The wise king said, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in vessels of silver” (Prov. xxv. 11). Hear the explanation of what he said:—The word maskiyoth, the Hebrew equivalent for “vessels,” denotes “filigree network”—i.e., things in which there are very small apertures, such as are frequently wrought by silversmiths. They are called in Hebrew maskiyyoth (lit. “transpicuous,” from the verb sakah, “he saw,” a root which occurs also in the Targum of Onkelos, Gen. xxvi. 8), because the eye penetrates through them. Thus Solomon meant to say, “just as apples of gold in silver filigree with small apertures, so is a word fitly spoken.”
Maimonides, A Guide for the Perplexed.
If we are doing big data, don’t overthink the Big Data. Claims of the efficacy of Big Data are bogus as they are for the use of any Tool applying the rule of the hammer. Famously by that rule every problem begins to look like a nail and certainly can only be treated as a Nail. Big Data is becoming an end in and of its self, everyone knows we need more big data if we are to solve the problems only Big Data can solve. Big Data is at best a diagnostic tool another set of analog tools and remedies always have to be mobilised to solve real flesh and blood problems IRL ( in real life) And that is why Big Data is the fools gold busily fooling the worlds Technocratic ( Big Data Junkie) Corporate and Government leaderships.
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“”This ‘ polyphonal” structure demands from every serious student
the difficult and delicate task of relating any given culture trait
to an intricately interwoven set of coordinates.””
The Great Change (The Formation of the Legacy)
The fifth phase, which begins with Nebuchadnezzar I and ends
sometime in the last third of the first millennium B.C. represents
in m y scheme the final transformation of this civilization.
“They wrote on clay,” the phrase coined by Edward Chiera,
accentuates solely the unique use of clay as the writing material
characteristic of Mesopotamian civilization. Although the fortu-
nate choice of a nearly imperishable carrier of information was
essential for the survival of most of the documentation, it seems
to be more to the point to inquire what they wrote on clay, once
we have recognized the two basic achievements of their civiliza-
tion, the invention or adaptation of a practicable system of writing,
and the selection of cheap and durable writing material. Writing
is never simply a means of communication; stylistic preferences
and a variety of inhibitions and pressures deeply affect the con-
tent of the message as well as its veracity. As a means of communi-
cation, it is, moreover, influenced by the overall distribution of
emphases that any given civilization is bound to exercise on all
its formal utterances in its innate urge toward the realization of
n 2014, Finkel’s study of a cuneiform tablet that contained a Flood narrative similar to that of the story of Noah’s Ark, described in his book The Ark Before Noah, was widely reported in the news media. The ark described in the tablet was circular, essentially a very large coracle or kuphar and made of rope on a wooden frame. The tablet included sufficient details of its dimensions and construction to enable a copy of the ark to be made at about 1/3 scale and successfully floated, as documented in a 2014 TV documentary Secrets of Noah’s Ark that aired as an episode of PBS’s NOVA series.
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Free Will, Paul Ollswang (1945 – 1996), not waving but drowning.
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In the fateful last centuries of the first millennium, the oldest
characteristic of Mesopotamian civilization, writing on clay tab-
lets, disappears. Administrative and legal texts are now written
on papyrus and the tablets carrying the traditional learning and
literature become extremely rare, although astronomical texts
continue into the first century of the new millennium. Still, Baby-
lonian civilization seems to have maintained itself, in a state of
progressive encystment, for a considerable time afterwards
(be-ginning of the first century A.D.). Strabo (Geography 16,1,16)describes this state tellingly:
In Babylonia a settlement is set apart for the local philosophers, the
Chaldaeans as they are called, who are concerned mostly with astro-
nomy; but some of these, who are not approved of by the others, pro-
fess to be genethlialogists. There is also a tribe of the Chaldaeans, and
a territory inhabited by them, in the neighborhood of the Arabians
and of the Persian Sea, as it is called. There are also several tribes of
the Chaldaean astronomers. For example, some are called Orcheni
[i.e., natives of Uruk], others Borsippeni [i.e., natives of Borsippa], and
several others by different names, as though divided into different
sects which hold to various dogmas about the same subjects. And the
mathematicians made mention of some of these men; as, for example
Cidenas and Naburianus and Sudinus.
