Philosophy of Science

What cause would get you into the streets?

Nanor Wong Si-yee, 17, St Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary School

Wednesday, 11 January, 2012, 12:00am

Nutty professors science would rather forget

History is supposedly written by the victors or from the barrel of a gun. That may have been true a long time ago. But, in our age of saturated information, and unless you live in North Korea, you can pretty much get every side of a story if you dig hard enough. But, of all types of history, the history and philosophy of science has remained the most censorious and one-sided.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

What's going on in the world affects us

A lot of my classmates say current news is not important because it has nothing to do with them. So they rarely read newspapers or watch news reports on TV.

But they are wrong. Some events have an effect on all of us. Take the financial crisis, for example. Many people are losing their jobs. Our parents could be among them.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Avoid arguments with better communication

Arguments are part of growing up. Most arguments are caused by misunderstandings.

Another cause is negative emotions, especially jealousy. If we are in a bad mood, we can easily lose control of our temper and argue for the sake of arguing.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

HK academics win top honour

The research work of two Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) academics in the fields of science and religion have won international recognition.

21 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

More gloom in techland as valley girls get ugly

The atmosphere is grim in Silicon Valley these days, but it is not the economy that is getting them down, it's 21st century valley girls.

Gracenet, a San Jose club for women in technology has just awarded its latest Disgraceful Awards 'to alert the public that the hi-tech industry includes a great number of professional women who are offended by sexist advertising'.

13 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Company did not 'turn down' request

We refer to the article headlined 'Treasure exhibition offer turned down' (South China Morning Post, April 17).

A telephone inquiry was made to us by Stuart Bromley of a United States-based international museum in February.

25 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Pragmatism urged

A military meeting meant to trumpet the army's achievements in the Government's 'Go West' plan turned into a soul-searching session as authorities called for a more realistic approach to develop the region.

27 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Notion on education flawed and untenable

Gratified that an earlier letter of mine has received a response from David Chu Yu-lin (South China Morning Post, August 1), I am encouraged to take up the cudgels again, especially as the topic which Mr Chu has brought under the spotlight, education in Hong Kong, is of such importance for us all.

6 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Intuition causes gut reactions

YOU have experienced it at least once in your life: you have met someone and, without knowing a thing about the person, taken an immediate dislike to him or her.

Or you have felt an instant rapport with someone right after exchanging 'hellos'.

These are gut reactions, and they tell us more about ourselves than about the people who inspire them.

23 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Pandering to mediocrity

ON the rare occasions when I make use of my television, I am disheartened.

It is symptomatic of a grave illness in our society that one of our more popular forms of entertainment is the spectacle of half-naked men mouthing dull lyrics to trite songs.

4 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Nendick bows out

DAVID Nendick's reign as Secretary for Monetary Affairs officially ends today after eight years in one of the toughest jobs in Government.

Often caught in the centre of controversy, whether it was the stock exchange closure of 1987 or the handling of the BCC affair, he will also be remembered for his pragmatism and his sense of humour.

27 Jan 1993 - 12:00am