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Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Sparks that lit the Fire: on the Utility of Triggering Events – Part VI

VI.       Historical examples which have been attributed “triggering events” 14 July 1789: The people of Paris storm the Bastille prison in order to oppose absolute monarchy and to arm themselves. – 26 August 1789: The National Constituent Assembly publishes the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, monarchy is abolished and popular […]

The Sparks that lit the Fire: on the Utility of Triggering Events – Part V

V.        What Do Triggering Events Trigger? “The general idea is that we have a stock of primitive events, and a set of operators by which events can be combined to produce new events.” ([GALTON] p. 328) While single events remain fixed or static items in spacetime (at a particular observation point), the undergoing changes or […]