Author Archives: Ted Howard NZ

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

Epigenetics

Foundations of Logic – Science in Flux? Foundations of logic – Post by Mark – “Then researchers at Emory University in Atlanta trained mice to fear the smell of almonds”… The article above references this publication in Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/nn.3594 Epigenetic … Continue reading

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Attention – Focus

The Power Of Attention Diversity At Work The only way to cultivate focus is to have an alignment of what does and doesn’t deserve attention. Shared attention is both the cause and result of a cohesive community—and the reason why … Continue reading

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Quora – Hayflick limit

Quora – Are plans to live more than 150 years doomed because our cells can’t divide themselves more than a certain limit? No. Looked at over the deep time of evolution, every cell alive today seems to have undergone billions … Continue reading

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Truth and binary vs non-binary – again

Suppose theres a statement LP such that: 1) LP = ~True(LP) THEN 2) True(LP) = True(~True(LP)) AND 3) True(LP) = ~True(LP) THEREFOR There is no such statement LP. (QED) The assumption that statements are either true or false assumes simple … Continue reading

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AI Alignment

AI alignment domain – Complexity of value It concerns me that AI alignment continues to use happiness as a proposed goal. If one takes evolutionary epistemology and evolutionary ontology seriously, then happiness is simply some historically averaged useful heuristic for … Continue reading

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Homo Economicus

Evonomics – How to Destroy Neoliberalism: Kill ‘Homo Economicus’ Some great ideas in this “The last 40 years of research across multiple scientific disciplines has proven, with certainty, that homo economicus does not exist. Outside of economic models, this is … Continue reading

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Truth? continued

Truth continued Sigurd started a new thread derived from a subset of my original post Hi Sigurd, My argument is not with the truths derived from the acceptance of any set of postulates (ZFC or any others). I quite explicitly … Continue reading

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