study of linkages is one of the broadest of all studies.
In this site, I'm particularly concerned with the areas shown above
but its scope is much wider, so it should be of interest to any 'intelligent
general reader.' For example, the section 'Themes and Controversies,' which
has its own map, includes amongst other
things: bullfighting, factory farming
and other matters to do with animal welfare,
the death penalty, mobile
phones, smoking and supermarkets.
Most of the material on this site is non-technical, but a section thematic
and other symbols is an exception. This is on the page which explains
this site, I analyze linkages in many different fields and create completely
new ones: one prominent theme is innovation.
There are a large number of innovations here. Many of them are practical,
in Web design and gardening. Others are concerned with poetry, for example,
innovations in rhymed poetry ('linkage by sound'),
in concrete poetry, (the page includes an 'exploding
poem') and in a completely new form, which uses 'linkage
by meaning.' A glossary of literary linkage
terms (distinct from the General Glossary) explains many of the main
terms. The left side of the site map gives access to all the pages concerned
with poetry and literary theory. The innovations in Web
design give new ways of navigating pages, which can be used in the long
pages common in Web sites but also in the new form I call 'Large Page Design.'
The section of the site concerned with gardening and green issues is extensive
and has its own map. This section
also has a page which is critical of some aspects of the green movement
called 'Green: immature, unsophisticated,
links of a website are examples of linkages, of course, but most linkages
can't be created with the same ease. Some are very problematic, for example,
the linkage between mind and body. There may be disputes about a linkage.
Astrologers find a linkage between human personality and celestial objects
whilst sceptics - and I'm one - find no convincing evidence. Scientific
advances involve new linkages. For example, Newton’s Law of Universal
Gravitation established a linkage between all the bodies in the Universe.
Darwin’s Theory of Evolution established new linkages between organisms.
and contrast provide a powerful way of viewing human personality in its
frequent mixture of strength and weakness and the often grotesque contradictions
to be found in societies and give new perspectives in ethics and politics.
Many of my aphorisms are concerned with
these things. A play - a comedy - illustrates some
of the contrasts and contradictions of human nature.
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