Over het Delen van Fouten en 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 [...]

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 Paths of Change by Will McWhinney

By Hans Konstapel August 27th, 2007, under Completed, Not Started

“Oh, beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I’m on the pollen path.” About ten years ago I met Will McWhinney. Will became the most influential person in my whole life. He died this year. Will wrote just [...]

The Wordwide Carnival: A Short Introduction into the World of Mikhail Bakhtin

By Hans Konstapel September 2nd, 2007, under Completed, Not Started

The work of Bakhtin was disclosed to me by Will McWhinney. He used Bahktin in one of the many versions of his never published book Grammars of Engagement. The discovery of Bahktin started with a book about Bahktin by Saul Morson & Caryl Emerson. Later I also read many other books and articles like “The [...]

About The Crazy Experiment of Nikola Tesla and John von Neumann

By Hans Konstapel November 15th, 2007, under Completed, History, Physics

One of the most influential inventors of our time was Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). He was specialized in “Electro-Magnetic Inventions“. Tesla became a myth. He became a myth because he was not a “normal” inventor. Tesla saw his inventions in his mind. He not only saw them he could even play with them in his mind [...]

About Financial Warfare

By Hans Konstapel October 25th, 2008, under Completed, History, Politics

Banking originates around 3000 BC in Babylonia out of the activities of temples and palaces which provided safe places for the storage of valuables. Initially deposits of grain are accepted and later other goods including cattle, agricultural implements, and precious metals. In a later stage Silver and Gold were used to pay. From that time [...]

About Boundaries

By Hans Konstapel December 5th, 2008, under Completed, History, Mathematics, Philosophy

Our skin, the sea, rivers and mountains are natural boundaries. They are just there. The sexes, borders, the social classes, age, color of the skin and educational levels are Imaginary Boundaries. They move in Space and Time. They exist because Humans believe they exist. Boundaries are often created to Protect a Territory from an Outside [...]

About the Calvinistic Work Ethic

By Hans Konstapel March 12th, 2009, under Business, Completed, History, Philosophy, Psychology

The Hebrew belief system viewed Work, seen as Manual Labour, as a Curse devised by God to punish Adam and Eve when they sinned in the Garden of Eden. Ponos is the Greek word for work, which originated from the Latin poena, meaning sorrow. At it’s core, work was associated with pain and drudgery. It was the divine [...]

About Vocation

By Hans Konstapel May 5th, 2009, under Business, Completed, History, Psychology

A person’s happiness and satisfaction in life is a function of how he perceives work. People perceive their work in three general categories: jobs, careers, and vocation. People who perceive their work as a Vocation report the highest Satisfaction with Life in general. A job is just a means of earning an income. When people [...]

About Behavioral Economics: Why Hawks Always Win and Doves Always Lose

By Hans Konstapel May 29th, 2009, under Business, Completed, Economy, Psychology

The belief in Rational Decision Making has been the focus of Economic Theory for a very long time. Although everybody knew that Humans are Highly Impulsive and Emotional, Economists based their theoretical models of the Market on a Rational Human Being who is always able to Calculate the best Alternative possible. This Theory is wrong. [...]

About Addiction & Burn-Out

By Hans Konstapel July 6th, 2009, under Completed, Psychology

When you are highly dependent on something, you are addicted to this something. You can be addicted to chemical substances like Alcohol, Nicotine and Drugs but it is also possible to Addict to the feeling of Power, a Concept (Dialogues, Cycles), an Activity (Work (Burn-Out), Gambling, Sex, Games), an Emotion (Extacy, Power, Sadness), a Person [...]

About the African Origins of the Ancient Civilization of Egypt

By Hans Konstapel August 31st, 2009, under Completed, History

The Ancient Egyptians believed that their Religion originated in the Land of Punt also called Ta Netjer, the Land of the Gods. On the Reliefs of the Temples, the Puntites are always represented as African People. This Blog is the result of an Inquiry into the African Roots of Ancient Egypt.  It contains the following [...]

About the Logic of Creation

By Hans Konstapel October 12th, 2009, under Completed, History, Mathematics, Physics

The Way the Universe was Created has generated an ongoing discussion for more than 6000 years. In this Blog I give you a way to solve this problem with the use of Logic. When we use Logic you will see that the concept of Creation out of Nothing leads to a Strange Contradiction. This Contradiction [...]

About Morphology or How Alan Turing Made the Dream of Goethe Come True

By Hans Konstapel November 17th, 2009, under Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, Mathematics, Philosophy

The Ancient Greeks believed that the images of waking life and dreams came from the same source, Morpheus (Μορφέας, Μορφεύς), “He who Shapes“. The Science of the Shapes, Morphology, was created and named by Goethe in his botanical writings (“Zur Morphologie“, 1817). Goethe used comparative anatomical methods, to discover a primal plant form that would [...]

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 Magic and the Memory Palace

By Hans Konstapel June 1st, 2010, under Completed, History

In the 5th century AD, Martianus Capella defined the Seven Liberal Arts: Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Arithmetic, Astronomy, and (Musical) Harmony. The System of Capella became the model of the Medieval University. The term liberal means “appropriate for free men“.  The Liberal Arts represented the kinds of skills and general knowledge needed by the Elite. The Servile [...]

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 Good Vibrations

By Hans Konstapel August 1st, 2010, under Completed, Cycles, Ethics, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion

The Good (Creation) and the not-Good, the Bad (Destruction),  are two Waves that are moving in Opposite Directions. Together they create interference patterns called Standing Waves. Standing Waves are Waves that preserve their Form and can be perceived as Material Particles. If the Good is a Wave Moving with the Clock, the Bad is a Wave Moving [...]

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 the Vedic Square

By Hans Konstapel December 19th, 2011, under Completed, Cycles, Mathematics, Physics, Religion

This blog is about the Cycle of Nine implemented in the Digital Root or Modulus 9-Function. The Digital Root generates many Patterns that were used in Ancient Architectures. One of the most important Digital Root Patterns is the Vedic Square. It is the Digital Root of the Multiplication Table of the numbers 1 to 9. [...]

About Number and Magnitude

By Hans Konstapel January 9th, 2012, under Completed, Computer and Communication Technology, Cycles, History, Language, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Religion

We have lost the relationship between Number and Form or Number and Magnitude as the Ancient Greeks called their Forms. A few years ago a Revolution in Mathematics and Physics has started. This revolution is caused by Geometric Algebra. In Geometric Algebra the Ancient Theories of Euclid and Pythagoras are reevaluated. Numbers are Scalar (Quantum) [...]

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) = [...]

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 [...]