Tag Archives: Evolution

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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Evolution Institute – unpredictability

Evolution Makes Us Flexible Because Life Is Unpredictable “Unbending rigor is the mate of death/ And wielding softness the company of life: Unbending soldiers get no victories/ The stiffest tree is readiest for the axe.” (Tao Te Ching: 76) Yes … 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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Evonomics – corruption

Bribery, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Prosocial Institutions How the science of cooperation and cultural evolution will give us new tools in combating corruption. This paper opens with three assertions that to me are all false: “There is nothing natural … Continue reading

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Evonomics – complexity

Two Big Questions About the Job Guarantee: God, Devil, and the Details Progressives have these questions. Others will too. So many dimensions to the complexity of this question. Aside from the one I continually raise, the idea that markets are … Continue reading

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Evonomics – How economics can free itself

Evonomics – How Economics Can Free Itself from Religious Dogmatism Pure theory made economics more remote from day-to-day reality. A lot in what Rapley writes, and a lot more in what Daniel Krynicki writes below, and as what one might … Continue reading

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