The whole project of understanding how brains do the uniquely human things — learn language and abstract concepts, and thinking about other people’s thoughts — that’s brand new.

August 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Collage, Well-being, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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CA: So I’ve got one last question. There is this thing called the hard problem of consciousness, that puzzles a lot of people. The notion that you can understand why a brain works, perhaps. But why does anyone have to feel anything? Why does it seem to require these beings who sense things for us to operate? You’re a brilliant young neuroscientist. I mean, what chances do you think there are that at some time in your career, someone, you or someone else, is going to come up with some paradigm shift in understanding what seems an impossible problem?

16:26 RS: I hope they do. And I think they probably won’t.

16:30 CA: Why?

16:33 RS: It’s not called the hard problem of consciousness for nothing. (Laughter)

16:38 CA: That’s a great answer. Rebecca Saxe, thank you very much. That was fantastic. (Applause)

Truth,Information and Data

May 6, 2014 at 11:44 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Mindfulness, Personal Knowledge Management, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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“Data is the foundation of information ,knowledge, and ultimately , wisdom and informed action.

Is data truth? Not necessarily! Data can be inaccurate,incomplete,out of date, and misunderstood.For centuries,philosophers have asked,”What is truth?”,and the answer remains elusive.

On a practical level,truth is,to some extent,information of the highest quality-data, that is available,relevant,complete,accurate ,consistence,timely,usable,meaningful,and understood.

Organizations that recognize the value of data can take concrete,proactive steps to increase the the quality of data and information.”

What I liked about this definition, from the Data Management Association DAMA guide to the data management body of knowledge,is the precaution taken when defining the relation between information and truth in an organizational context ,these can be  noticed in the phrases “On a practical level” and “to some extent”!. While it can be an scientific way of writing still it amaze me in the knowledge era.

The second observation is about the first sentence,precisely about the order of Data,information,then  knowledge which is alright with me,but wisdom and informed action, it could make more sense  to me,without  the organizational context,if it was flipped so informed action and wisdom.

Meaning of life From Wikipedia,Popular views

November 1, 2013 at 11:22 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Mindfulness, Personal Knowledge Management, Well-being, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment

“What is the meaning of life?” is a question many people ask themselves at some point during their lives, most in the context “What is the purpose of life?”.[10] Some popular answers include:

To realize one’s potential and ideals

  • To chase dreams.[143]
  • To live one’s dreams.[144]
  • To spend it for something that will outlast it.[145]
  • To matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.[145]
  • To expand one’s potential in life.[144]
  • To become the person you’ve always wanted to be.[146]
  • To become the best version of yourself.[147]
  • To seek happiness[148][149] and flourish.[3]
  • To be a true authentic human being.[150]
  • To be able to put the whole of oneself into one’s feelings, one’s work, one’s beliefs.[145]
  • To follow or submit to our destiny.[151][152][153]
  • To achieve eudaimonia,[154] a flourishing of human spirit.

To achieve biological perfection

To seek wisdom and knowledge

  •  To expand one’s perception of the world.[144]

To do good, to do the right thing

  • To leave the world as a better place than you found it.[143]
  • To do your best to leave every situation better than you found it.[143]
  • To benefit others.[6]
  • To give more than you take.[143]
  • To end suffering.[173][174][175]
  • To create equality.[176][177][178]
  • To challenge oppression.[179]
  • To distribute wealth.[180][181]
  • To be generous.[182][183]
  • To contribute to the well-being and spirit of others.[184]
  • To help others,[3][183] to help one another.[185]
  • To take every chance to help another while on your journey here.[143]
  • To be creative and innovative.[184]
  • To forgive.[143]
  • To accept and forgive human flaws.[186][187]
  • To be emotionally sincere.[145]
  • To be responsible.[145]
  • To be honorable.[145]
  • To seek peace.[145]

Meanings relating to religion

  • To reach the highest heaven and be at the heart of the Divine.[188]
  • To have a pure soul and experience God.[145]
  • To understand the mystery of God.[151]
  • To know or attain union with God.[189][190]
  • To know oneself, know others, and know the will of heaven.[191]
  • To love something bigger, greater, and beyond ourselves, something we did not create or have the power to create, something intangible and made holy by our very belief in it.[143]
  • To love God[189] and all of his creations.[192]
  • To glorify God by enjoying him forever.[52][193]
  • To go and make new disciples of Jesus Christ.[194]
  • To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.[195]
  • To be fruitful and multiply.[196] (Genesis 1:28)
  • To obtain freedom (Romans 8:20-21)
  • To fill the Earth and subdue it.[196] (Genesis 1:28)

To love, to feel, to enjoy the act of living

  • To love more.[143]
  • To love those who mean the most. Every life you touch will touch you back.[143]
  • To treasure every enjoyable sensation one has.[143]
  • To seek beauty in all its forms.[143]
  • To have fun or enjoy life.[151][184]
  • To seek pleasure[145] and avoid pain.[197]
  • To be compassionate.[145]
  • To be moved by the tears and pain of others, and try to help them out of love and compassion.[143]
  • To love others as best we possibly can.[143]
  • To eat, drink, and be merry.[198]

