Analogy Writing Finding the balance point Communication and perspective taking The cold gaze To be specific, here are the questions that each section trying to answer: Analogy: Why do analogies help us understand a problem we don’t understand? How to reason with analogy without making logical fallacy? Writing: How to explain a concept when the … [Read more…]
This is the summary of the two articles: Making concrete analogies and big pictures Straightforwardness, Fearlessness and Improvisation: How to find the fresh perspective? Some of the points are new and haven’t developed yet to be added in them. First article A weak analogy or embellishment is just local stimulation and will be forgotten soon, … [Read more…]
Note: this is an old post, written when my understanding was still primitive. Click here to read the new version. 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 … [Read more…]
Hi, welcome to my website. Currently I have three projects: Lightninged: a flashcard deck for advanced English vocabulary The Sphere: a translation from modern mathematical and physical concepts into flowery language Fadedness and Clearness: a research on the nature of meaning and meaningfulness Those projects may be different on the surface, intended for different audience, … [Read more…]
So after nearly a half of a year to use the deck myself, I have found some inconsistencies between the database, some features that I rarely use, and some others that I wish I have added. I realize that I can improve the deck. I want to improve it. This itch named perfectionism is killing … [Read more…]
Research into Vietnamese culture (2009) When I was in high school, I had my first experience in scientific research. Although my interests are natural sciences, the work was in social science. When I was young, I noticed that when Vietnamese people are in a relationship, the female one always addressed herself (and was addressed) as … [Read more…]
There is increasing evidence that the impacts of meteorites have had important effects on Earth, particularly in the field of biological evolution. Such impacts continue to pose a natural hazard to life on Earth. Twice in the twentieth century, large meteorite objects are known to have collided with Earth.
At this point, after searching high and low for the right field to study in grad school, I believe system ecology is the one that suits me most, because of the following reasons: Visualization I’ve always been amazed by how visualizations help us to get the theme of the work quicker and deeper. For example, … [Read more…]