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Isaac Asimov "原创" 換位思考尊重別人的利益 = decency

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"He's a decent person," "He doesn't have decency."

Having lived on the Western soil for more than three decades, I have heard a lot about this word "decency." What's decent behavior online?

 

I got a post:

注明'原创'的,不要看?????

2017-1-8 10:54注明'原创'的,不要看。 (   舌尖上的世界   2017-1-6 23:00)     有些人说他在原创,我不敢鼓掌,也不敢仰视,其实很多人简单的  将段子理解为原创,这是病,很难治!   原创只是个文明的说法 (   作者:   Elife    于 2017-1-6 17:12    http://www.backchina.com/u/367430   )     分享     :   有梦的感慨  ...499 次阅读|没有评论

 

I wonder how you can label your own materials "注明'原创'的: Original idea? your own word? your own phrase? Your own story? Your own invention? Why do I ask these?

My favorite writer (below) once said that "modern writers contribute 1% of original ideas while borrowing 99% of materials from others. That's explosion of knowledge, an era with explosive information. How much can you contribute in "big data" knowledge base? I won't claim any of my writing is original to me, but I just borrow from others. I attempt to credit back to those who inspire me by citation - let me know if you find yours in my writing.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Isaac Asimov (/?a?z?k?æz?m?v/;[2] born Isaak Ozimov; c. January 2, 1920[1] – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.[3] His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.[4]

Asimov wrote hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime.[5] Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series;[6] his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are explicitly set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, beginning with Foundation's Edge, he linked this distant future to the Robot and Spacer stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson.[7] He wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.[8]

Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much nonfiction. Most of his popular science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Examples include Guide to Science, the three-volume set Understanding Physics, and Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery, as well as works on astronomy, mathematics, history, William Shakespeare's writing, and chemistry.

Asimov was a long-time member and vice president of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly;[9] he described some members of that organization as "brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs".[10] He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association.[11] The asteroid5020 Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars,[12] a Brooklyn elementary school, and a literary award are named in his honor.

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I've found it!), but 'That's funny...' -Isaac Asimov.

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PS: Postscript***  Add-on note for my posts:  各位有缘人【总之就是正在看着屏幕的您!】,[em:3:] blessings! “己所不欲,勿施於人”,實質就是換位思考、尊重別人的利益 = decency。I wrote all my posts based on what I read on line, a way of taking break, a routine of daily activity. I can't write anything without this fabric of  other's writing, an inspiration that triggers my own motivation to write. Copy/paste the original article provides me with a context to track down where I got the idea, a way to credit back to those writers.己所不欲,勿施於人”,實質就是換位思考、尊重別人的利益 - You're free to quote my writing. If you're objected to my quotation, can you let me know so I can correct it? Thanks.

My favorite writer (below) once said that "modern writers contribute 1% of original ideas while borrowing 99% of materials from others. That's explosion of knowledge, an era with explosive information. How much can you contribute in "big data" knowledge base? I won't claim any of my writing is original to me, but I just borrow from others. I attempt to credit back to those who inspire me by citation - let me know if you find yours in my writing.

Reference: I'd credit the original source of my inspiration to write this post by citing the entire article above, only for academic/teaching purpose, but not for commercial purpose - making and promoting any products. I use both URL (URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator and is a reference (an address) to a resource on the Internet. A URL has two main components: Protocol identifier: For the URL http://example.com , the protocol identifier is http . Resource name: For the URL http://example.com , the resource name is example.com .) and the entire article for my electronic library as URL is drifted with time, so it's hard to find the original citation. Let me know if you're objected to my citation of your article - I'd act accordingly. Thanks so much for your attention.

*** all my blog posts align with 唐師曾on this: "無計劃、無腹稿,每天拍攝,即興亂侃。短兵相接講人的故事,隨拍隨說客觀記錄,是為“語像”。無立場、無判決。漏洞百出,歡迎補漏。作為新聞記者,我獲取的信息簡單處理後,以新聞的特點、速度即刻傳播。不計時間成本地對某個問題深入研究,不是我的本職工作。"- 唐師曾

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add-on note: I've practiced to copy/paste the entire document of my reference to the post I referred to as above to avoid the below problem. It's hectic to do, but it's good for readers. You can see why below.

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A common problem with many Chinese Language websites                           

In re-reading some of my older blog articles, I have found the following  problem with many Chinese language websites. When my article gave reference to material associated with my article, e.g., a website, the Chinese website do not archive old news reports. Instead one finds the website referenced has new stories featured that has nothing to do with my article. The old article referenced by me has disappeared and nowhere to be found. There is nothing I can do about this. On the other hand, international news sites such as CNN or NY Times  has a distinct reference for each page of content featured. Reader can always see it even if the content is ten years old. I hope ScienceNet reader and the general public can urge these Chinese websites to change their practice. After all, these days computer memory to a first approximation cost nothing.

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