The AnkiDroid Collection (Part 24) – Phallocentrism, Entropy & Martin Luther King Jr

Ankidroid additions related to Science, History and Philosophy. More information about Anki can be found in this article.

Phallocentrism

In a primitive form it is focused on or concerned with the phallus or penis as a symbol of male dominance. In post-structuralist theory, especially feminist theory, Phallocentrism is a structure or style of thought, speech, or writing (often considered as typical of the tradition ‘western philosophy, culture or literature’) deconstructed as presenting male attitudes and reinforcing male dominance in or through language.

The term was coined in 1927 by Ernest Jones, as part of his debate with Freud over the role of the phallic stage in childhood development, when he argued that “men analysts have been led to adopt an unduly phallo-centric view“.

Entropy

Entropy is the measure of the amount of energy which is unavailable to do work. In this sense entropy is a measure of uncertainty or randomness. A law of physics states that it takes work to make the entropy of an object or system smaller; without work entropy can never become smaller. You could say everything slowly goes to disorder.

In my article ‘Be Prepared to Lose all your Concept of ‘Time’ about the Physicist’s Carlo Rovelli presentation, he stated the following:

So the distinction between the past and the future is only that. So we observe this strange order in the past. Everything in our experience which is ordered in time is because of Entropy. There is nothing else that distinguishes this past and future except this entropy. So the reason we have traces in the past if nothing else is because of entropy. There had to be some heat, some disorder at some point. So a 15th century monk wrote a text, but if it were not for friction from the paper the ink would not have been captured. The friction produces a little bit of heat so there is disorder, but resulting from high order. High order in the past determines traces. If you like, a cause and effect. It only occurs because of the law of entropy, otherwise there would have been no dissymmetry.

Martin Luther King Quote

On August 28, 1963 Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the “March On Washington,” performing When The Ship Comes In and Only A Pawn In Their Game before Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his remarkable I have a Dream speech.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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