A Discussion: ¿A dónde vas? or Quo Vadis?
This is our 42 thread – remember Douglas Adams and the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Where the Deep Thought computer went away for millions of years to calculate the answer to the question of the meaning of life, the universe and everything.
More updates coming after this day that they call Christmas in certain spheres and is supposed to be a day of joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In other spheres it is not that. Cctv broadcast this movie at Christmas eve: Korean war: December 24, 1950, is the “Christmas Eve” that belongs to the Chinese people. This is the “Victory Night” of the Volunteer army.
I consider this discussion one of civilizational and personal emotional and heart based questions. But a heart without a head does not beat. So, let’s try to understand some stuff in both the emotional as well as the reasoning spheres. Questions or statements that I picked up, but it may not be all of them as this is top of the head stuff:
- The SMO in Ukraine is a red herring
- Let’s grow some food (my favorite thing!)
- Let’s pay attention and ‘hear’ one another and let me add something there from me … Let’s be kind!
- Some are expecting border closures in the EU
- The jabs
- How to move or exfiltrate
That is about it – feel free to add if I’ve missed something.
There are different ways of reasoning. In general, there are two main methods.
The one is inductive reasoning and the other is deductive reasoning. These are both linear approaches.
So, inductive reasoning is when one takes a whole bunch of obervations and from that, infer or posit a general principle. (This is how I eventually came to understand the SMO, as a war of attrition).
Deductive is the opposite – one works from a stated general principle and then you fit the detail around that. Should the main premise be true, the detail should fit.
Then, from the old days of Aristotle, we get first principle reasoning. The idea is to break down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. This is a non-linear approach and generally consider as a creative path to solutions.
All of these issues are complicated issues and I expect we will need all kinds of reasoning.