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Friday, May 27, 2005

Principle of Duality - A philosophical View

For Science the duality principle takes different forms for different schema of Science. To list a few,
To memorize and recapitulate the Boolean duality principle “one part may be obtained from the other if the binary operators and the identity elements are interchanged�.
Stating that every algebraic expression deducible from the postulates of Boolean algebra remains valid if the operators and the identity elements are interchanged. Further the identity element is the inverse of its own.

To put forward the duality principle of Geometry, “All the propositions in projective geometry occur in dual pairs which have the property that, starting from either proposition of a pair, the other can be immediately inferred by interchanging the parts played by the words "point" and "line." A similar duality exists for reciprocation�.

In mathematics, often called the queen of the sciences, all 'operators' and 'operations' are studied only in a dual relationship. One rarely learns an operation in mathematics without also learning its inverse operation. Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, raising to a power and taking roots, the distributive law and factoring, all come to mind immediately as examples of dual operations. Calculus is nothing more than the study of two dual operators that are, in fact, inverses of each other, viz. integration and differentiation.

In physics, action and reaction, positive and negative charges, and particle and wave theories are known as dual and/or complementary principles. To hark back, the heated debate over whether light was to be classified as a particle or a wave. After many decades the debate finally ended with the full acceptance of the dual nature of light. Scientists acknowledged, over three quarters of a century years ago, that light has both a wave and a particle nature.

In chemistry, Lavoisier’s theory that every definite compound consists of two parts having opposite electrical activity was the basis for Jacob Berzelius' dualistic formulas

In biology the functions of chlorophyll and hemoglobin, inhaling and exhaling, muscle contraction and extension, anabolic and catabolic, lymphatic and myeloid elements are known to have opposite functions.

In economics, supply and demand, and profit and loss are connected in a dualistic manner.

In philosophy and political science the concepts of liberalism and conservatism, thesis and antithesis (Hegelianism) are dialectical, or opposites, and also fall into the dual category.

In a book on the philosophy of language, the linguist Eco U., describes duality as a structure from which language derives its meaning. Life and death, mind and matter (dualism of Descartes), space and time, subsistent forms and spacio-temporal objects, subjective ideas and objective reality, good and evil, yin and yang, the list is endless.

In the humanities John Milton is referred to as the “Poet of Duality", because of his focus on the concepts of good and evil and the ultimate paired destiny to which mankind will be delegated, heaven or hell.
Terms like complementary, dialectical, opposite or inverse are sometimes used to indicate the idea of dualism. Dualism is often times used to refer to two opposing forces, two operations or two characteristics. The dual pairs might be observed functioning alone in a given phenomenon but more frequently, can be distinguished, separated and labeled with their distinct properties.

The Philosophy so far has been neat and clean in defining the stark nature of the duality principle.
If there is Good, there is bad; if there is truth there is lie; if there is beauty there is ugly; if there is heaven there is hell. Thus the postulates of philosophy remain consistent in defining the elements and their inverse in a way that the element beholds its meaning only for the true fact that there is an existential inverse element to it, or to put in another way the inverse element exists only for the very fact the elementary elements exist, for the knowledge of good alone can play the role in defining what evil is. The philosophy connives the world about the darker and lighter faces of the elements.

To state the duality principle of Philosophy, "And all things have we created in pairs in order that we may reflect on it." Philosophy asserts that every equal has a counter unequal as of the equal. The equal rests upon the unequal and vice versa.

To march a step ahead, it’s the Jurisprudence of Philosophy that acclaims that if you are to the world, the world is for you; and if you are not to this world, the world is not for you. It is ultimately you who see this world, for what the world is to see to you. Thence it is you who define the world and wherefore define yourself to the World.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The First Corker Message of the Macrocosm

"Every species/object is a rara avis and shares equal values, compliments and namespace in this Universe."

"No race can prosper until it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling the field as in writing the poem" .One bears the meaning and value for not merely what he does but definitely for what he is. For everything is complete in itself and incomplete by itself.

To value the Gold to be superior to Iron or to treat the diamond to be superior to coal, is the act of ignorance. Given a true fact, it's only the mankind that exhibits such a crass act.

Scientifically considered both Gold and Iron are basically the two elements that are metals in nature. Coal and diamond both are the amorphous of the same Carbon. To debase Iron for Gold, Coal for Diamond is a cupid act, for each has its own properties that are intrinsic and inherent to itself, which no other object/species in the universe can share or exhibit.

