Wednesday, January 23, 2008

odds and probabilites

NO BODY OWNS ANY WORD AND MORE SO THE WORLD

There is no one who has its own unique … LIKES …. TASTES … BELIEFS …PRACTICES AND EVEN HIS OR HER BIRTHDAY …MOTNH OR YEAR….


The Odds and Ends of Life ….

How do we perceive things? How do we infer the identity of a person?

Does it mean that if I share the same birthday with Donald Trump and both of us live in New York … we are one and the same person?


Does it mean that Richard Gere who practices Buddhism … he alone can do that and no one else …
… and that if Jennifer Lopez who practices it as well, is one and the same person as Richard Gere?

If in my house, a work of a famous artist is displayed and you went to another house … and you saw the very same art piece, will you infer that that house too is mine?

Is the personal information of each one of us here on earth just exclusive for each?

Is it impossible in this world for 2 different individuals to have 3 … 4 … 5 sheer coincidences of their personal information … likes …etc. etc…..

The Odds and ends …. Is it not possible for 2, 3 or more persons have similar coincidences about them… or some personal information about them?

The earth’s population now is 6, 641, 114, 623 billion. Each second there is a birth rate of 4.17. Hence it is not impossible that there are a number of people sharing the very same birth date…. And year… more so with people who have the same birth date but different year …or same birth months.

And with this population it is not also unusual for a lot of people having the same letters in their name or pseudo names considering the fact that there are only 26 letters in the alphabet.

Concepts mostly like religion … philosophy … words thoughts are accessible to anyone and no one owns anything because they are common species … genus… noun …concepts.

Religion is a set of common beliefs and practices generally held by a group of people. It is a “way of life”.

Philosophy is a discipline concerned with questions of how one should live (ethics), what sorts of things exist and what are their essential natures (metaphysics), genuine knowledge (epistemology); and what are the correct principles of reasoning (logic).

Both are free for everyone and no body can stop anyone from using it … no one owes it for even the founders can not do so. And they can be adopted not only by one person nor just a community nor a race but the whole of human race … free access by anyone in this four corners of the earth.

Used as a practice by anyone …. or adopt it as a name of your dog … child … who cares… you are free as anybody to do so.

Just the same admiring and following the works of famous and world renowned people is free … accessible … anybody can display a reproduction of their work…

What is unusual is that when one person admiring a work or ideology or religious practice known only to his or her country or by him or her alone …

…and another identity… purporting to be of another nation displays to admire the same where in fact is not famous in his or her nation and more coincidences are similar with them.. then there is certainty that the 2 identity are the same.

In this world …. There is always probability that eliminates the odds of coincidence and impossibility …


…. you can take any word and use it at your own pleasure … you are free … thus it is not improbable that 2 or more persons have the same name … birthday … place …likes … etc etc.

It is good to be critical...because we are the rational animals, but when it exceeds the truth … that is another thing …




To accept one’s mistake and fault is humility and one should do so … but to accept an accusation which in fact is not true is stupidity.

For whatever it is worth ...

For what ever wrong done..... the debt is paid .



20 comments:

Jeremy Neal said...

Very deep sentiments here. Thanks for invoking and provoking thought!

truewonder said...

thanks, I needed to read that today. battles I often think I'm unequipped to deal with...but then I get my heart involved- a force to be sure. just got to get out of my own way sometimes. I wonder, from what depth you feel from, wonder if you know a bit about those unexplored canyons?! doesn't matter really how you evolved, just glad you're here.
a friend

~ ॐ ~ said...

Phew !!!!

thats loads of thoughts...

Piercing The Veil said...

tnx for dropping by jeremy i hope to visit your new post soon

Piercing The Veil said...

well i just write what i feel ... these days i think i should write with sense ... i am always happy to share my thoughts with you true

Piercing The Veil said...

tnx Prashant ... nice captures you have in your blog ... good thing i looked up your blog from i am and elu...

~ ॐ ~ said...

Thanks :)

hope to see you around...

atomicvelvetsigh said...

interesting blog you have here.. thanks for dropping by my posty on bad days for mary..

Gardenia said...

Just checking William's blog for new pics - and see where you'd found my art - thanks for stopping by.

Deep thoughts here....and you have some very nice drawings!

elusive said...

you got some profound thoughts in here.

Forever Young said...

you have an amazing blog here, i am adding you to my list of favourites, so i can visit you often. thanx for visiting me too.

Enemy of the Republic said...

This is a perfect post. I teach at a university, and I told my students: I don't care if you are all atheists, born agains,Jews, Muslims...whatever your faith structure, you still see God differently--all of you. This is why it is so important to LISTEN and be tolerant, disgreee but with courtesy. I especially like what you said on Gere and Lopez; I admire Gere's faith; he's for real, but yes, I've known Buddhists who could take some lessons from him. We can all make claims, and even be the real thing, but we are not the same thing.

Enemy of the Republic said...

I'd like to link you if that's okay.

gulnaz said...

wow! am i glad you came by my site! i loved reading your post!
very thought provoking indeed.

Piercing The Veil said...

@ prashant i hope so ....

@ atomic it is always a pleasure to read and view explicit thoughts n works ... mabuhay

@ gardenia tnx for passing by ... and for the appreciation ... hope you come by again

@ elusive tnx see you

@ forever tnx for adding me up and to make of interest to you

@enemy i have thought too and its not always teaching that mattes ... we learn from the opinion of others ...give n take process that is
and tnx for adding me up

@gulnaz tnx for having a moment to drop by ... nice header

see you guys tnx a lot

I am said...

well i think there is a pattern in all of us. Inspite of our individuality and uniqueness we all can be grouped under some broad clusters of similarities in thoughts, principles, life and actions.
Does not mean people practicing similar thoughts, actions are all same. We have lot of individuality in us. thats what makes the human species most intelligent. But that we are from our ancestral animals or older human civilization ties us to each other through those commonalities.

nice post.

Piercing The Veil said...

@ iam ...nice comment i am ... it is true we all have our individual differences and we only hace our ancestors us our common denominator

+PHc said...

it's funny how some things catch you at some times. "To accept one's mistake and fault is humility and one should do so .. but to accept an accusation which is not true is stupidity." Affected me today - would have most of the last month actually.

I think accepting false accusations can be more complex than "stupidity," - but I do tend to think negativity about something I did or said in innocence would not be coming toward and focusing on me if there weren't a reason, and that that reason not only has to do with me, but must be in some way my fault - even if just my miscommunication or lack of clarity is the culprit. I still feel guilt. (To call myself "stupid" for that would just add to it), but I am going to try to hold onto your saying this. I waste so much energy trying to explain things that don't need to be explained. Thank you very much for this little part of your piece.

Piercing The Veil said...

yes +ph it always the case because of miscommunication ... but then if accusation is coupled with some other things you have to speak out too

i did learn too from your comment tnx
gud eve

Piercing The Veil said...

to have done wrong or to have wrong someome does not take your freedom of expression or the right to defend yourself for even the accused in crimial cases have rights ... hence the rights of the sccused under the constituion...