Condensed thoughts from Probaway January through June 2014
Condensed thoughts Probaway January 2014
1 January 2014 – Jennifer Doudna and her team have created the ability to insert stretches of DNA exactly where they want them to go in a living chromosome’s DNA.
2 January 2014 – We lived and lived and nothing happened, and that’s as it was and should be.
3 January 2014 – The real interest is in finding new ways for humans to live more abundantly, and not so much for exploiting humans striving for personal superiority.
4 January 2014 – When you have eaten exactly enough for perfect health, place one jellybean in your mouth and slowly savor it.
5 January 2014 – “We lived and lived and nothing happened.”
6 January 2014 – Accept that some unknowns will remain unknown and participate fully in what you do know.
7 January 2014 – Topics worthy of discussion are those where verifiable truth can have some positive progress.
8 January 2014 – You are conscious of your life and you can choose to use it wisely.
9 January 2014 – These scientists are among the human heroes peeling away the obscurity and revealing the knowables within the previously unknown.
10 January 2014 – When the benefit of contact is humanity’s survival, the effort to make contact with UFIB becomes infinitely important.
11 January 2014 – Reclaim your adaptive energy by cleaning out stress-promoting habits.
12 January 2014 – “I resolve to be kinder to people, and to help them achieve their goals!”
13 January 2014 – I don’t want to learn I want to do…To create greater functionality for myself and others.
14 January 2014 – When a man is alone it is him against the whole world, and that is soon acknowledged to be dangerous and untenable.
15 January 2014 – Getting organized is like arranging the furniture, but keeping organized is closer to dieting in that it requires repeated efforts.
16 January 2014 – Buy what you need, not what you can afford.
17 January 2014 – Living is doing, and the function of observing is learning to do more effectively.
18 January 2014 – At the beginning of a meal, have a jelly bean placed on your plate for each ten pounds you hope to lose.
19 January 2014 – To help other people to find their personal goals and do what is necessary to move toward them.
20 January 2014 – Help people by acknowledging their efforts.
21 January 2014 – Everyone will accept who you are if you clearly expose who you are, and some of them will love you as you are.
22 January 2014 – Doing productive things together is the best of family life.
23 January 2014 – Teaching to current controversies generates life-long interest in learning relevant things.
24 January 2014 – Consciously take control of mental consciousness while doing physical exercises that are distracting to the point of pain.
25 January 2014 – War is dangerous! Don’t resort to war except when forced to it by the necessities of the nation.
26 January 2014 – Knowing what will succeed and what will fail, before anyone else does, is the very heart of successful strategy.
27 January 2014 – Is your interpretation of The Golden Rule selfish or expansive?
28 January 2014 – Ngrams from Google is a wonderful tool for observing the change in literary interest of individual words.
29 January 2014 – Without free speech there is not even the possibility of those other rights.
30 January 2014 – Controlling one’s emotions begins by learning to control shame.
31 January 2014 – An index of the Probaway blog site from 2008 – 2013
Condensed thoughts Probaway February 2014
1-12 February 2014, is a list of post titles from — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December — 2008
13 February 2014 – The real paleo-adaptation of our species is flexibility of our behavior.
14 February 2014 – Swearing is a cry of momentary loss of control, and chronic swearing is symptom of unresolved chronic failures.
15 February 2014 – The path to slavery, “is to believe what you do not comprehend; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
16 February 2014 – The only good thing to ask of the Universe is for it to continue to behave as it sees fit.
17 February 2014 – People must be fitted to the jobs they will be likely to perform.
18 February 2014 – Some male cuttlefishes’ ability to disguise themselves as females, and thus slip past the jousting bigger male cuttlefish, and secretly mate with the females, was the key selective factor for their camouflage abilities.
19 February 2014 – The outcomes sought for behind the concepts of faith, hope and love can be better attained by confidence, optimism and kindness.
20 February 2014 – Deep Learning will bring tremendous bounty to those who can use it.
21February 2014 – A performer has done a fine job if they have inspired one person in the audience to be more productive.
22 February 2014 – Ignore the impossible and achieve the possible and you will live a life of quiet contentment.
23 February 2014 – Pollyanna type actions will bring about a worsening of the very things they claim to be improving.
24 February 2014 – Collect better support for your argument, and avoid presenting false information as true fact.
25 February 2014 – A Postscript on Accurate Information
26 February 2014 – When you do a kind act you are practicing all the virtues.
27 February 2014 – Get on the euphemism treadmill, or get destroyed. Your choice.
28 February 2014 – You can truly say, “Of all who live, I am the one.”
Condensed thoughts Probaway March 2014
1-12 June 2014 are lists of post titles from 2009 — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December – 2009.
March 13, 2014 “Light from Many Lamps” exposed wonderful ideas that were there for us all along, but were lost in the mist of the universal library.
March 14, 2014 We have the natural physical DNA wiring to easily learn many general things, like language, social customs, and morality.
March 15, 2014 The Happiness Scale is a measure of personal growth, and a template for future actions.
March 16, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 1
March 17, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 2
March 18, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 3
March 19, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 4
March 20, 2014 Light from many lamps – Quotes on mature actions – part 5 My rewrites.
March 21, 2014 Everyone has their own ideas, and your kindness is to help them clarify their ideas.
March 22, 2014 “Genius is the capacity of seeing what is not seen by other people.”
March 23, 2014 What can you do? Do that!
March 24, 2014 Especially during times of stress be open, clear and kind.
March 25, 2014 The Tao Teh Ching: Revealed by Lao Tzu – Rendered by Charles Scamahorn – Preface
March 26, 2014 Life is an activity, it is the doing of actions. So do something!
March 27, 2014 Being kind is the sanest thing you can do.
March 27, 2014 I clear the way, that they might live and live more abundantly.
March 29, 2014 Probaway person of the year – 2015 – contender Alan Guth
March 30 2014 Search and rescue upgrade for people lost in wilderness
March 31, 2014 Always carry aspirin in your wallet next to your money.
Condensed thoughts Probaway April 2014
1-12 April is a list of post titles from — January–February–March–April–May–June–July–August–September–October–November–December, — 2010
13 April 2014 Using a two part space-station connected with a cable an artificial gravity can be created and removed without expending any additional energy for the whole interplanetary mission.
14 April 2014 Humans are already nice because that’s what women have consistently chosen for breeding partners.
15 April 2014 Our kind deeds live forever in the form of enhanced human self-interest, which expands to all life’s self-interest, and to intelligence’s self-interest.
16 April 2014 When you have a scientifically defensible position assert it clearly, boldly and with an example. Let your audience cope with seeing the conflict with their previous untestable and unprovable assertions.
17 April 2014 We are in control of our actions of the future, but not of our actions of the instant present.
18 April 2014 There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!
19 April 2014 What are predictors of super success in life?
20 April 2014 It would appear that the terror of the machines being in control already exists.
21 April 2014 Although these weeks at the Encampment for Citizenship may not sound like a typical success story, in fact they were the emotional foundation for quite a few more successful actions later in my life.
22 April 2014 Putting a few drops of your own blood into a raw dry-tooth socket may save you some grief.
23 April 2014 There are many pleasant paths for us to explore, but we must choose to explore them.
24 April 2014 In the infinity of the future it would seem inevitable that terrible things will happen. Now in times of calm thought and potential reflection is the time to prepare ourselves for appropriate action.
25 April 2014 This same Tao seems to possess different qualities
When we approach it in different ways.
26 April 2014 Without free speech based on published and enforced law you have no rights at all.
27 April 2014 Writing something down, especially in an indexable form as is now done on a computer, makes it more easily available, and more used and thus more valuable.
28 April 2014 When a machine is intelligent enough to design better intelligent machines an evolutionary process will soon make ultra-intelligent ones far surpassing human capabilities.
29 April 2014 The message to American youth – take charge of your life and your future by personal actions, and found a company.
30 April 2014 I like humor, and “Make sex unpleasant” is a good quip because of its obvious functionality, but utter unpopularity.
