lorem ipsum (living by a script)

Just as it is impossible for animals to live except in compliance with instinct, so also is it impossible for humans to live except in compliance with a script. Brownian motion is the default script. Religion is the next step up from that, consisting of any script that excludes Brownian motion.
cf:
“He who possess art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.”
— Goethe
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lorem ipsum (animal behavior)

animal behavior: that part of leisure not devoted to organizational activity.
Corollary: Leisure not used for organizational activity has to be accounted for.
Remark 1. The default manner of accounting for leisure not used for organizational activity is the outbound transfer of funds (i.e., paying money).
Remark 2. Organizational activity is always process-based (as opposed to procedure-based).
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tea-kettle phenomena versus washing-machine phenomena

The problem with heating water for tea is that you have to be close by (within earshot) for when the water boils, whereas the problem with washing clothes in the washing machine is that you have to do routine inspection of it in order to pull the clothes into the dryer. (Note that it would not matter if the washing machine was designed to give an audible signal when finished. You would soon classify it as non-critical, and tend to ignore, and then forget, that the signal occurred, which is the same as there having been no signal at all.)
Note: ‘a tea-kettle phenomenon’ will be referred to simply as ‘a tea-kettle’ for convenience, and likewise ‘a washing-machine phenomenon’ will be referred to simply as ‘a washing-machine’ for convenience.
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a really great example of deduction

A famous example of deduction within Geometry is the Pythagorean Theorem.
A famous example of deduction within Analysis is the Binomial Theorem.
However, a deduction within Geometry suffers from the defect of being dependent upon a diagram that may be inaccurately drawn, and a deduction within Analysis suffers from the defect of requiring non-trivial knowledge of the real-number system. Is there any deduction of interest that has neither defect? Yes: The 6-People Theorem.
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