#Comment: That CERN was using Microsoft to conduct their "cutting edge science", is pure brain-dead #Comedy gold. Remember this and smile, the next time they announce "a groundbreaking discovery", release an esoteric advertising video or perform exotic rituals.
"The meaning of life is…" - answers generated by the GPT-2 machine learning model:
the meaning of life is a good, not an afterlife. Thus, accepting death has to mean accepting life. Surprisingly, this revelation is simple, humble, and radical. It leaves all of my other beliefs at the door and replaces them with our own theism. I have to mention here that every other answer I've seen to life after death ties to the idea that God exists to explain or justify our choices, needs or desires. My personal life goal is to leave God's name in my will, and my personal death warrant to be followed.
the meaning of life is now available to anyone who is ready to listen," she said. She has in the past argued that the committee process can distort Parliament, and a select committee of parliamentarians does not properly represent the whole Canadian population.
the meaning of life is to exist as an event in an era before time." If space is infinite then in what context is an event described as "a former existence" a matter of preference? If, for purposes of inquiry, the mathematics of multiple universes is discovered to be purely analytic then does that make the infinite nature of the universe a matter of preference or is there any way that we could determine what the role of time might be in the theoretical situation?
In this paper, we believe that these difficulties can be handled with the assumption that time is not an important part of the possible universes. We will begin with a formalization of how the potential of a non-empirical way to identify a single universe in many parallel universes is improved on by a principled theory of universes
the meaning of life is to protect innocent lives and that love and love alone will enable us to stop the evil in the world. The education in Christianity is also led by Jesus who, rather than teaching that all people are good, shows that just as some are evil, so too some are good and, therefore, as a loving God, has prescribed the perfect and depraved paths of existence as a prelude to everlasting damnation. The effect on children is that they learn that none are without fault, and they are taught that they are inherently capable of doing wicked things because God has given them the ability. The concept of sin does not exist in
Excerpt from "Karl Weick Keeps You on Your Toes" - by Jordi Comas: "Karl Weick’s work is an influential example of the open systems approach. In grad school, it was a treat to read The Social Psychology of Organizing (still in print since 1967). Not least because he points out that organizations are never stable. They are always organizing. And because he used cartoons! Like this one.
Weick also built his understanding of organizations from the cognitive, the individual, not from the structure down. What I took from our discussion was that there were two ideas Weick covers that we wanted to describe not in conceptual terms, but in empirical terms. These were retrospective rationality and enacting the environment.
Retrospective rationality is the idea that we act in a myriad of ways and then “make sense” of our actions in cognitive and linguistic terms that attempt to make them rational. This is not because humans are dumb or lazy. We act and then think because the unending flow of activity of the world demands it of us. The ways in which we act are also due to a myriad of past reasons and contingencies. In other words, there are always more reasons we have acted or that may explain are actions than we need.
There is equivocality in the world. We don’t always know why things are. Hence retrospective rationality is about reducing equivocality; reducing the welter of contradicting reasons why we may have acted or that may explain why the world of human affairs is as it is. To be adaptive to this environment, to be open, requires tolerating some messiness, some disorder. For example, in SPofO, he writes:
…the inability of organizations to tolerate equivocal processing may well be the the most important reason they have trouble. It is the unwillingness to meet equivocality in an equivocal manner that produces failure, nonadaptation, autism, isolation form reality, psychological cost, etc. It is the unwillingness to disrupt order, ironically, that makes it impossible for the organization to create order (41).
But what about examples? In his 1995 book, Sensemaking in Organizations, Weick offers tow research-based examples (29-30). One involves asking film executives about the future of the film industry after they look at financial reports for the preceding three years. Logical approach, right? As it was reported, the exercise reflected how much variation in understanding there was about what had happened in the past. Hence, any attempt to understand the present and future was beset by equivocality. Something explained past performance? But what? Consumer tastes? Directors’ abilities? Cultural zeitgeist? A second example was a control group psychology experiment (very classic in style) where people were randomly assigned to groups that would be arbitrarily assigned low or high performance status (irrespective of actual results). Those in high performance groups reported that in most areas of group function, guess what, they scored higher than low performing groups."
"Retrospective Rationality" plays an important role in "sense-making":
#Comment: Contemporary capitalist "businesses" are directly modeled after military armies (Chief Executive OFFICER" etc.). Instead of focusing on the mind/body health and development of employees, customers and partners ("win/win/win") - it's a permanent war "game" against imaginary "external" enemies - a race to exploit and pollute everything as radical and fast as possible ("zero-sum"). Unsubstantial behavior on all levels.