THE SECRET LIVES OF NUMBERS The authors conducted an exhaustive empirical study, with the aid of custom software, public search engines and powerful statistical techniques, in order to determine the relative popularity of every integer between 0 and one million. The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which reflect and refract our culture, our minds, and our bodies. For example, certain numbers, such as 212, 486, 911, 1040, 1492, 1776, 68040, or 90210, occur more frequently than their neighbors because they are used to denominate the phone numbers, tax forms, computer chips, famous dates, or television programs that figure prominently in our culture. Regular periodicities in the data, located at multiples and powers of ten, mirror our cognitive preference for round numbers in our biologically-driven base-10 numbering system. Certain numbers, such as 12345 or 8888, appear to be more popular simply because they are easier to remember.
Thinking Unconventionally A Letter from a College Professor Some time ago I received a call from a colleague, who asked if I would be the referee on the grading of an examination question. He was about to give a student a zero for his answer to a physics question, while the student claimed he should receive a perfect score and would if the system were not set up against the student. The instructor and the student agreed to an impartial arbiter, and I was selected. I went to my colleague's office and read the examination question: "Show how it is possible to determine the height of a tall building with the aid of a barometer." The student had answered: "Take the barometer to the top of the building, attach a long rope to it, lower it to the street, and then bring it up, measuring the length of the rope. I pointed out that the student really had a strong case for full credit since he had really answered the question completely and correctly. At this point, I asked my colleague if he would give up. "Of course.
Attracteur Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Représentation visuelle d'un attracteur étrange Définition[modifier | modifier le code] L'attracteur futur est le plus petit ensemble contenant tous les ensembles ω(x) si x décrit Ω, à l'exception, peut-être d'un ensemble de mesure nulle. L'attracteur passé correspond à la même définition, mais cette fois-ci avec les ensembles α-limite. Une définition[modifier | modifier le code] Des travaux actuels, de tentative de classification générale des systèmes dynamiques sur une variété compacte font référence à la définition suivante[précision nécessaire] : Un attracteur est un compact invariant dont un des points est d'orbite dense dans et tel que son bassin, c'est-à-dire l'ensemble des points de l'espace dynamique dont l'ensemble ω-limite est inclus dans , est de mesure de Lebesgue positive. Intérêt[modifier | modifier le code] Annexes[modifier | modifier le code] Bibliographie[modifier | modifier le code] Voir aussi[modifier | modifier le code]
Crimes Against Humanity Having been conditioned your entire lives, the way we are all conditioned our entire lives, to receive sound-bite answers to questions we have never had the critical ability to form in our minds, forecloses our ability to interrogate reality and draw conclusions from it. That is the function of the media. That is the function of the educational system you understand. It's not to teach you to think critically, which is educational in value. It's to teach you what to think. That's indoctrination. That's a rather different thing, to be indoctrinated than to be educated. We've got an ignorant leadership. At Nuremberg it was said that there was a complicity on the part of the German citizenry. [You] do what's necessary. You are not going to morally persuade a criminal state structure, bent upon perpetrating genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, to do the right thing.
technuevo fractal world gallery fractal world gallery pure flame fractals, fractal flame composites, fractals, etc.www.enchgallery.com Tech Nouveau fractal flame composite by Cory Ench © 2007LAST NEXT fractal world thumbnails www.enchgallery.com cosmic recursive fractal flames cosmic recursive fractal flames cosmic recursive fractal flames Marquis de Sade Life Early life and education The Marquis de Sade was born in the Hôtel de Condé, Paris, to Jean Baptiste François Joseph, Count de Sade and Marie Eléonore de Maillé de Carman, cousin and Lady-in-waiting to the Princess of Condé. Sade's father, Jean-Baptiste François Joseph de Sade. Title and heirs The men of the Sade family alternated between using the marquis and comte (count) titles. For many years, Sade's descendants regarded his life and work as a scandal to be suppressed. Scandals and imprisonment Sade lived a scandalous libertine existence and repeatedly procured young prostitutes as well as employees of both sexes in his castle in Lacoste. Beginning in 1763, Sade lived mainly in or near Paris. The first major scandal occurred on Easter Sunday in 1768, in which Sade procured the sexual services of a woman, Rose Keller; whether she was a prostitute or not is widely disputed. He had been working on his magnum opus Les 120 Journées de Sodome.
Théorie du chaos Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chaos. La théorie du chaos traite des systèmes dynamiques rigoureusement déterministes, mais qui présentent un phénomène fondamental d'instabilité appelé « sensibilité aux conditions initiales » qui, modulo une propriété supplémentaire de récurrence, les rend non prédictibles en pratique à « long » terme. Introduction[modifier | modifier le code] Définition heuristique d'un système chaotique[modifier | modifier le code] Un système dynamique est dit chaotique si une portion « significative » de son espace des phases présente simultanément les deux caractéristiques suivantes : La présence de ces deux propriétés entraîne un comportement extrêmement désordonné qualifié à juste titre de « chaotique ». Qu'est-ce que la « théorie du chaos » ? La théorie du chaos est-elle née dans les années 1970 ? Attracteur étrange de Lorenz (1963) La réponse à cette question est : oui et non. un et un seul état final . . , où Observation :
The Marijuana Trick And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land. – Ezekiel 34/29 Where did the word ‘marijuana’ come from? In the mid 1930s, the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal history of the hemp plant…as you will read. * All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s; Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974. * It was LEGAL TO PAY TAXES WITH HEMP in America from 1631 until the early 1800s; LA Times, Aug. 12, 1981. * REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries WAS AGAINST THE LAW! * George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers GREW HEMP; Washington and Jefferson Diaries. * Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp. * For thousands of years, 90% of all ships’ sails and rope were made from hemp. * The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons. Dr. Also see: