Categorized as: Unseen Architecture

Echoes Of The Architects

 

“… So far as I am acquainted with the principles and Doctrines of Free Masonry, I conceive them to be founded on benevolence and to be exercised for the good of mankind. If it has been a Cloak to promote improper or nefarious objects, it is a melancholy proof that in unworthy hands, the best institutions may be made use of to promote the worst designs.” – George Washington

Freemasonry is as often misunderstood by its critics as by its supporters. Knowledge of its history sheds light upon the largest misconceptions – as well as important insight into our present…

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

Origins Of Architecture

Though myths and legends …

The Protocols Of Governance

 

“The reason written laws were such a breakthrough is that they permitted lossless digital replay over distance . . . Orally communicated laws were limited by the travel radius and the memory of the speaker. Subject to a game of telephone when repeated. [Now we can] communicate what we see/hear – digitally, losslessly, over great distance . . . for photo/video, not just characters.”

Balaji Srinivasan, making a parallel between the effects of King Hammurabi’s Code and those of the internet.

This notion started a long chain of thought…

Unsustainable Losses

The earliest forms of government appeared when societies began to use writing to create laws and decrees for mass distribution.

To monopolize this knowledge was to claim the authority that came with it. One of history’s …

Anthem Of Equivalence

 

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? – Excerpt from The Tyger, by William Blake

Cast In The Same Mold

Isomorphism derives its name from the Greek iso, meaning “equal,” and morphos, meaning “form,” or “shape.”

It’s used to describe underlying symmetry between high-level concepts in many different fields:

Mathematics – symmetrical sets of numbers, their graphs, and transformative relationships. (You’ll find much of the latter in the artwork of M.C. Escher) •Biology – similarity in body structures or evolutionary paths between species. •Linguistics – common evolution of word origins, usage, and grammar. (See: Zipf’s Law) •Game Theory – decision trees which produce mutual stability points, such as

Crossroads And Closure

 

“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

In light of recent happenings, this topic has been moved ahead of schedule.

Sometimes, we have to work hard to overcome the initial distastefulness of ideas, to get to the inspiration that comes from understanding and accepting them. It may help to keep that in mind here.

The Rooms You’ll Never Stay In

Hotels and airports are the crossroads of the modern world. These places find us at times of transition in our lives; We pass through them on the way from one …

The Avenues Of Exodus – Part 2 Of 2

 

“Following her immutable law, nature, having changed the form of competition, proceeded to select a quality of mind to correspond with the new conditions of life.” – Brooks Adams, The Law Of Civilization And Decay

Nature Abhors A Vacuum

The end of a monopoly leaves a void that must be filled. (See: Part 1)

Some assume the fourth monopoly will end with an economic collapse – returning large parts of the world to the second monopoly. Though some are quick to paint members of the prepper movement as kooks, their strategy could serve as a strong hedge against such a scenario.

Fate may intervene. Some politicians, already supporting a return to violence, have found themselves …

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