Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts?

A philosophical dilemma which has tormented mankind for centuries. It is based on the idea that while each of the individual parts of a composite have meanings on their own, taken together, the meaning may change.

is whole greater than the sum of its parts?

The likes of Aristotle and Einstein have spoken before. I wanted to find out what happens when common people try to have a philosophical argument.

Physicist : In nuclear fission, Energy of the composite object + Energy needed to split it up = total Energies of the separate parts after the split. As far as energies are concerned, the composite object is less than the sum of its parts.

 Sports Star: Secret of my energy? Drinking Boost, running in Nike shoes, fuelling my car with Castrol, dancing with hot models in a Cola ad, you name it! My celebrity image is surely bigger than all the brands I endorse, but to audience, sum of these products equals who I am, the (un)real me!

 Writer: Right! Products are props in a story- be it your pseudo story or my exotic novels! Can you imagine Cinderella without her glass shoes, or a Sherlock Holmes minus the pipe? I find crafting these detailed characters take more effort than writing the whole plot. 

 HR Manager: Spot on! An applicant with character is what I look for. “He must be flexible enough to work in teams and self-motivated to work independently.” When I side with the Japanese, adding up all the individual efforts doesn’t count as much as”teamwork. But when I go with Americans, it’s often a different taste of ‘me-is-more-important-than-us’. 

 Baker: As far as taste is concerned, eating flour, eggs and suger is surely not as tempting as the cake itself!

Physicist: Did you match the weight of ingredients with your final product, Mr Baker? Due to weight loss in mass transfer…

Sports Star: Aha! reminds me It’s time for a club transfer…

Stopping here. Hope you’ve found an answer by now.


Trapping the Sun on my Roof

When 50% of Bangladeshis don’t have access to national power grid, it is not surprising that the country has had the fastest growth in solar power usage in the world. Last week my landlord installed a Solar Home System (SHS) as backup power source for my house. Each of our apartments will now have two lights on whenever there is power cut- enough to carry on with basic chores. So I join more than one million Bangladeshis using green energy .

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Solar Panel on My Roof

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