To have power, to be better

Life has no meaning

  • Life or human existence has no real meaning or purpose because human existence occurred out of a random chance in nature, and anything that exists by chance has no intended purpose.[172]
  • Life has no meaning, but as humans we try to associate a meaning or purpose so we can justify our existence.[143]
  • There is no point in life, and that is exactly what makes it so special.[143]

One should not seek to know and understand the meaning of life

  • The answer to the meaning of life is too profound to be known and understood.[172]
  • You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.[143]
  • The meaning of life is to forget about the search for the meaning of life.[143]
  • Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.[201]

Life is bad

  • Life is a bitch, and then you die.[146]
  • Better never to have been.[202]

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaning_of_life

Quote used by Bela H. Banathy

October 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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“While an unchanging dominant majority is perpetually rehearsing its own defeat, fresh challenges are evoking fresh creative responses from newly recruited minorities, which proclaims their own creative power by rising, each time, to the occasion.”  Arnold Toynbee

The Human Brain Project, and The Graphene Flagship

September 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Posted in Collage, Mind, Well-being, التعقيد Complexity, العالمية | Leave a comment
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Interdisciplinary ,integrative research that may open the door for a new emerging possibilities that what I liked about both projects besides the big budget and the collaborative effort that would be invested . For me this is the top  European Union accomplishment for humanity

نظرية الفوضى وحدود الانسان

August 29, 2013 at 10:25 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, المقلصد, التعقيد Complexity, الغائية, ايضاحات | Leave a comment

الحمدلله ،اعجبت بهذا التركيب المبدع لهذا العمل فتهاني وشكري لمن انجزوا المحتوى والـتجميع والشكر لمن دلني وشاركني به .

 وَمَا أُوتِيتُمْ مِنْ الْعِلْمِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً “،وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاء ، محدودية الانسان و عقلة هي جزء من تدبير لتسير الحياة بمختلف ازمنتها و احداثها لايمكن للانسان الاحاطه بكل تفاصيلها او مايدور فيها اومنتهاها مما يوجب عليه ان يختار نعمة الايمان بالغيب بداية والايمان بالخالق بكمال صفات جلاله و جماله و الانطلاق بالتسليم له سابحا في ملكوته.

” إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ غَفُورٌ”

Temple Grandin

August 21, 2012 at 10:05 am | Posted in Education paradigms, Integration, Mind, Mindfulness, Well-being, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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I really liked the movie ,temple Experince is well narrated the cast was wonderful the main character who did temple was amazing, that ‘s about the movie but the way she experinced her life needs a deep thinking in the way we perceive reality as we describe it although of  the science journeys ,discoveries, tools, philosophies and what ever advancement human had made, still there are a lot of  there, we could not perceive ,our knowledge is limited  ,our capacity to facilitate or to nurture new perspectives ,diversity are limited by our conventions about the perceived reality  which the majority of us  protect and conserve  missing a lot.

مقالات عن الدولة

July 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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في حالة تشكل الثورة يجب الاتفاق علي الأطر القيمية التي سوف تساعد على اتخاذ القرارات الصائبة اثناء عملية التغيير الممتدة  ، أعجبت بمقال د. المصطفى حجازي عن الثورة والنظام و الدولة ؟

‘الثورة’ فعل أخلاقى .. قيمى .. جماعى تقوم به كتلة حرجة واسعة من كل أطياف مواطنى وطن ما .. من أجل هدم فاسد    .. و لكن بالأساس من أجل بناء ‘الدولة’ و إصلاح مؤسساتها إصلاحا جذري.  . وفي نظرة لحال الدولة التسلطية الحديثة فى العالم العربي أعجبت أيضاً بورقة قدمت ل

 ندوة دولة السلطة و سلطة الدولة  ورقة الدولة التسلطية  ضد مجتمعها للباحث د. علي فخرو ٢٠٠٧

New frontier for Networkers ,Network Medicine

June 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Integration, التعقيد Complexity | Leave a comment
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Recently I stumbled on  Albert -Laszlo Barabasi’s  talk on TedMed where he reveals  a new frontier on Network Science, a promising ,Network  Medicine.  I think it was a persuasive nice presented talk crafted by the help  of a data visulaziation forming the interdisciplinary  Network Science .

Problématique,Super | Wicked problem, and Messes

June 4, 2012 at 11:20 am | Posted in Collage, Education paradigms, Integration, التعقيد Complexity, ايضاحات | 2 Comments
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When dealing with a complex issues trying to frame or formulate a “problem ” ,the word problem is not sufficient any more, the terms Problématique,Wicked problem,and Messes used by different scholars to  coin the complexity of issues and hence to prompt a differente way to look at,interrelate,describe and to deal with this issues.

Decomposing the “Problématique,Wicked problem, or Messes” by breaking it to its parts ,problem,and then try to fix each part , proved to be not always the better way to handle the situations. Then the question will be how we deal with such situations ?

New set of approaches,Transdiciplinary,Crossdiciplinary,Interdiscplinary ,dialogues, and collaborative designs,just naming few,is where you can start a process dealing with the situations.

Redesigning. Cape  town,this Interview can add a practical reality .


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