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[1077] viXra:1912.0199 [pdf] submitted on 2019-12-10 11:31:50

Beta Decay Blackbody Model

Authors: Vladimir Aksayskiy
Comments: 2 Pages.

The energy beta spectrum of radioactive beta emitters is similar to the continuous spectra of thermal radiation, thermionic emission and bremsstrahlung. A useful and universal way of describing such spectra is the blackbody model.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1076] viXra:1912.0145 [pdf] submitted on 2019-12-08 08:51:37

Negatio et Negatio Negationis

Authors: Ilija Barukčić
Comments: 23 Pages. (C) Ilija Barukčić, 2019, Jever, Germany. All rights reserved.

Objective: The relationship between the philosophical notion negation and the physical notion Lorentz factor is investigated. Methods: The axiom lex identitatis was used to explore whether there is any relationship between the philosophical notion negation and physics as such. Results: Starting with lex identitatis it was possible to provide evidence that 0/0=1. Furthermore, a general form of negation was determined. Conclusions: Overwhelming evidence suggests that the philosophical notion negation and the physical notion Lorentz factor are more or less identical. Keywords: Negatio, negatio negationis, physics.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1075] viXra:1912.0093 [pdf] submitted on 2019-12-05 14:44:36

Solving Unsolved Problems in Neuroscience

Authors: Sylwester Kornowski
Comments: 3 Pages.

Here, applying the brain-mind resonance described within the Scale-Symmetric Theory (SST), we solve the unsolved basic problems in neuroscience.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1074] viXra:1912.0066 [pdf] submitted on 2019-12-03 14:36:21

Deterministic Free Will with Resonant Decision Making

Authors: Sylwester Kornowski
Comments: 4 Pages.

There is the obvious incompleteness in the description of quantum mechanics (QM). QM makes it impossible to find the right solutions for the greatest secrets of nature such as the matter-antimatter asymmetry, the origin of dark matter (DM) and dark energy, or the difference of mind and brain which leads to the origin of free will and decision making. Here we show that free will is compatible with determinism and that mind is a DM structure.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1073] viXra:1912.0064 [pdf] submitted on 2019-12-02 19:07:45

Allow the Wizard of oz to Reply to His Critic

Authors: John Roach
Comments: 38 Pages.

18 articles for Science & Philosophy discussion
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1072] viXra:1912.0020 [pdf] submitted on 2019-12-01 23:30:36

Le Politique le Vrai Projet Militaire

Authors: Rachid ELAÏDI
Comments: 105 Pages.

Egypte, Soudan, Algéeie...en est une illustration de projet militaire dont le politique est l'élement à définir. il s'agit d'un dialogue politique d'un autre temps
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1071] viXra:1911.0489 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-29 08:05:14

Topological (in) Hegel

Authors: Borislav G. Dimitrov
Comments: 521 Pages.

Preface Even a cursory reading of Hegel’s works is sufficient to convince one that the categories of quality and quantity, the concepts of space, time, place are basic to the system. In contrast with Aristotle and Kant, Hegel’s speculative logic exhibits a presuppositionless derivation of the categories. Hegel regards his categories, concepts and notions not as completed and frozen. For him, the categories must be derived, not from presupposed forms of judgement, or from our presuppositions, but from what he calls the sheer ‘simplicity of thinking’, from the indeterminate being of thought and from the indeterminate thought of being. Hegel’s categories of quality and quantity, in particular ‘qualitative quantity’ in relation with his concepts of space, time, place are subject to which much attention has not been paid by Hegel’s expositors and commentators and yet the importance of it cannot be denied. (Haldar,1932). Topological reading of ‘qualitative quantity’ within Hegel’s fourfold (manifold) of multiplicity is subject that lack attention at all from Hegel’s commentators. This conceptual gap, ontological, epistemological, phenomenological is widening within the ‘linguistic turn’, ‘spatial turn’ or ‘topological turn’ and emerging topological approaches to various fields of social science and their need for deep conceptualization based on the philosophical categories, notions and concepts. As Richard Ek establishes in Theorizing the Earth (2010), “The spatial turn is actually a ‘philosophical turn’ repackaged and promoted as a fundamental concern with question of space, place and polity in the social sciences and humanities.” (Ek, Richard, Mekonnen, T. 2010:49-66) John WP Phillips, who critically examines the recent arguments asserting a ‘topological turn’ in culture, the range of topologically informed interventions in social and cultural theory, remarkes in his paper On Topology (2013) , that such contemporary fashionable notions of ‘topological approaches’ and ‘becoming topological of culture’ “demands a greater critical reflection than the notion of a ‘topological turn’ suggests.” I believe that such demand of critical reflection shall be based on Hegel’s categories of logic, notions and concept, and following my assertion that ‘topological’ in intuitively presented by Hegel in his logic, dialectic and method, with the present thesis I argue how Hegel’s categories of qualitative and quantitative, the concept of space, time and place can provide contemporary researcher with the power and methodology of such a greater critical reflection, and ability to readdress in the new and enhanced mode the variety of these toplogical approaches. The methodology of an applied philosophical topology shall be based on the topological re-reading of Hegel and topological hermeneutics. The main objective of the present thesis is to demonstrate how Hegel’s categories, concepts, language, syntax and semantics, his use of rethorical power exibit topological notions and thus the reading of topological (in) Hegel is open for conceptualization. Perhaps it would not be an exaggeration to say that there is no system of thought more intimately bound up with one fundamental principle than is the system of Hegel. My assertion with the present thesis is that topological reading of Hegel reviels true topological system, thus there are reasonable grounds for us to see the doctrine of Hegel, in particular his Science of Logic and Philosophy of Nature as Hegel’s Analysis Situs. A correct interpretation of Hegel’s system depends upon a thorough comprehension of the categories of quality and quantity, the concepts of space, time, and place. If these categories and concepts are neglected, the system must remain a sealed book. The aim of the present thesis is to unseal the topological character of Hegel’s though, that influenced the formation and presence of topological thinking within the tradition of later continental philosophy and directs toward the horizon of new philosophical topology. The concern of the present thesis is to set forth topological reading and interpretation of such categories as quality and quantiny, in particular the qualitative quantity within Hegel’s forfold of multiplicity and such concepts as space, time, place, to emphasize on the importance of topological (in) Hegel for a theory of knowledge, and, in the light of it, and to give some insight toward the current philosophical topology. The aim of the thesis is to critically examine whether it is methodologically possible to combine mathematical rigor – topology with a systematic dialectical methodology in Hegel, and if so, to provide as result of my interpretation the outline of Hegel’s Analysis Situs, also with the proposed models (build on the topological manifold, cobordism, topological data analysis, persistent homology, simplicial complexes and graph theory, to provide an indication of how the merger of Hegel’s dialectical logic and topology may be instrumental to a systematic logician and of how a systematic dialectical logic perspective may help mathematical model builders. Abstract The present study is interdisciplinary, involving the interrelations between philosophy and topology, where topology is understood in both meanings as mathematical discipline and rhetorical notions, and culminating to what I regard as topological philosophy or philosophical topology, based in particular on Hegel’s notion of multiplicity, implemented in his logic unfolding the true topological fourfold of infinities, where qualitative and quantitative, spatial and temporal, as well as rhetorical notions such as the four basic tropes of rhetoric: ‘metaphor’, ‘metonymy’, ‘synecdoche’, ‘ironi’ are presented in Hegel’s manifold (Mannigfaltigkeit) of infinities, quality and quantity, time and space. Not only these four basic tropes of rhetoric are equally presented in Hegel’s philosophical narratives, but also the emphasis is on the metonymy seen as metonymy of metonymy or ‘metalepsis’, is strongly presented in Hegel’s logic, in particular in his ‘topological’ notion of Qualitative quantity. The study investigate in particular the categories of ‘quality’, ‘quantity’ and ‘measures’ within the notions of ‘multiplicity in Hegel’s dialectical logic, with an emphasis on the topological notion of qualitative quantity - the category that remained ‘inapparent’ within the well know dialectics of transformation of quality to quality, where the new quality appears as leap (nodal line) exhibiting abrupt changes and discontinuous transformation leading to the new measure. The exhibit form of Hegel’s qulitative quantity is related with continuous changes and smooth, gradual, topological transformations. The gradualness of such transformations demonstrates topological homeomorphism as exhibit form of the category of qualitative quantity, which can be successfully implemented in mathematical, indeed topological models and methods, such as topological manifold, cobordism, topological data analysis, persistent homology, simplicial complexes and graph theory. The topological notions of multiplicity in Hegel’s fourfold of infinities is discussed: (1) the bad qualitative infinity; (2) the good qualitative infinity; (3) the bad quantitative infinity; (4) the good quantitative infinity, related with the fourfold interplay of the two pair of Ancient Greek categories of ‘time’ and ‘space’ as fourfold constructed of ‘Chronos’ and ‘Kairos’, ‘Chora’ and ‘Topos’ as follow: (1) chronochora, chronotopos, kairochora and kairotopos - where the four categorical models implements the following: ‘quantitative quantity’ – ‘quantitative quality’ - ‘qualitative quantity’ – ‘qualitative quality’. The claim supported is that ‘quality’ is in the core of ‘quantitative infinity’, ‘infinity’ is a quality of quantity – ‘Qualitative quantity’. There is homology between Hegel’s fourfold of infinities (multiplicity) and the fourfold of Hegel’s judgments (Judgment of Existence; Judgment of Reflection; Judgment of Necessity; Judgment of the Notion). The true topological character of Hegel’s logic is revealed as coherence between Hegel’s fourfold of infinities (multiplicity) and the fourfold of Hegel’s judgments, between method and subject matter, and this topological character is presented in Hegel through the double negation, where the Understanding and its negation, Dialectical Reason, and the Negation of the Negation – Speculative Reason, can be seen in the fourfold of Hegel’s judgments. In the very last chapter of Hegel’s Science of Logic, method and subject matter supposedly conjoin. (Carlson 2005). Following William Lawvere’s assertion (Lawvere, 1996) that a significant fraction of Hegel’s Logic can be modeled mathematically through the use of “cylinders” (diagrams of shape Δ) in a category, wherein the two identical subobjects (united by the third map in the diagram) are “opposite”.about the use of “cylinders” (diagrams of shape Δ), my interpretation of Hegel’s Objective Logic offer methodological modeling of the categories, based on cylinders - the ‘cobordism’, and on the shape Δ - the ‘simplicial complex’ (simplicial complexes). Hegel’s fourfold of infinities is build on the fourfold of quality and quantity ratio – the notions and ratios of quantitative quantity; quantitative quality; qualitative quantity; qualitative quality. The fourfold of the qualitative and quantitative ratios, relate to the fourfold of the measure. All measures are ratios of two other measures. Measure is twofold, divided into two—the external and the internal measure. This is the dialectical real of the real measure. Measure is the unity of quality and quantity, yet in the center of the series of measures is a master signifier that organizes everything, even while escaping measurement. This ‘master signifier’, the empty center between quality and quantity is like the hole of the torus, the nothing, the void, and Hegel names it ‘substrate.’ The substrate is discontinuous within the series of measure and continuous at the same time. The substrate is what Hegel calls a true infinity. Substrate can be organized in a series of measures. Substrate is abstract measureless. What is important to see at this point in relation to measure is entailed in a duality between the nodal relation of quantity and quality, on the one side, and substrate, on the other side. The first side is measure as such—quantity and quality. The second side—the substrate—is something deeper than quantity and quality. The model of Cobordism (Rene Thom) is proposed as topological model of Hegel’s fourfold of infinities within his concept of multiplicity. For Hegel multiplicity means the quantification of quality and the qualification of quantity, multiplicity of the double-entendre implemented in the inevitable double-meaning of Qualitative quantity. For Hegel, the inability to read history as two-sided, as both continuous and discrete, to co-board between, into, within this twofold, to see beings as double, as both qualitative and quantitative, is the road to the destruction of spirit. Trough the ‘Topological’, Hegel’s logic and dialectics are seen in the current. Today, it is Hegel who give us the true, current, topological reply on the question - What does it mean to think multiplicity as both quality and quantity? Topological is subject to philosophical systematization, as well as the philosophical is subject to topological (mathematical) formalization. In the development of philosophy and mathematics (mathematical and philosophical Mind) there is mathesis universalis and some "problematic situations" that have a common "categorial" structure to study them and the "method" of the study can not be other than "mathematical (topological) modeling" or "explication" of philosophical "categories" and together with it – categorial (philosophical) "interpretation" of the mathematical (topological) "structures". Philosophical-topological (mathematical) Mind and mathematical (topological)-philosophical Mind have one and the same "subject", to whom study apply with the two "polar-opposite” of its "form" methods, or studying the same "subject" in the two polar-opposite "forms" through "method", which is inherently "the same". Novel ‘topological’ reading of Hegel’s notions of spatial and temporal, qualitative and quantitative, is proposed as fundamental in re-thinking of the evolution of hierarchical systems. The evolution of hierarchical systems is approached topologically as specific ‘problem situation’ for mathematical and philosophical mind, in the term of Philosophical Analisis Situs, where philosophical aspect is present through the categories of Hegel’s multiplicity – the dialectics and logic of ‘qualitative’ and ‘quantitative’, spatial and temporal, and mathematical aspect is presented through the models, such as Cantor Set, logistic map, bifurcation diagrams and topological notion of Cobordism. In addition to the Hierarchical (vertical evolution) relations, an emphasis on the topological notion of qualitative quantity in Hegel, reveals the role of Heterarchy and heteronomy in Evolution (horizontal evolution), since the exhibit form of Qualitative quantity is related with continuous changes and smooth, gradual, topological transformations. The gradualness of such transformations demonstrates topological homeomorphism as exhibit form of the category of Qualitative quantity, which could be successfully implemented in mathematical, indeed topological models and methods. Hegel’s notions of manifold presented in the model of Rene Thom’s cobordism is discussed and implemented through the logistic map of Feigenbaum bifurcation Diagram accepted as universal scenario of development, change and evolution. The proposed outcome demonstrate that within the interval of chaos, marked in the Feigenbaum Diagram, where the parameter ‘a’ increase over the value of 3.0 in the higher octaves of 4.33 , the ‘voices’ of Hegel and Cantor are present within the region of chaos known as Cantor dust. In the zone of chaos and Cantor dust, Hegel’s multiplicity and four measures works in progress and logic breaths the thin air of being retrieving itself in metaphysic. Beyond the octaves of the values 4.33 in Feigenbaum bifurcation Diagram, within the chaos, there are the heads of Canto comets or the divergence diagrams, where can be found the seeds of the new orders and multiplicity (manifolds) of new bifurcations and Feigenbaum diagrams. The visible ‘white’ corridors of homeostasis are windows open for new hierarchies of order and possibilities of development. Based on the said proposition, the focus of the present paper is on the evolutionary scenario, where in addition to the currently accepted paradigm of hierarchy of evolutionary systems where the core of representation is through the phylogenetic tree structure (vertical evolution), the thesis of reticulate (horizontal evolution) is asserted and discussed as exhibiting the heterarchy and heteronomy of evolutionary systems. The standard evolutionary representation, the phylogenetic tree, and the notion of hierarchy of evolutionary systems, faithfully represents the vertical evolution, but cannot capture horizontal, or reticulate, events, which occur when distinct clades merge together to form a new hybrid lineage. Both hierarchy and heterarchy of the tree structure and the structure of reticulate events could be mathematically investigated, modeled and represented through the field of algebraic topology known as Topological Data Analysis, where the primary mathematical tool considered is a homology theory for point-cloud data sets—persistent homology—and a novel representation of this algebraic characterization— simplicial complex and barcodes. The persistent homology in evolution, which characterizes global properties of a geometric object that are invariant to continuous deformation, such as stretching or bending without tearing or gluing any single part of it, and the properties that includes such notions as connectedness, is the current method of implementation of Hegel’ topological logic of multiplicity and Qualitative quantity.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1070] viXra:1911.0454 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-26 10:15:25

