15 MAR 2017 by ideonexus

 All War is Based on Deception

兵者,詭道也。故能而示之不能,用而示之不用,近而示之遠,遠而示之近。利而誘之,亂而取之,實而備之,強而避之,怒而撓之,卑而驕之,佚而勞之,親而離之。攻其無備,出其不意,此兵家之勝,不可先傳也。 All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away;when far awa...
Folksonomies: war strategy wargaming
Folksonomies: war strategy wargaming
  1  notes
 
15 JUN 2016 by ideonexus

 The Singularity of the Human Species

The singularity of the human species, 1 the study and defence of which form the plan of this work, stands out principally in the actual characteristics of what we shall call in these pages the Noosphere (or thinking envelope) of the earth. But just because, forming a true singularity (and not a simple irregularity) in evolutionary matter, humanity is born not by an accident but from the prolonged play of the forces of cosmogenesis, its roots must theoretically be recognisable (as in fact they...
Folksonomies: evolution science culture
Folksonomies: evolution science culture
  1  notes
 
25 FEB 2015 by ideonexus

 Judge (DM) as Multiple Roles

So, what is a Judge? A Judge is the stage-setter, the tale-teller, the mediator, and the narrator. The Judge fills in the background, describes what the player characters see, and operates the non-player characters, ranging from ultimate menaces to the universe to small-time crooks to innocent bystanders to other heroes and forces of the law. The Judge decides if a character's action is successful or if a villain escapes. The Judge provides the challenges for the heroes and the information th...
Folksonomies: rpg role-playing game
Folksonomies: rpg role-playing game
  1  notes
 
31 JAN 2014 by ideonexus

 Einstein on Prayer

January 24, 1936 Dear Phyllis, I will attempt to reply to your question as simply as I can. Here is my answer: Scientists believe that every occurrence, including the affairs of human beings, is due to the laws of nature. Therefore a scientist cannot be inclined to believe that the course of events can be influenced by prayer, that is, by a supernaturally manifested wish. However, we must concede that our actual knowledge of these forces is imperfect, so that in the end the belief in the e...
Folksonomies: science religion prayer
Folksonomies: science religion prayer
   notes

Find source.

21 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 Industry Improves Humans

If you have great talents, industry will improve them; if moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiencies. Nothing is denied to well-directed labour; nothing is ever to be attained without it.
Folksonomies: self improvement
Folksonomies: self improvement
  1  notes

It labors individuals, forces them to improve themselves. This has been my personal experience in the work world.

06 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 Myth and Science

Myths and science fulfill a similar function: they both provide human beings with a representation of the world and of the forces that are supposed to govern it. They both fix the limits of what is considered as possible.
Folksonomies: science religion
Folksonomies: science religion
  1  notes

Serve similar functions in our lives.

06 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 Scientific Progress Crushes Conservativism

Innovations, free thinking is blowing like a storm; those that stand in front of it, ignorant scholars like you, false scientists, perverse conservatives, obstinate goats, resisting mules are being crushed under the weight of these innovations. You are nothing but ants standing in front of the giants; nothing but chicks trying to challenge roaring volcanoes!
Folksonomies: innovation progress
Folksonomies: innovation progress
  1  notes

Free thinking and innovation are forces that cannot be stopped.

04 JUN 2012 by ideonexus

 The Amount of Energy in the Universe is Constant

The total quantity of all the forces capable of work in the whole universe remains eternal and unchanged throughout all their changes. All change in nature amounts to this, that force can change its form and locality, without its quantity being changed. The universe possesses, once for all, a store of force which is not altered by any change of phenomena, can neither be increased nor diminished, and which maintains any change which takes place on it.
Folksonomies: thermodynamics
Folksonomies: thermodynamics
  1  notes

It only changes in localities.

28 APR 2012 by ideonexus

 In the Beginning According to Einstein

In the beginning (if there was such a thing), God created Newton’s laws of motion together with the necessary masses and forces. This is all; everything beyond this follows from the development of appropriate mathematical methods by means of deduction.
Folksonomies: science law
Folksonomies: science law
  1  notes

There was Newton's laws, from which all else naturally followed.

23 APR 2012 by ideonexus

 Civilization is the Story of Engineering

The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering—that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good.
Folksonomies: civilization engineering
Folksonomies: civilization engineering
  1  notes

All culture is about bending nature to human will.