02 January 2014

Sketch book notes

Biology: Picture1, 2 and Building blocks

Linguistics=language means communication. Communication in physics is transfer of energy. 
Main categories=Noun, Verb, Adjective(=Object property), Adverb(Process property), ... 
Pro-form=Basic questions/dimensions; what(thing), where(place), when(time), how(procedure), why(benefit)
Head initial (examples): 
  English: Kim has put the book on the table (process, object)
  German: Kim hat das Buch auf den Tisch gelegt (object, process)
  Left or right branching (=the difference between Bottom up or Top down thinking, Roots and Leaves perspective. Guided micro circular turbulence reduces the end turbulence)
Dexis=Requires contextual knowledge, 
Discourse=Communication to and from
SVO=Somebody does something=org., process, unit

Mathematical categories: Aend=Astart*x. 
A=object before and after a change (from start to end).
x=change  (i.e. linear change). A change can be anything.

Non essential: The step change is probably a 'Lévy flight motion' - a fundamental motion for life - with a forward motion related to the depth/width/quality of the memory; the feedback process (recursive). 
"The Lévy walk pattern appears to be ubiquitous in animals, similar to the golden ratio, phi, a mathematical ratio that has been found to describe proportions in plants and animals throughout nature."

Justice from Wikipedia: "Justice is a concept of moral rightness based ethicsrationalitylawnatural lawreligionequity and fairness, as well as the administration of the law, taking into account the inalienable and inborn rights of all human beings and citizens, the right of all people and individuals to equal protection before the law of their civil rights, without discrimination on the basis of racegendersexual orientationgender identitynational, origincolorethnicity,religiondisabilityagewealth, or other characteristics, and is further regarded as being inclusive of social justice.
According to most contemporary theories of justice, justice is overwhelmingly important: John Rawls claims that 'Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought.' Justice has traditionally been associated with concepts of fatereincarnation or Divine Providence, i.e. with a life in accordance with the cosmic plan. The association of justice with fairness has thus been historically and culturally rare and is perhaps chiefly a modern innovation [in western societies]. "
Link: JusticeHarvard.org, Rule of law, World Justice project

Why is the above important? When 'everyone' sense a fair distribution of satisfaction (and absence of dissatisfaction) - everyone will be motivated to cooperate. This is the secret to any successful company; and can be seen in Top Customer, Employee, Community and Investor satisfaction. To get there we need the right guiding principles (what's right and wrong) which builds on the right values (good and bad).

Theories of distributive justice need to answer three questions:
  1. What goods are to be distributed? Is it to be wealthpowerrespect, some combination of these things?
  2. Between what entities are they to be distributed? Humans (dead, living, future), sentient beings, the members of a single society, nations?
  3. What is the proper distribution? Equal, meritocratic, according to social status, according to need, based on property rights and non-aggression?
Goods is important because it's what - and especially why - we trade. What's essential to the specific trade.
Sentient is important because it's like short and long term memory of what we sense. Purpose is like a long term memory. We bring it back time after time, because it makes so much sense - a universal explanation/solution/ to so many problems.

High in value for an entity = higher purpose/meaning'. 
High in waste for an entity = without purpose or meaningless.
Note: purpose or goal=telosis and used in teleology, to establish the final cause or purpose is the most important, and links to 'Good' and the principle of 'Beauty'.
The simplest explanation is a creation without a creator, since every creator would require an endless chain of unimaginable complicated creators creating ever more complicated creators. It's a logic built on the opposite of Occam's razor, and efficiency. I believe in efficiency, and that every complexity builds on the simplest building blocks; unimaginable minute differences, iterated, and scaled up to what we see 'as the world' today. The next paradigm will come when we start to understand the special branch of chemical reactions we refer to as life; or very long lived, self-sustaining processes.

Distributed decisions


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