The 5754 Yom Kippur issue of several Israeli newspapers devoted a lot of space to discussing the 'machdalim' of the Yom Kippur War which happened 20 years earlier.
Note: the aforementioned Yom Kippur happened on the Gregorian year A.D. 1993. The war itself happened on year 5734 (Gregorian year A.D. 1973).
This article was originally written at 1987 Dec 13 and published in the Physics discussion list. The only modification made to it was inclusion of reference to a Sci-Fi book which has a related theme.
In this article I'll discuss issues on the national agenda. I'll point out that the national challenges are now being accomplished and that new challenges will have to be formulated to maintain the vigorous and fresh spirit of Israel.
- Evolution, time machines and language
- USA, Japan and Yom Kippur
- The bright side of the USA-USSR nuclear arms race
- Long range challenges for Israel
- Argument in favor of civil marriage$ in I$rael
- Business advantages of Free Software for me
- Mohammed's Tomb
- Should Internet discussion lists and newsgroups be moderated?
The other day, someone asked me:
Do you believe newsgroups should be moderated? If so, what content should be excluded?
I answered him as follows and would like to share my answer with you.
Location of Mohammed's Tomb
Once upon a time, in the old Physics mailing list, there were some postings of Moslem astronomers who want to research the times of Moon sightings.
This reminded me that I read somewhere that some people claim that the remains of Mohammed the Prophet are suspended in the sky somewhere between Earth and Moon. If they used modern terminology, they would have claimed that Mohammed's remains are a satellite.
Evolution (of living things, engineering designs or whatever) proceeds through construction of instances of the evolving object, such as an insect. For each instance, the details of its construction are a bit different, according to the set of genes which it carries. In the case of computer programs (for example), the term "genes" is not to be understood literally but as source code, which can have different versions.