Life on Earth is something we take for granted sometimes. But like our planet, there was a time when it simply did not exist. Abiogenesis is the scientific name for the origin of life.
Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.
That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.
I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.
I was kind of fed up with the fire hose of Covid news items. Then the worship of Covid apps as the way to redemption came along, and, well, I had to write something. I’ve been developing software for over twenty years, and guess what, I fear Covid Apps are a pipe dream.
Pick an actor, then find the shortest route through cast lists from that actor to a movie with Kevin Bacon. You can play a similar game with Spotify, by finding the shortest number of clicks to reach from artist A to B. The Kevin Bacon game has gained fame as Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Why is this relevant?