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Evolution Institute – Saving Social Constructivism

Saving Social Constructivism Yes, this is deep and complex. Yes we are dealing with deeply nested sets of complex adaptive systems (up to 20 and sometimes more levels). The classical notion of “Truth” (that one can be absolutely certain of … Continue reading

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Quora – Is the emergence of scientific thinking an evolutionary phenomenon rather than something that is objectively better than how humans thought in the distant past?

Quora – Is the emergence of scientific thinking an evolutionary phenomenon rather than something that is objectively better than how humans thought in the distant past? Why need the two things be exclusive? It seems probable that it is both, … Continue reading

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Quora – greatest discovery

What is the greatest scientific advancement of the last 500 years? Got moved to Which is the most important invention/discovery of the last 500 years? then moved back again. Understanding that all new levels of complexity in biological systems are … Continue reading

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Quora – importance of power

Quora – What is the importance of power? Power is fundamental to doing anything. It is the ability to make something happen. The term power has many aspects to its meaning. It can refer to authority granted or assumed. It … Continue reading

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Quora – Do most people accept any scientific theory as true?

Do most people accept any scientific theory as true? An interesting question, which I have no hard data on, and strongly suspect the answer is no on several counts, and yes on some. Most people are so ignorant of science … Continue reading

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Quora – Have you ever been against recognised theories?

As a scientist, have you ever been against a recognized scientific theory? Which theory was it and why were you against it? Yes, many. One example – gradualism in evolution. It was clear to me in logic and statistics that … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – consciousness

Foundations of Logic Facebook group. “Why?” questions = infinite regress. “How?” questions = infinite progress. Turtles all the way down in a sense, but that sense is unreal. Our best understanding of consciousness from an evolutionary perspective is that perception … Continue reading

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