Hyperbolic Cartesian Tree

Authors: Alexey Podorov
Comments: 7 Pages.

To assess the concepts of philosophy, a spherical coordinate system is proposed. The introduction of a unified approach allows the use of expert assessment method for concepts of philosophy. A periodic system is proposed for assessing the complexity of concepts. For terms used in the analysis of the subject area of the user received positive results.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1069] viXra:1911.0437 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-25 08:59:37

Impossibility of Gravitons and bi-Metric Gravity; Riemann Hypothesis Confirmed; Energy Localization Problem Solved; the Falsifiability of Science is Demonstrated

Authors: Dmitri Martila
Comments: 6 Pages.

Paper ``in trend''~\cite{Meissner} talks also about gravitons (at least word ``gravitino'' is in abstract). Gravitons are gravitational force transmitors, but there is no force of Gravity in General Relativity. And how it could be in any adequate theory, if free falling body feels no dragging force (but the weightlessness). So, the paper just adds up to general misunderstanding. Latter is positioned~\cite{drive} as the driving engine of science (like the radioactive mutations in Biology), so the question arises: how many papers are a bit wrong?
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1068] viXra:1911.0429 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-25 01:50:14

Field Study Project Report

Authors: Biket Karen
Comments: 61 Pages.

The field attachment report is meant to contribute towards my degree in Bachelor of science in Natural resource management .The key objective of the attachment was to provide the student with an opportunity to gain more experience outside class and apply knowledge obtained from the program to solutions of practical problems in real life situation in the industry .Also ,the attachment was to offer a bridge of linkage between the learning institution and the potential employers to enhance exposure and hands on of the student such that incase of future employment the student will be able to meet job demands and expectations .The report describes the activities ,achieved objectives ,challenges and possible recommendations for betterment of such activities in future .During the attachment ,I was exposed to the organizational structure and functions of different departments in NEMA;actively engaged in the activities resulting to betterment of the environment.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1067] viXra:1911.0423 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-24 11:09:28

Part 1: on Stairs, Symmetries and Polarities Within the Existence and Their Process of Unification

Authors: Tomas S Kunendzis
Comments: 897 Pages.

