A wonderful mistake

April 1, 2018

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING, THE PHYSICIST WHO SUFFERS FROM MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE.

(Stephen Hawking in 1995. Click to enlarge.)

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“Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

(From the science documentary television mini-series
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, 2010)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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Unleash your potential!

February 18, 2018


Max Stirner

“[…] was Du zu sein die Macht hast,
dazu hast Du das Recht.” *

(Der Einzige und sein Eigentum, 2.2.1. Meine Macht, 1844)

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* “[…] what you have the power to be,
you have the right to.”

(The Unique and Its Property, 2.2.1. My Power, 1844)

Max Stirner, German philosopher and anarchist theorist (1806-1856)

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

 

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Diversity is better!

February 11, 2018


Peter Kropotkin (Пётр Кропоткин), photographic portrait by Nadar.

“[…] variety, conflict even, is life and […] uniformity is death.”

(Anarchism: its philosophy and ideal, 1896)

Peter Kropotkin (Пётр Кропоткин),
Russian scientist and anarchist theorist (1842-1921)

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Abalone according to the official rule: a dull uniformity ):

vs.

Abalone according to the player community: a joyful variety! (:

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Order in Anarchy

February 4, 2018


Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, photographic portrait by Nadar, 1862 (detail).

“[…] society [the abalone player] seeks order in anarchy.”

(What Is Property?, 1840)

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist theorist (1809-1865)

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Anarchy on the abalone board game.

Only the winner can find order in anarchy.

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Where there’s a will, there are many ways.

December 10, 2017


Albert Camus by Yousuf Karsh, 1954

“In truth the way matters but little; the will to arrive suffices.”

(The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942)

Albert Camus, French existentialist philosopher (1913-1960)

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There are many ways from there:

to there:

How many are you able to find?

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Just dare it!

June 18, 2017


Friedrich Nietzsche circa 1875, by F. Hartmann in Basel (public domain)

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“Man vergilt einem Lehrer schlecht, wenn man immer nur der Schüler bleibt. Und warum wollt ihr nicht an meinem Kranze rupfen?”

(Ecce Homo, Vorwort, 1888)

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One repays a teacher poorly if one always remains only a student. And why would you not pluck at my wreath?

(Ecce Homo, Foreword, 1888)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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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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