Friday, July 12, 2013

the on-the-bench- attitude

Some people have the uncanny narcissist ability to make mockery of their ignorance too. This, they do , by openly, blatantly admitting their ignorance once there conceit is defeated by the light of a newly exposed knowledge. The trick of Narcissist source, now, is to call the light of knowledge as 'Mr White', 'mr know-all', 'you know it more, don't you', etc. The absence of humility , politeness, is a mark of pleasure being derived from ridiculing what had just dried up their 'Narcissist Source of pleasure' from the prevailing ignorance. There is an 'on the bench' attitude.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Types of reasonings

Reasoning can be non-critical, normative , positivist and so many.
    To a question such as 'why should we drive on the left side of the road' , some people may give reasoning such as 'because that is the requirement of law'. This is a non-critical reasoning where the reasoning being given is itself not explaining the cause but only stretching farther our reach from the causation.
     Some may give the reasoning that keeping on left side of the road will all the traffic in the same direction along the same line, thereby avoiding the cross-traffic. This is normative, where he is explaining 'what is ought to be', i.e., what is desired to be. Does it explain to us why the choice of 'left side' over the 'right side' to achieve what is desired?
      There can be reasoning of how in the historical perspective the design of the car in the early days lead to choice of left side over the right side. However this positivist, based on facts. But it misses out the legal requirement and the desires, the purposes.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

the faulted criticism of education system in India

     Fallacies pertaining to Linguistics and Philosophy have very frequently and deeply permeated the criticism work on Education system in India. When our faulted critic talks of freedom in education system, he mistakes away the freedom with "freedom to not to study". Although Right to Education is a highly criticized article of the UN Decl of Human Rights, but such a criticism on this article of UNDHR cannot be brought into relevance and play when the Criticism of Education system itself is the issue. Obviously because the criticism of Education System cannot logically amount to mean that people should not be forced to undergo a schooling; the criticism has to restrain itself only to highlight what is not right with the present education system.
     This aspect of logic has a been a very significant cause of problem with the Critics, such as Shri Anupam Kher, when they worked in movies such as "Paathshala" and "F.A.L.T.U", or even "3 Idiots".
       Anti-educationism is not a logically worth criticism of Education System.
      Can the learning process ever be detached away from books, reading and writing? A man surely 'learns' from his own mistake, but does that process of learning also mean 'education', that which can be reasoned as a 'intended action to bring in some desired and planned change in human behaviour'. learning from own mistake is an accidental learning and cannot contribute to the development of society, because each individual will have to keep doing the same sets of mistakes again in each generation to learn from its own mistakes. Such a learning is personalised learning of the individual from his personal upliftment, the social and collective upliftment of humans through its generation will be a negated aspect in such a learning.
    Therefore, learning has to come about through learning from books or whatever process which upholds study of the compilation of knowledge in some form or the other. This will mean that a collection of worthwhile knowledge in each field will have to be created , collection of the individualised learning of the people from the past who had "learned something from their own mistakes", and then such a collection be given the noun called "books". The faulted critics have focused to hard on having the education 'freed' from the books, calling it by references and names such as "books worms", "bookish knowledge", "book knowledge is not everything", etc. Perhaps the critics should have emphasised on the correct philosophical meaning of what is a Book and discuss the limitations of book-learning instead of name-calling all the books.
            Listen to beautiful and soulful song from movie '3 idiots', "behati hawa sa tha woh, udati patang sa tha woh..". The songs surely calls for "freedom" when it calls references of blowing wind, flying kites, et al. But is the relevance of "freedom" in education correctly understood by our dear the faulted 'critics of Education system in India'. Isn't freedom in the political and social context mis-represented in this song, thereby imparting, however unwittingly, the wrong meaning of Freedom (in the political and social context), to its listeners.
           Can students and learning ever be separated away from discipline aspect which is required by one to impose on himself to acquire understanding of the complex topics in natural science ? The what sort of 'freedom' was the worthy criticism of Education system ? To answer to this question, references will have to be drawn from ancient times when the Education system was just beginning to find birth in human societies. In "3 Idiots", the character of Aamir Khan simply roams around in the campus with his hands slipped in the pockets, and yet coming 'first' in all the subjects? How casually , simplistically and "easily" have they portrayed 'freedom' to be the winner, dumping the relevance of self-discipline, hard-work, all that is traditionally understood to be mandatory for a scholar. Some of the learning process have to come around only when humans have luxury and freedom to think it out on their own accord those aspects of nature and natural sciences, but the context of "freedom" is about the freedom of individual level, constrained through a self-imposed discipline and hard-work. Freedom from social obligations is not to correct meaning of freedom in this reference , that a teacher Mr "Virus" can be fooled off so simplistically.
          In ancient times, when philosophers such as Aristotle were laying the first stones of what would become Educations System when centuries later, the criticism and debates had rolled off between charity teachers such as Aristotle, and Money-oriented teachers who were opposed to Aristotle's belief of "education is a must for the upliftment of human race , so it should be given away free to everyone". The beginning of commercialised education had found existence at that very moment when Education system was founded. And then, the rise of 'profression education' was a posteriori to Commercial teaching. Against this charity teaching of Aristotle could not find as many "scholastic learning" students. Although the aspect of expansion of human advancement has been that most of the new researches have come from the non-profressional learners, who did their work out of hobby, or simply the love of learnining something. From Newton, to Darwin, to Einstein, the names of be to many more such 'learners'. The criticism of "professional" purpose learners was about not having "freedom" to work in their own direction , in researching and trying new things but simply doing away with what have been acquired from the money-oriented commercialised teachers.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Why do they teach 'History and Civics'


Here is a direct rip-off from the website of ICSE Board (India) on why do they teach History and Civics to students of Class X and Class XII. 