This work presents the first part of some research in ontology, psychology, psychoanalysis, alchemy, physics, spirituality and soul - and merges everything together by some key which opens the door to a general unification. The language is mostly Czech. It was written in last 7 years. The name is On stairs, symmetries and polarities within the "existence" and their process of unification. The text is divided on two parts due to the huge size, there will be the third part maybe. At the end of the text on page 1276 and next is some summary. Quotes are in the text.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1066] viXra:1911.0422 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-24 11:14:34

Part 2: on Stairs, Symmetries and Polarities Within the Existence and Their Process of Unification

Authors: Tomas S Kunendzis
Comments: 403 Pages.

This work presents the second part of some research in ontology, psychology, psychoanalysis, alchemy, physics, spirituality and soul - and merges everything together by some key which opens the door to a general unification. The language is mostly Czech. It was written in last 7 years. The name is On stairs, symmetries and polarities within the "existence" and their process of unification. The text is divided on two parts due to the huge size, there will be the third part maybe. At the end of the text on page 1276 and next is some summary. Quotes are in the text.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1065] viXra:1911.0410 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-24 06:10:52

Modus Inversus is Generally Valid

Authors: Ilija Barukčić
Comments: 17 Pages. (C) Ilija Barukčić, 2019, Jever, Germany. All rights reserved.

Objective: Narrowly speaking, one scientist might claim that the truth as such is determined by human mind and consciousness, by pure subjective and poetic mathematical definitions preferred by an author and as such without any relation to objective reality and independent of the same. In contrast to claims like that, another scientist might want to endorse more Thomas Aquinas balanced formula “Veritas est adaequatio rei et intellectus” or truth is the equation of thing and intellect. Thus far, is there a truth valid for all scientist and can and how can the same be established? Methods: Definitions or mathematical and other (logical et cetera) operations are sometimes a necessary scientific step to shorten a long and arduous scientific way or to minimize the efforts of an author justifiably but also contain the danger of misuse and to accommodate (logical) contradictions. The science needs reliable methods to check such products of human mind and pure human imagination for its logical consistency. Results: Modus inversus is reviewed again and it should be noted that modus inversus among other methods possess the capacity to check definitions, mathematical and other operations or relationships as such for logical consistency very precisely. Conclusions: Modus inversus is generally valid. Keywords: Science, non-science, modus inversus.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1064] viXra:1911.0344 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-20 13:13:52

Denial of Claimed Refutation of Physicalistic Proof of Existence of the Soul

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Note that Disqus comments here are not read by the author; reply by email only to: info@cec-services dot com. Include a list publications for veracity. Updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

e evaluate the proffered proof of the physicalistic hypothesis of the existence of the soul as not tautologous, but also as not contradictory as claimed. Therefore the alternative spirit hypothesis is not established by a replacement default. A difficulty in the physicalistic hypothesis is injection of the state of annihilation, not termination, of consciousness which is equivalent to the suicide of identity in Buddhist reincarnation. These results form a non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1063] viXra:1911.0326 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-19 07:38:13

Consciousness and the Incompleteness of Science

Authors: Stanley Korn
Comments: 9 Pages.

Physicalism, which provides the philosophical basis of modern science, holds that consciousness is solely a product of brain activity, and more generally, that mind is an epiphenomenon of matter, that is, derivable from and reducible to matter. If mind is reducible to matter, then it follows that identical states of matter must correspond to identical states of mind. In this discourse, I provide a cogent refutation of physicalism by showing examples of physically identical states which, by definition, cannot be distinguished by any method available to science but can nevertheless be distinguished by a conscious observer. I conclude by giving an example of information that is potentially knowable by an individual but is beyond the ken of science.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1062] viXra:1911.0325 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-19 08:06:04

A Proof of the Existence of the Soul

Authors: Stanley Korn
Comments: 3 Pages.

Physicalism, which provides the philosophical basis of modern science, holds that consciousness is a product of brain activity. Using a series of thought experiments, I show that the hypothesis that the brain is the seat of consciousness leads to a contradiction, which leaves the remaining alternative that consciousness is contained in a nonphysical vehicle, referred to as the spirit or soul.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1061] viXra:1911.0267 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-15 10:10:10

GR Equation for Gravitational-Capillary Waves of Deep Water

Authors: Vladimir Aksayskiy
Comments: 1 Page.

The equation of gravitational-capillary waves of deep water can be represented in form of Einstein field equation in general theory of relativity. In this case, waves with a minimum speed on surface of water will be a physical model of gravitational waves with the speed of light.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1060] viXra:1911.0132 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-07 17:46:08

Dutch Governor Van Heemstra of Suriname: Humanitarian or Imperialist?

Authors: Lizzy Brewster
Comments: 6 pages, in English

The grave impact hundreds of years Dutch colonialism and slavery had on the socioeconomic situation and health of the Surinamese is not reflected in Steensma and colleague’s “Stamp vignette on medical science” Mayo Clin Proc. 2019;94:e111-e112., about the Dutch colonial governor of Suriname, A. van Heemstra.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1059] viXra:1911.0067 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-04 16:51:06

Refutation of a Theoretical Model of the Individual-Decision Making Processes for Refugees

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 1 Page. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Note that Disqus comments here are not read by the author; reply by email only to: info@cec-services dot com. Include a list publications for veracity. Updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

We evaluate an equation for conflict score which is not tautologous, thereby denying the conjectured title and forming a non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1058] viXra:1911.0059 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-04 04:43:39

A Theoretical Model of the Individual-Decision Making Processes for Refugees

Authors: Rahul Joseph Fernandez
Comments: 12 Pages.

