If you are an ultra-rich oil baron for whom petroleum is the basis of all your wealth and poweryou are going to fight the solar power industry like you were a cornered wolverine.
We saw that risk and tail risk are mathematically separate objects, conflated by the IYI intellectual yet idiot crowd. Two people can be using the same word, meaning different things, yet continue the conversation, which is fine for coffee, but not when making decisions, particularly policy decisions affecting others.
But we also have had many pronouncements by idiots using labels. People rarely mean the same thing when they say "religion", nor do they realize that they don't mean the same thing.
For early Jews and Muslims, religion was law. Din means law in Hebrew and religion in Arabic. For early Jews, religion was also tribal; for early Muslims, it was universal.
For the Romans, religion was social events, rituals, and festivals —the word religio was opposition to superstitio, and while present in the Roman zeitgeist had no equivalent concept in the Greek-Byzantine East. The difference is marked in that Christian Aramaic uses a different word: Neither Islam nor Judaism have a marked separation between holy and profane.
And of course Christianity moved away from the solely-spiritual domain to embrace the ceremonial and ritualistic, integrating much of the pagan rites of the Levant and Asia Minor. For Jews today, religion became ethnocultural, without the law --and for many, a nation. For Orthodox and Catholic Christians religion is aesthetics, pomp and rituals.
For Protestants, religion is belief with no aesthetics, pomp or law. So when Hindu talk about the Hindu "religion" they don't mean the same thing to a Pakistani as it would to a Hindu, and certainly something different for a Persian.
When the nation-state idea came about, things got more, much more complicated. When an Arab now says "Jew" he largely means something about a creed; to Arabs, a converted Jew is no longer a Jew.
But for a Jew, a Jew is someone whose mother is a Jew. But it somewhat merged into nation-state and now means a nation. In Serbia-Croatia and Lebanon, religion means something at times of peace, and something quite different at times of war. Same for the gnostics Druids, Druze, Mandeans, Alawis.
As we saw with the minority rule, the intolerant will run over the tolerant; cancer requires being stopped before it becomes metastatic. Some beliefs are largely decorativesome are functional they help in survival ; others are literal.
And to revert to our metastatic Salafi problem: You may be able to get all of it from solar panels the cost of which is getting cheaper and cheapterbut would get most of it during a 5h window. Say you need to store for hours and the cost of storage is prohibitive: But the way to calculate the effectiveness in cost savings is in taking the difference from the upper bound, not raw costs.
And unlike other sources there is strong optionality: Most people doing static analyses fail to get such convexity. We can expect serious, serious acceleration in use.
Likewise I am against interventionism on the part of government: Words cannot convey the nonlinearity of the statement. Am I "for" or "against" intervention? Singapore and China have similar government, but works in the small better than in the large. So It also happens that the discussion about government misses a dimension.
A municipality is a goverment; a top-down centralized system is one as well. Should we have no municipalities or just no central government?
A coop in NY has a government, with coercive rules for those who elect to be part of it. Should we have no coops? Clearly one cannot rule out size and centralization as the main reason the Soviet system collapsed. The same happens with corporations when they get large hence protected by centralized governments.Plato is one of the world's best known and most widely read and studied philosophers.
He was the student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle, and he wrote in the middle of the fourth century B.C.E. in ancient Greece. Though influenced primarily by Socrates, to the extent that Socrates is.
Essay on Analysis of Plato's Apology Words | 6 Pages. The Apology is Plato's recollection and interpretation of the Trial of Socrates ( BC). In this dialogue Socrates explains who he is and what kind of life he led.
The Greek word "apologia" means "explanation" -- it is not to be confused with "apologizing" or "being sorry" for one's . An Analysis of Plato's Apology. Topics: Apology The Apology is Plato's recollection and interpretation of the Trial of Socrates ( BC).
In this dialogue Socrates explains who he is and what kind of life he led. History of Europe Literature Final Paper In Plato's "Apology", Socrates is in trial for "corrupting the youth" and not.
The Apology is believed to be the most authentic account that has been preserved of Socrates' defense of himself as it was presented before the Athenian Council.
It is in essential harmony with the references to the trial that occur in Plato's other dialogs and also with the account given in Xenophon's Memorabilia. Plato was a philosopher during the 5th century BCE. He was a student of Socrates and later taught tranceformingnlp.com founded the Academy, an academic program which many consider to be the first Western tranceformingnlp.com wrote many philosophical texts—at least He dedicated his life to learning and teaching and is hailed as one of the founders of Western philosophy.
Ancient Greek Philosophy. From Thales, who is often considered the first Western philosopher, to the Stoics and Skeptics, ancient Greek philosophy opened the doors to a particular way of thinking that provided the roots for the Western intellectual tradition.