If Gold and Diamond adorned as the ornaments, iron and coal are meant to be the key instruments used in mending such ornaments. Everything in nature has its own meaning, which most often the mankind not only fails to realize, but also to visualize.

"One mans remorse may be another's reminiscence", hence to defile or deify the values of something based on ones' own views is a tenacious folly. Every object experiences the freedom in its own right, and in owns right one cannot just seize or afflict some others freedom, It's mere delirious folly to consider something to be superior to the others.

Be what you are; for what you are, are you really are. It's neither idealism nor the naturalism that can define you, but it's only the realism that defines you to be the state of art and compliment to this macrocosm.

The Poignant Story of History : A fiction or a Tale

Last night, on my way back to home, I saw the History lying stewed and weeping, in the form of the countenance and grizzle of young pupil. On hearing the poignant story of history, I could not stop myself from revealing the stark nature of history, in the form of this epistle.

The denotation of history is a mere simple n sweet truth, but the connotation of the same by various historians is a perverted jibe. Meek historians have royally perverted the History. History doesn’t lie in the hands of such meek and stubborn historians. It’s no more the time to connive the facts of true history.

The mankind has been the cause for the mercenary history. Why is there such antipathy in knowing/learning what history is? It can only be the mere misconception of what history is that could possibly avert us from learning it.

At birth we enter a world, which we did not create, and which we come to understand only in part, and then only gradually, with time, in our own day, our awareness of that world extends beyond household, neighborhood and region to encompass many other parts of the world All aspects of our existence are products of much longer periods of development, and their continuity and change remain only dimly evident to us until we begin to learn something about the past.

History is not merely the study of our ancestors & Societies, nor the collection of the lame facts and records. The true value of history lies in the science of what it discloses about the world that we live in. It’s the mirror that presents itself as a true friend to guide us in all walks of life. It presents itself with the bunch of percepts, that we generally encounter in the search of defining the meanings to the human acts and regulations. It provides us with the list of litigations that forewarn about the consequences of our several acts. It is even the true portent for all our deeds. History provides the ready solutions to the most of our practical and existential problems that we less or more often encounter.

History is the only Science, of whom the Science is unknown of its origin; it’s also the only subject/object that’s immortal. Everything that evolved or the evolutions lay in the hands of History, but History though not a self-evolutionay, marks its own evolution in the evolution of this world.

History may not be ingenious, but is definitely ingenuous. History though may not be a panacea, but it’s definitely the treasure of bounty knowledge. One may deprecate the artifacts of history but cannot depreciate the norms of History.

When the Science fails to guide us, it's solely the Jurisprudence of the History that can lead the mankind further.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Philosophy and Science

If Science is the art of life; Philosophy is the heart of life. Science tends to narrow down the world that we live in; Philosophy tends to broaden the world. If science is quantitave, Philosophy is qualitative.

For a Scientist is the one who knows more and more about the less and less known, the Philosopher is the one who knows less and less about the more and more unknowns.
To be a Philosopher "is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live, according to dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust" quoth Thoreau.

Science seeks things, Philosophy qualifies, ascertains relations and adds meaning and worth to those things. For who else other than Philosophy can define and alienate Good and Evil, Beautiful and Ugly, Freedom and Truth.

In fact every science begins as philosophy and ends as an art, for Philosophy is a hypothetical interpretation of the unknown or of the inexact unknown. Philosophy is definitely the apostle in the seize of truth.

Philosophy accepts the hard and hazardous task of dealing with problems not yet open to the methods of science. Philosophy is the field of enquiry, but science is the victim of such field of enquiry whose knowledge is susceptible through the exact formulations of it.Hence science is analytical descriction of the known facts but Philosophy is the synthetic interpretation of the facts known and unknown.

Theories of Science can be put as " the more you capture, the more you are left with to capture". Philosophy is the pioneer of Science and science is the heir apparent of Philosophy. Philosophy is the pedestal that leaves the fruits to the Science. Beneath it are those secure regions where the knowledge meets wisdom, life meets truth and the truth meets the divinely discontent sense of Joy.

For a fact is nothing except in relation to desire; it's incomplete except in relation to a purpose and a whole. Science without Philosophy is like facts without perspective and valuation, quantitative mass without quality. Science can give us Knowledge but its only Philosophy that can lead knowledge to Wisdom.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Better is better than the Best

Let me start with teh simple assumption that thedestiny of Bad is to be Good, the destiny of Good is to be Better; the Destiny of Better is to be Best. Then what's the Best destined for?

