Monthly Archives: August 2017

Max Tegmark’s Book – Life 3.0 – bought it this morning – Updated 21 Sept 2017

Will AI enable the third stage of life? In his new book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark explores the future of technology, life, and intelligence. … In summary, … Continue reading

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JBP Study Group – What is Post Modernism? and other things.

JOrdan Peterson Study Group – What is Post Modernism I have no problem with the postmodern rejection of *TRUTH*. Evolution seems to work with probabilities and heuristics (things that are near enough to something to be useful in practice). It … Continue reading

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Evolution Institute – unpredictability

Evolution Makes Us Flexible Because Life Is Unpredictable “Unbending rigor is the mate of death/ And wielding softness the company of life: Unbending soldiers get no victories/ The stiffest tree is readiest for the axe.” (Tao Te Ching: 76) Yes … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic -knowledge, truth, science

Foundations of Logic thread On a more GENERAL level: can science aspire to be a type of activity that pursues KNOWLEDGE (and that also ACQUIRES it reasonably often), and, at the same time, accept that its claims and theories are … Continue reading

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Laurie’s Blog – Essence?

Bare Naked When was the last time you got bare naked—right down to your essence? Hi Laurie, The term essence seems to me to hide some assumptions that don’t hold up very well. Sure we can strip away superficial stories … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Truth ?

What if we defined the validity of an argument in terms of falsity? To say that argument is valid iff the falsity of premises guarantees the falsity of conclusion? What’s so special about truth? Two very different classes of consideration … Continue reading

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London Futurists – how do we create our future

Future Consciousness: The Path to Purposeful Evolution How do we create a good future? Hi Tom You ask “How do we create a good future?” To me, that is the most profound question possible, and one I have been consciously … Continue reading

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Science of sex differences

The Science of Sex Differences Is Complicated (and Biased) There’s a lot of discussion about the problematic Google manifesto, and one of the issues brought up is the science of sex differences. Yes it is complex. Yes there are many … Continue reading

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Feedback sent to Google

Feedback sent to Google. The recent firing of James Damore over his production of the Ideological Echo Chamber paper seems to me to have pushed the organisation over that boundary into “evil”. For the first time since Google started, I … Continue reading

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Judge ouselves

By what standards do you judge yourself? What sense judge? Is judge used in the sense of fine judgement – the ability to be able to see fine gradations of variation across a large number of dimensions (including dimensions of … Continue reading

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