Abalone Academy

January 22, 2017

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“Wer von Geometrie nichts versteht, hat hier keinen Zutritt.”

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“Let none but geometers enter here.”

(Motto over the entrance to Plato’s Academy)

Plato, Greek philosopher (428/427 BCE – 348/347 BCE)

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1 marble (black): a point
2 marbles (black): a line
3 marbles (white): an equilateral triangle
4 marbles (white): a rhombus
5 marble (black): a trapezoid
6 marble (black): a rhomboid
7 marbles (white): a regular hexagon

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Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare #20

July 17, 2016

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“The enemy must not know where I intend to give battle. For if he does not know where I intend to give battle he must prepare in a great many places. And when he prepares in a great many places, those I have to fight in any one place will be few.”

(The Art of War, Chapter VI, Weaknesses and Strengths*)

* « Weaknesses and Strengths » stands for 虛實 (Xūshí)

Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist (c. 544 BC-c. 496 BCE)

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Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare #19

July 10, 2016

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“Therefore, determine the enemy’s plans and you will know which strategy will be successful and which will not. Agitate him and ascertain the pattern of his movement.”

(The Art of War, Chapter VI, Weaknesses and Strengths*)

* « Weaknesses and Strengths » stands for 虛實 (Xūshí)

Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist (c. 544 BC-c. 496 BCE)

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Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare #18

July 3, 2016

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“Order or disorder depends on organization; courage or cowardice on circumstances; strenght or weakness on dispositions.

Thus, those skilled at making the enemy move do so by creating a situation to which he must conform; they entice him with something he is certain to take, and with lures of ostensible profit they await in strenght.”

(The Art of War, Chapter V, Strategic power)

Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist (c. 544 BC-c. 496 BCE)

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