November 29, 2006
The Sceintific Method is what I need
I am thinking that in order to do and learn everything I wish to do and learn, I must apply a logical, methodical, detailed approach and progress based on experimentation and advancing knowledge. In other words, I need to learn from my mistakes and alter my perceptions and theories until the truth is uncovered. Science is really the uncovering of truths that already exist. So if truth is found there can be no argument. If there is argument, then truth has not been found and there is no science. So Leonardo tells me.
So now my quest begins to apply scientific method to my learning in all areas of interest. I will start notebooks and track my experiments and conclusions.
And since I started a new job, I did already start a work journal from day one. I now have 6-1/2 weeks of daily notes, which have come in handy already for formulating theories and strategies. Now I need a new method to use my observations and discoveries.
In language learning I have not progressed as I hoped, and partially it's because I do not apply the language learning principles I had already discovered and learned. I have not found better ways to learn. I have not found better ways to retain language information. So now I start a fourth journal - language learning. Did you know that in addition to this blog I have also kept a journal for the last several years that I carry around with me. In studying Leonardo di Vinci, I find I can really relate to him. I have so many interests, and so much I'd like to know and experience, there is no limit to what I could occupy my time with.
So I need better methods.
Posted by carl1236 at November 29, 2006 6:57 PM | Learning
I agree with you on this. I just started to blog. From long time I had this expression Live Alive in my mind. Me and a friend of mine few years back thought of this and kind of decided to have an firm with that name one day. Still we have not been able to do that. So when I was thinking of a name for my blog, I decided upon this. After that I tried to search for my blog on google and I landed up on your blog. BTW your thinking exactly matches mine on the need for scientific thinking to run our day to day life. Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt who is the exponent of Theory of Constraints(TOC) is exactly doing it by striving to use the scientific method of effect-cause-effect in business management. And I am a great fan of Goldratt and TOC
Posted by: Laks at December 1, 2006 12:39 PM
There is a book called 'The Goal' which is a business novel in which Dr. Goldratt first introduced the theory of Constraints as a novel. The scientific reasoning behind can be found in his book called 'What is this thing called Theory of Constraints'. My blog is http://laks101.wordpress.com/
As you can see its a new blog. If you see in my blog roll there is one... which is on Theory of constraints. You may want to add that one to yours. Its a very good one.
I will be adding more entries on TOC and will add yours to my blog roll...
Posted by: laks at December 4, 2006 7:50 AM