- Producer17/10/2017Pity the NationI came across this poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and I thought I would share, Ferlinghetti is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, including Time of Useful Consciousness (New Directions, 2012); Poetry as Insurgent Art (New Directions,...
- Producer03/09/2017Science-Philosophy Singularity : Magic of AbsolutismScience-Philosophy Singularity : As our modern science is in fact originated from philosophical thoughts and ideas way back from the ancient world and it amazed me to find analogies between objective science principles and subjective human...
Comments16/09/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 ManjitLove the "This is Truth" diagram. The chief problem of science is that we compare the few that understand life at the quantum and cosmic level with the many that will be influenced by a 30 second TV advertisement. People who can grasp the absolute are a small elite group of people creating and thinking at levels that are even beyond many of us. The relativism of reality is the disappointment of life pointed towards shallowness, rather than the magnificence of life on the road less traveled.15/09/2017 #15 Yogesh Sukal@Deb 🐝 Helfrich Thank you for your thoughtful comment. As you said Science without philosophy poses immense harm, Indeed there has to auto-catalytic balance between the same to have beautiful outcomes for our better future and even the answers for the questions you posed.
Happy to receive your thoughts on the same as well @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Pascal Derrien15/09/2017 #14 Yogesh Sukal#10 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you for encouraging note. I will be happy to read reflective buzz from you the same. Its really amazing to have interactive buzzes to have flow of thoughtful interactions and thanks to bebee platform for the same.
CC. @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA13/09/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 HelfrichVery powerful images, @Yogesh Sukal, which help to entice us to read and ponder a very perplexing concept. An observers limited perceptual range often clouds access to the holistic framework.
How do we see what we cannot see?
How do we measure things for which we have not yet built a tool?
Science without philosophy poses immense harm.
We have progressed in medical science to being able to keep brain dead people with robustly beating hearts and mechanically pumping lungs alive. But should we? Is this an individualistic decision? And if so, whose?
Right now, in America this scenario often represents financial doom for those relatives who are vitally alive. Is this right?
Who or what body, can possibly be robust enough to ask these sorts of questions?13/09/2017 #11 Yogesh Sukal@Phil Friedman @Frans van Wamel @David B. Grinberg Indeed, perception is relative and illusive which often very hard to conclude as wrong, they may be true but incomplete far away from the truth. Hence sometimes better wait from instant conclusion while crawling from ants eye view to God's (absolute) view.
Thank you for you contemplative thoughts.03/09/2017 #3 Frans van WamelWe think that what we see is the truth. The "truth" however changes, whenever there is more to be perceived. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/framing-errors-frans-van-wamel03/09/2017 #1 Phil FriedmanYes, I agree that what we perceive are shadows or incomplete "representations" of reality or "the truth". As such those shadows may be better or worse representations of the truth. However, while in your metaphorical illustration, both the rectangular and round shadows are different though reasonably accurate perceptions -- affected by the relativity of perspective -- an X-shaped shadow would not be. Thus true perception is represented as anrange. But does not mean that truth (or fact) is completely relative. Cheers!
Ars Combinatoria revisited
Send, Receive: opposite, dual methods
Encode, Decode: opposite, dual methods
Encrypted transmission, encrypted reception: possible combination
Unencrypted transmission, unencrypted reception: possible combination
Unencrypted transmission, encrypted reception: impossible combination
- 29/08/2017Reflections on #organization, #emergence, and #control in #sociotechnical #systems
- Producer31/07/2017Thinking outside of the box“I need someone who thinks out of the box.” You hear it all the time. But what does it mean?According to Wikipedia, ‘Thinking outside the box entails a thinking process, which comprehends the implementation of an unusual approach to the logical...
Comments31/07/2017 #2 Praveen Raj GullepalliSometimes I wonder if anything could be more out of the box than lolling around in a bathtub and jumping out with a "Eureka!" on your lips! Or flying that kite in a storm with a metal key hanging on the thread/rope to get the shock of you life! ;)
Coming back to the modern day, Design Thinking does seem to be a movement in that direction, encouraging thought that is multi-disciplinary and more connecting-the-dots kinda thing. And yes, OOBT is more possible when a team works like a team, without allowing just one player to let off more steam :)31/07/2017 #1 Connie LimonGeoff Hudson-Searle, I know there is much more here than this ONE statement that rings true to me which is: “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” I think new inventions will occur forever. It would be nice if each of us could come back 2 thousand years after we have lived on earth and see all the new things that were invented during that time, but of course, even better if we were one of the inventors!
