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Monday, February 27, 2006

A hot day

Yesterday MK and I were discusssing about various things till 4:00 am right from anti sementism to some thing as mundane as finding a right girl for marriage.MK also aspires to become a politician to bring about the change he desires just like me.In the deepest recesses of my heart i have always harboured desire to become a politician right from my childhoood.How innocent we were as children is it not?I woke up with a great deal of difficulty in the morning and watered my plants.Plants are a wonderful thing to have in one's bed room.They give u a glimpse of this vast creation right in your bedroom.They always seem to tell you that the most precious joy is the one that is the most innocent and child like.Just imagine yourselves deeply rooted to a single place ,unable to walk or talk..Would you be able to repose an absoulte faith on the nature that your needs will be taken care of.I stood in front of my mirror and asked me ,if it were to be the last day of my life would I be doing what I was going to do today..I have adopted this particular habit of steve jobs in my life also..I decided that I would internally pursue what I liked the most .
Yesterday I saw a fabulous book "Philosophical problems" in the library .I could n't take the book yesterday on loan.The book had so huge an impact on me that I was reading about the ideas in the book in between my work in the net.As soon as I was done with my work I rushed to the library to get the book.But unfortunately It was a reference copy not to be takeen out on loan.

I pose a good problem that I read in that book here.Any body who solves this problem can call themselves "George berkeley " of their so & so region.George berkely is a very famous poet ,philosopher who proved that the quality of ideas and sensations won't exist if there are no thoughts.(sound familiar to hindus is it not).Berkeley in CA is named after him

The problem is as below


Imagine there is an infinitely long chain gravitating towards earth from heaven.It is hanging out of its own free will.Several rings are connected to make this chain.The question is whether the last ring is held by the last but one ring or the 1st ring.After answering the question,Just substitute rings with thoughts in this analogy and does it imply anything?