Posts Tagged ‘Wait But Why’

NYC has standing-room-only space for the world

April 19, 2016

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Tim Urban on his Wait But Why web log calculated that the area of New York City is enough to provide standing room for the world’s population.

Click on 7.3 Billion People, One Building for his post.

Our place in history and time

December 13, 2015

This is from a post on the Wait But Why web site.

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The tale of Science and his pal, Spirituality

December 6, 2015

I pulled this off the Wait But Why web log.  Exact links are below.
Religion-CartoonHow Religion Got in the Way by Tim Urban for Wait But Why.

Religion for the Nonreligious by Tim Urban for Wait But Why

How should you spend your life?

January 24, 2015

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The chart shows the life on a typical American, arranged on a grid of 52 weeks and 90 years.  It seems pretty optimistic.  I retired at age 62, but not many Americans today will be able to afford to do that.

The question arises: How do you spend all these weeks?

Venn1Being able to ask this question shows what a privilege it is to be a middle-class Americans.  Many people in the world have no time for anything except trying to survive and helping their loved ones to survive.

LINK

Your Life in Weeks by Tim BurtonUrban on Wait But Why.