Interestingly enough, I searched 'Zipf" and didn't' come up with just the entire subject but have seen a lot of references to it.
I've always been fascinated by mathematics, although I still haven't cracked PreAlgebra as of yet..yea .. I know, however, I've come to understand
that Math IS the Universal language...seriously; with that being said I've alway come to understand that it's a perfect science, unbreakable
(yes...I'm sure that there is argument for this and this isn't what this subject is about) ...
it's about statistics ....interesting fun fact about this 'Law', recently I've come across a book that teaches how to interpret oddities in life and
the symbolism describe in The Bible...some of it, if used correctly .. is quite hair raising and as I used it lightly as a formula, come to find
out...I was dead on in my prediction. This just scratching the surface of a issue I was facing and still facing today to attempt to understand why it
happened and what might be the outcome of all of it.
Insert the Zipf Mystery....please listen and watch the entire video, and ask yourself.. "what are the chances ...?" which is a starting point
of interpreting 'oddities' in life...this is not about Occums Razor..which is hardly an answer to all things IMO is laziness in it's approach. It's
about 'Seeing' things for what they really are and investigating them deeper to get to a deeper meaning if there is one...and is there one?
I watched this video yesterday and found it very interesting. There are other laws such as this that show up in the weirdest places and seem to show
some kind of natural distribution log regardless of how random you'd normally assume the data set to be.
The universe really is determined by number law and if you discover enough of them you just might be able to set everything up as a set of algorithms
and fractal sets.
We understand some of the mechanisms behind some power laws. Different mechanisms that have some similarity at a high level tend to lead to similar
results. We do not understand (yet) some mechanisms. The existence of power laws gives intriguing clues for possible avenues of research. Fascinating,
but as VSauce's video mentions, known and studied for a long time already.
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
-- Albert Einstein
Quoted in J R Newman, The World of Mathematics
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the
opposite direction." --Albert Einstein
Appreciate the replies and sorry for the late ones, been a bit busy since this video; apparently the forwarding software seems to be on the glitch
since I haven't received any replies showing up in my in-box...grrrrr...
Programed Reality....hurts my brain just thinking about it..but, good subject indeed.
the whole 80/20 rule has me contemplating if I can apply it to every day life which might be a bit daunting task...
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