There exists contemporarily over 70 million people forced into displacement, which is historically the highest the world has seen, making aid for humanitarian crises more necessary than ever. This paper aims at a formulation for a basic theoretical model, within the Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) framework, that can be used in to make predictions about refugee migration-decision making processes. Some of the models existing are reviewed, serving as a reference for assumptions and choices made in the model presented here. Following which the model is described in the form of a cost-benefit evaluation problem along with the assumptions it makes. The model has no explicit analytic solution but can be employed by way of computerized simulations. Owing to a dearth of the requisite data to run simulations, the model was not simulated within this paper. Extensions to the model are discussed, as well as the challenges associated with modelling phenomena using ABMs.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1057] viXra:1911.0027 [pdf] submitted on 2019-11-02 08:57:19

A Statement of Scientific Ethics

Authors: Peter Bissonnet
Comments: 2 Pages.

Scientific Ethics as Society, Government, and Science evolve.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1056] viXra:1910.0572 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-27 14:02:17

Gastric Perforation by Fish Bone Case Report (Published in the Canadian Journal of Biomedical Research and Technology [CJBRT] 2019; Volume 2, Issue 2

Authors: Pedro Monsalve
Comments: 5 Pages.

The ingestion of foreign bodies is usually accidental and asymptomatic due to the non-specificity of the symptoms, it is observed more frequently in patients with psychiatric illnesses, children and elderly people.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1055] viXra:1910.0412 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-21 01:44:06

Rembrand’s “Night Watch” Analysis

Authors: A. V. Grigorov
Comments: 1 Page.

Rembrandt's painting “The Night Watch” spells out the names of the two front figures.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1054] viXra:1910.0288 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-16 14:30:17

Coping with Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Genetic Counselors using The Provider Resilience Mobile Application

Authors: Lindsey Kelley, Ms, Mph, Cgc
Comments: 26 Pages.

Introduction: Genetic counselors often work with patients in distress, which can take an emotional toll. Qualities that make genetic counselors effective, such as compassion and empathy, can leave them susceptible to experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue. There is a strong need for genetic counselors to be aware of their levels of burnout, and to make the commitment to incorporate self-care into their practice. This is particularly important as the daily workload and demands on genetic counselors continue to increase. The Provider Resilience mobile application (PR app) is a mobile app designed to help mental health professionals do just that, and consequently reduce their levels of burnout. Methods: This study sought to determine the effectiveness of the PR app in reducing burnout and compassion fatigue in genetic counselors. A total of 36 clinical genetic counselors were recruited to participate in the study via email in February 2019. They were asked to download and use the PR app “regularly” for one month time. They were also asked to complete pre and post surveys before and after using the app, measuring their levels of burnout and compassion fatigue (using the Professional Quality of Life scale). A paired sample t-test was used to assess significant differences in scores from the pre and post survey. Results: Study participants averaged 3.5 years (SD = 4.7) genetic counseling experience, and were overall satisfied with their position (47% satisfied; 44% somewhat satisfied; 6% somewhat dissatisfied; and 3% dissatisfied). Their baseline Compassion Satisfaction and Burnout scores were in the average range, while their Compassion Fatigue scores were in the low range. Results of the paired samples t-test indicated significant decreases in the Compassion Fatigue scores (t(34) = 2.299, p = .028), but Compassion Satisfaction and the Burnout scores did not significantly change after using the app for the month (t(34) = -.855, p = .398 and t(34) = 1.724, p = .094 respectively). Conclusion: Overall, this sample of genetic counselors appeared to be psychologically healthy, endorsing average levels of compassion fatigue and burnout and generally satisfied in their current position. While there was not much change in compassion satisfaction and burnout scores, there was a significant decrease in compassion fatigue after using the app. The Provider Resilience app appears to be easy to use and allows convenient and consistent availability of daily reminders to engage in self-care, which may help to reduce burnout in genetic counselors.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1053] viXra:1910.0134 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-09 12:33:01

Mind+Logic

Authors: Mohamed Ababou
Comments: 04 Pages.

The theory of Numbers have an end is a renaissance and a global scientific revolution. -Mohamed Ababou-
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1052] viXra:1910.0036 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-05 10:24:25

Nikolay Kardashev - a Seeker of Neighbors in Universe

Authors: Vladimir Aksayskiy
Comments: 2 Pages.

Nikolay Kardashev is an astrophysicist by profession, a spirit scout. The initiator of Soviet and Russian efforts in SETI. Created the Kardashev scale - a useful classification of civilizations in our universe for energy consumption.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1051] viXra:1909.0660 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-30 20:16:28

Auxiliary Brake System(2)

Authors: Morio Kikuchi
Comments: 8 Pages.

To brake system, we add an auxiliary brake system in which paddle at the front of steering wheel is an input device.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1050] viXra:1909.0659 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-30 20:21:35

Cellular Automaton Graphics(9)

Authors: Morio Kikuchi
Comments: 176 Pages.

Developping a regular polyhedron on a plane, setting discrete coordinates on the development and applying a boundary condition of regular polyhedron to it, we realize a symmetrical graphics.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1049] viXra:1909.0610 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-29 05:17:52

Метафизика природоподобных технологий

Authors: Попов Борис Михайлович
Comments: 60 Pages. Книга о природоподобных технологиях

Исследования по созданию природоподобных технологий набирают обороты. По заверениям адептов и апологетов движения, развитие природоподобных технологий нацелено на перевод техносферы на органичные природе принципы действия, на симметричный симбиоз техносферы с природой, при котором существующая ресурсная база не будет истощаться, а, наоборот, станет качественно развиваться и наращиваться. В результате человечество, преодолев ограничения прежней ресурсной базы, окажется в комфортной для продолжительной жизни среде обитания, получит доступ к немыслимым ныне дарам и благам. Однако среди многочисленных публикаций, направленных на разрешение поднятой проблемы, отсутствуют работы по ее философскому обоснованию и анализу.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1048] viXra:1909.0592 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-27 19:31:49

Sancho's Livery Stable

Authors: John Roach
Comments: 40 Pages.

