Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fallacies

Mark Larkento – Fallacies While acknowledging a certain level of utility in that description, that definition takes as an assumption that there are only two possible truth values. What if both true and false are in reality only available in … Continue reading

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God does not play dice???

Discuss: Extra Credits: “God Does Not Play Dice” Do you think science and religion can ever be reconciled or harmonized? Why or why not? This begs so many questions! What do you mean by religion? What do you mean by … Continue reading

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Keys

Keys – Lost and Found I’ve found that the key to _________ is __________. I’ve found that the key to understanding is to give up the notion of truth, and accept that in many very real senses, the best any … Continue reading

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Email to Blakey Vermeule – Response to Ashton, “Two Problems”

Email to Blakey Vermeule – Response to Ashton, “Two Problems” Hi Blakey Agree with almost all you wrote in http://nonsite.org/article/responses-to-two-problems-with-a-neuroaesthetic-theory-of-interpretation. One issue you didn’t raise, which falsifies the whole thought experiment in a sense: Have you ever considered how improbable … Continue reading

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John Horgan interviews Eliezer Yudkowsky

John Horgan interviews Eliezer Yudkowsky While I align with the vast bulk of what you have written Eliezer, there are two significant exceptions. The first relates to your example of the “be paid five dollars” above. Why do you continue … Continue reading

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Someone just insulted you

March 6 to 8 ’16 ~QofDay~ Someone Just Insulted You Someone Just Insulted You. How does that Feel? How do You Internally Handle It? How do You react? I don’t like insults, don’t know anyone who does, and they usually … Continue reading

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Inteligence.org – Defining human values for value learners

New paper: “Defining human values for value learners” Any non-trivial system is going to be a set of approximations to cost/benefit over time. What defines costs and benefits can itself be an evolving set, of increasingly more abstract notions (involving … Continue reading

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Evonomics – How Mainstream Economics Helps Businesses Manipulate our Minds

How Mainstream Economics Helps Businesses Manipulate our Minds Yes, certainly, what is written here is a small part of the issue. Certainly we are influenced by the context of our existence at many levels, from deep cultural to sound bite … Continue reading

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Stopping Domestic Violence

Cause of the Month, Feb. 2016: Stopping Domestic Violence This includes: man violence toward woman woman violence toward man man-man and woman-woman violence violence against children violence FROM children (as in Elder Abuse) I suppose we could even include animals, … Continue reading

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Longevity Cookbook – update

Longevity Cookbook: Pharmacological Extension of Lifespan Excellent work Maria. It has been clear to me in logic that indefinite life extension is possible since 1974 — as if you think about it, every cell alive today has essentially been alive … Continue reading

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