November 11th, 2014

Simplexity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

".... Simplexity :... "The process by which nature strives towards simple ends by complex means. The result of a simple random act can only be predicted by complicated means. The spatial placement of each atom in a transplanted plant root ball is difficult to predict, but, the plant will adapt its root ball to the hole, and continue to thrive. This conceptual expression harkens back to original statements of Newton, "Nature is pleased with simplicity", Dalton,
"rule of greatest simplicity," and Einstein, "Nature is the realization of the simplest conceivable mathematical ideas." -- Bruce Schiff.

..Simplexity  (Philippe Compain) the combination of simplicity and complexity within the context of a dynamic relationship between means and ends. The quest for simplicity constitutes indeed the basis for all future challenges of chemical synthesis including diversity, selectivity and green chemistry. Due to the infinity of molecules that could be theoritically synthesized, the focus of synthetic research has been shifted gradually from target-oriented synthesis to diversity-oriented synthesis (divergent synthesis). A scientific approach based on the power of the molecular construction game and guided by an ideal for simplicity, has a high potential for discovery. The creative combination of synthetic methodologies, mixing simplicity and maximization of structural complexity, is indeed expected to be a powerful tool to produce unprecedented molecular structures with beneficial properties for mankind.

Simplexity became the topic of formal discussion at the Hamburg Trend Day in Germany. Among the formal contributors were Peter Wippermann, Dr. Norbert Bolz, David Bosshart, Designer Ora Ito, Markus Shepherd, Susane Tide Frater.

Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple) by Jeffrey Kluger details many ways in which simplexity theory can be applied to multiple disciplines. Kluger offers a look at simplexity at work in economics, sports, linguistics, technology, medicine, and dozens of human behaviors. Simplexity also provides insight into how readers can improve their lives by understanding the interplay of complexity and simplicity.

Professor Peter Wipperman proposed a social definition

"We long for simplicity and satisfaction, but in the end usually settle for discount coupons. Simplexity therefore stands for a balance between the growing complexity of daily life and our own personal satisfaction. In order to attain this state, we have to stop always striving to make optimal decisions. In the future, it will be more important to make judgments that are just good enough."*

Simplexity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

* of course, that would make "good enough" "optimal."

Jacopone da Todi Oh, the futility of seeking to convey

Oh, the futility of seeking to convey (from Self-Annihilation and Charity Lead the Soul...)

by Jacopone da Todi (Jacopone Benedetti)

English version by Serge and Elizabeth Hughes
Original Language Italian

Oh, the futility of seeking to convey
With images and feelings
That which surpasses all measure!
The futility of seeking
To make infinite powers ours!
Thought cannot come to certainty of belief
And there is no likeness of God
That is not flawed.

Hence, if He should call you,
Let yourself be drawn to Him.
He may lead you to a great truth.
Do not dwell on yourself, nor should you --
A creature subject to multiplicity and change -- seek Him;
Rest in tranquility, loftier than action or feeling,
And you will find that as you lose yourself
He will give you strength.

-- from Jacopone da Todi: Lauds (Classics of Western Spirituality), Translated by Serge and Elizabeth Hughes

Poetry Chaikhana | Jacopone da Todi (Jacopone Benedetti) - Oh, the futility of seeking to convey (from Self-Annihilation and Charity Lead the Soul...)

Heading Out Of Town

We are going to Nevada for three or  four days of gambling and not eating our own cooking.  There may be snow so wish us health and safety.  I wont ask for luck at the tables or the slots, but if anyone inclined toward such a wish, i wont object.  Will post again on Saturday or Sunday.  Love, Peace, and Joy to everyone.  It is only a 200+ mile trip, so should be no trouble. Hardest think will probably be sleeping in a strange bed.