- Producer22/07/2017The Locksmith's Tale - The key to LifeA Digression ... When I started out I did not know much. I would turn up for work anticipating new disasters every day. I had a blue boiler suit, two sizes too big, given to me by a cockney charmer called Charlie. It had more holes than a lace...
- Producer22/07/2017Multiple Intelligences - Different Types of LearningOne of my favourite quotes is "virtuality is bigger than reality," Philpott (2010). This means that potential, probable or possible gets ground down into what eventually becomes known as reality ("accepted normalcy"). Many other options, choices...
- 17/07/2017Pythagoras calls Hermes Trismegistus:
"the wisest of all,
inventor of names,
source of invention,"
and "son of Maia"
which in Doric dialect means "grandmother".
Hermes is thus the son of the
𝑴𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑰𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏
- 12/07/2017Novel article by Dr. Ohad Nachtomy
Modal Adventures between Leibniz and Kant -- Existence and (Temporal, Logical, Real) Possibilities
- Producer07/07/2017A few reflections on the System of Leibniz(Article originally posted here.)Recently, I've been asked by a fellow Member of the LinkedIn Group "Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz" to describe my model of Leibniz in a concise paragraph. I thought it was a good idea to make a post of my reply – I...
- 07/07/2017My "few reflections on the System of Leibniz" are now available on @LinkedIn
I hope you'll enjoy them!
Comments07/07/2017 #2 Vincenzo De Florio#1 ...the first time I read about Leibniz was at secondary school. My reaction was: "what the hell does he want to say?!" Now at least I've some ideas :) :)
All the very best to you, dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more#1 ...the first time I read about Leibniz was at secondary school. My reaction was: "what the hell does he want to say?!" Now at least I've some ideas :) :)
All the very best to you, dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Close07/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI simply focused on one aspect to get a basic understanding of what Leibniz meant by a Monad. So I started here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monadology View moreI simply focused on one aspect to get a basic understanding of what Leibniz meant by a Monad. So I started here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monadology Even at the level of Wikipedia, this is very heady stuff :-) Close
- 06/07/2017"...theoretically many different potential combinations could form other kinds of baryons..."
- Producer02/07/2017The Game of Drones and the Fourth Industrial (R)Evolution.It is the year 2038 and the Director of the HAZMAT office of the Chinese Mega-city of Qilai Shen, located in the Pearl River Delta, 80 million habitants and a growing economy of USD $ 2 trillion dollars, must value the pollution rates of the...
- Producer20/04/2017Against Authenticity and Free MovementI am going to swim against the tide and I imagine many hands rose in opposition to what I am going to say in this buzz. How authentic should we be? I have some evidence that authenticity may be harmful to our social health. I even dare to add...
Comments27/06/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#119 I am not joking when I say you are on "high heels" @Louise Smith because I enjoyed this comment the most among all your comments. I loved the maturity in your writing "It's like any research.
After analysing the data, the results may not fully represent the starting hypothesis
so there is a need to expand the general starting hypothesis and finely hone it into a number of more specific ones". I am mentioning it in my next buzz. I wonder how you ssass my buzz of today
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/quit-while-at-the-top#c827/06/2017 #119 Louise Smith#12
"I honestly wish to read more contributions before proposing the simple rules that lead to the formation of "biofilm of beliefs". "
But by proposing it in this way, you leave nooks and crannies for us, the readers, to ponder on and come up with ideas to fill these spaces.
If there are lots of nooks and crannies, there are lots of spaces for many of us to contribute.
The more who contribute, the more interesting the discussion can be.
Similarly, simple rules can become more complex with expansion from others' ideas.
Different perspectives can emerge too and be seriously considered, accepted or modified.
It's like any research.
