Illusions

Facebook – The scientific way of thinking is the only one that can be real, convincing and without illusions

[ 8/6/20 ]

Slight correction.

Scientific thinking isn’t without illusions, it almost certainly contains many illusions, but it also contains mechanisms that should eventually identify those illusions and replace them with some model which is a closer approximation to reality and more accurately aligns with the datasets available.

Science seems to be a potentially infinite process of model refinement and developing more accurate and more useful models (and sometimes time constraints mean that more useful isn’t necessarily more accurate, but may contain heuristics that deliver more reliable results more quickly). Looked at from within an evolutionary context most of religion and philosophy makes sense from this “useful heuristic” based view of time critical decision making.

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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