Folksonomies: taxonomy categorization classification


15 JUN 2016

 How Scientific Thought Differs from Ancient Thought

If we consent for the time being to denude the mind of philosophical and metaphysical presuppositions, and take the matter in the most simple and naive way possible, I think our answer, stated in technical terms, will be that [science] substitutes data for objects. (It is not meant that this outcome is the whole effect of the experimental method; that as we saw at the outset is complex; but that the first effect as far as stripping away qualities is concerned is of this nature.) That Greek sc...
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Ancient thought saw things as immutable, to be appreciated aesthetically. Science sees the world as an endless series of mysteries to be solved.

29 DEC 2013

 Making Forced Connections

The basic process for making forced connections, as outlined by Koberg and Bagnall, is simple and sound. List possible features of the object you are trying to creatcte, one le feature per column. For example, the features might include cololor, size, anc shape. 2. In the column under each feature variable, list as many values for that variable as you can. For example, under color you might list all the colors of the rainbow, as well as black, white, gold, and silver. 3. Finally, random...
Folksonomies: ideas creativity
Folksonomies: ideas creativity
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A technique for coming up with new ideas. This could be done with the mxplx rand() function, using it to find random memes and then forcing onseself to find connections between the ideas.

06 JUN 2012

 Language is All About Classification

Man is a classifying animal: in one sense it may be said that the whole process of speaking is nothing but distributing phenomena, of which no two are alike in every respect, into different classes on the strength of perceived similarities and dissimilarities. In the name-giving process we witness the same ineradicable and very useful tendency to see likenesses and to express similarity in the phenomena through similarity in name.
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It follows that the more words a person learns, the more refined their ability to classify phenomena and objects.

13 APR 2012

 The Bonds Revealed Through Taxonomy

From the most remote period in the history of the world organic beings have been found to resemble each other in descending degrees, so that they can be classed in groups under groups. This classification is not arbitrary like the grouping of the stars in constellations. The existence of groups would have been of simpler significance, if one group had been exclusively fitted to inhabit the land and another the water; one to feed on flesh, another on vegetable matter, and so on; but the case i...
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Darwin notes how the exercise of classification of species reveals connections to other living things.

16 SEP 2011

 "Natural" Classification of Species as Evidence for Evolu...

Actually, the nested arrangement of life was recognized long before Darwin. Starting with the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in , biologists began classifying animals and plants, discovering that they consistently fell into what was called a “natural” classification. Strikingly, different biologists came up with nearly identical groupings. This means that these groupings are not subjective artifacts of a human need to classify, but that they tell us something real and fundamen...
Folksonomies: evolution species taxonomy
Folksonomies: evolution species taxonomy
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Taxonomists working independently naturally "nest" species in the same groups.


15 JUN 2016

 The Quest for Certainty: A Study of the Relation of Knowl...

Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Dewey , John (1929), The Quest for Certainty: A Study of the Relation of Knowledge and Action, Retrieved on 2016-06-15
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  • Folksonomies: science philosophy
    Folksonomies: science philosophy
    29 DEC 2013

     Mind Performance Hacks

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hale-Evans, Ron (2006-02-06), Mind Performance Hacks, O'Reilly Media, Inc., Retrieved on 2013-12-29
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  • Folksonomies: self-help
    Folksonomies: self-help
    06 JUN 2012

     Language, its nature, development, and origin

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Jespersen , Otto (1922), Language, its nature, development, and origin, Retrieved on 2012-06-06
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    15 SEP 2011

     Why Evolution Is True

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Coyne , Jerry A. (January 22, 2009), Why Evolution Is True, Penguin (Non-Classics), Retrieved on 2011-09-15
    20 MAY 2011

     On the origin of species by means of natural selection,: ...

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Darwin , Charles (1911), On the origin of species by means of natural selection,: Or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life, Hurst, Retrieved on 2011-05-20
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