Sancho's Livery Stable "Which ass do you want?" 14 Essays
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1047] viXra:1909.0496 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-23 14:40:34

On Color and Vision

Authors: Royan Rosche
Comments: 3 Pages.

I outline and explain 3 main flaws with modern vision and color theory, and from this I conclude that color is a intrinsic property of Nature, or a distinct property of bodies that is independent from vision, light and the brain. I show the distinction between Vision, Light, Color, and Electromagnetic Waves.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1046] viXra:1909.0343 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-16 14:55:41

Ineffective Obsessions in Brazilian Academia and Proposals Towards Meritocracy

Authors: M. Abambres, T. Ribeiro, A. Sousa, E. Lantsoght
Comments: 18 Pages.

Albeit its constitutional claim for quality, Brazilian academia has largely been referred to as unmeritocratic and academic hiring is still inward-oriented. Lattes platform, a public curricular information system, reflects elements of this protectionism. This article assesses two ‘obsessions’ in Brazilian academia: (i) the ‘mandatory’ Lattes CV, and (ii) the candidates’ assessment criteria in public tenders for faculty positions. Several pros and cons (mostly) of the Lattes platform are identified. The following improvements are proposed: (i) evaluations in public tenders based only on candidate’s CV, interview, and a sample lecture, (ii) the dismissal of Lattes CV as a mandatory format, and (iii) the use of platforms as Microsoft Academic, Google Scholar, ORCID or ResearcherID for curricular information. With these recommendations, Brazil can move towards a more meritocratic academic hiring system.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1045] viXra:1909.0342 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-16 14:57:55

Research Counts, Not the Journal

Authors: M. Abambres, T. Ribeiro, A. Sousa, E. Lantsoght
Comments: 13 Pages.

‘If there is one thing every bibliometrician agrees, is that you should never use the journal impact factor (JIF) to evaluate research performance for an article or an individual – that is a mortal sin’. Few sentences could define so precisely the uses and misuses of the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) better than Anthony van Raan’s. This manuscript presents a critical overview on the international use, by governments and institutions, of the JIF and/or journal indexing information for individual research quality assessment. Interviews given by Nobel Laureates speaking on this matter are partially illustrated in this work. Furthermore, the authors propose complementary and alternative versions of the journal impact factor, respectively named Complementary (CIF) and Timeless (TIF) Impact Factors, aiming to better assess the average quality of a journal – never of a paper or an author. The idea behind impact factors is not useless, it has just been misused.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1044] viXra:1909.0319 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-15 20:46:25

How (Not) to Lead Academia

Authors: M. Abambres
Comments: Pages.

This work reports several issues found by the author throughout his professional career, concerning academic leadership. Topics like (i) out-of-field teaching/researching, and (ii) time management in faculty hiring or new role assignment, are addressed. Besides, the author describes which fundamental decisions he´d take if he could manage a higher education institution or academic department. The topics covered are crucial for the success of any higher education institution, such as (a) hiring, (b) social engagement, (c) student assessment, (d) open mindedness, (e) prompt communication, and (f) passion in work.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1043] viXra:1909.0220 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-11 04:32:08

Measuring the Environmental Sustainability of Cities and Societies

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 61 Pages.

Increasing evidence of the negative effects of the current human development model on the environment [e.g. climate change], make clear the decreasing capability of our planet [as environment] of sustaining human societies over time. Thus, reducing such increasing environmental unsustainability of our societies has become a priority. This requires detecting and modifying current unsustainable patterns of behavior and substituting them for others sustainable patterns. In order to undertake such transformation, we need being able to quantitatively characterize the greater or lesser environmental sustainability of different behaviors incorporated in our current ways of life, as well as those alternatives that could substitute them.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1042] viXra:1909.0016 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-02 00:41:30

Secondary Subelement (2019-9-3) Exercise Book of Future Science Institute, Guide Map of Secondary World, Semantic Logic of Parallel Universe

Authors: Cheng Tianren
Comments: 258 Pages.

This is a series of science textbook written by Professor Jeff, which focus on mathematics and physics only in this volume. a person who has professional research level or a student being educated in a graduate school can read our textbook without much difficulty. If you truly want to improve your knowledge by reading this textbook, it is better for you to study all the open problems mentioned in this textbook carefully. To write down your unique solutions and opening thought for these problems after your reading. Any good idea about the problems appeared in this series can be mailed to the author cheng.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1041] viXra:1908.0556 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-27 14:21:53

The Space of Unsolvable Tasks. Formulation of the Problem. or Anti-Tank Hyper-Hedgehogs in N-Dimensional Space.

Authors: Alexandr N. Tetearing
Comments: 33 Pages. (In Russan)

With a narrow specialization of scientists, the development of science leads to the rapid growth of the space of unsolvable tasks, that grows faster than the area of existing scientific knowledge. The practical development of the field of unsolvable tasks is possible only by the forces of universal scientists of the future, who must have a high level of scientific knowledge in several general scientific disciplines.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1040] viXra:1908.0553 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-28 03:24:40

規範倫理学における公理について

Authors: Hiroki Tahara
Comments: 23 Pages. Japanese Only, A Paper Submitted for the Competition in Social Science and Humanities of the 63rd National Arts & Science Contest of Japan

I wrote about the idea that absolute ethical laws could be found in an axiomatic way in normative ethics, and wrote a self-objection and an improvement against it. Before it, I wrote reviews about the concept of axiom and the major ideas of normative ethics.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1039] viXra:1908.0516 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-25 10:26:53

Developing an Integrative Framework of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Augmenting Smart Governance

Authors: Venkatesh R, Aayush Kumar, Yadhukrishna S Pai, Projjal Gupta
Comments: 4 pages, 1 Listing, 4 Figures

