Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Solar energy and biofeul

Biofuel is solar energy essentially. Corn or crops on the fertile land convert solar energy into carbohydrate through photosynthesis. Then carbohydrate is converted into biofeul through fermentation. Efficiency of solar energy as biofuel is doubtful compared to direct solar panel since each steps have inherited energy loss. Biofuel needs farming machines of burning diesel, which further subtract energy generated.

Biofuel is like burning food for car with bad efficiency. Reduced food output only lead to high food price and starvation on the earth.

However, solar energy from desert is perfect. Solar panel will produce more energy in desert than fertile land since desert has few cloudy day. Efficiency of desert solar energy should be better than biofuel. Solar energy is converted into electricity which is most useful energy form.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Buddhism and creativity

Buddhism is one of most intelligent philosophy and religion. Kung Fu Panda film has the best metaphor for Buddhism as scroll in the movie. At end, every thing is `empty' or `nothing'. In deed, even universe is nothing or meaningless at end.

To fully comprehend wisdom of Buddhism needs great intellectual reasoning. But such realization or wisdom of universe is also self-defeating in real life. In other word, it is too smart for its own good. People truly embrace Buddhism will not try hard to achieve in real life.

China gradually lost its creativity edge after arrival of Buddhism. People of Buddhism belief will not face challenge head on and progress. In stead, they will endure or avoid problem with mind of fatalism because every thing is nothing at end.

Most creative time of China was Spring-fall and War State era. Intense competition between Han-speaking states encourage novel idea which might bring domination over other states. At the same time, Buddhism was not yet in China.

Who dares to chanllenge conventional view or genius could become anothergenius.