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Free Will – once again – a problem with Trick’s postulate

Common Intuitions about Free Will (and how it needs to be defined) Hi Trick, If the universe were deterministic in the hard sense, then you would be correct in your deductions. But that does not appear to be the case. … Continue reading

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Evonomics – von Hayek

How Hayek’s Evolutionary Theory Disproves His Politics While I agree that Hayek had some profound insights, and that the information aspect is important, and the complex adaptive systems aspects are important, and that Fred raises two good points, I still … Continue reading

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Free Will – Trick’s Graphic

Free Will Continued A response to Trick’s graphic If you have read much of my writing, you will know that it seems very likely to me that we live in a universe that has both lawful and random aspects, and … Continue reading

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In The Crapper

In the Crapper Have you ever had your mouth washed out? I spent a lot of my time in fishing communities, and some of the language was “colorful”. I recall one engineer after crushing his finger in a machine let … Continue reading

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Can computers keep getting faster?

November 8 – 15 ’17 ~ Computers Can computers keep getting faster? Short answer – yes, and long answer a lot more complicated. There are limits imposed on particular technologies, by things like the speed of light, and switching speeds … Continue reading

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Errors and Risk

A tool to debug “black box” deep-learning neural networks Researchers at Columbia and Lehigh universities have developed a method for error-checking the reasoning of the thousands or millions of neurons in unsupervised (self-taught) deep-learning neural networks, such as those used … Continue reading

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JBP – Free Will

JBP – Free Will Philosophical question. Background: I listened to a podcast of Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson. As we know – Sam Harris says that free will doesn’t exist and Jordan Peterson is in opposition to that. I was … Continue reading

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