chapter  1
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Introduction

Knowledge is both bliss and power. The pursuit of knowledge is a characteristic of the human mind which constantly raises questions only to answer them. This act quietens the mind, but only briefl y, before embarking on another quest to fi nd answers for more questions. Thus, the human mind constantly empowers itself. Actually, it is science that truly empowers the human mind to solve problems that plague us. This was what the Greek mathematician, engineer, and astronomer Archimedes experienced 2,200 years ago after discovering the principle of buoyancy while taking a bath, and then getting out of the public bath-tub and running naked through the town of Syracuse, Sicily shouting the Greek words “Eureka! Eureka!” (I have found it! I have found it!).