a few of his talks and reading a few articles about him I realized how knowledgeable and thoughtful he is. He are some of my thoughts and takeaways about what Peter Thiel had to say.

Substance over Status

Ever since I was little, my mom told me do well in school or else you will regret it but the last thing…

December 31, 2019, a new coronavirus was reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The virus was first noticed in Wuhan, China and has made its way around the world in less than two months. COVID-19 is causing devastation around the world, resulting in school closures, skyrocketing unemployment and straining healthcare systems. Take a closer look at the current state of affairs.

What are the global numbers?

The current global number of active COVID-19 cases is 505 143 with 681 706 confirmed cases in total. The death rate figures range from 1- 4.3%, with even greater estimates dependent on age demographics (the death rate depends…

The ocean makes up 70% of our planet and coral reefs make up only 1% of our oceans. Yet, they are responsible for 25%–40% of all marine life.

Corals are crucial to marine many marine ecosystems

Not only are they responsible for marine but they represent an economic value of $36 BILLION and they shield coasts from powerful waves which allow us to live there.

Since its creation 4.6 billion years ago, Earth has become home to the only known living organisms in the universe. It took 4.6 billion years to create humans and we are the only intelligent species known. We can’t just let an asteroid kill everything on Earth or let bacteria create too much gas by creating too much gas. If you spent billions if not trillions of dollars looking for extraterrestrial life and trying to find out the beginnings of the universe, would you not want to explore it?

Until the twentieth century, humans have not been able to have the…

Rosa Li

Passionate about solving problems. Currently diving into space tech

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