After analysing the data, the results may not fully represent the starting hypothesis
so there is a need to expand the general starting hypothesis and finely hone it into a number of more specific ones.
That is the main reason I like your posts so much @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee !
You give us the freedom to be authentic in an acceptable way in an appropriate forum.
My main problem as I have stated previously is that lots of intelligent bees do too,
so it takes a while to digest the schizogony of bacteria - agreeable and not so agreeable!27/06/2017 #118 Louise Smith#11 "How do we have accountability for a relationship which is symbiotic when that accountability is somewhere other than our own being?"
I think when a person is chronically ill with little benefit from modern health practices and therapies, this is something that can trouble them deeply.27/06/2017 #117 Louise Smith#8 There are 2 sides on each coin. 2 opposites. We need to understand both to appreciate the positive solution.
On Australian coins, one side has the head of Queen Elizabeth and the other side
have 1 each of various different Australian native animals. Aussies like a bet both ways !
- Producer05/06/2017The Mystery of TimeIt’s About Time I often think about time, it is a continual mystery to me. We cannot directly feel time with our senses, we can’t stop it, we can’t buy it, it can be a friend, it can be an enemy, perhaps it doesn’t exist outside our awareness....
Comments07/06/2017 #46 Praveen Raj GullepalliTime is the flow of feeling,
with different emotions for its gears;
Rushing along the road of life,
or pausing to taste the tears.
Oh but the eternal juggernaut rolls,
through aeons and our years;
Space the mute witness,
as it rolls trampling over joys and fears.
That was for you Gert! And so is this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRRXg1yhsEk07/06/2017 #45 Ken Boddie#43 Just found another take on time, Gert. When rushing for that plane (which eventually came with time) results in time flying away with us, then hurried comments can lead to potentially slanderous keyboard errors on the iPhone, in #40 below. Hence, for "reading ..... in mired detail" read "..... more detail", and for "tie ..... management", a tailor's enviable objective, read "time ..... management". 😕
Incidentally, you may remember my earlier jocular post on time, which now pales in insignificance compared to your above treatise: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/your-wake-up-call-sir06/06/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz@Jerry Fletcher Jerry, I think you stated exactly why this community is unique: " I feel that the community here allows each of us to go a little deeper into our psyches without being concerned about the fragility found there." Thank you for your much appreciated comments.06/06/2017 #41 Gert Scholtz@Paul Walters Thank you Paul - I really like the story quote you gave: "A swallow comes once every 100 years to sharpen its beak on the highest mountain on earth. When so many swallows have come and ground the mountain to dust, then one second of time in infinity will have passed"06/06/2017 #40 Ken BoddieAs I wait for yet another late plane, Gert, reading your blog in mired detail surprises me. My takeaway thought is the conflict between creative thinking and effective tie and task management. In hindsight, as with all 'wake up' statements, it seems so obvious when read. I guess if creative messy time is the mother of invention then productive time must be the mother of the boringly mundane.06/06/2017 #39 Jerry FletcherGert, I'm glad you had the time to think about time. You changed my time horizon with this piece and I'm grateful. Now I have to find the time to write about the things I ponder when time permits. I feel that the community here allows each of us to go a little deeper into our psyches without being concerned about the fragility found there.06/06/2017 #32 Vincent Andrew@Gert Scholtz, superb buzz. This is what I take from your buzz: "We are less creative when we are in a hurry. The cognitive processes in creativity involve exploration, experimenting with various views, and iterating start and finish." I cannot agree more with you. More haste less speed as they say. When I write a buzz, I take a bit more time to think, to explore and to experiment with ideas and thoughts. Thank you, Gert.06/06/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz#13 @David B. Grinberg Very glad that you commented David, given your knowledge of time and space. It is true – we don’t know what we don’t know, and perhaps time and space exist ultimately in dimensions that humans will never fully comprehend, or remain totally unaware of. Thank you for sharing and your insightful comment.06/06/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz#10 @Todd Jones I enjoy my time here most when a post results in such wonderful comments such as yours Todd! “I often marvel at the unidirectional nature of time, as it flows only forward. Why? Which inevitably moves me to consider the concept of the "present". That infinitely fine partition that separates the past from the future. By the time I type the period at the end of this sentence, it is all in the past.” Thanks for this and also for sharing the post.06/06/2017 #25 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeAll I know is the present becomes the past in a blink. Time is fleeting and our time here is a drop in a bucket. I remember being 10 and marveling at the thought that soon I would be able to remember 10 years. Now a lifetime has passed and memories engulf me.
