Monthly Archives: February 2019

Foundations of Logic – Welfare everywhere

Foundations of Logic – Welfare Welfare Everywhere Frank Lovell said “Welfare Welfare Everywhere”…until OPM [Other People’s Money] runs out. There are occasionally some Free Lunches, but there are no Free Lunches as a sustainable Way Of Life. Nope, uh-uh, none, … Continue reading

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Quora – most recent research about aging

What is the most recent research about aging? I really don’t know with absolute certainty, and I have a lot of indications that give me a reasonable level of confidence, though not yet a confidence “beyond all reasonable doubt”. I … Continue reading

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Foundations of logic – Liberalism failed?

Foundations of Logic – Liberalism has failed — not because it fell short, but because it was true to itself. All “isms” seem to be oversimplifications of an extremely complex (and exponentially getting more complex) reality. Anyone who has worked … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and the economy

To what extent could artificial intelligence expand the economy? Depends what you mean by economy. Depends how long you want to survive. If you mean a market based economy, where people trade things, then it is a very debatable question. … Continue reading

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Quora – Why isn’t life expectancy increasing

Quora – Why is life expectancy no longer increasing? A really complex answer, and several other answers already cover important aspects. A lot of it has to do with many different levels of economic incentives. Most increases in life expectancy … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – AI and patterns

Mark Hubey linked to an article on problems with AI and pattern recognition, and asked How do you find patterns that don’t exist? Futurism.com Machine learning causing a crisis in science Frank replied – you DON’T find patterns that “don’t … Continue reading

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Quora – importance of science

Quora – Is the advancement of science the most important thing in the world? By itself, no, and it is part of the picture. Science in and of itself is neutral, it is what we choose to do with it … Continue reading

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