Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ground for Skepticism: Induction by Simple Enumeration is a Worse Liar

By George Chen If one lies all the time, by negating his or her statements, the receiver of his or her information can extract truth from him or her just as good as from those who never lie. One such … Continue reading

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Leo Tolstoy and Robert Gates on Hierarchical Orgnization

“Thanks to Anna Mikhaylovna’s efforts, his own tastes, and the peculiarities of his reserved nature, Boris had managed during his service to place himself very advantageously. He was aide-de-camp to a very important personage, had been sent on a very … Continue reading

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1959: I have no longer the feeling that intellect is superior to sense, and that only Plato’s world of ideas gives access to the ‘real’ world.

I used to think of sense, and of thought which is built on sense, as a prison from which we can be freed by thought which is emancipated from sense. I now have no such feelings. I think of sense, … Continue reading

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马谡

马谡(sù)(190年-228年),字幼常,襄阳宜城(今湖北宜城)人,官至越嶲太守。马谡少时素有才名,和兄长们并称为“马氏五常”。 马谡是马良之弟,素有才名,得到诸葛亮赏识。刘备临终前叮嘱诸葛亮“马谡言过其实,不可大用,君其察之”,但诸葛亮并未听取。北伐时期,诸葛亮力排众议,任命马谡为先锋,马谡不听王平之言而在山上驻军,结果蜀军在街亭惨败给魏将张郃,诸葛亮退军汉中,马谡下狱后死亡(一说是军法处死),终年38岁。

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1984

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NIneteen Eighty-Four

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