Obey the Rules
English version of the thesaurus of a law or rule to obey or accept the authority of a person, obeying and reasoning means doing what a person says. Obedience is used when someone quickly yields to someone else`s authority or follows a rule or law. Obey your parents. Follow all traffic rules. Spirit is used as obedience, especially when talking to children, but this often means paying attention to someone else`s wishes or orders. Remember what I said about talking. At Flagstaff Tower, the 74th and rest of the 38th suddenly told their officers that they would no longer obey them. The sepoys refused to obey, and the Sowars, drawing their pistols, shot six British officers or seriously wounded them. No soldier is obliged to obey a law that contradicts God`s law. If he obeys and feels comfortable, chances are your puppy will survive the day without you. You need a good abbot for the Benedictine rules to work. If you abandon the idea that the abbot is gifted by God, then you may ask yourself: Is the abbot using wise discretion, or is his judgment disturbed by favoritism, fanaticism, or self-interest? Daston recounts how, in the Western world, “arbitrariness was tainted by arbitrary whims in the seventeenth century.” This change contributed to an ideal of different types of rules – thinner, even algebraic rules.
Algorithms closely related to reason were found to be more ideal than error-prone human judgment. As Daston puts it, the “dream of unambiguous and perfectly followed rules has always been nourished by the special case of calculation, the thinnest rules of all.” He had great pity for the Temecula people, the sheriff did; But he had to obey the law itself. These rules are considered “thick” rules. It is not because there are so many of them, but because they require interpretation, because examples are given and because they leave room for all kinds of exceptions. One could even say that thick periods are like a thicket – with tendrils and tangles of special cases, some specified, others derived. A sick monk may receive more than the amount of bread allocated daily. A thick ruler doesn`t have to be long. In Alice`s Victorian world, for example, a big rule might be: “Young girls should always be polite” – and Alice does her best to interpret and implement this saying in the ever-changing circumstances of Wonderland. She repeatedly agreed that “no one is above the law,” but she warned that the Supreme Court had no real way to ensure that people, including the president, obeyed his orders. Ideally, strict rules apply uniformly to all cases.
As Daston puts it, thin periods “strive to be self-sufficient.” A computer algorithm is an example of a thin rule – perhaps long, but supposed to be without the need for human thought or intervention. In Wonderland, a thin rule would probably be the Cheshire cat`s explanation: “We`re all crazy here.” The Ten Commandments also tend to be understood as thin – they must always be followed by all – which is one of the reasons why the story of Abraham being asked to sacrifice his son Isaac is so opaque, engaging, and sublime. Americans, to obey someone, especially a parent or teacher, but even when they were repeatedly published with increasingly reprimanding language, lavish laws were regularly violated year after year. They have also been bypassed, with fashion changes not yet regulated. Similar attempts to get Parisians to respect traffic rules and not throw their garbage in the street have also failed. But not far away, the citizens of Amsterdam obeyed rules that led to clean streets and a coherent and functional transport system. What for? Daston suggests that rules tend to succeed when they are also norms. It highlights the success of some religious communities with implicit and explicit dress codes. She makes a more disturbing observation about the Amsterdam order: the administration took “draconian measures that shocked foreign visitors.” Paris only became more orderly when the rules came from the “revolutionary and later imperial authorities.” Rule No. 42, says the king, is that all people who are more than a mile tall must leave the court. Alice replies that she is not a kilometre tall. And anyway, it`s not a real rule, because the king invented it, at that time.
“It`s the oldest rule in the book,” the king retorts. But when Alice points out that if the rule was so old, it should have been the rule no. 1 The king closes the notebook in which he has read the rules (and in which he has written them) and walks away from their quarrel.