Thursday, September 12, 2013

As far as it goes - II

As far as it goes - II


No Indian Universities in Top

This was in news today. Multiple reasons can be cited :
  1. Universities are not building theoretical models (abstractions). Innovations are not backed by rigor.
  2. Service sector lacks innovation. There is too much emphasis on business.
  3. Lack of competition these days. IIT JEE entrance examinations have degraded. Seats in IITs were refused. Similar was the condition with NITs and other State funded engineering colleges.
  4. Too much emphasis is on testing and monotonous work in offices.
  5. They have spoiled regular science education. Quality of regular universities is even worse.
  6. Lack of Scientific temperament in Indian diaspora persists. Scientific thought and relevant think tanks are absent.


Darwin's note on Marriage

Now even he was not sure. You read it over here for your own pleasure: http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/darwins-notes-on-marriage.

An excerpt (When Marry):

My[17] God, it is intolerable to think of spending ones
whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, &
nothing after all.— No, no won’t do.— Imagine living
all one’s day solitarily in smoky dirty London House.—
Only picture to yourself a nice soft wife on a sofa with
good fire, & books & music perhaps— Compare this
vision with the dingy reality of Grt. Marlbro’ St.
Marry—Mary—Marry Q.E.D.,


Social Mathematics

I was studying Mathematical Sociology and came up with following three links:
  1. http://permut.wordpress.com/
  2. http://socialmathandyou.com/about/social-math-2-2/
  3. http://www.doingsocialmath.com/index.php
Some of the pictures in the last blog made me quite ecstatic.  I am just putting link to an image on this website:


I am not sure whether there is some finer formalism behind these diagrams or not. But then it appears quite logical and with flow.

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