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The conference brought together scientists in quantum gravity and quantum information, and philosophers working on the conceptual aspect of spacetime and the quantum. We opted for an innovative format: no lengthy talks but 2-hour discussions for each different question! #QISS Image
Before discussing each question, the sessions were opened by a few lightening talks of 15’ max that were meant to introduce the question and ignite the following discussion. The format worked out with the discussions touching on the talks’ topic and getting wider and wider! #QISS Image
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I just skimmed the "The almanack of naval ravikant" book.

Here are the TOP 5 LESSONS I learned from the book.

A #thread 🧵

#selfdevelopment #naval
👉 Seek Wealth, Not Money or Status.👈

So, What is Wealth? Wealth is an asset that you earn while you sleep. Wealth can be a business, investing in stocks, software that serves other users/customers while you are sleeping, or even a house that you rented out.
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Thread on "How to believe that 'Whatever happens, happens for our good'?

1) Those who believe in this phrase, find that whatever is happening in their life, is happening for their good. Even when some misfortune falls on them, they remain happy and believe that it is good.
2) The sixteenth century lawyer and philosopher wrote a short novel "Candide" which was woven around theme that whatever happens, happens for our good.

From his teen age, misfortunes starts falling on Candide. He keeps discussing about it with his friend.
3) His friend keeps trying to convince him that whatever is happening with us is happening for our good.

The novel has liberating and soothing effact on our mind.

Human spirits can stand against any misfortunes

The values discussed in that book seems to be valid even today.
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6 important lessons from Stoic philosophy

Philosophy tread. 🧵

#stoicism #philosophy
Focus on what’s up to you. Ignore what is not.
Review your conduct each evening.
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Ishavasya Upanishad - Verse 2

कुर्वन्नेवेह कर्माणि जिजीविषेच्छतं समाः ।
एवं त्वयि नान्यथेतोऽस्ति न कर्म लिप्यते नरे

kurvanneveha karmani jijīvishecchatam samah
evam tvayi nanyathetosti na karma lipyate nare

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#Upanishads #Isha #Spirituality #Philosophy
Interpretation from Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's book "The Principal Upanishads" - Verse-1 of Ishavasya Upanishad calls upon us to win inner freedom through renunciation. Verse-2 is addressed to those who seek salvation but cannot renounce the world

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#Upanishads #Isha
This verse tells us that we should wish to live 100 years (representative max age of human being) by always performing actions. And this is the only way the karma (actions and their consequences) don't cling to us.

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1/ “Reformed Scholastic John Owen's appropriation and adaptation of Thomas Aquinas’ development of the classical ‘disposition’ (Latin: habitus) concept offers practical insight into seventeenth century faculty psychology.”
2/ “This article argues that Owen not only borrows deliberately from Aquinas, he also attempts to simplify and even improve upon Aquinas’ more complicated theological, philosophical, and psychological insights in this important area.”
3/ “While he deals with dispositions of the mind, will, and affections in a way that is broadly similar to Aquinas’ ontological understanding, Owen's most significant contribution to seventeenth century faculty psychology and its theological use is a sustained and consistent…
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Are you starting your career as an assistant professor and guiding #PhD students for the first time?
Here are a few mentoring tips from the perspective of a current PhD student that may help you.

@AcademicChatter @PhDVoice @PhD_Genie #research @PhDsofIndia
1) Never keep lab meetings on Monday, Tuesday and weekends. Putting on Monday or Tuesday will force them to work on weekends. Respect the social life of PhD students. It's also good for their mental wellbeing.