CLASS X (ICSE BOARD)



                                                                                    CLASS XII (ISC BOARD)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sunday pleasure readings

What is science?
Science is broadly understood as collecting, analyzing, publishing, reanalyzing, critiquing, and reusing data.
source website : Open Science ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_science )


Definition of Transparency :

Transparency, as used in scienceengineeringbusiness, the humanities and in a social context more generally, implies openness, communication, and accountability. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transparency_(behavior))


        Transparency can be defined as successful two-way communication about public policy.  The institutional arrangements that make it possible reflect national culture, history and values.
However, transparency starts from a core set of measures that are so fundamental as to
be almost indistinguishable from governments’ basic legislative, administrative and
fiscal functions.  Core measures help to ensure that people who are affected by policies
know about them and can respond to them.  Guidelines for good transparency practices
have emerged in the fiscal and regulatory areas.  (http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/45/22/2506884.pdf).


What is Plutocracy ? :
Plutocracy (from Ancient Greek ploutos, meaning "wealth", and kratos, meaning "power, rule") is rule by the wealthy, or powerprovided by wealth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy

Examples

One modern, perhaps unique, formalised example of a plutocracy is the City of London.[1] The City (not the whole of modern London but the area of the ancient city, which now mainly comprises the financial district) has a unique electoral system. Most of its voters are representatives of businesses and other bodies that occupy premises in the City. Its ancient wards have very unequal numbers of voters. The principal justification for the non-resident vote is that about 450,000 non-residents constitute the city's day-time population and use most of its services, far outnumbering the City's 9000 residents.[1]
The municipalities of Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake Florida are both owned and governed by The Walt Disney Company, by state statutes. The only landowners are fully owned subsidiaries of Disney, and right-of-way for state and county roads, and the only residents are Disney employees.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy )



What is Privacy ? :
Privacy (from Latinprivatus "separated from the rest, deprived of something, esp. office, participation in the government", from privo "to deprive") is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differ among cultures and individuals, but share basic common themes. Privacy is sometimes related to anonymity, the wish to remain unnoticed or unidentified in the public realm. When something is private to a person, it usually means there is something within them that is considered inherently special or personally sensitive. The degree to which private information is exposed therefore depends on how the public will receive this information, which differs between places and over time. Privacy partially intersects security, including for instance the concepts of appropriate use, as well as protection, of information. Privacy may also take the form of bodily integrity. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy#Privacy_law)

More reading on what is privacy (http://www.privacy.gov.au/aboutprivacy/what )

Disclosure of an undisclosed information about a person in the public domain constitutes a breach of privacy.






What is Secrecy ?

Secrecy (also called clandestinity or furtiveness) is the practice of hiding information from certain individuals or groups, perhaps while sharing it with other individuals. That which is kept hidden is known as the secret.
Secrecy is often controversial, depending on the content of the secret, the group or people keeping the secret, and the motivation for secrecy. Secrecy by government entities is often decried as excessive or in promotion of poor operation; excessive revelation of information on individuals can conflict with virtues of privacy and confidentiality.
Secrecy in SociologyHumans attempt to consciously conceal aspects of themselves from others due to shame, or from fear of violence, rejection, harassment, loss of acceptance, or loss of employment. Humans may also attempt to conceal aspects of their own self which they are not capable of incorporating psychologically into theirconscious being. 

Views on secrecy

Excessive secrecy is often cited[citation needed] as a source of much human conflict. One may have to lie in order to hold a secret, which might lead to psychological repercussions.[original research?] The alternative, declining to answer when asked something, may suggest the answer and may therefore not always be suitable for keeping a secret. Also, the other may insist that one answer the question.[improper synthesis?] Nearly 2500 years ago, Sophocles wrote, "Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all." And Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha, once said "Three things cannot long stay hidden: the sunthe moon and the truth".



Friday, April 13, 2012

About nature of man as a theorist , and the "fundas"

All people like to give , what the a teenager's jargon is called , "fundas". Man as a natue's creation ,has the ability to theorise everything. How different is this great anthropological observation  from the statement of a teenager on giving "fundas". hardly any. If we examine more microscopically, what each man does is not called giving his theory, rather he is giving is own 'funda'.
Further, I often think that since all of us, each of us , have our own funda on everything, the real genius from amongst us is the one who can create a "theory" from all the conflicting fundas that each of us has given. A cogent, robustly argued, 'theory", a finished product from the brownian movement of "funda" particles, which combine up to form a substance , a solid.
 Most people like to give fandas, but only the rare ones can take the effort to collate all the fundas and create a theory out of it. They are the real genius.
  Thus, i hearby, create a difference between a "funda" and  a "theory" by my authority of a freeborn man who as a nature's will has been awarded a power to give his own "fundas".
:-).
:-P.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The great challenge in law and commerce in a democractic set-up

Our democratic systems are always vulnerable to being abused against us only.. Whenever a nation adopts principles such as  freedom for all, secularism, liberty, ..etc ..IT MUST ALSO ADOPT INSTITUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT there is no abuse happening of these procedures. The biggest challenge before a free-will stemmed Democractic Country is to ensure the preservation of free-will. It is very difficult to make out between Free-Will stemmed conracts and the Co-erced Contracts.. AS MUCH DIFFICULT AS BETWEEN A RAPE AND A CONSENSUAL SEX.!