- 29/08/2017Reflections on #organization, #emergence, and #control in #sociotechnical #systems
- 17/08/2017The Power of Sympathy
Comments17/08/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitInteresting to learn that "Power of Sympathy" was supported by Darwin, which then of course fundamentally changes what people mean when they talk about "Darwinian" realities. It just goes to show how people latch on to soundbites like "survival of the fittest" without any actual desire to think what it really means or to find out for themselves what Darwin actually wrote.
- 23/07/2017So encouraged to see the strides being made in this field. We are definitely able to see more into how communication takes place on the deepest levels.EEG and fMRI May Detect Consciousness in Patients With Acute, Severe TBIneurosciencenews.com Providing patients with acute TBI access to early fMRI and EEG testing will allow medical professionals greater ability to detect levels of consciousness. A new Brain study reports bedside exams may miss critical information about neurophysiological...
- 19/06/2017My "reflections on organization, emergence, and control in sociotechnical systems" are available here: https://www.academia.edu/9873532/Reflections_on_organization_emergence_and_control_in_sociotechnical_systems
- Producer25/11/2016Conscious and Subconscious QuestionsI say the more we know, the more we should ask questions to discover how little we know. Surprisingly, what we know for sure becomes our handicap. We all know for example, that water is an essential ingredient for our health and vitality. We know...
Comments08/01/2017 #158 Lyon BraveI used to ask all the big questions, then i got into this existential depression because my molecules didn't some big enough or infinite enough to compete with the universe. Then i stopped caring about entropy, afterlives, why am i hear, what is my purpose collective purpose, and i just started focusing on me. I'm not designed to be a scientist, knowing about black matter just confuses me and makes me feel minuscule., I'm a more philosophical person. I think they're both people of reason. I would rather focusing on my inner being than the outer world, but i'm so glad other people go explore it.30/11/2016 #156 Joris Plaatstaal#155 I think that is the beauty and the sadness of it all. Crossing the border might be an event not noticed by the traveler.
No matter what border the traveler crosses, at some point the traveler will realize there is no way back.
The traveler crossed the line and lost his past. Is that why so many of us do not travel?
I can understand them, the stayers. Traveling is about finding new and losing old. I can understand it does not appeal to everyone.30/11/2016 #154 Joris Plaatstaal#153 Now you got me thinking.... @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
"Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge."
This is an interaction I truly love. ......Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge...... It is just great, I did not realize that while commenting. You kick my thoughts a step further and at this time I am not sure why.....
Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge. There are so many ways to look at that. I will have to let it sink in.
Thank you!29/11/2016 #152 Joris Plaatstaal#148 I agree @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
"And so there is a danger of always searching." That was indeed a bit of a one-liner. What I tried to say.... And that is where the complexity cuts in....
There are people who are sure they know. There are people who are sure they don't know, and they search further.
At what point in life and knowledge are we happy with who we are? Free?
Am I to early reaching that point? I made up my mind. I am sixteen years old and I know it all. What I know is the rigid setting for the rest of my life.
Will I never reach that point? I can't make up my mind. I am 120 years old and I am not sure. I must learn more.
Those are two extremities, I know. They fell in my mind, reading your conversation with Max. Those extremities do not represent you or Max. My knowledge of the both of you is too superficial.
Ah well. What did Come to my mind? The extremities.
"Know" to soon and freedom is lost. Never know and freedom is an illusion. Where do I step in? At what point in my life I feel secure, without developing my own tunnel vision? It feels like a Gaussian curve with a standard deviation of close to nothing.
Does this explain my one-liner more?
P.S. I am only here to exchange thoughts, not to prove my right. Thank you for your open, respectful comment.28/11/2016 #148 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#147 @Joris Plaatstaal- There is a concept of "DEgrees of Freedom in statistics. I realize I lost one degree from your comment "But in the end we are all free. Even people that trade in their freedom for A truth. They are free to lose their freedom.
And so there is a danger of always searching.28/11/2016 #147 Joris PlaatstaalJoris Plaatstaal
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#141 It comes with being on social media @Ali Anani. No different to life. Everywhere, anytime we follow leaders who know......
In the end you can only follow yourself. I think you do just that. Your questioning, an admirable gift.
But in the end we are all free. Even people that trade in their freedom for A truth. They are free to lose their freedom.
And so there is a danger of always searching.
Life is so lovely complicated! It is all I expected. A blind walking forwards. Infinite.
