"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
― Aristotle

"Professionalized cognitive and occupational styles that were refined in the 1st half of this century, based in Newtonian mechanistic physics, are not readily adapted to contemporary conceptions of interacting open systems and to contemporary concerns with equity"
— Horst Rittel

That's because the Narcissist is a "wound collector" the more wounds they collect the more attention they draw, the more they wallow in victimhood, the more justified & relevant they feel. It's that simple. It's about vacuous validation.


"The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance."
— Thomas Paine

"The morning question: What good shall I do this day?"
— Benjamin Franklin

"Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions."
— John Locke

10 Commandments of Logic

1) Ad hominem
2) Straw man fallacy
3) Hasty generalization
4) Begging the question
5) Post Hoc/False cause
6) False dichotomy
7) Ad ignorantum
8) Burden of proof reversal
9) Non sequitur
10) Bandwagon fallacy

"It became increasingly intolerable that Greece - which was seen by the Romantics not merely as the epitome of Europe but also as its pure childhood - could be the result of the mixture of native Europeans and colonizing Africans and Semites."
— Martin Bernal, 'Black Athena'

Palestine's Ancient Mountains Illustrated
— Adriaan Relaand, 1712

Codex Vaticanus Urbinas Graecus 82, from a manuscript of Ptolemy's Geography assembled by Maximus Planudes in Constantinople c. 1300. The large red letters in the center say in Greek: Παλαιστινης or Palaistinis. Ptolemy's map is considered the "prototype delineation" of Canaan.

"The essential principle in poetic geography is that nations (in Vico's sense) employ events, distant in time and space, as materials with which to build their present and their future. Note, first, that this principle is the very principle of nationalism"
— Juval Portugali

"We must take seriously Vico's great observation that men make their own history, that what they can know is what they have made, and extend it to geography: as both geographical and cultural entities - to say nothing of historical entities"
— Edward Said

"Coordination dynamics introduces and champions the concept of functional information, and shows that it arises as a consequence of a coupled, self-organized dynamical system living in the metastable regime where only tendencies and susceptibilities coexist."

1) Function (adaptation): switching between coordination states (degeneracy, multifunctionality).

2) Evolution (phylogeny): non-equilibrium phase transition.

3) Causation (mechanism): dynamic instability.

4) Development (ontogeny): multistability~metastability.

"The corruption of the priesthood occurred at the precise moment in which it changed from a minority organized to impart knowledge into a minority organized to withhold it. The great danger of decadence in journalism is almost exactly the same."
— GK Chesterton

"The goal of human life is not death but resurrection."
— Karl Barth

"The 'self-image' is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self-image and you change the personality and the behavior."
— Maxwell Maltz, 'Psycho-Cybernetics'

"The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action."
— John Dewey

"Political, ethical and educational consequences of the metastable brain~mind that sees contrarieties as complementary are many, including a fundamentally 'new' triadic logic not of the excluded (after Aristotle) but of the included middle, signified by the (~)"


"The time is a critical one, for it marks the beginning of the second half of life, when a metanoia, a mental transformation, not infrequently occurs."
— Carl Jung (on being 36 yrs old)

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