Application: Writing

This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Science goes up by refuting it. After a thesis is proposed, an antithesis will come up, and then they combine together in a dialectical process to produce a synthesis. When this synthesis is registered in the memory of an expert, it becomes a thesis, and the dialectical process is not worth to remember anymore. It … [Read more…]

The model

This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series A model of perspective

Nomenclature: Clearness: a thing that you have no trouble in identifying, understanding and verbalizing it Fadedness: a connection that links two clearnesses in a movement, but they are subtle and you may be unable to pinpoint it, even though you know it’s there Movement: a complete line, or network, connects all the clearnesses in a … [Read more…]

How to translate math equations back to emotions?

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things Henri Poincaré, in The future of Mathematics, 1908 Poetry is the art of giving different names to the same thing Unknown poet, in response to Poincaré This post is basically the article Making concrete analogies and big pictures, with just different title. For … [Read more…]

Connections between cognitive linguistics, cognitive psychology, Buddhism and Daoism

Here I discuss my observations between the four fields: linguistics, cognitive psychology, Buddhism and Daoism. Each section will be a topic that involve at least two of them. Note that my understanding on linguistics is not very strong. Misunderstanding in communication In the parable “The blind men and the elephant”, the concept “elephant” is defined … [Read more…]

A model of perspective (full text)

Once upon a time, there lived a blind man in a village. One day his friend told him, “Hey, there is an elephant in the village today.” The elephant had always been a mystery for him. The first time he heard about it was when he heard children puzzling each other: “How do you put … [Read more…]

Making concrete analogies and big picture

When a politician says that voting for independence “would be like leaving an ocean liner for a lifeboat, without paddles, on a stormy sea”, a researcher in the crowd will yell at the top of their lungs: Their skeptics is good and necessary, because with just a little carelessness the analogy will become a fallacy. … [Read more…]