Freedom is universal. But we seem to not live in the same universe.... Another complication, yes!27/11/2016 #142 Mohammed Sultan#140 Wisdom goes beyond understanding to interpretation of facts,it makes one's light more brighter than another and will help us see others pitfalls.We are always required to find a synergy between our personal and professional objectives.Our knowledge base and skills often go beyond the recipes of classical behavior psychology books to coaching and mentoring , visioning and inspiring people .We always think of more creative ways to develop the students skills to stretch their thinking beyond the norms of classic books.Our thoughts are always a reflection of our feeling and when we view others as "wrong"we trigger our negative emotions and may regress into a negative mood.27/11/2016 #141 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI read by a quote years back stating that "I have to be 300% I am correct before I dare say somebody is wrong".
Some comments are sidelining these discussions by making sweeping comments and turning the discussions from win- win to I win-you lose. It is sad it is truly wasting our times. Just stating somebody is flatly wrong without solid proofs and with many not seeing eye-to-eye with him is unacceptable. I hope discussions here shall only focus on the theme of the buzz and not sideline it to show off what we know. If needed and the commenter has such opposing ideas I suggest he writes a separate buzz.27/11/2016 #137 Mohammed Sultan#134 I'm sure you misunderstood me.My words say what I mean about your real creativity.Our creative thinking is not based on any delusion ,we may be in different positions but we have a common interest that can bridge this gap.It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily of a scientific nature.Not only that ;possibly the phenomenon of humanity will never be susceptible to the kind of dominating prestige in business.Not only that;Our creative thinking or innovation develop from blending our inner creative life and its application to the business world.I still remember the wisdom of Kant when he quoted; Science is organized knowledge and wisdom is organized life,and on the importance of concepts he also quoted;thoughts without context are empty and intuition without concept are blind.Believe me it's not a double- face or a double- talk or am setting a group against another.27/11/2016 #136 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#135 Thank you for your very elaborative response dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I share this perspective with you "Now link this with diversity and one does not need to build a bridge for that - for the connection point is within, it is within mind, within spirit and within body". I just wanted to ensure that you didn't mean bridge. With this explanation I am in agreement with you.
One definition of culture is that it is an emerging product of how people interact. I believe this is consistent with your response. If the "within" of individuals is healthy their interactions should yield a healthy culture. Culture that accept differences and find them a way to explore varieties of possibilities.27/11/2016 #135 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#128 Monica Hawkins wrote a piece last year in Chief Learning Officer Media (CLOMEDIA) called "Diversity: Catalyst for Corporate Culture and Value" http://www.clomedia.com/2015/05/01/diversity-catalyst-for-corporate-culture-and-value/
That is a nice read but there is a problem with it is how can diversity act as a catalyst if culture is considered as something we can manufacture and what is the primary problem here? How can the catalyst for culture be sitting outside ourselves?
The problem with the way people see diversity today is in trying to fix something that is natural. Difference is natural and variety is what is helpful to nature. Why not simply begin with the primary catalyst for diversity - the difference within us?
In the same CLOMEDIA is an article High Potential Development (HiPo) and it mentions heat as a catalyst - while the article has nothing to do with diversity http://www.clomedia.com/2016/11/23/high-potential-development/ but it does speak to where this catalyst is, which is WITHIN. The article is addressing that 73% of HiPo programs fail. Now link this with diversity and one does not need to build a bridge for that - for the connection point is within, it is within mind, within spirit and within body.
Sometimes one has to point things out to people because they don't operate from difference, such as why call a site CLOMEDIA when it sounds like CHLAMYDIA which is sexually transmitted disease? This is why program mentality fails because we think we need to build bridges, when we simply need to build humanity. Diversity is a catalyst when it emanates from WITHIN us. When we are focused on the external argument where is the question within either conscious or subconscious? There is no heat in that question when it is sitting outside of ourselves - no synapses only a bridge, no heartbeat only a wish and no will only a policy.
- Producer27/09/2016BORN FREE: WILLIAM JAMES AND THE FIRST AMERICAN ACADEMIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM“PSYCHOLOGY...THAT NASTY LITTLE SCIENCE” --William James The intention of this post is pretty straightforward: To explore the philosophical position that the essence of being human is the faculty of freewill rather than strictly a...
