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Re: Solomon''s curse and search Bias

From: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 11:05:34 -0600
Message-ID: <CABf1pAnhjAp7AJkicAH6d4M8eD1x5mKCeiNOxRdw=GaXWLQuqw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paola Di Maio <paoladimaio10@googlemail.com>
Cc: SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>, "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>, public-aikr@w3.org, ontolog-forum <ontolog-forum@googlegroups.com>
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> If parts of history are classed under mythology because evidence has never
> been found, or
> has been faded or disintegrated because of the elements, then we may never
> truly understand
> If there was a Solomon, and indeed a Solomon Curse (still trying to find
> out) then
> what would that mean for me and you , exactly?
> BTW, there is quite a lot of evidence of Solomon Kingdoms,
> but our query result does not take that into account
>
> http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-biblical-kings-david-solomon-02371.html


So many of those valuable records of the past are lost to our generation
unfortunately, because our ancestors lacked the technology to persist
information, and what did survive was subject to human distortion in most
cases. I personally believe that if a story did manage to survive, then the
culture that perpetuated that story must have been highly motivated to do
so, for the very reason that the lack of technology made persistence (oral
tradition) so difficult, and this to me seems to be a good indicator that
the substance of the story is not only based in fact, but that those facts
were extraordinary enough to provide these early cultures with the impetus
to recite them often to their children. But when researching such material,
we are at the mercy of the data publisher and how they might have
categorized the information.

Today we have unfathomable quantities of persisted data, and yet still much
of our collective wisdom (i.e. lessons learned in the human experiential
journey, biographical details of significant historical figures, etc) is
"fossilized" in mountains of non-tractable data. When our "excavation"
tools become mature, I imagine the discovers we unearth from these data
mountains will rival the discovery of even the most famous ancient
artifacts.

-sherman

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 12:08 AM Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks all for  the many replies
> (scratching head)
>
> so many angles, and glad the quest for knowledge resonates on this list
> (may reply separately on individual issues)
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> Basically, since I was born, nobody could answer simple existential
> questions
> why we live, why there is suffering why we die.
> As a child did not know there is difference between history and mythology
> *uh?
>
> Parents could not - or they could some at some basic level - nor could
> school teachers
> nor the priest (we were told to ask the clergy because they tended to be a
> bit more learned than the average populatio). Then was sent to the doctor
> to see if there was an underlying medical condition for my concern.
>
> It was disheartening journey,  spent much  time in libraries where again,
> there was so much knowledge it was impossible to find some single answer
> within my lifetime
>
> Then I realised that I was learning more about epistemology and category
> theory, the way
> humans represent knowledge rather than knowledge itself - more than about
> the topic themselves that to get to some answer first one had to learn
> about the knowledge structure of that particular subject
> To me that was kind of annoying
>
> Then came the computer , the internet , the hope to understand the meaning
> of life a bit quicker.
> But first I had to learn about html. which I did because it wasnt that
> hard.
> Now we are asking questions to Google!!!
>
> With every year that goes by, the total amount of knowledge that humanity
> accumulates only grows and grows. At the start of 2015, humanity had never
> detected a gravitational wave; at present, we've detected 11, and fully
> expect to find perhaps hundreds more in 2019
> <https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2018/12/04/five-surprising-truths-about-black-holes-from-ligo/>
> .
> *http://tinyurl.com/y3kr87uz <http://tinyurl.com/y3kr87uz>*
>
> Humanity learning curve is speeding up, and possibly getting nearer a
> climax
>
> The web, distributed, instant knowledge and communication together with
> the other technology advances (better optical lenses, faster and less
> expensive computation etc)  are underlying this increased cognitive surge
>
> But when making our daily choices, such as ordering a sandwich, we do not
> necessarily harness
> the knowledge that is available to us - why?  this could be a challenge
> for educators/future generations
>
> But also for the present generation, since were still mostly concerned
> about location, price and speed of delivery of our sandwiches, but not
> always/necessarily about the other factors which are inextricably linked to
> our  consumer choices, like environmental impact health and possibly other
> stuff. How can the content of our sandwich be related to the meaning of
> life.
>
> Much advances are being made in cognition, showing that the cognitive
> function, the intellect and intelligence come from the connections between
> different parts of our  brain
>
>
> Until very recently, or maybe even up to our days
>   history and political structure have been shaped by religion.mythology
> because that is all we had
>
> If parts of history are classed under mythology because evidence has never
> been found, or
> has been faded or disintegrated because of the elements, then we may never
> truly understand
> If there was a Solomon, and indeed a Solomon Curse (still trying to find
> out) then
> what would that mean for me and you , exactly?
>
> BTW, there is quite a lot of evidence of Solomon Kingdoms,
> but our query result does not take that into account
>
> http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-biblical-kings-david-solomon-02371.html
>
> what I am trying to say, I guess, is that to understand the world and
> resolve the meaning of life we need to reconcile the vastly fragmented data
> and information to yield a reasonably comprehensive
> search result,  even when ordering the sandwich
>
> Looks like its up to us to figure out how to improve the quality of
> information gathered from generic searches when people go
> to Google for answers - , then we ll be glad this list is still open
>
> More later
>
> cheers
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> PDM
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Thanks,
-sherman

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from
the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
turning.
(James 1:17)
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