Author Archives: Finno

Black holes: The brightest spots ever!

It’s time to clear up some widespread misunderstandings about black holes: -they are not wormholes or portals to other locations/dimensions/universes out there -you cannot enter a black hole (without experiencing instant death) -information is not lost (forever) -and most importantly – they don’t disappear through Hawking radiation (except in the literal sense). When a star dies, it grows, […]

E•Wall – part III

When I wrote about my idea of the ‘E•Wall’ two years ago (here and here), I was sure it would become a reality although not from Corning, and not this fast (conceptually, that is). But here goes Corning again, even better than the first: A Day Made of Glass 2. Enjoy! /Finno

E•Wall – part II

That was quick… Hadn’t really expected it from Corning, but hey, I’ll have one! (and they do take design cues from Apple: see E•Wall – the future of…) See the future here: A Day Made of Glass… /Finno

The Delusional Catholic Cult

Fans of the former Pope, John Paul II, are working hard these days in order to have him sainted. Among other requirements, two witnessed ‘miracles’ are necessary for this to be achieved and the Catholic church, apparently, does not take this process lightly; being sainted is the utmost accomplishment within this cult. One ‘miracle’ is […]

Slow season

Dear reader, I have wrestled with a muscle inflammation the past three weeks. This has sucked all my energy for writing, unfortunately. Drafts have lined up, though. Will post again soon, stay tuned… /Finno

Thank ‘God’ we’re not the center of the universe; we would all be dead!

Religion wants wo/man to believe that s/he is the center of creation and the center of the universe. Thankfully, this is completely wrong! Wrong, because we know now with the help of scientific progress since Galileo Galilei, that the universe is vast, expanding and we are not at its center. Thankfully, because of the effects […]

It’s the population, stupid!

The Worlds Largest Pyramid Scheme (also known as ‘The World Economy’) is approaching its endgame. Since The Wealth of Nations, economic theory has had a great run, peaking during the 20th century and morphing from describing the show, into becoming the show itself. Even returning economic crises have not managed to shake its reputation, because […]

Is man God-made or is god man-made?

This post is mostly a commentary to a friend’s post at the Huffington Post: Beware Secular Fundamentalism, by Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. I wanted to comment on the post, but realized I had too much to say to shoehorn it into a comment field, hence this post. Ed has made an enormous contribution to my life […]

Beware what you teach your children – they may learn it!

A carton of milk is passed around the breakfast table, and as one of the children in the family mindlessly grips the carton, the father of the house intentionally drops it a millisecond before the child gets a good grip. The resulting spill, scolding, cleaning up and what-have-you, was intended by the father as a […]

E•Wall – the future of display virtualization

Every self-respecting science fiction movie includes a scene with a whole wall as a display. It can be one of the walls in the kitchen, an office wall used as a computer screen, an office corridor used as part of the interior design or a building façade used as a billboard. UPDATE, Aug 6, 2011: […]

Fuck FIFA!

Prostitution has been illegal in South Africa since the fifties, almost 60 years. The end of apartheid did not change that. President Nelson Mandela did not change that. HIV/Aids spread prevention did not change that. FIFA did! So football fans from all over the world would not have to rape to get pussy between the […]

Towards peace – Step 3 – Reset the clock

The saying ‘Be careful what you wish for, it may come true’ is based on two assumptions: 1) the process of repeating to yourself over and over until it becomes a mantra you subconsciously perform, very often manifests the desired outcome 2) the process is so powerful, make sure you really want whatever you want, […]

Towards peace – Step 2 – New energy

We all know the US would never have cared some much for what’s going on the middle east, where it not for the oil reserves it sits on. Yet we (most of us) quietly accept the US and it’s allies waging war in the region for the sake of control over oil. But the US […]

Towards peace – Step 1 – Death & taxes

The meltdown of the disaster that is the Catholic Church, makes this argument almost complacent, but evil is hard to rid the world of, so let me add to this ‘idea who’s time has come’: Dismantling the delusions (Islam’s 72 virgins, Scientology’s Xenu), uncover all the child abuse (spread all over the world) and expose […]

The closest humanity can come to peace

In the post “Why peace is impossible on this planet“, I conclude that striving for peace (what all peace organizations around the world are doing) is the best we can do, which I stand by. However, there are two major contributors to war that can be diminished, after which the striving will be a lot […]

Science’s Greatest Challenge

There was a lot of stuff going on in the life of Stone Age wo/man that s/he couldn’t explain. For instance, where they themselves came from originally and where they went when they stopped living. So what do you do when you have no clue, and have to say something to your offspring when they […]

On the Weirdness of Quantum Physics – Part I

Imagine looking down into a huge sports stadium, with its green playing field surrounded by empty stands and all seats available to spectators. Now add a human being standing in the middle of the field, wondering which available seat to take, since s/he is the first person there. Your job is to predict which seat […]

Multi-touch releases creativity in the coming years. Hint: Left hand!

Apple’s new iPad multi-touch mouseless and keyboardless computer, will make us all —if we use an iPad– more creative in the future: iPad entices far more use of the left hand than traditional computing does, and since the left hand/arm is controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain, it forces the right side to […]

Why peace is not possible on this planet

War has probably been around since apes became humans, perhaps even longer, but since I don’t think apes think of it as war, let’s stick to humans. Something that has been around as long as we have been around, can rightly be described as ‘part of our culture’. So to begin with, war is part […]


Today marks the real start of this blog, but before I get the first subject off my chest (tomorrow, stay tuned), let me outline a little agenda of subjects I will “finnosophize” about, so that you can decide now if there’s any reason for you to come back later. Also, don’t come back daily, there […]