How do you know?
All our lives we have learned what we think and what we believe to be "the truth". We've heard things like Bill Gates being the richest man in the world, the Earth being the third planet from the sun, and for a considerable amount of us, that there is a god or greater force, and that we will die. But there are also a number of things that we have learned by experience, we have two hands, if we jump we will come back down, if we get cut we will hurt. But the thing is how do we know these things are true? Because someone told us so? Because we think that's what will happen because of experience? How do we know that'll stay the same? "Because of the laws of physics!" someone will say. "Because it always has!" someone else will say. But what makes the laws of physics so unbreakable? Because they stayed the same before? Just because you flip a coin 5 times and it's heads all 5 times does that mean it will be heads again?
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Despite incredible economic growth, it is not necessarily an investor's paradise.
- China's stock market is just 27 years old. It's economy has grown 30x over that time.
- Imagine if you had invested early and gotten in on the ground floor.
- Actually, you would have lost money. Here's how that's possible.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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