Monday, December 24, 2018

book: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow.jpgThinking, Fast and Slow - Wikipedia

"Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling book published in 2011 by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate Daniel Kahneman.

The central thesis is a dichotomy between two modes of thought: "System 1" is fast, instinctive and emotional; "System 2" is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The book delineates cognitive biases associated with each type of thinking, starting with Kahneman's own research on loss aversion. From framing choices to people's tendency to replace a difficult question with one which is easy to answer, the book highlights several decades of academic research to suggest that people place too much confidence in human judgment"

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Friday, December 21, 2018

yin yang of seasons

Why does the Yin Yang symbol look this way?
Sun Chart aligned with seasons.
starworlds: December 2013

The arrival of the Winter Solstice at December 21, heralds the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the first official day of winter. This moment marks the end point of the contracting forces of yin and darkness, and the birth of the expansive forces of yang and light. At this time of year, the Sun appears to stand still for three days in declination, its lowest annual altitude above the horizon at noon.
Season - Wikipedia