Comments04/10/2016 #15 Praveen Raj GullepalliGreat biologue of a Psychologist who became a Philosopher dear Gerry! I was wondering if a cockroach would really care about evolution and survival of the fittest if a nuclear holocaust were to end everything else except it ;) ... Even the choice of not believing or believing in suicide or survival is an exercise of freewill don't you think? A senior once told me this about fate and freewill. How far you go in life is determined/enabled by fate (a circumstantial vortex formed by the convergence of factors like where you are born, what will be your support system, who you would meet and interact with and so on in that typical environment); but how fast you go is up to you and your freewill. You can crawl there or just charter a chopper to get there quicker ;) Once you get there a new circumstantial vortex awaits...maybe a new life too! Another elder told me something about our breath. We have a specific number of breaths in our bank. Spend (breathe) slow and you live longer. Exert (breathe faster) and you live shorter. Any exercise that increases you breaths per minute is actually shortening your life span. Ponder about a tortoise and a hare. Not in terms of speed as we know it in terms of motion , but speed of breathing and respective lifespans. Ahh the science of Pranayama!28/09/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht#1 @Gert Scholtz its a condunrum....there were radical behaviorists I've known who have said that the best way to "tune" a nervous system is to give a perception that it has freewill...I wanted to through behaviorism to show how psychology "lost its freewill" and then end it with TOLMAN...but not take the cognitive thingie any further. The more of Tolman's stuff I read...blocking a maze to show that even rats are making maps...and the Crespi, Tollman latent learning stuff...that grey area before cognitive gets its computer metaphor stuff...I think that's where things get interesting... a behaviorist finds things that contradict determinism and the dedicates a book to the "Norwegian Rat"28/09/2016 #2 David B. GrinbergThank you for this interesting, insightful and enjoyable read @Gerald Hecht. I recall studying William James in college for a PSYCH 101 class, so this post brings back some fond memories for me of those college days. James was certainly a giant in the field of psychology. You provide excellent historical and educational context about his life and work. How's that for "stream of consciousness" writing...27/09/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz@Gerald Hecht Thank you for a very enlightening article Gerald. For William James to will himself from where he was to one the most eminent psychologists does say something profound. You may know that there are neuro-scientists such as Sam Harris who argue against the notion of free will. As for myself I can only say (I think) my will is free but my won't may not be :). Cheers.
- 14/09/2016cc. @Gerald Hecht
Comments15/09/2016 #3 Wayne YoshidaHaha. #2 #1 My first "real job" boss was a sociology major. I like his definition of what it is. He said, "Sociology is the science of studying the obvious."
Turns out this was the reason he hired me. I have that major. He said he always wondered what people would do with a sociology major . . . . That is another story.14/09/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht@Milos Djukic okay, read it; the closest I can come to defining it; is to think of it as "the inverse" of Sociology, i.e., whereas Sociology is the study of group behavior (with a group ranging in scale from a college fraternity all the way up to a common national/cultural/Religious [Philosophical] identity. In other words Sociologists look at the entire group); its perceived identity, as defined by its values, customs, ideology, dietary guidelines, holy days, recognition of the newly born, newly married, newly dead, etc. Social Psychologists, on the other hand, are still Psychologists, and so by definition, primary study the individual, and how they synthesize attention to stimuli (sensation) with prior experience (perception) to generate adaptive patterns of cognition and behavior. Social Psychologists focus specifically on the limits (parameters) of an individual's abilities to do this when they are removed from their native group, and have essentially become a member of a group other than that which formed the social context in which they originally developed their psychological patterns. It seems pretty cool! Do you have any recommendations for a "second course text" for further study?
- Producer08/09/2016Bubbles of creativity reloaded. (or what relation could they have with energy)The following post comes out from the provoking post of Ali https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/bubbles-of-creativity#c20 And the challenging comments of (in order of appearance) @namita sinha @Aaron Skogen @Sara Jacobovici, @Irene...
Comments12/09/2016 #21 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWow You one big bubble of joy and humbleness @David Navarro López. Did you know that beBee is the only place where I smile when I read something ! It's like when I read my favourite book. BeBee's like you here write straight from the heart and speak right to the soul and have the power to trigger a big bubble of rememberance for the rest of our lives
Because bubbles may come go or stay but the ones we can touch, feel and see are the ones that stay as memory bubble flowing carefreely forever in our minds ✋✋✋✋ Great buzz with a great dedication to my favourite rainbow bubble @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 🤗🤗🤗10/09/2016 #19 Anonymous#18 Just created the hive. https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey
I am thinking on the description of it, and would like to hear your suggestions, @Ali Anani, @Irene Hackett, @Sara Jacobovici @namita sinha @Aaron 🐝 Skogen @DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão .Of course, it is obvious to say we would be more than honoured if you would join it and share there any post concerning to the bubbling effect emerged from the Big Man.
Please post you suggestions here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/bubbling-honey-hive-description09/09/2016 #17 Anonymous#15 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee , then if you decline, I am more than happy to create the hive. Will be also very honored if @Sara Jacobovici would help me in this matter. (is my first hive). I think we are to have lots of fun sharing bubble/ideas.
Will go through it on the weekend and hope to have it in motion for next week.09/09/2016 #15 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 My dear friend @David Navarro López- I shall be so happy to assist as I did with quite few hives. I know I am lousy in administration and therefore refrain from this kind of work. I shall be very supportive if you do. If not, I nominate @Sara Jacobovici View more#14 My dear friend @David Navarro López- I shall be so happy to assist as I did with quite few hives. I know I am lousy in administration and therefore refrain from this kind of work. I shall be very supportive if you do. If not, I nominate @Sara Jacobovici because she is interested in the topic and well-experienced in establishing and managing hives. I appreciate your trust, but I don't want to lessen it my friend. Close09/09/2016 #12 Anonymous#11 we are all boiling at bubbling. Since yesterday a big bubble is trying to get to my minds surface. I believe that the bubble phenomena caused by Ali deserves its own hive on which we could go on posting the different branches taht are appearing in the surroundinggs of the bubble matter. What do you think about?09/09/2016 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeOne idea that would be interesting to consider David @David Navarro López is the collision of bubbles. SOmetimes, they join and other times they crash. How about also their collision elasticity? How could we join bubbles to benefit from them?09/09/2016 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI live a new paradox that I doubt I have ever lived before. My friends I feel inflated like a bubble with your great appreciation and praise. I am writing about bubbles and yet feel unable to write about my own bubble. Dear @David Navarro López- as I have just responded to one of your comments on my last buzz in which one word of three letters (key) has opened my mind to a new thinking about trees in so many different directions such as in storytelling. Your kindness, genuine friendship and sharp mind alerted me to ideas that were in front of my eyes and yet were blurred. I now believe LOVE is to influence others without intending to. Believe me I failed few times to respond or comment because I couldn't match and still unable to reach your level of appreciation for others.
With LOVE I say thank you dears @David Navarro López, @Sara Jacobovici, @DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão and @Aaron 🐝 Skogen.09/09/2016 #9 Anonymous#4 Each human being has the capacity to produce constructive and destructive bubbles. I have never seen @Ali Anani showing a negative one, or a bad response, and I swear to God that with some comments of "undesirable commenters" done to Ali's posts I would have reacted badly.
But he never did. Furthermore, he answered in the most polite way trying to find an "honorable" way out for the "bully". A great lesson.
To your words "How we can mange to minimize the destructive ones and support the constructive ones are age old dilemmas." I am responding at Ali's post, as the present post is just an extension of the original one.08/09/2016 #5 DILMA BALBI -📃 Engenharia&gestão@David Navarro López said :"Knowing how humble he is, I know he would say he did nothing.This is precisely my point. A small mass idea, on its right moment and with enough speed, can be definitive. But get no mistaken on this point. Only from a big man can arise these kind of bubbles.Thank you Ali."
Gratitude is the highest love manifestation...
And the connection between the two of you ( you and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee) made this marvellous "good vibes buble".
As you spread good vibes you contributed to increase good vibes to all of us.
I do believe that is the only way : to be full of gratitude. Thanks for sharing .08/09/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici@David Navarro López your work embodies your intelligence and your humanity. More capable minds then mine will be able to adequately respond to your theories and formulas. I can only say that the concept makes sense to me; ideas can lead to constructive or destructive results based on energy produced. How we can mange to minimize the destructive ones and support the constructive ones are age old dilemmas.
Thank you for sharing the impact of your connection and engagement with @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It represents the best of how things can be. Your right, Dr. Ali is truly a big man, in every way. He gave you a lot, but David , you cannot minimize that you were open to receive. All the power to you both.
- Producer07/09/2016Bubbles of CreativityThe exchange of comments with @Sara Jacobovici on my last post is the force behind writing this buzz. I wrote in response to one of Sara's comments "What we think is a silent bubble is in fact a bubble waiting for agitation". Sara found this...
