# OBSERVATION (big errors)

There are two big errors the unmalicious can commit: 1. Attending to theory instead of to urgent practicalities. (‘doing math in the cockpit’) 2. Partying instead of attending to theory. Ludwig Wittgenstein famously noted error #1 (studying to become professional philosophers while war was raging) Then there is the one error that the malicious commit: … Continue reading OBSERVATION (big errors)

# theorems whose proofs involve a parity argument

Here are some such: 1. Euler, in his proof that all even perfect numbers have the form given by Euclid, used a very slick parity (odd/even) argument. 2. Parity is crucial in the canonical solution to the problem of generating Pythagorean triples. 3. By a parity argument, it is proved that the number of sides … Continue reading theorems whose proofs involve a parity argument

# JOKE (Columbus)

Why Columbus wound up landing at a random island in the Caribbean instead of somewhere on the New England coast: He neglected to fully charge his GPS system before he left. keywords: [Language Arts] [Linguistics]

# spirituality

- that which increases effective time and decreases effective space. The general term for this is ‘transcendence’. keywords: [sacred] [psychology] [work] [creativity]

# stigmergy

Here is the link to the Wikipedia article on this topic. Note: This term has not yet (25.Jul.2020) been added by Merriam-Webster to its Unabridged. keywords: [coordination] [environment] [agents] [actions]

# video: What is a tensor?

Here is the link. Also, Wikipedia has an article on tensors. Here is the link to the Wikipedia article. keywords: [Mathematics]

# OBSERVATION (Intentional Fallacy)

The Intentional Fallacy is just a special case of the Sunk Cost Fallacy. keywords: [Logic] [psychology]

# analogy (tea kettle)

A tea kettle is to a washer/dryer as a sneeze is to a yawn. keywords: [life] [General Systems Theory] [priority] [priorities]

# PUN (work schedule)

Remember that even King Arthur worked knights. keywords: [Language Arts] [Linguistics] [pronunciation] [homonyms]

# OBSERVATION (associates)

associates: competitors that cooperate for the sake of reducing overhead keywords: [cooperation] [irony] [strange bedfellows]