Arts & Humanities

economic limitarianism

"asserts that social improvement can be attained by the placement of a certain limit on personal wealth" -- wikipedia.

The Prince, by Machiavelli

Among the Great Books of the Western World (vol. 23), and calibrated at 440 (awareness) in Truth vs. Falsehood. The gulf between this and the ADAP result demonstrates the importance of including not only awareness but intention, capability and energy quality in the calibration protocol.

Machiavelli’s Advice For Nice Guys (The School of Life)

A misfire from The School of Life (YouTube channel) presenting Machiavellianism as clear-headed, albeit shrewd, truth. In fairness, the calibration is consistent with that of the video's cited work, The Prince. Priority request.

"the Patriarchy" (feminist concept)

"a system of relationships, beliefs, and values embedded in political, social, and economic systems that structure gender inequality between men and women" --

statement: parents' influence on children is only 10%, the rest is their karma

Request: Said by Doc during a video lecture (not verbatim).

Albert-László Barabási

Priority request: a network scientist, fascinated with a wide range of topics, from unveiling the structure of the brain to treating diseases using network medicine, from the emergence of success in art to how science really works.

marriage of art and science

Based on the calibration result, it is esthetically pleasing, applied technology that improves the material quality of human life. However, this marriage is neither art nor science when plotted on the map of consciousness.


Request: He was a key figure in the Hindu epic Mahabharata and Krishna spoke the Bhagavad Gita to him and he was able to see Krishna's true form.


"a nonhuman creature so ugly or monstrous as to frighten people" --

Plato’s tripartite theory of the soul

Plato divided the soul into three parts: the logistikon (reason), the thymoeides (spirit, which houses anger, as well as other emotions), and the epithymetikon (appetite or desire, which houses the desire for physical pleasures) -- wikipedia

benevolent dictatorship

Request: Doc said that Singapore, the highest calibrating country at that time, is a product of benevolent dictatorship. Generically, is it a viable form of government?

The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

Priority request. "The novel's protagonist, Howard Roark, is an intransigent young architect who battles against conventional standards and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation" -- wikipedia

Inanna, Sumerian goddess

Priority request. "the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, war, and fertility. She is also associated with beauty, sex, divine law, and political power" -- wikipedia

brutalist architecture (style)

Priority request: A significant feature in former communist countries, some buildings are considered "exciting" works of arts. Seems like people with no heart would want to build and live in such things. "I am sure a computer is very happy there" as Doc would say.

The School of Life (website)

Priority request. “We derive our ideas from psychology, psychotherapy, philosophy, art and culture. As our name – The School of Life – suggests, we are here to teach people how life can be lived and what can make it truly worthwhile, effective and fulfilling.“