Category Archives: Theory

Legacy to My Spiritual Son

I was made spiritual father, but never allowed to fulfill that role, until now.

I’ve identified the legacy I want to convey, and just now have found the key to delivering it.

This permission has finally been attained because of the fact that the subject is neither on the right not the left, because forces controlling massive blocks of public opinion are above such distinctions.“That’s the age we live in. We don’t want to read anymore, we don’t want to find out why, we just go, are people angry? I want to be angry,” he said. “And it’s a mob mentality that’s not progressive and it’s not conducive to us getting to the truth of anything.”
Comedians Dump Campus Gigs: When Did Colleges Lose Their Sense of Humor?, Matt Donnelly and Kathy Zerbib on August 23, 2015

If The “Conservatives” Had A More Coherent, Political Gangster Force–As They Did in 2000–The Ruling Elite Would Have Supported “Conservatism”.

The legacy consists of two books, the list to be expanded.

  1. The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing” (1956).
  2. Crowds and Power,” by Elias Canetti

Doesn’t It Hurt Your Eyes to Look at That?


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Why You Should Ask Stupid Questions

Evan Baehr

By stupid questions I mean ones that have known answers that I might be expected to already know.  Someone throws out an acronym and I have a blank stare and ask: what does that mean? Ten seconds on google would return the basic answer.  To some, this is a stupid question—you might even say an “ignorant question.”

My change of heart came from developing a right view of “ignorance,” which I see as a “known lack of understanding.”  For example, “I am ignorant of online payment protocols” means I have not spent time coming to understand them.

“You mentioned making the service better for our customers; but the American citizens aren’t our customers—about 400 junk mailers are our customers.” — US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to Outbox founder Evan BaehrI am on a lifelong quest as a learner—it excites and challenges me.  This passion comes from inspiration from Charles Eams, about whom this was written, “Sell your expertise and you have a limited repertoire. Sell your ignorance and you have an unlimited repertoire. He was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject. The journey of not knowing to knowing was his work.”

Traveling on a journey of not knowing used to be one of my greatest fears—I had an idol of wanting to appear to be “in the know.”  Now I realize that was a wrong view of knowledge—and a wrong view of myself.  Along this process I committed something even worse: pretending to know, an offense widely committed that carries huge costs: you undermine the intellectual integrity of the conversation by not knowing what is being said, you deceive others about yourself, and, worst of all, you fail to learn. I now have the courage to “sell my ignorance” and travel with excitement and courage along a journey of not knowing. If you have not already, I hope you, too, may find that courag

Ancient Greek Tuning Theory

Three Common Tuning Systems in Algebraic Shorthand

A “cent” (¢) is 1/1,200th of an octave,
the minimal theoretic unit of piano tuning.


Ditonic Comma – 12 Fifths minus 7 Octaves
Schisma – 8 Fifths minus 5 Octaves plus 1 Major Third
Syntonic Comma – 4 Fifths minus 2 Octaves minus 1 Major Third

Syntonic Comma
+ Schisma
= Ditonic Comma

Octaves – VIII (12 half steps) – 2:1
Fifths – V (7 half steps) – 3:2
[Fourths - IV (5 half steps) - 4:3]
Major Thirds – III (4 half steps) – 5:4