Comments26/09/2016 #68 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAWhile you were telling us a wonderful story about bubbles, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, my mind ran to bubble gum bubbles. While everyone from northern Europeans 9000 years ago, to the Mayans and American Indians, chewing gum in it’s various forms and for a variety of reasons including to relieve hunger and medicinal purposes, the invention of bubble gum is credited to Walter E. Diemer, in 1928. Diemer worked for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia. Although it has primarily been a product for children, over the past decades adults have taken to chewing it; also for a variety of reasons. There are actually companies which encourage employees to chew gum as a relaxation method. And blowing bodacious bubbles has become a great way to stimulate the creative juices in adults.25/09/2016 #66 Mohammed Sultan#64 Dear Ali Anani,PhD.Thanks for sharing your SMART link.Cosmetics and perfumes industry is the business of fantasy.They are communicating feeling of what beauty is like ,and if you identify with that feeling your heart is moved to identify with the advertised brand.In marketing a new perfume, they sell the romance,dream,and mystery associated with the brand.The scent of the product is not as significant as the brand name ,since it's chosen only after the boxes and bottles,that move hearts and dollars, have been designed.25/09/2016 #64 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#62 People don't buy cosmetics as they buy beauty. People want to be emotionally moved to buy. So, I am in full agreement with your comment Mohammed @Mohammed Sultan. I wrote a presentation on "Move hearts to move hands in pockets", which is aligned with your smashing comment.
http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/move-hearts-to-move-hands-in-pockets24/09/2016 #63 Anonymous#62 The latest trend for advertising is trying to adapt to the new scenario, what the audience would motivate the most. Features of products are not interesting anymore, as they can be checked in your mobile phone immediately. Big companies try to make the audience feeling great if they purchase the product.24/09/2016 #62 Mohammed SultanDear@Ali Anani ,PhD.Bubbles are always restricted to everybody's creative domain which is different among people and organizations.When your thoughts are stretched to go beyond norms,you often invent new ways of doing things or communicating with others.Let me talk about our creative advertising bubbles ;there's an almost total obsession with images and feelings and total lack of solid positioning platform.We almost watch Ads for cars that have nothing to do with cars ,for fragrance that scarcely mention anything about fragrance.Products are not identified by the main positioning platform or by the main course of thoughts or by what the products provide ,but instead by the bubbles of the copywriter's creative thinking which go beyond others creative domains.The bubbles of some creative companies extend beyond their creative org domain to latest societal issues or concepts and differentiate them from others.10/09/2016 #59 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#58 Thank you @David Navarro López for being so kind. That's great that we share the same thoughts ! sorry Haven't been upto date with all your buzzes but I shall catch up soon ☺☺☺I am heading over to the bubbling honey hive right now with my hot & sout soup 😉😉 ! Btw I love to read what you think about the wind and bubbles, so don't wait go ahead bring it on 🤗🤗👍👍10/09/2016 #57 Anonymous#56 This is exactly the idea, dear Ali, in order not to "lose" any comment related to the "bubbling honey effect" in the middle of the countless posts and have them all in one place. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View more#56 This is exactly the idea, dear Ali, in order not to "lose" any comment related to the "bubbling honey effect" in the middle of the countless posts and have them all in one place. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams would be a very appreciated member if she wants to apply. By sharing the present post, her comment is already at the hive, ready to be read for any bee who is interested in the issue. Close10/09/2016 #53 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#52 Dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- as I am writing this comment my mind is blowing in different directions. Trees carry out our:
• life prints,
• our stories,
• our phobia,
• our storytelling structure,
• our fractal trees planted in our bodies such as artilleries,
• our conflict with antagonists and how to deal with them,
• our growth over time,
• our life trees, their timeline from dwarf trees to great heights exposed to the wind (with or against), and the
• Challenges trees face and many more analogies.
Your comment prompts me to start writing a series of buzzes on trees and what we can learn from them. A new journey starts.10/09/2016 #52 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#50 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima & @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the conditions for this bubble to rise is still not favorable but I am gonna be around more often trying to blow along with the wind instead of against it :) Wow this is interesting too ! (Along and against the wind ) .
Also I was very interested in Mr Anani's last buzz the tunneling effect , it got me thinking alot.10/09/2016 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#48 Dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- the more I read your comments, the more I "read" you and admire your mind. This quote from your comment explains exactly what I mean and it is brilliantly written with adorable colors "In our life we need to take some time to see the colors in these bubbles and ensure that we blow them in conditions which are suitable for them to survive". Yes, this is to make bubbles that aren't.10/09/2016 #48 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsLike soap reduces the surface tension of water and stabilizes bubbles, we also reduce tension and create bubbles with shape and stability. You are one of the soaps that helps me shape my bubble in a beautiful shape , stable and colorful.
