My rouge idea:
Classical mechanics (CM) defines a particle moves just as a particle. Quantum mechanics (QM) defines a particle moves as a particle and wave at the same time, thus dual nature of a particle in QM.
Assuming an individual is similar to a particle, IT gifted an individual similar duality, as an individual and netizen (wave). Now individual can tunnel into territories inaccessible before IT. Social network tunnelling effect.
This is an analogy, but people are using more statistical method to understand society.
It is the time of iPhone and the internet; a foot long sword will not define our destiny. Focused goals may bring better outcomes. But, observing the world objectively requires a clear lens not predefined skewed a “Samurai” lens. Rarely have I seen the Japanese people carrying a metal sword in academia.
Here is the project link
A very fascinating story about a Japanese man
I like the story but the end remark make me laugh: the author claims that Morita is an admirable Samurai Japanese. No, I do not think so. Ota is transforming Morita into a Samurai Japanese. Morita did his best for the given situation and succeeded unprecedentedly without thinking he was a Samurai or not.
Short term weather is unpredictable due to chaotic small scale fluctuation. On the other hand climate change is mainly controlled by overall energy balance between the incoming Solar radiation and the outgoing radiation which is more stable and predictable. When so much CO2 molecules are pumped from fossil fuels, basically ancient metamorphed dead organisms, into the atmosphere for so short period, there is a limit that Earth can sustain the climate within in a human-habitable range for all people. We should seek alternative technologies to avoid the future mess and havoc for kids yet to come, and not doing so will cause unbearable pains and suffering in near future. This might be an optimistic scenario: the current generations may have to live up to the mess we made pretty soon.
Environmental terrorism might not be a far fetched option for these people who believes that their life is destroyed by others: when their habitat is destroyed, then what do they have to lose? This option will not make any sense for them in the end since doing so will end in writing themselves off from the Earth. This type of scenario is already discussed by CIA and the Pentagon and not new. Conservatives who hate governmental interventions will have to see much larger interventions in future if they do not accept science now.
Physicist John Cook, who runs the must-read website Skeptical Science, has published “The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism.”
TED talks are usually good, but there are exceptions. Rosin may have been intentionally obnoxious in the talk so men realize their macho non-sense. She does not have to be a bitch to do so. Many other speakers are conveying their excellence without refereeing to their gender and many of them are truly remarkable. This seems to be the majority opinions posted there. She was rated as obnoxious and unconvincing which are rarely seen in TED.
16:12 Posted: Dec 2010
Obnoxious Unconvincing Informative
Just think about it: if a head of national laboratory related physical science came to give a talk and showed data after data on cheery-picked topics demonstrating men were more competent very arrogantly. Is that convincing?
This entry by no means depreciate the established cultural value of Christmas and the original was provided by devoted Christians.
The Fallacy of Christmas
Christmas: Paganism from the Past
Mark S. Baker
Given 25-Dec-04; Tape #698s; 18 minute
“Mark Baker, focusing upon Luke 2:1-8, offers internal evidence that Christ was not born even close to December 25. The Romans took census for tax purposes from August through October. Because of inclement weather, the shepherds brought the flocks in from pasture in September. Calculating the probable birth of John the Baptist, and extrapolating Jesus Christ’s birth six months later, we have a probable date around September. The December 25 date derives from the pagan celebration of Saturnalia, observed in the Roman Empire from December 11-24, honoring the god Saturn, bringer of fire. Justinian later enforced the “Christian” observation supposedly transforming the day of the sun to the day of the Son. Saturn also goes under alternate names of Tammuz, Vulcan, Kronos, and Nimrod. The origins surrounding the paraphernalia of “Christmas”—the Yule log, holly wreath, Santa Claus, mistletoe, and other customs—are also explained.”
Read more: http://www.cgg.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Audio.details/ID/1375/Fallacy-Christmas.htm#ixzz19DIfEj4d
An interesting clip.
The credibility is unknown.
This brought me to read about Vietnam war in the morning and realized that I had no ideas about the war. It seems it was completely unjustifiable war which killed many Americans. Many wars started similarly by mainly manipulating public perception: Hmm, just like Japan though Japan was far more incompetent diplomatically and strategically. What is the point of wars when they do not see how they can win? Probably due miscalculation and the people who benefit by wars since wars totally enable some people disregard normal social regulation and justice in the name of patriotism. Dick Chaney and the younger Bush managed to avoid to go to the war.
“Back to the cold air in Europe: is it possible that reduced Arctic sea ice is affecting weather patterns? Because Hudson Bay (and Baffin Bay, west of Greenland) are at significantly lower latitudes than most of the Arctic Ocean, global warming may cause them to remain ice free into early winter after the Arctic Ocean has become frozen insulating the atmosphere from the ocean. The fixed location of the Hudson-Baffin heat source could plausibly affect weather patterns, in a deterministic way — Europe being half a Rossby wavelength downstream, thus producing a cold European anomaly in the trans-Atlantic seesaw. Several ideas about possible effects of the loss of Arctic sea ice on weather patterns are discussed in papers referenced by Overland, Wang and Walsh.”
Rossby wave is a part of jet streams circulating the earth. This wave as well as local fluctuations play dominant roles in the global and local weather. I worked on it in my undergraduate project. That is one of the reason I do not care about some criticisms on my blog which takes climate change seriously, besides that low carbon economy is good for future generations years to come.