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2 atei, monologand

Prima parte a unui interviu cu adevarat interesant (restul partilor, de sunteti interesati, le gasiti pe tub). Mi-am scos cateva note, insa in cadrul acestui post am sa ma opresc, foarte pe scurt, doar la doua chestiuni:

1. afirmatiile pe care le face Coyne, contrar a ceea ce probabil multi cred, sunt foarte crestine. Ca si cele pe care le face Dawkins. Iezuitul nostru nu este nici primul si nici cel mai radical crestin darwinist (here and here [part. I, cap. 4]). Stiind aceste lucruri, nu ne mai mira ca cineva ca Jacques Loeb was bitterly hostile to Darwinian evolutionary theory because it could be used to support Christian theology (here). Mda, cu o diferenta: evolutionismul este un output al doctrinei crestine si nu o gaselnita “which can be used to”.

2. God has no place in science, honestly. To explain things, I don’t need God. I don’t need God to explain, say, the rainbow, ne spune S.J.-ul. De acord. Ironic insa, toti parintii of the so called modern science au avut nevoie de God pentru a-si fonda teoriile – impotriva paganilor si ignorantilor de grecotei. Teorii care sunt folosite astazi atat de americani, cat si de japonezi. Caci nu?, ne spune Dawkins in acelasi interviu, one of the great virtues of science is its universality: a Japanese scientist is not different from an American scientist.

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In caz ca intereseaza pe cineva

Stiinta + Marketing

Am tot sperat sa puna astia pe TED filmuletul pe care il puteti vedea mai jos – eu l-am vazut la / cu un amic acum ceva timp in urma:

Asa. Daca o sa intrati pe situl TED si o sa cititi comentariile, o sa vedeti ca multa lume nu este de acord cu teoriile propuse de Cobley. Un individ / individa numit(a) Prachi Singh scrie:

It is surprising that this is a TED talk because it seems more like a Sunday morning treat to the mind. These marketing ideas are not revolutionary, and certainly don’t exist because of the physics laws that are discussed in their juxtaposition. Nothing to learn. More like entertainment. Strange way to relate marketing with science…which seems like a fad these days. Such coincidental analogies don’t guarantee that marketing strategies won’t change in the future with changing social behavior and technological changes…nor does it prove that they will change adjacently with the physics theories.

Mi-a placut mult comentariul asta. De aia l-am si ales, pentru ca rezuma multe altele din lista. Nevrand sa o lungesc, am sa va spun doar chestii:

1. Singh – o minte rational / stiintifica adevarata – spune: Strange way to relate marketing with science…which seems like a fad these days.

2. Un concept interesant: pseudo-diversitatea. Avem un numar din ce in ce mai mare de produse, apartinand unui numar din ce in ce mai mic de firme (exemplul 1 / exemplul 2).

History of Mechanism and Machine Science

Intotdeauna mi-au placut mecanismele, mai ales cele care se ascund in ceasuri. Imi plac mai ales mecanismele care nu se invart in jurul lor inselor, asam, la infinit, se tot invart. Titirezic.

History of Mechanism and Machine Science este o colectie publicata sub auspiciile Springer. Interesanta colectie, dar cam titirezica – dupa opinia’mi:

This bookseries aims to establish a well defined forum for Monographs and Proceedings on the History of Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS). The series publishes works that give an overview of the historical developments, from the earliest times up to and including the recent past, of MMS in all its technical aspects.  By discussing technical details and formulations and even reformulating those in terms of modern formalisms the possibility is created not only to track the historical technical developments but also to use past experiences in technical teaching and research today. In order to do so, the emphasis must be on technical aspects rather than a purely historical focus, although the latter has its place too.

Scopul final?

The book series is intended to collect technical views on historical developments of the broad field of MMS in a unique frame that can be seen in its totality as an Encyclopaedia of the History of MMS but with the additional purpose of archiving and teaching the History of MMS. Therefore the book series is intended not only for researchers of the History of Engineering but also for professionals and students who are interested in obtaining a clear perspective of the past for their future technical works.

Mai multe titluri si info (se poate consulta doar Introducerea) aici.

Onur Senturk – Nokta [2010]

…si spunea:

I see some correspondence between the foundation of universal harmony on elliptical orbit and the predilection for the elliptic forms in Baroque architecture. In both cases harmony is still defined as unity within multiplicity, but it ceased to be static, namely, harmony expressed in one ideal geometrical form, and became so to speak dynamic. What was previously regarded as the deviation from the ideal form, was comprehended for the first time as an integral part of the form, or form of forms, which are capable of endless transitions one into another. [Amos Funkenstein, The Dialectical Preparation of Scientific Revolutions. On the Role of Hypothetical Reasoning in the Emergence of Copernican Astronomy and Galilean Mechanics.]