Oh, Oh — That Doesn’t Play Out Well For Me
The “science article” I just finished reading was making this claim about intelligence as part of its attention grabbing title. So, I suppose that now means I have a new personal goal for 2018. My new focus for professional growth is to stay awake for 2-3 more hours every night. I’m thinking this simple change in my bedtime should boost my IQ score by at least 20-30 points. Continue reading
A triangle is the ONLY two dimensional polygon that cannot collapse or bend — it is surprisingly strong for its simple shape. That’s its beauty — all 3 sides work together to find strength. A square – -a shape with just one more side — doesn’t have this strength. It will easily bend or collapse.
A Triangle Easily Resists an Applied Force, but a Square Folds Like a Cheap Tent
The triangle is well known to engineers who use it ubiquitously in our world because of its elegance and surprising strength. You can’t walk down the street without seeing triangles just about everywhere.
I watch the occasional TED presentation — if you haven’t done so I recommend it. Each video lasts about 5-10 minutes and they are typically very conversational in nature as well as thought provoking. Often the speakers are scientists, authors, athletes — someone who is an expert in their field.
One that I’ve watched a couple of times is by Julia Galef: