Category Archives: Ideas

Foundations of Logic – existential risk

Foundations of Logc Group – Existential Risk Stop reading if you are prone to anxiety. Shall we let the games go on? What is your approach and what game do you play on the issue of the survival of our … Continue reading

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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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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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JBP Study Group – Aesthetics

JBP study group – Aesthetics – Nonsense or important? Aesthetics seems to be one of several sets of valuation systems that evolution has embodied in us as individuals. In that sense it seems to be an important aspect of our … Continue reading

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JBP Study Group – Political horseshoe

Post in Jordan Peterson study group – Political Horseshoe In a sense it seems to be antithetical to what Jordan is saying, and at best a gross simplification that distorts at least as much as it exemplifies. It seems that … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy

Aug1-7, ’17 ~QofDay~ Civilized Hypocrisy? Does hypocrisy play a role in a civilized society? It seems to me that hypocrisy is not a desirable feature of civilised society, and it is an inevitable one to a degree, given our evolutionary … Continue reading

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