About Alchemy and Logic

By Hans Konstapel April 28th, 2016, under Art, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, Ethics, History, Language, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion

  This blog is about Logic, Alchemy and the relationship between Logic and Alchemy. Classic Logic is based on the Square of Opposition of Aristotle. This square was discussed for more than 2000 years. Recently scientists detected that the Square is really a Cube. It misses an extra dimension. The Square describes  the six oppositions (“dual [...]

About Darwin’s Superorganism

By Hans Konstapel May 8th, 2010, under Biology, Completed

Many people believe that the theory of Evolution is based on the concept of competition. They believe that every gene, every cell, and every organism is designed to promote its own evolutionary success at the expense of others. The big problem with this concept is that it does not explain the enormous amount of cooperation [...]

About Self-Aware Autonomous (Smart) Systems

By Hans Konstapel June 16th, 2010, under Biology, Completed, Computer and Communication Technology

When a Search Engine crawls the web and indexes information so that you can access it quickly, the search engine is doing Proactive Computation. Servers don’t wait for you to execute a search query to start crawling the web; they are being proactive because it takes Too Much Time to find and index what you [...]

About the Good, the Bad and the Nothing

By Hans Konstapel July 5th, 2010, under Biology, Completed, Cycles, Ethics, Law, Philosophy, Psychology

Sometimes You want do the Good Thing and the result is a Bad Thing. Sometimes You start an Activity with a Good Intention but the Activity runs completely Out of Hand because You were unable to Predict all the effects. Sometimes an Activity starts with a Good Intention and Ends with a Good Result but much later You [...]

About Entrainment

By Hans Konstapel August 26th, 2010, under Biology, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

In 1665 the Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens noticed that two pendulum clocks in his room tended to Swing in Sync. The same happens with fireflies, cardiac pacemaker cells,  menstrual cycles, birds in flight, walking, dancing, circadian rhythms in animals, quantum gravity theory, dialogues and people in a crowd. Two connected Systems always Entrain because Every System [...]

A City is an Organism

By Hans Konstapel February 12th, 2011, under Biology, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, Economy, History, Psychology

The System of Life is growing in size and in complexity, and so do the infrastructures sustaining it. In 2008 the point was reached where more than 50% of the world population lives in cities. That percentage is growing. By 2030, over 60% of the world’s population – nearly five billion people – will be [...]

About Combining the Combinations

By Hans Konstapel May 30th, 2011, under Biology, Business, Learning, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology

  “Evolution means the creation of larger and larger islands of order at the expense of even greater seas of disorder in the world. In the process of evolution, each succeeding species is more complex and thus better equipped as a transformer of available energy.: Jeremy Rifkin, Entropy: A New World View (1980). You wouldn’t [...]

About Mystical Number Theory and Pascal’s Triangle

By Hans Konstapel December 2nd, 2011, under Cycles, Language, Philosophy, Physics, Religion

The first part of this Blog is about the Triangular numbers, related to the Number 3, the Holy Trinity. The second part shows that Pascal’s Triangle (called Meru’s Mountain in Mystics), the Binomial Expansion,  contains every Possible Mystical Number Pattern (including the Triangular Numbers) you can Imagine. Pascal Triangle also shows that our Universe is [...]

About Perspective

By Hans Konstapel February 2nd, 2012, under Art, Completed, Cycles, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

Introduction When we Look with our Eyes and not with our Mind we can See that Space looks very different from what we Think it is. In Our Space Parallel Lines meet at Infinity. Around 1400 during the Renaissance Painters started to look at Space with their own Eyes and discovered the Rules of Perspective Drawing. Between [...]

About Intelligent Design

By Hans Konstapel April 17th, 2012, under Biology, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, Economy, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics

Thermodynamics, the Science of Heat, became an important science in the 19th century when physicists started to improve the Steam-Machine. This blog is about a recently discovered law of Thermodynamics called the Constructal Law. The Constructal Law describes How Intelligent Systems emerge out of the Laws of Thermodynamics. According to Thermodynamics the evolution of the [...]

About Autarky

By Hans Konstapel October 11th, 2012, under Biology, Business, Completed, Cycles, Ecology, Economy, History, Learning, Philosophy, Psychology

The amount of local cooperative energy-companies in the Netherlands (in 2012) is increasing. It all has to do with the decrease of the price of solar-sells but there is more at stake. Local energy-companies are part of a movement aimed at Autarky. Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient. The word Autarky comes from Greek αὐτάρκεια (autárkeia), itself from αὐτός (autós) = [...]

Over de Community of Practice (in Dutch)

By Hans Konstapel January 12th, 2017, under Completed, History, Learning

“If we have analysed judgment, we have solved the problem of truth” (F.P. Ramsey, Fact and Propositions, 1927). “The proof of the pudding is in the eating“, (Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (1615)). Deze blog bevat een presentatie over Community of Practice (CoP). Een CoP is een verzameling mensen die ervaring delen. Opvallend is dat de zuivere [...]

Spelen met tussenschotten, lagen en stromen (in Dutch)

By Hans Konstapel November 20th, 2015, under Business, Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, History, Language, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology

Dit is een door mij geschreven hoofdstuk uit het boek De onvermijdelijke culturele revolutie /  |red. H. Konstapel, E. Vreedenburgh, G.J.P. Rijntjes, SMO 1998. Dit artikel trekt lering uit de ervaringen die ik heb opgedaan met het besturen van softwarecomplexen. Onder besturen versta ík dat er iemand is, die weloverwogen, op basis van kennis van zaken, sturing [...]

Op weg naar de Persoonlijke Voedsel Monitor (in Dutch)

By Hans Konstapel March 13th, 2015, under Biology, Business, Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, Ecology, Economy, History, Psychology

Ik ben de enige zoon van een boer uit Wekerom en ben door mijn vader getraind in het boerenvak. Een paar jaar geleden werd ik uitgenodigd voor een bijeenkomst van investeerders in de voedselketen in Wageningen. Hierdoor werd mijn latente interesse voor de landbouw weer aangewakkerd. Wat mij vooral begon te interesseren was de relatie [...]

Over de HoloLens (In Dutch)

By Hans Konstapel January 28th, 2015, under Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, History

Sinds de komst van de Ziggo harddiskrecorder een paar jaar geleden kijk ik iedere dag een dag vooruit om te zien of er een documentaire of film op de TV komt die ik wil opnemen. Op die manier kan ik doen en laten wat ik wil en mis ik alle reclame. Een tijdje geleden viel mijn [...]

Status Report Future Center Smart Systems

By Hans Konstapel July 12th, 2014, under Business, Completed, Computer and Communication Technology

The Future Center Smart Systems was launched the 23th of April 2014. After the launch a part of the participants wanted to be part of the process. Intake To support this process we have created an intake-procedure  to make sure that the issue at stake is related to Smart Systems and that it is possible to move [...]

About the Next Steps of the Future Center Smart Systems and the Leiden Center of Data Science

By Hans Konstapel May 4th, 2014, under Business, Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, Cycles, Ecology, Law, Learning, Mathematics, Media, Physics

At 28-4-2014 the Future Center Smart Systems (FCSS) was launched At the same moment the Leiden Center of Data Science (LCDS) was announced. This is not a coincidence. FCSS and LCDS are two parts of the same coin. LCDS is focused on the Science of Data and FCSS is focused on using the results of [...]