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How to choose?
If you can't choose wisely, pick at random – Michael Schulson – Aeon via
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july 2017 by aries1988
China Says Goodbye in the Key of G: Kenny G
In China, Kenny G’s instrumental “Going Home” has been used for years as a way to tell people to leave.
BEIJING — There are many things about modern China that…
nostalgia  randomness  song  chinese  memory  music 
october 2014 by aries1988
If you can't choose wisely, pick at random – Michael Schulson – Aeon

Around the same time that Michael Dove was pondering his riddle in a Kantu’ longhouse, activists and political scientists were beginning to revive the idea of filling certain political positions by lottery, a process known as sortition.

to recognise that the judging process is already subjective and always will be. Had a different panel of 12 judges been chosen for the competition, the result would have varied, too. The ISU system simply makes that subjectivity more apparent, even as it reduces the likelihood that certain obviously bad influences, such as corruption, will affect the final result.

Something, somewhere, is always playing dice

Devoid of any guiding mind, it is subject to neither blame nor regret. Inhuman, it can act as a blank surface on which to descry the churning of fate or the work of divine hands. Chance distributes resources and judges disputes with perfect equanimity.
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july 2014 by aries1988

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