I'm sure we've all had our favorite moments with blowing bubbles and have run around chasing them during childhood , I'd enjoy doing it even now.
This buzz is of high calibre because it simply tells us where to look if ever we have been searching for answers as to why some of these bubbles we blew never survived. In our life we need to take some time to see the colors in these bubbles and ensure that we blow them in conditions which are suitable for them to survive. This will save us the trouble of complaining why our bubbles never rise.
I wish that this beautiful colorful bubble of Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee floats across various bees and envelop their world with colors and enlighten them the way it did to me.Thank you
- Producer30/08/2016Surely, You JestWHEN SCIENTISTS DO PHILOSOPHY...Preface: Be warned. This piece borders on being a typical academic rant, and deals with a somewhat esoteric subject. But that does not mean it is obscure. For it is not. I believe strongly that it can be followed by...
Comments13/08/2017 #137 Phil Friedman#136 @Robert Cormack, I understand what you're saying and, in the main, agree. However, my academic background in philosophy drives me to be overly meticulous about expressing the difference between "the facts" and "our perception of understanding of the facts". You say, "...facts can change the more we understand facts...", but I would say that what changes is not the facts themselves, but the set of what is generally accepted as "the facts". Picayune? Perhaps. But a distinction that I believe is essential, if we are to get away from the misbegotten concept that what is factual is completely relative. (And please, those of you out there who will now be moved to refer to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, be sure that you first understand the core thesis he advanced.) Thanks, Robert, for reading and commenting. Cheers!13/08/2017 #136 Robert CormackWhat might be the argument, @Phil Friedman, is that facts can change the more we understand facts. Our factual knowledge should be changing dramatically with new forms of finding them—or disputing them. Very few facts have not been questioned. That should be the work of scientists. Whether that places them above everyone else is a reasonable argument. Who has a handle on the latest facts and who has the insight to perhaps expand or dispute what is factual. Again, this is the job of scientists, whether it's academic or political. Good piece. Good discussion.01/09/2016 #134 Anonymous#133 I tend to agree with you @Phil Friedman, as many times before. Critical discussions and studies are not too popular in social media and networks, but as you know for me they are a great source of knowledge. Luckily, I am not the only one. You have the right to criticize. Disagreement is also our willingness to accept further challenges and any other scientific claims that are against common sense. What everyone feels like pleasure is the flat earth without roughess. Our brain is not a flat plate, it is primarily an enigmatic fact for us. Best Regards, Mlos01/09/2016 #133 Phil Friedman#131 Thanks, @John White, MBA. That means, @Milos Djukic, that Dr. Kurilla (the main foil for my post) could follow the link I sent to him at both Amercian Scientist and at his personal blog page, read my post, and decide if it were worth his while to spend a few minutes to sign up and answer. I think that takes care of academic and literary integrity, don't you? Cheers!01/09/2016 #122 Jim MurrayCouldn't help but notice that one of your readers referred to himself as a troll. Just wondering if it's a smart move to admit that one is a troll. I mean, isn't that something that other people are supposed to call you? It's like 'genius'. It's OK for other people to call you one, but the height of arrogance to refer to yourself that way.01/09/2016 #118 Phil Friedman#104 For the record, Charles David Upchurch, I made the typographical corrections that you brought to my attention. Thank you for bringing those to my attention. BTW, the quote from Dr. Kurilla's article was duplicated intentionally, so you can rest easy on that one. Cheers!01/09/2016 #115 Phil Friedman#114 Well, @Milos Djukic, in order to leave a note or comment for Dr. Kurilla on his blog page, I had to give him my name, email address, website address. And I think it would easy enough for him to sign up to beBee, if the matter is of sufficient concern to him, would you not say? Actually, I believe that with the direct link to my post, he can read it as a guest. ??@Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín01/09/2016 #112 Phil Friedman#111 @Milos Djukic, further to your wholly justifiable concern, I also went to the posting of Dr. Kurilla's article on his personal blog, and posted a link to my piece in the comments thread there. I did not post the text of my post. It is now up to Dr. Kurilla whether he chooses to respond here or not. Thank you for keeping us all intellectually and academically honest. Cheers!01/09/2016 #109 Phil Friedman#108 It is also important, @Milos Djukic, to note, as I mentioned in my Afterword, that I sent a link to this post to Dr. Kurilla in care of American Scientist, so that he would be made aware of it. Thank you for making the point about how important it is to give someone the opportunity to respond when one publishes an article critical of something that person has published.
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