Government systems are often slow, opaque and prone to corruption. The public benefits system, in general, suffers from slowness and bureaucracy. In this paper, we propose a system that utilizes blockchain and artificial intelligence techniques for governance, which enables the government to function more efficiently and with more transparency, thus increasing the level of trust the people have in their government and in democracy. Public Distributed-Ledger Ethereum (MainNet) is the back-bone of this proposed system. SHA-256 of Elliptic-Curve cryptography generates a Public-Private keypair. Each transaction is validated by P2SH and the consensus is achieved through Proof-of-Work Algorithm. A smart contract encodes the algorithm and enforces constraints on users activity. Artificial Intelligence is used to analyze the data wherever necessary and the output of the network is used as a trigger for activating the smart contract, which can be connected via IoT services and automation devices. This can be used for making government contracts more transparent. Some use cases are automatic payments based on achieved deadlines and allowing public consensus on government policies.Other applications include a better functioning public benefits system that allows the government to directly provide the public with incentives rather than relying on middlemen. Decentralization via blockchain is a complete end-to-end solution for democratizing the current systems.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1038] viXra:1908.0339 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-17 02:05:50

A Chemical Curse or Blessing? A Case of Kenya

Authors: Maingi, Joyce Wanjiru., Ngenya, Watson Atsiambo
Comments: 5 Pages.

Misuse and overuse of chemicals is one of the most complex issues facing the contemporary Kenyan society. Agrochemicals in particular pose as a great risk to the population when not used according to their ascribed directives. At times, chemicals are misused unintentionally and casually due to ignorance and this may have dire consequences on one’s health or that of the environment. While some make personal choices on how to use certain chemicals, some just happen to be victims of circumstances when other persons within our sphere of influence have made poor choices, and we all end up suffering the consequences.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1037] viXra:1908.0022 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-01 08:10:10

"The Information as Absolute" Conception Some Comments to Some Remarks

Authors: Sergey V. Shevchenko
Comments: 17 Pages.

Abstract: in these notes some answers of Sergey Shevchenko on some remarks to the Shevchenko-Tokarevsky's "The Information as Absolute" conception at a discussion in the ResearchGate net are given
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1036] viXra:1907.0586 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-29 11:15:14

Life is Awareness of Our Existence

Authors: Yahya Awad Sharif Mohammed
Comments: 1 Page. Author's Email : yahya-sharif@hotmail.com

This article aims to define life being awareness of our existence
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1035] viXra:1907.0584 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-29 11:42:40

The Universe Intelligence

Authors: Yahya Awad Sharif Mohammed
Comments: 1 Page. Author's Email : yahya-sharif@hotmail.com

This article aims to present the universe intelligence idea
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1034] viXra:1907.0447 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-23 08:51:00

Mathematical Metaphysics: Modelling Determinism and Free-Will Along the Lines of Theological Compatibilism

Authors: Joseph Ivin Thomas
Comments: 14 Pages. Published in International Journal of Philosophy

In this paper, an attempt is made to lay a systematic framework that helps answer a deeply perplexing philosophical question: “Can blind obedience to a set of immutable laws of nature pose a sufficient explanation for all phenomena in the world?” From the perspective of the human person, this question can be re-phrased as follows: “Do the events in a person’s life happen because they are pre-determined to do so, or is there some role for free-will to operate?” More succinctly stated, “Is the principle of determinism or the faculty for free-will responsible for the occurrence of an event?” An acceptable answer to these difficult questions must first require a better understanding of what precisely the terms determinism and free-will mean. In religion and mythology, the doctrine of determinism is embodied in an equivalent notion called destiny, which may be defined as a pre-ordained, inescapable, inevitable event. An accident, on the other hand, is a purely random and unpredictable event with neither intent nor design backing its occurrence. Religion holds that there are no such things as accidents and that every event is infused with divine purpose. Paradoxically, religion (Christianity, in particular) holds dear man’s capacity for free-will, which is in direct contradiction to the idea of destiny. How can free-will be truly free, if everything is already determined? Science too, is in a similar muddle on the problem of free-will, because it is still unsure whether the universe, the human mind included, runs on a deterministic or an indeterministic basis. After exploring the opinions gathered from diverse fragments of human knowledge (Philosophy, Physics, Neuroscience, Literature, Religion), two novel frameworks that are grounded in mathematical rigor are forwarded which fits both determinism and free-will into a single, indivisible philosophical paradigm.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1033] viXra:1907.0436 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-23 21:37:29

(2N=Pa+Pb)Abstract Hypothesis, Simulate Basic Logic of Synchronous Arithmetic, Judge Reasoning and Hypothesis Contradiction

Authors: 1
Comments: 6 Pages.

Absrtact: The subject judges the unknown by hypothesis. Thesis 2N-A=B (B, I don't know whether it is a prime number or a compound number). Hypothesis is the basis of judgment. If B equals a prime number, there is no need to calculate it. It is an unknown, judging whether it is a prime or a compound. Assuming a complex number, it can decompose the prime factor. The number you get must be prime. Here, we use hypothesis theory to push the unknown to infinity.6
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1032] viXra:1907.0331 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-18 03:16:38

Lin's Helicopter a New Type of Helicopter Which Can Fly Faster

Authors: Zhixian Lin
Comments: 5 Pages.

This file proposed a new type of helicopter which can fly faster than a traditional helicopter. It is a coaxial helicopter, but its rotor blades can be used as fixed wings also, and I named this rotor blades Coaxial Wing. It is very easy to switch between vertical flight mode and horizontal flight mode, and it can be switched in seconds. In the horizontal flight mode, it is equal to a fixed wing biplane. In the vertical flight mode, it is a coaxial helicopter. It has both the advantages of fixed-wing aircrafts and helicopters.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1031] viXra:1907.0314 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-16 16:55:02

Primeiro Registro Fóssil de Alligatoridae do Mato Grosso do Sul e O Valor Sistemático Das Rosáceas em Caimaninae

Authors: Caio Fabricio Cezar Geroto, Alessandro Marques de Oliveira, Thais Agrella Janolla
Comments: 17 Pages.

