Quora – Can any belief be guaranteed as true when, as history has shown us, in the future, we may find that everything we believe currently is false?

Quora – Can any belief be guaranteed as true when, as history has shown us, in the future, we may find that everything we believe currently is false?

Only one (the thing that Descartes got right) – “Cogito ergo sum”, which I would translate into my understanding as “because I have consciousness, I must have some sort of form, in some sort of matrix, even if I am uncertain about the exact nature of that form, or any of the sets of systems that underlie it”.

And I write that as someone who has had a deep interest in biology, physics, cosmology and intelligence for over 50 years; as someone with reasonably complex models of the evolution of epistemology and ontology over the deep times of genetics and culture.

I may be a biological entity, or a simulation of a biological entity, or a simulation of a simulation of a biological entity, …

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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