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Quora – what hinders progress

What hinders AI conquering academic research given the incredible progress as demonstrated? What makes you think it has been hindered (as distinct from the economic and social pressures against reporting such progress)? And it is a very highly dimensional “game … Continue reading

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Quora – arguments not evidence

Is “arguments are not evidence” actually a thing in science? Hardy Jonck gives a good answer, and like most things, the answer to this question is highly context sensitive. Everyone has to start out with simple understandings. Everyone has to … Continue reading

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Quora – what idea explained would alter the world

What’s one scientific concept (if properly explained) that would improve everyone’s understanding of the world? Evolution. Everyone thinks it is all about competition, but that is less than half of it. When considering complex systems (like ourselves) it is far … Continue reading

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Quora – what makes a scientist

Quora – What makes someone a scientist? Science is an eternal process of investigating the real, both in the sense of what already exists, and what might be able to be created. It involves a process of: Generate hypotheses; Design … Continue reading

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A post on Tom’s facebook page – about plate tectonics proving matter creation

Tom made reference to a map of gravity anomalies as evidence for creation of matter. Not necessarily so Tom. If one looks at the earth as a system that is powered internally by a combination of atomic energy from long … Continue reading

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Quora – what is the next advance in the scientific method?

Quora – What will be the next qualitative advance in the scientific method? It seems very probable to me that the method is relatively complete, even if reality is sufficiently complex that people will be able to keep getting interesting … 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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