In the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Pleistocene or Holocene vertebrate fossils are dicovered mostly in limestone caves from Serra da Bodoquena. In addition, such fossils commonly belong to large mammals, such as giant sloths, armadillos, glyptodonts, proboscids and large carnivores. However, the occurrence of other vertebrate fossils is scarce. In view of the above, the goal of this work was to perform the first description of Crocodylia fossils from the Formoso River, near the mouth of the Miranda River, in the municipality of Bonito-MS. In addition, some systematic comments were performed. The fossils studied herein are two osteoderms. Although the morphological characteristics of the osteoderms do not allow the identification of their precise position (dorsal or caudal), the results of the comparative analyses by means of linear morphometry are suggestive for the identification of Melanosuchus cf. niger, as well as an indeterminate specimen of Eusuchia. A plausible hypothesis would be to consider a putative case of gigantism in Caiman latirostris Daudin, 1802, whose species is still present in the region. Therefore, the fossils records presented here help us to compose a picture about the structure of the vertebrate communities during the Late Quaternary of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1030] viXra:1907.0286 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-15 13:06:05

(Aap Version 1.0 4 Pages 15.07.2019) an Anti-Abortion Philosophy (Aap)

Authors: Andrei Lucian Dragoi
Comments: 4 Pages.

This paper proposes an anti-abortion philosophy (AAP) containing some definitions, two main principles and some important recommendations (all based on a set of very solid scientific and juridical arguments), which AAP should be implemented in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and all organic laws on Earth, so that humanity to make a great step towards the definition of true high-morality civilization.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1029] viXra:1907.0223 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-13 09:15:06

The Possibility of Coming to Life Again After Death: Part Two Including Part One

Authors: Yahya Awad Sharif Mohammed
Comments: 1 Page. Author's Email : yahya-sharif@hotmail.com

This article aims to to present the possibility of humans to come to life again after they die and that after spending infinite time.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1028] viXra:1907.0202 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-13 03:56:32

The Possibility of Coming to Life Again After Death

Authors: Yahya Awad Sharif Mohammed
Comments: 1 Page. Author's Email : yahya-sharif@hotmail.com

This article aims to to present the possibility of humans to come to life again after they die and that after spending infinite time.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[1027] viXra:1907.0184 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-12 07:20:14

Religion is a Type of Illness

Authors: Yahya Awad Sharif Mohammed
Comments: 1 Page. Author's Email : yahya-sharif@hotmail.com

This article aims to define religion being a type of mental illness and make comparison between psychosis and religion .
Category: General Science and Philosophy

Replacements of recent Submissions

[274] viXra:1912.0199 [pdf] replaced on 2019-12-12 11:14:12

Beta Decay Blackbody Model

Authors: Vladimir Aksayskiy
Comments: 3 Pages.

The energy beta spectrum of radioactive beta emitters is similar to the continuous spectra of thermal radiation, thermionic emission and bremsstrahlung. A useful and universal way of describing such spectra is the blackbody model.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[273] viXra:1912.0122 [pdf] replaced on 2019-12-10 20:18:33

Cellular Automaton Graphics(10)

Authors: Morio Kikuchi
Comments: 207 Pages.

Developping a regular polyhedron on a plane, setting discrete coordinates on the development and applying a boundary condition of regular polyhedron to it, we realize a symmetrical graphics.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[272] viXra:1912.0121 [pdf] replaced on 2019-12-10 20:25:34

Auxiliary Brake System(3)

Authors: Morio Kikuchi
Comments: 8 Pages.

To brake system, we add an auxiliary brake system in which paddle at the front of steering wheel is an input device.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[271] viXra:1911.0325 [pdf] replaced on 2019-11-19 16:55:00

A Proof of the Existence of the Soul

Authors: Stanley Korn
Comments: 3 Pages.

Physicalism, which provides the philosophical basis of modern science, holds that consciousness is a product of brain activity. Using a series of thought experiments, I show that the hypothesis that the brain is the seat of consciousness leads to a contradiction, which leaves the remaining alternative that consciousness is contained in a nonphysical vehicle, referred to as the spirit or soul.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[270] viXra:1911.0132 [pdf] replaced on 2019-11-11 08:03:34

Dutch Governor Van Heemstra of Suriname: Humanitarian or Imperialist?

Authors: Dutch Governor van Heemstra of Suriname: humanitarian or imperialist?
Comments: 6 pages, in English

The grave impact hundreds of years Dutch colonialism and slavery had on the socioeconomic situation and health of the Surinamese is not reflected in Steensma and colleagu's Stamp vignette on medical science; Mayo Clin Proc. 2019;94:e111-e112., about the Dutch colonial governor of Suriname, A. van Heemstra.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[269] viXra:1910.0412 [pdf] replaced on 2019-10-25 05:35:16

Rembrandt's "Night Watch" - Analysis

Authors: A. V. Grigorov
Comments: 1 Page.

Rembrandt's painting "The Night Watch" spells out the names of the two front figures.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[268] viXra:1909.0319 [pdf] replaced on 2019-10-15 18:54:14

How (Not) to Lead Academia

Authors: Miguel Abambres
Comments: 12 Pages.

This work reports several issues found by the author throughout his professional career, concerning academic leadership. Topics like (i) out-of-field teaching/researching, and (ii) time management in faculty hiring or new role assignment, are addressed. Besides, the author describes which fundamental decisions he´d take if he could manage a higher education institution or academic department. The topics covered are crucial for the success of any higher education institution, such as (a) hiring, (b) social engagement, (c) student assessment, (d) open mindedness, (e) prompt communication, (f) passion in work, and (g) freedom / trust.
Category: General Science and Philosophy

[267] viXra:1907.0313 [pdf] replaced on 2019-08-18 20:20:50

Cellular Automaton Graphics(8)

Authors: Morio Kikuchi
Comments: 245 Pages.

Developping a regular polyhedron on a plane, setting discrete coordinates on the development and applying a boundary condition of regular polyhedron to it, we realize a symmetrical graphics.
Category: General Science and Philosophy