- 01/06/2017I'm quite fond of this one…
Interpretations of the concepts of #resilience＆#evolution in the #philosophy of #LeibnizInterpretations of the concepts of resilience and evolution in the philosophy of Leibniz (PDF Download Available)www.researchgate.net Official Full-Text Publication: Interpretations of the concepts of resilience and evolution in the philosophy of Leibniz on ResearchGate, the professional network for...
- 06/05/2017https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/a-little-cornstarch-between-the-legs-helps-cure-the-wolf“A little cornstarch between the legs helps cure 'The Wolf'...”www.bebee.com “The Wolf”, “Cook’s Crack”, “Chef’s Cheeks” is an affliction that cooks get from time to time due to the long hours of standing on their feet,...
- Producer26/04/2017The Importance of Processhttp://www.newsweek.com/united-nations-un-islamic-state-isis-assad-iran-russia-turkey-iraq-syria-407242 Results are important. They represent the conceptual “end” in any undertaking. But the “end” isn’t truly an end, merely a way-station...
- Producer20/04/2017Anxiety and How It Can Interfere With Vacation PlanningHow Anxiety Disorder Can Dampen Vacation PlansThe excitement of going on vacation is replaced with incessant fears Photo Courtesy of Unsplash.comI have been fortunate over the past 20 years because I’ve been able to vacation each year, something...
Comments30/05/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#29 Personally, they've never worked for me. Some people say Kava works. Studies have been done which state Kava doesn't. I never benefited from it. Maybe others would know? They do sell teas specifically for stress, a company named Yogi sells one. You can get it in the grocery store. It wouldn't hurt to try, maybe it would work for you. B vitamins are supposed to be really good for anxiety. You have to take B Complex with B12. I buy both and get sublingual drops. They sell sublingual B12 too. It takes time for a vitamin regime to begin to work if it's going to but that is well worth trying.26/04/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI kept sharing this cause I know the heart and mind that wrote it and to show you I am there to support you in any way. I learnt alot about anxiety and how it can affect us through your stories. I would like to say "You Got this Lisa and your going to have a fantastic trip" :)20/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#15 Hi @Renée 🐝 Cormier, sadly with GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) thoughts do control you in a strange way. That's one of the reasons I'm in therapy working on reprogramming my brain per se. Intrusive thoughts are unwanted thoughts that play over and over like a broken record in your mind no matter what thoughts you try to replace them with, they return instantly. I never realized how much my thoughts controlled me until I sought help. That is *one* of my issues and I actually thought for a very long time that I was weak and should be able to control my thoughts- I worked hard daily w/out success and just became more worn down physically, When people are inflicted with intrusive thoughts they beat themselves up more than anyone. Logically, a person will keep saying, "This is BS, I need to stop thinking these thoughts, re-direct... think about all the positive things going on, think of wonderful memories," eg, it's only a temporary (very temporary) reprieve. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a negative Nancy no matter how it may appear when I write. I agree, we can choose our thoughts but we aren't always in control. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. :)20/04/2017 #14 Robert CormackYou'll excuse my language, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, but one of the most therapeutic things you can do is tell your brain to "f**k off." I know it sounds crazy but our rambling minds can sometimes create panic that goes way beyond reality. Every time you feel anxious, just use those two little words. Say them to yourself or say them out loud. And just keep saying it until your brain calms down.20/04/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI just wonder if your attention is spread over many issues if this would lead to increased anxiety @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! You seem to enjoy trying variety of things and this may ead to some anxiety. I wonder if I am right. Great buzz because you share your own experiences and therefore the reader trusts you. Sharing20/04/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#8 My son is doing a race at Pikes Peak this summer! Every year my son, my brother, and brother in law do Mt. Evans bike race, it's become a yearly tradition for them. Pikes Peak I've yet to see. I think my son wanted to drive me up there the last time but I said no... Isn't that where you can see the Continental Divide from?
