The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 7) – Arthur Schopenhauer, Limbic System & Dark Matter

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy.
You can find more information about Ankidroid in my post – Learning a Second Language and Ankidroid.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 -1860)

A German philosopher who posthumously influenced many in science and philosophy (Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein and Carl Jung to name a few).

His works have been described as exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism. Listen to his Studies in Pessimism here.

Limbic System

A group of subcortical structures of the brain that are concerned with emotion and motivation, especially when it comes to behaviours we need for survival: feeding, reproduction and caring for our young, and fight or flight responses. It is also said that ironically Facebook and Twitter have limbically hijacked our brains.

Dark Matter

A hypothetical form of matter that is thought to account for 85% of the matter in the universe. The mayority of Dark Matter is thought to be composed as of yet undiscovered subatomic particles. Its presence is implied by gravitational effects. Experts think Dark Matter to be ubiquitous in the universe and to have a strong influence on its structure and evolution.

One of the consequences is, it isn’t just space that curves, but the fabric of spacetime itself — is that as masses move around between a distant source and ourselves, the amount of time that it takes light to arrive should shift by very small but measurable amounts.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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