Tag Archives: reasoning

Old and New buildings contrast reflects some inate human nature?

When I saw this old building in front of the modern glass walled skyscraper, I thought of whether it reflects the changing taste in society of this place. If so, is it due to evolving ideas of what is desirable in a building? Or is it a change brought about by advances in technology. That is, limitations of technology determine what is desirable, to an extent.

Increasing rates of change in our environment and technology has led us to believe that what is impossible today, may one day be possible. Often within our lifetime. Science fiction has become reality.

What then is the next step-wise change in our thoughts? When there is the self confidence that what we wish for, can be achieved, with time and resources, what then is the next level of expectations?

A philosophical question? A moral question? Or is even the type of question yet to be understood and given a name!

An old brick building in front of a towering glass clad tall building.

Old short, New tall, building technology reflected here.

Reasonning is based on passage of time.

The idea of a reason, a cause, is dependent on analyzing something over a time.

Take a look at the video clip.

Can you see the ant? (Continued at bottom of video screen…

Question : Why did the ant jump off the mug?

Answer : the mug was hot?

Question : Why did the ant get on top of the mug in the first place?

The question answer sequence can go on almost indefinitely. The further back we trace things, the more possible reasons there will be in a particular link.

The point I am making here is that we need a clear focus on what our  objective is, in asking questions. Is it to understand the behavior of ants?  Is it to know what actually happened that led to an event? Or maybe the purpose is to design mugs.