Friday, August 2

John Stuart Mill


You want to study economics. Excellent. But remember that some other fields of study are inextricably linked with this son, like politics, history, anthropology, environmental studies, psychology, etc. anything to give you more insight into resources and behaviour. 

Here's an overview of John Stuart Mill son. One of my heroes. He trawled and wrote on all the subjects mentioned above son. Brilliant fellow. Another person like this was Raja Ram Mohon Roy but will speak about him later. 



John Stuart Mill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

, FRSE (20 May 1806 – 8 May 1873) was an English philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory, and political economy. He has been called “the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century”.[3] Mill’s conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control.[4] He was a proponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham. Hoping to remedy the problems found in an inductiveapproach to science, such as confirmation bias, he clearly set forth the premises offalsification as the key component in the scientific method.[5] Mill was also a Member of Parliament and an important figure in liberal political philosophy.

Thursday, August 1

Now that’s a compliment


You want to be a writer and illustrator. See what a great compliment one writer got :)


Wednesday, July 31

Aboriginal Australians

I'm afraid son that we are becoming way too civilised these days. Hunting or living in the wild is unknown to you and for far too many people, it will only exist in tv programmes. 

The fun of hunting down animals, cooking them in the wild and then celebrating isn't something that can be replicated easily now. I've done and its fun. 

Still an interesting read about an abo tribe. The abo's like pretty much every other tribal society in the world like the red Indians or Indians in Mexico or in brazil or the Bantu in South Africa or in india or wherever have been treated in a disgusting manner. Very sad history. If you get a chance, read the book, bury my heart at wounded knee. Very interesting. 

But they are dying out. And their languages, their culture, history all are vanishing as well. Sad. 



Aboriginal Australians

Published: June 2013

Picture of Aboriginal girl floating in a tide pool

First Australians

Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on.

By Michael Finkel

Photograph by Amy Toensing

A finger across the throat and a glance seaward. That’s the signal. The two men grip their spears, hand-carved from stringybark trees, and walk barefoot over the red soil to the water’s edge. Then into the aluminum dinghy, engine revved, and across a warm shallow bay of the Arafura Sea, at the wild edge of Australia’s Northern Territory.

Tuesday, July 30

Incoherence of the Incoherence


I've told you that I've got a complicated relationship with God. I believe in him but the gap between reason and faith is tough to fulfil. When did the universe begin? What is life? Do we live in a deterministic universe? Does destiny exist? I grappled with some of these questions when I was researching artificial intelligence. To what extent can I use various factors and coefficients and parametric/non parametric means to predict the future? If god is all knowing, that means that he has a giant regression model in his mind. Is that where we are going? And if that is the case, then why struggle to improve oneself? See the first argument about an old man and young child and god. 

Asking these philosophical questions, son, is not to find the right answer. There IS no right answer. But there are answers which lead to more questions. 

Here's an interesting book by Ibn Rusd son. One of the brilliant thinkers, philosophers, scientists, medicine practitioners and jurists. I've spoken about him earlier. 

Read it it you get a chance son



Incoherence of the Incoherence






E-text Edition

(The Incoherence of the Incoherence)







E-text conversion

Muhammad Hozien





  • THE FIRST DISCUSSION Concerning the Eternity of the World

  • THE SECOND DISCUSSION: The Refutation of their Theory of the Incorruptibility of the World and of Time and Motion

  • THE THIRD DISCUSSION: The demonstration of their confusion in saying that God is the agent and the maker of the world and that the world in His product and act, and the demonstration that these expressions are in their system only metaphors without any real sense

  • THE FOURTH DISCUSSION:Showing that they are unable to prone the existence of a creator of the world

  • THE FIFTH DISCUSSION: To show their incapacity to prove God’s unity and the impossibility of two necessary existents both without a cause

  • THE SIXTH DISCUSSION: To refute their denial of attributes

  • THE SEVENTH DISCUSSION: To refute their claim that nothing cars share with the First its genus and be differentiated from it through a specific difference, and that with respect to its intellect the division into genus and specific difference cannot be applied to it

  • THE EIGHTH DISCUSSION: To refute their theory that the existence of the First is simple, namely that it is pure existence and that its existence stands in relation to no quiddity and to no essence, but stands to necessary existence as do other beings to their quiddity

  • THE NINTH DISCUSSION: To refute their proof that the First is incorporeal

  • THE TENTH DISCUSSION: To prove their incapacity to demonstrate that the world has a creator and a cause, and that in fact they are forced to admit atheism

  • THE ELEVENTH DISCUSSION: To show the incapacity of those philosophers who believe that the First knows other things besides its own self and that it knows the genera and the species in a universal way, to prone that this is so

  • THE TWELFTH DISCUSSION: About the impotence of the philosophers to prone that Cod knows Himself

  • THE THIRTEENTH DISCUSSION: To refute those who arm that Gad is ignorant of the individual things which are divided in time into present, past, and future

  • THE FOURTEENTH DISCUSSION: To refute their proof that heaven is an animal mowing in a circle in obedience to God

  • THE FIFTEENTH DISCUSSION: To refute the theory of the philosophers about the aim which moves heaven

  • THE SIXTEENTH DISCUSSION: To refute the philosophical theory that the souls of the heavens observe all the particular events of this world


  • THE FIRST DISCUSSION: The denial of a logical necessity between cause and effect

  • THE SECOND DISCUSSION: The impotence of the philosophers to show by demonstrative proof that the soul is a spiritual substance

  • THE THIRD DISCUSSION: Refutation of the philosophers’ proof for the immortality of the soul

  • THE FOURTH DISCUSSION:Concerning the philosophers’ denial of bodily resurrection

  • The End: E-text note

Monday, July 29

The best graph in the world


That graph, son, is one of the greatest pieces of graphic design or brevity known to man. In a 2d imagery, Charles Joseph Minard has managed to cram in so much information that its ridiculously brilliant.

One of my problems is how can I get my salespeople to absorb a giant amount of information in a very limited time and actually do something about it which will help my clients and compete against other salespeople. It's a constant battle against suppliers who think that more is good versus sales people who are constitutionally unable to absorb any more than 3 things at one time. Which is good, I want them to sell, not spend time on data.

Fascinating, I am spending quite a lot of time thinking about data visualisation these days..