goats international

managing partner el cap

SB1 edition 
selected posts 2021︎
  1. Slow is Smooth
  2. Chopping wood
  3. Storytelling
  4. Best available 
  5. Time to think 
  6. Neurodiversity
  7. Vive la Révolution


Interests: math, philosophy, design, programming, history, internet (web3), startups, and investing.



Goats Int’l — Life is for Learning
  1. GOATs are learners, regardless of discipline 
  2. GOATs always strive to improve—no wasted reps
  3. GOATs are internally motivated—external validation is an unstable base
  4. GOATs play infinite games—there is no summit


A love of learning was instilled in me at an early age by my grandfather, a computer scientist and physician who pioneered computational applications in medicine—a true polymath. Here’s to Homer!

Mark

3. Thomas Kuhn

 




TK / 1962
From The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

            Yet one standard product of the scientific enterprise is missing. Normal science does not aim at novelties of fact or theory and, when successful, finds none. New and unsuspected phenomena are, however, repeatedly uncovered by scientific research, and radical new theories have again and again been invented by scientists.
            The practice of normal science depends on the ability, acquired from exemplars, to group objects and situations into similarity sets which are primitive in the sense that the grouping is done without an answer to the question, “Similar with respect to what?” One central aspect of any revolution is, then, that some of the similarity relations change. Objects that were grouped in the same set before are grouped in different ones afterward and vice versa. Think of the sun, moon, Mars, and earth before and after Copernicus; of free fall, pendular, and planetary motion before and after Galileo; or of salts, alloys, and a sulpuhur-iron filing mix before and after Dalton.





Mark