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The fact that the mls trumps the gls is the basis of the well-known fact (famously proven by Kurt Godel) that perfect order (for nontrivial systems) is not possible. A picturesque way of expressing this fact is given by this quote from Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’: “Let Hercules himself do what he may / The cat will mew and dog will have its day.”
keywords: Kurt Lewin, Social Psychology, behavior

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Casting technical matters in ordinary language, thereby causing confusion, begins where technical mastery of ordinary language ends.
keywords: transition, progress

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“The reason that we teach symbolic algebraic manipulation has everything to do with its efficiency and nothing to do with the historical development of the problems being solved.”
— Patricia R. Allaire and Robert E. Bradley (in their article ‘Geometric Approaches to Quadratic Equations from Other Times and Places’)
Here is the online location of their article.
keywords: algebra, mastery, knowledge, education, instruction, mathematics

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Anything that can be pictured is primitive. (Hence the ancient proscription against making images of God.)
also, cf:
“No matter the self-conceited importance of our labors we are all compost for worlds we cannot yet imagine.”
— David Whyte (p. 9 of ‘Consolations’)
keywords: religion, concepts, progress, ambition