When something is regarded as Good, ther's always the scope for improvements, say from Good to better. Being Good it's always possible ot ameliorate to Better. So now in this fashion Better is truly better than Good.

On the other hand when something is considered to be the Best, it becomes equivalently true that it's pefect in its own state. Since nothing Perfect can ever exist, or as wisely quoth that there's no corner of perfection and room for perfection, the Best only brings out the disillusions of what's regarded as the Best.

Even if we believethat the Best does exist. Now what next after being the Best. The Best leaves no room for improvements. Thence from being the Best one can only grow Better and with no chance to ameliorate furthur, wherefore Best is nothing more than a tenacious folly.

Now considering something to be Better, being Better it provides a ground room for improvements and to ameliorate further, say from Better to Better++. Regarding such infinetesimal ameliorations to Better would still leave it at Better, narrowing the by far margin from Best. Thence the destiny of Better is Better itself and not the Best.

Philosophically considered, its always the human tendency to seek something that's better than the one possesed, no matter what one has or why one needs. Even if its the Best, one still looks up or rather desires (though not the need ) for something thats Better than the Best. To compare and collate the Need with the Absolute scale, and the Desire ( I wont say it as Greed) with the relative scale.

The absolute scale has an end but not the relative scale. Hence when the qualitative mensurations are quantified on a relative scale there can olny be a place for Better and not the Best.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Whorfian hypothesis of I

"For what I am, if I cant live for myself and what for am I, if I cant be anything other than myself."

Though at a glance, regardless of circumstances the two theories seem to be paradoxical, may be that they are one and the same at the bottom. Each in its extreme evolution hypothecates a great level of closeness, will to live, and the knowledge of life. Each upholds the theory of will, the will to seek, to seek the eternal mien and to deify one’s life. Be it the self-seeking or the self-denial, both supposes the life to be the rationale and act of self-conduct. Too simple a fact is that what one perceives or conceives is what the truth is.

Again Philosophically considered, thence the two theories or rather the two surmises seem au-fond interchangeable and alike, unlike that one happens to be seen in celestial radiance and the other in the dusky and lurid glow. One happens to be regarded as stoic and the other to be quiet cynical. One is accepted to be the real altruistic act and the other to be a mere cupid act.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Scarlet Letter - Food for every heart.

It's a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at the bottom. Each, in its utmost development, supposes a high degree of intimacy and heart knowledge; each renders one individual dependent for the food of his affections and spiritual life upon another; each leaves the passionate lover or the no less passionate hater, forlorn and desolate by the withdrawal of his object.

Philosophically considered, therefore the two passions seem essentially the same, except that one happens to be seen in celestial radiance and the other in the dusky and lurid glow. One stands on the soapbox or pulpit and the other gets treated on the scaffold.

The story clearly illuminates the struggles between mind and heart, dogma and self-reliance, austerity and expedience.

Test YourSelf

Monday, May 02, 2005

Children the Messengers of God

Children are the peacemakers of tomorrow. They are the ancient spirits
who have come back at this very special time to implement
their message of peace and Love.

Let's see why is it so.
I Just went through one of the news papers that cited what love means to children.

1. When my grand mother got arthritis, she couldnt bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time even when his hands got arthritis too. Thats Love. Age 8.

2. When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. Age 4.

3. Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give any of theirs. Age 6

4. Love is what makes you smile when you are tired. Age 4.

5. Love is when my mom makes coffee for my dad and she takes the sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is ok. Age 7.

6. If you want to learn to love better, then you should start with a person who you hate. Age 6

7. Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt and then he wears it everyday. Age 8

8. Love is when your puppy licks your face, even after you left him alone all the day. Age 4

9. During my piano recite, I was on stage and I was scared. I looked at all people watching me, and saw my daddy waving and smiling at me. He was the only one doing that. I wasnt scared any more. Age 8.

10. You really shouldnt say I love you, unless you mean it. But if you mean it You should say it a lot. People forget it. Age 8

In my view,Love is so pervasive, eternal, intransigent yet intangible. I know not how to define it, or rather what to define it as. Any attempt to dfine it would rather abassen the meaning of love. I can say that its the true language that hath no bounds,no limitations, knows no barriers, nor confined to any specific species. It's the only language that every living being can understand and aprobate to it.
In the betwixt of life and death, love has no definitions, no confinements.Life is mortal, though not love. Life is conceivable, though not love. But both are truly impalpable. This is how i seek or rather beseech the love to be.