Project Plain Talk (PPT) is a quest for holistic digital well-being of the people and planet in the 21st century. It delves deeply into interdisciplinary research in science, technology, nature, nutrition, education and humanities to find solutions, in order to thrive and truly experience the immense benefits of digital technology, while maintaining robust health of the living environment.
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A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.M. K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth
We are second-hand people. We have lived on what we have been told, either guided by our inclinations, our tendencies, or compelled to accept by circumstances and environment. We are the result of all kinds of influences and there is nothing new in us, nothing that we have discovered for ourselves; nothing original, pristine, clear.J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.Nikola Tesla, My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.Darwin Correspondence Project
If I had to live my life again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.Darwin’s Regret, The Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882
Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science. Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge — it is as immortal as the heart of man.William Wordsworth, Preface to the Lyrical Ballads
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.Max Planck, Where is Science Going?
What we have learned is like a handful of sand; what we have yet to learn is like the whole world.Avvaiyar, 4th Century Tamil Poet
There is real danger that, by strengthening our abilities to analyze some questions mathematically, we acquire a general confidence in our beliefs, which extends unjustifiably to those things we’re still wrong about.Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Either mathematics is too big for the human mind, or the human mind is more than a machine.Kurt Gödel, Mathematician, Logician, Philosopher
The original hope of physicists to produce a single theory explaining the apparent laws of our universe as the unique possible consequence of a few simple assumptions has to be abandoned.Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design
What they share, and what is very interesting, is how complex behaviors arise. This is a theme recurrent in physics and biology, and most of the research that I have done is to get at this thing: how complex collective behavior may arise from elements that each have a simple behavior.Giorgio Parisi, Nobel Prize in Physics 2021, on whirling flocks of starlings (PNAS 2006)