Condensed thoughts Probaway May 2014
1 – 12 May 2014, are lists of post titles from — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December, – 2011
13 May 2014 – John Anderson – a good companion when walking out together into a very big and very beautiful world.
14 May 2014 – When an individuals freedom to think is limited, their adaptive ability is lost and their eventual failure is certain.
15 May 2014 – It’s by applying proper actions to one’s self that we will create habits with beneficial results.
16 May 2014 – It is cheap to prepare for black swan events, and devastating to endure them when unprepared.
17 May 2014 – The eudaimon helps others by removing those others’ impediments, and in doing so sets their own habits to removing impediments from their own inner selves possibilities.
18 May 2014 – If you are serious about long term survival, it’s better to live in New Zealand.
19 May 2014 – Black swan events are not pre-known, but their effects are not unknowable, and they can be prepared for and used.
20 May 2014 – We humans can never know ourselves very well, but our computers may soon become totally self-aware.
21 May 2014 Are you are fattening yourself on stuff that is a toxic waste?
22 May 2014 – A beautiful theory has a symmetry that generates symmetrical ideas.
23 May 2014 – Knowing what you don’t know is as valuable as knowing what you do know.
24 May 2014 – Sometimes, I am smarter than a dog, but I must see through his mind.
25 May 2014 – When people call one thing beautiful, They generate a contrast, and thus
Ugliness is also brought into being..
26 May 2014 – For a person to destroy valuable goods and kill many people that someone must have a powerful reason.
27 May 2014 – If you wade through a drunken slough you deserve a drink of cool water.
28 May 2014 – Our whole civilization looks powerful, and it is, but it is also fragile, and stressed.
29 May 2014 – We can learn how to deploy our search resources, based on what has been found to be most effective from our past experiences.
30 May 2014 – One typical tip-off that an idea is questionable is that it gives you comfort if you simply believe it to be true.
Condensed thoughts Probaway June 2014
1-12 June 2014, are lists of post titles from — January – February – March – April – May – June – July – August – September – October – November – December — 2013.
13 June 2014 – To some degree, we are our brothers’ keepers, and we may choose to replace Adverse Childhood Experiences with Positive Childhood Experiences.
14 June 2014 – By 2100 there will be a sovereign global law, or there won’t be any laws.
15 June 2014 – It is strange to say, but the Rift may bring an end to humanity’s major problems.
16 June 2014 – We are not only the descendents of apes, we are the descendents of thinking women.
17 June 2014 – Your Rift perception of the moment will soon become the reality of your entire Universe.
18 June 2014 – Trust the one who has “his own skin in the game” to serve his own self-interest.
19 June 2014 – Cleanse your arteries, and keep them clean, by increasing your heart rate and blood flow to a higher level at least once a day.
20 June 2014 – Women must be given the final choice on whom they marry or humanity will wither and die.
21 June 2014 – An idea is only useful if it can be used, and is used.
22 June 2014 – If you want to live to an old age, and have a reasonable hope that your grandchildren will live a healthy life, you might consider supporting some explorations into creating a world law with a single enforcer.
22 June 2014 – We must find a way to impose an acceptable world law.
23 June 2014 – Sex and death do have a fundamental traction in our reality because underlying them are the Darwinian principles of personal survival and species DNA survival, but they aren’t everything.
24 June 2014 – Useful new ideas come out of conflicting old ideas with validity only from a point of view.
25 June 2014 – By creating reactions without performing visible deeds, You may lead all to live in harmony.
26 June 2014 – Our perception is always in the past, our intentional action is always in the future.
27 June 2014 – It is layered feedback that makes a search work better.
28 June 2014 – I project thoughts into the abstract and the artificial, but in two years you will be starting to live it in your reality.
29 June 2014 – I spent some time sitting in the proposed UU sanctuary speculating on the events that will come to that place.
30 June 2014 – Condensed thoughts from Probaway’s June 2014 blog posts
30 June 2014 – Condensed thoughts semiannual compilation from Probaway’s 2014 blog
Condensed thoughts are posted on the last day of each month, and a half year compilation is made at the end of June, and December. I plan to do these condensed-thoughts retroactively for the previous 2400 posts, but that will take some time.