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2) Regularly talk about the long term and short term impact that the PhD project is going to produce, like patents, high impact journal papers as well as the societal impact. This will motivate the PhD scholars to work harder, smarter and better.
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How does a 1940's French Literary Critic help us roll out agile "better"? 🧵1/ #agile #leadership #Philosophy
Jean-Paul Sartre was a French Philosopher, literary critic, and fighter in the french resistance. He also spoke a lot on bad Agile roll-outs, although he didn't realize he was doing so at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul… 2/
One of Sartre's points is about "bad faith" and it's opposition to living "authentically." Bad faith, to Sartre, was basically executing life in a hollow, pro-forma way. We use the term today to talk about when people are making arguments they don't truly believe. 3/
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"As anger & resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizens-led #protests are being repressed w/ an ever-increasing violence. Monopoly of Violence gathers [] citizens to confront their views on the social order & the legitimacy of the use of force by the State."
"#Democracy isn't consensus but dissensus! If there is no dissensus, there is no democracy. If we all agree, something's wrong. Our #freedoms have somehow been infringed. We can't all agree. It's a very old idea in political #philosophy."
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Whenever there is a discussion on what is holding Pakistan back, the #elephant in the room is #bureaucracy. So, what is wrong with bureaucracy, or should I say what wrong has it done to the country? For the answer, we need to dig a bit into its historical evolution.
Pakistan’s administrative machinery, in particular its infamous bureaucracy, is profoundly influenced by its colonial legacy. The #British had created authoritative and exceedingly centralized bureaucratic #institutions to rule the empire.
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#Reccos THREAD: I think YouTube is undervalued as a source of learning. There's an ocean of free knowledge, obscure philosophy lectures, long-lost history shows, and science explainers that we can train the algorithm for. It is THE desert-island website. Here I'm curating a list-
- of some such YT videos and playlists on history, philosophy, science, and art. Of course, these are all good things to get introduced to ideas and cannot and do not replace reading about them in books and such..
1/n: John Berger's 'Ways of Seeing': a 1972 BBC series of "visual essays that raise questions about hidden ideologies in visual images."
Introduction here: ubu.com/film/berger_se…
Watch here:
youtube.com/playlist?list=…
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Any consideration of a #decolonial approach to #philosophy must engage with #Africana philosophy - but what is often occluded in that is the #Islamic element 1/
@HistPhilosophy with @ChikeJeffers has done an excellent job in introducing many to #Africana philosophy and let’s hope they continue to flourish 2/
A number of works have recently appeared that are relevant to our understanding of the Muslim element in that often focused on #WestAfrica 3/
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Two problems were identified with the education of #STEM based subjects.
Instructors at unis tend to pass on only #methodology, proof-writing & all the loaded #mathematical language of #symbols working in the backdrop.
But, ignore the #history & #philosophy of hard sciences.
Many A-level students study physics and get good grades, but they know little to nothing about Galileo, Maxwell, or Newton or the other greats!
Engineers do mathematics but have no clue about Euler, Laplace, Gauss, Fermat, Bernoulli and their personal rivalries and lives.
The same holds true for economists
No student can get a degree in economics without studying Keynes.
But, has anyone ever read about his personal life?
Keynes had a voracious appetite for stock trading, was sexually not straight, and was a non-economics degree holder.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/15/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/15/dai…
Well-Structured German Study Shows No Deaths among Healthy German Kids Ages 5 to 11 ⋆ Brownstone Institute

brownstone.org/articles/well-…

#MedicalStudy, #germany, #COVID19, #mortality, #children, #SchoolClosures
Fast superhighway through the Solar System discovered - Big Think

bigthink.com/hard-science/f…

#ArchesOfChaos, #SpaceTravel, #SolarSystem, ScientificDiscovery
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/12/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/12/dai…
Fans Pour Funding—and Faith—Into a Hit Drama About Jesus

wsj.com/articles/fans-…

#entertainment, #movies, #TheChosen, #ChristianThemes
Reductionism vs. emergence: Are you “nothing but” your atoms?

bigthink.com/thinking/reduc…

#emergence, #reductionism, #science, #philosophy
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1/ “One of the roles of philosophy is to play the fool, or idiot. [...] Every philosopher who has brought forth a new idiom – a new language, a new way of thinking – has necessarily been an idiot. Only the idiot has access to the wholly Other.”
2/ “In light of compulsive and coercive communication and conformism, idiotism represents a practice of freedom. By nature, the idiot is unallied, un-networked, and uninformed. The idiot inhabits the immemorial outside, which escapes communication and networking altogether...”
3/ “The idiot is a modern-day heretic. Etymologically, heresy means ‘choice’. Thus, the heretic is one who commands free choice: the courage to deviate from orthodoxy.” —Byung-Chul Han, Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power (amzn.to/3xuYOto) Image
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Thank you @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to share my #story 💜 ! This a part of Voices Without Frontiers program iwsnetwork.ca/voices-without… #IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #ecology #conservation #biodiversity
I was born in #saopaulo, #Brazil’s largest city, very different from the #Amazon Rainforest & Rio! See me and a #samauma, the most famous Amazon tree 🌳
Also me & @IsabelaHissa in front of Sao Paulo’s #MASP (Modern Art Museum) & me and my mom in #Rio! #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Image
I can say I lived in a great #rainforest because Sao Paulo & most of the coast of Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest 🌴🌺🐍. It is one of the 34 world’s #hotspots of #biodiversity, with more than 1500 plant species and 90% of original area loss. #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Source: https://www.e-educa...
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Over the course of the next few months I’m gonna start setting up to live stream a new show on #woodworking, #politics, #art, #writing, #Philosophy and many other topics. My goal is to focus on teaching #handsonskills and would love to also get the chance to #learn as well!
spot.fund/AcC3f6 if you’re interested please consider donating. I will provide an itemized list of necessary spending which donations be spent including tools, computer equipment, audio and camera equipment and material costs. I want to be as transparent with you all
As possible and feel all #donations should be directed and shown to be specifically put back into create a community space for those interested in learning and building the skills they will benefit for years to come! #pleaseshare and #RETWEEET if possible
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