Order preceding lack of order

That order precedes lack of order is a Ramsey-esque fact about reality that accounts for the lateness of the introduction of set theory into mathematics.

Two other examples of order preceding lack of order:

1. It is easier to develop the formulas for combinations and permutations by considering permutations first.

2. Although data would seem to precede information, it is easier to define data in terms of information (namely, information that retains its value for a long time).

keywords: Ramsey Theory

# Day: April 8, 2019

# Usonia: a great name the the U.S.

Usonia: a great name the U.S.

This would be a great name for the U.S. The other names of U.S., USA, and America are too broad. (suggestion made to me by Roy McCoy)

So we would need to update various sayings about the country. For example, “War is God’s way of teaching Usonians geography.”

# Same height, waiting for same base

Same height, waiting for same base

The two smaller triangles formed by the cevian of a given triangle obviously have the same height. If they so happen to also have the same base (measure), then they have the same area, since the area of a triangle is one-half the base times the height. But they have the same base (measure) if, and only if, the cevian is a median. Hence: a median cuts the area of the given triangle into two halves.

# The easy and the difficult

There is nothing easier than lopping off heads, and nothing more difficult than the development of ideas.

— Fyodor Dostoevsky

All the trouble in the world is due to the inability of a man to sit quietly in a room.

— Blaise Pascal

There is nothing easier than going on tours, and nothing more difficult than sitting quietly in a room.

— Moi

There is nothing easier to remember than a humiliation, and nothing more difficult to remember than keeping creative essentials within easy reach.

— Moi

# Dorabora’s favorite word

Dorabora’s favorite word

I went to the Forvo website to check on the pronunciation of ‘Usonia’ (as a proposed new name for the U.S.), but found that they did not have this word covered. They do, however, have the adjective form ‘Usonian’ covered, albeit by only one instance, given by a contributor identified as ‘dorabora’. Her profile gives her favorite word as a certain Russian word, that you can listen to here: https://forvo.com/user/dorabora/favorite-pronunciations/

It so happens that there is an Esperanto connection here: She studied phonetics under John C. Wells.