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You won’t — I really believe — get too much out of reading it. Because you won’t understand it; the content will seem strange to you. In reality, it isn’t strange to you, for the point is ethical. I once wanted to give a few words in the foreword which now actually are not in it, which, however, I’ll write to you now because they might be a key for you: I wanted to write that my work consists of two parts: of the one which is here, and of everything which I have not written. And precisely this second part is the important one.
On his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, in a letter to Ludwig von Ficker (1919), published in Wittgenstein : Sources and Perspectives (1979) by C. Grant Luckhard
“Remember that we sometimes demand explanations for the sake not of their content, but of their form. Our requirement is an architectural one; the explanation a kind of sham corbel that supports nothing.”
― Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations
“ To read a book is, like all the other really human occupations, a utopian task. I call “utopian” every action whose intitial intention cannot be fulfilled in the development of its activity and which has to be satisfied with approximations essentially contradictory to the purpose which has started it. Thus “toread” begins by signifying the project of understading a text fully. Now this is impossible. It is only possible with a great effort to extract a more or less important portion of what the text has tried to say, communicate, make known; but there will always remain an “illegible” residue. It is, on the other hand, probable that, while we are making this effort, we may read, at the same time, into the text; that is, we may understand things which the author has not “meant” to say, and, nevertheless, he has “said” them; he has presented them to us involuntarily—even more, against his professed purpose.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset, “The Difficulty of Reading,” Diogenes 28 (1959), 2-3. Letters From Mesopotamia Leo Oppenhiem.
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As the Low Hanging Fruit rots, the true believers and credulous continued to grasp at the unseen upper branches of the tree of myth and ideology: clutching further, and stretching longer, extending their reach by any means, even means unimaginable to anyone but the desperate and deluded. They knew that the Golden Apple, no one had ever seen , or , produced evidence of its existence was there, just beyond their furthest reach, Just out of sight of their keenest glance, so as the Low-Hung Fruit still rotted having ripened and yet not nourished those for whom only the Perfection of the Golden Fruit of pure ideological reified hubris would ever be enough. The obvious went ignored its goodness rejected in the pursuit of the impossible promises of soothsayers, priests, mountebanks, politicians and Fifth Avenue suits and City Bankers, so many lies clothed in so many promises taking hope and optimism and producing a pathetic belief in the bounties of the Noble Lie.
And here we see the Autumn of a civil war where men women and children have perished, their death caused by what some in years to come will say was due to the Mythical invasion of the sea peoples. Which Historical Turning of a 21st-century Ideologue would find its analogue in Aleppo Syria to the Firestorms and Privations of the Bronze Age collapse in 1150 BC. And what do these two disparate events and the Low Hanging Fruit and the Apple of Gold wrapped in Filigree of silver have to do with our business here in our thoughts and investigations in these coming pages we will surely find out and discover together as we look at the scenes that play out before us together we will in our minds eye trace the steps of Ahmed Abdul Hittite the Bakers son of Aleppo who was sent abroad again to seek refuge for the secret of his Guild to be perpetuated in a Bond millennia Old and passed down from Father to Son along with the Secrets of the precious alchemy from which his family had sustained Egyptian Pharaohs through to the Palace in Damascus of President Assad and Sultans, Pashas and great Kings and Queens of yore in the Cradle of civilisation, Damascus even before Abraham had Spoken of Gods word Already ancient when Jesus Christ Was a Boy and Older Still when the prophet Mohammed Received the Holy Quran. For Abdul’s mission and secret recipe was the secret of Dough , the Sacred Dough of Aleppo from which all Leavened Bread had been exported as an Idea and a Method , yet only the Hittite Sour Dough of the Hittite Bakery of Aleppo was the true source and substance of the Greatest most sacred and honored Starter, the eminence and fountain head of The Bakers Craft, tied to antiquity and bound to the most Trusted and to a Brotherhood of world Wide civilisation where there was Trade there was Counting to be done and accounts to be settled where merchants would Seal their Bargains with the breaking of Bread and the Dipping of Bread in Salt and where the secrets of the alchemies of Commerce were held deepest and closest the Hittite bread would serve to mark, The Conquest of Dough.Where all could bake and break bread hewn from the earth of Mother nature’s bounty, the true source of the wealth of man in nature.
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