Tag Archives: knowledge

Quora – realist

Are you an ontological realist, and do you believe in the real existence of universals? I am realist enough to accept the overwhelming evidence that whatever reality is, it seems to be very much more complex than any human mind … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, understanding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Foundations of Logic – Belief

Foundations of Logic – Facebook Group Mark Posted: People believed x, x was wrong. People believe y, so y is wrong. Michael responded: It’s more fundamental- People believed, belief is wrong! Pawel asked: is it wrong? Dirk responded: The processing … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas, understanding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Foundations of Logic – “rights” thread continues

Founcations of logic – started with rights, discussion continues. Hi Pawel, Not quite. Certainly feedback and control are important aspects of AI systems, and there are many others. Often constrained randomness is an essential part of AI. Not all complex … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, understanding | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Quora – difference between learning and evolution

What is the difference between learning and evolution? That is a very interesting question, and it depends how deep you want to take the inquiry as to what sort of answer you get. Oliver Caspari gave a good and valid … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in understanding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ideas, understanding | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment