Game Theory

Links:  John Nash’s presentation on Game Theory

Agree with the calculation that the optimum solution is the one which benefits others, and the groups, environment etc . . . Not just seeking benefit to oneself.

This theory was discussed in the movie “A Beautiful Mind”



Fun vs stress

Stress is the opposite of fun

Both are along a curve of activity, of tackling some problem or game.

But if there’s too much stress, the fun can disappear.

I wonder – if there’s too much fun,  can the stress disappear ?


One of my favorite sites:

There’s so many notable ideas, innovations, explorations of color, shape, light, and more in this site,  it’s difficult to pick. . .

For example, here’s one to start with:


Impressions are Not the Whole Picture

One’s impression of a fact or person is truly colored by context more than most people think.

The proof, in black, white, and shades of grey

Apply this to the analogy of your choice.

And people, chill with the criticism of others so much, and get on with creating your world as you would like to see it.


The Duck Paradox

Of all the riddles I heard (or told) as a kid, the one I remember best is:

” What’s the difference between a duck ? ”

As some of you know, a frequent answer to this is ” One leg is both the same. ”

What makes this funny ?

Is it true  ?

What answers does one find if contemplated as a Koan ?

When using the duck question in a clown act I used to do, I often added:

So, what do you get when you find two of them ?

You have a paradox [ducks]

Googling, found a surprising quantity of references to it. One writer presents an interesting paper on questions and consciousness, which [spoiler alert] adding to the paradox, also does not answer the duck question: