Sunday, October 17, 2010


  In my opinion Dream of the red chamber is the best book I have read. In this book, the great author Cao xueqin his view about love. He had firmly faith in what is the true love and try to tell us that there are different kinds of love, only one kind which should be considered as True Love.
  In a dream, and under mythical circumstances, the main character of the novel, Jia baoyu, met the Fairy Disenchantment in the Land of Illusions. She showed him three "registers" each containing the names and "the happenings in life" of 12 girls in his clan. Each girl represents a kind of love.
  From the stories which are unfolding in the novel, the reader should know the characteristics of the different kinds of love, and should be able to distinguish True Love from the other kinds.
  True love is acceptance, committal, mutual and without any post conditions. The love between Lin daiyu and Jia baoyu is considered to be True Love. Just saying or hearing I love you is not good enough because talk is cheap. Action in mutual commitment is essential, as we can see in the novel.
  In this book, you can taste the feeling of the author about his strong will. In his words, you can find the charm of Chinese. It is not a book, but a precious deposits. You can get a lot from it. But unfortunately, the novel was never "completed" to such a state. On the other hand, maybe, it is another kind of beauty of the book. If you have not read this book yet, just go and read it. You will love it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

HW- Define terms in my field with meanings different from those in everyday life.


In Political: Political freedom is the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression. It can be defined as having power and resources to fulfill one's own potential.

In Economic: Economic freedom is referred to as free markets and private property

In Religion: Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

In Statistics: it also defined as the degree of freedom. It's the number of values in the final calculation of a statistic that are free to vary.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

HW#4-2 articles related to developments in Hatal 2009

The first article

Daniel Taylor, (2009), The Great "Global Crisis of Maturity" and the New World Order, Old-Tinker News, Feb.23, 2009

This article become my choice first because it has the same topic to Mr.William's article, both of them talk about the "Global Crisis of Maturity". Second, Daniel's article raises about the revolution about technology, the Great transition and so on, these are based on Mr. William's article, so I chose this article to be a related article.

This article comes from:

The second one

Mihail C. Roco and William Sims Bainbridge,(2002)  "Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance." National Science Foundation., Arlington, Virginia 2002. Page 21.

I chose this article because it gives a lot of informations which are related to Mr. William's article" Emerging Technologies", it gives not only background but also the prospect for the future development of technologies and how this improve human performance.

Friday, September 24, 2010

HW#3 Summary of the lecture of Martin Rees: is this our final century?

  The lecturer divided the speech into two parts, first is about Astronomer and the second is the vary manners of human races. In the first part, the speaker gives some slides to explain the cosmology and the origin which comes from big bang, then he uses a logo to get to know the link between the micro to large galaxy, because there're more dimensions in universe, so it's need for comprehensive theory.
  In the second part, the professor raises the human impact is on present and it comes into a century challenge.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

HW#1-ying- A difficult problem in my field- Statistics

Statistics is the Science which of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing and interpreting data to make more available decisions. There are a lot of controversy issues in this field, but the basic of these problems is that between the vary and constant. Let me give you a example, when you toss a coin, there are two outcomes, heads and tails, you have no idea what outcome would be next, so the outcome here is variable, but when you toss the coin more than thousands times, the percentages of heads and tails would be constant. That's one of the difficult problems and it is also the basic problems that people in statistics field would deal with.