- Producer31/03/2017Progress“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” Robert A. Heinlein The vast timeline of the history of mankind has been one of stagnation, if you stop and consider the whole of our time...
Comments16/04/2017 #1 Todd JonesAnother excellent post, Phillip. I cannot help but admire your perspicacity. As someone who works in the utility industry, I often contemplate the incredibly vulnerable nature of our electric grid. An extended large scale power outage would produce widespread havoc within a matter of weeks, essentially sending us backward hundreds of years. Thankfully the industry is moving toward more resilient, less interconnected systems, but it will still be a couple of decades before they are fully implemented.
- Producer26/03/2017Old WestburySofia's current Facebook profile picture, shot last summer I remember the drive, the end of it anyway. The blacktop devolved into gravel chips and pebbles, which eventually disappeared into the mud and came back as blades of grass. There was...
- Producer24/03/2017I Choose, Therefore I am.Image credit: WIRED There is no such thing as having no choice. Choice is a place in which to be.In a comment in his buzz, The Wave-Based Strategies, Ali Anani wrote, “There is choice even in...
Comments28/03/2017 #45 Sara Jacobovici#44 Thank you for contributing to the discussion @Hervé Sabattier. What I find very powerful about the Viktor Frankl quote is that, for me, it says that we always have a choice and that is in how we respond to anything. Our circumstances or environment may influence or restrict our freedom and our choices, but because we are left with the ultimate choice of how we respond, that means we are always free. So, in this way, making no choice is still a choice we freely can make.25/03/2017 #42 John RylanceThank you Sara, your reply has made me reconsider my original comment. As someone who doesn't believe in absolutes it would be fairer to say if offering choices I would only offer ones I was happy with, if I am offered choices I am not comfortable with I either decline or negotiate. As to illusion I take your point and agree with your comments on it. However something which comes to mind is the illusionist/magician, who make people believe they have made a choice. The choices we make are often knowingly or unknowingly influenced by others. #3425/03/2017 #40 Sara Jacobovici#30 #31 Thank you, thank you, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.25/03/2017 #39 Sara Jacobovici#28 Double synchronicity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit: 1- I just finished responding to @Laura Mikolaitis's comment by saying, "...we need the power of choice to help us identify new inroads...", great line, leaves me with much to think about. So definitely agree, " Power within the choice is the choice." 2 - In my writing on choice, on my rough draft, I cut and pasted the following from Deuteronomy Chapter 30:19, " This day, I call upon the heaven and the earth as witnesses [that I have warned] you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. You shall choose life, so that you and your offspring will live." Agreed again, "Choose life".25/03/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici#20 Thank you @John Rylance for your comment. I'd like to respond to two points I read in it. One, "Never offer someone a choice you can't live with." Has me thinking....it's a sensitive point. It makes me think that if the individual makes a choice you can't live with then that will definitely influence the future of the relationship. Two, I can so relate to the frustration of the choices with strings or limited choices, but I am not sure I agree with choice as an illusion because I can still choose whether to get the car or not, or go to another dealer, or wait for an alternative. Not happy about the circumstances, but the choice is very real and still mine.25/03/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wow25/03/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.soul inspiring!
- Producer24/03/2017Tales of Gratefulness - 2I'm very grateful for the people in my life that I'm able to stay in contact with because of the internet. Friends from all stages of my life - my sixth grade teacher, my first college roommate, my first roommate in NYC (this woman taught a naive...
- Producer18/03/2017God Is Listeninghttps://whotheeffisjeff.wordpress.com/tag/in-search-of-lost-time I have come to realize for all the things I know, little was taught to me by others. The Socratic Method of teaching operates from within. The educational system is merely a...
Comments18/03/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsYes we have a purpose. The universe, our body and senses are always telling something to us. We just need to put aside the uncertainties and listen.
"We learn every second from ourselves and the people around us. From our experiences and from others. We are in the age of self-exploration and self-learning.
Great buzz Charles
Philosophy+ 200 buzzes
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras (570 – 495 BC). Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument and systematic presentation.