Monday, March 24, 2008

Albert, again

"Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which the problems were created."

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

How true! And particularly appropriate to the present situation in China!


sattvicwarrior said...

SORRY mate. i totally disagree. Many times situations [ dealing with form and consciousness as well as metaphysically] have been resolved as a simple modification that becomes apparent within the accelration or de-exceleration of the very force that created it.It [ simplistically] will either implode or explode to the degree that was initated and of which will inevitably happen over the course of time. . Al [ Einstein was WRONG} on that one.

Froog said...


Albert was talking about the functioning of human rationality in practical problem-solving.

And you are talking gibberish.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.... There's 'Out Of The Box' and there's 'Out Of Your Tree'...the distinction isn't in the remotest bit subtle.

I only skim-read it as I am so damned busy nowadays, but according to today's Torygraph an 'influential band of Chinese intellectuals and academics' have written an open letter declaring that the Chinese leadership need to take a completely fresh look at the T.... issue and that oppression and the like has had its day.

Are these luminaries headed for the Gulags, Froog? I can't quite get a handle on just how oppressive the Chinese leadership are nowadays.

Froog said...

Depends how luminary they are, I should think, Mothman.

I don't think people just "disappear" any more, like they used to. Hope not anyway. But I should think it is a racing certainty that these guys will suffer various forms of knuckle-rapping - mysterious inability to get a decent job again, obtrusive supervision by the secret police, petty harrassment.... perhaps even house arrest, if they are deemed to have been really naughty.

Froog said...

Not sure quite what a "Chinese luminary" is. My more uncharitable side might suggest that the phrase is an oxymoron.

I'm surprised you didn't say that, Mothman!

Anonymous said...

You seem to have a down on inverted commas so I left them unstated ;-) Or maybe I was just being an Oxon Moron...