Friday, July 16, 2010

Modesty & My Europeon Experience

It was only after reading this German proverb "Modesty is the highest form of Arrogance" that I came to realize how humble some German people were!
During my two weeks stay in Germany & Italy, I observed the society in its general outlook. Cleanliness & discipline were the hallmark characteristics, especially in Germany. Unfortunately when it comes to modesty, I found it a rarely observable phenomenon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

When it comes to science, Nobel not Noble

While attending 6oth meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, I got an opportunity to attend panel discussions in which Laureates shared their views on scientific matters. During these panel discussions, heat was generated amongst Laureates on some scientific topics. A remarkable dispute erupted when one Laureate speculated invention of a computer in near future that can think like humans. This Laureate was bombarded by, let me call pessimistic, objections by other panel members and audience.

I concluded that when it comes to science they're nobel not noble! Let the Laureates fight in the battle of ideas for they've received their Nobel Prize for science, not for peace.