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Quora – are we clean slates

Quora – Are we born with a “clean slate” in regards to knowledge? Clearly not. Our neural networks are heavily biased by our genetics. An unbiased neural network takes hundreds of thousands of instances to reliably train a new pattern, … Continue reading

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Philosophers and scientists

Are philosophers realy scientists? Where do we draw the line? Depends how one interprets the question. A philosopher who is true to the name is a lover of wisdom. Wisdom is that quality of judging accurately in matters relating to … Continue reading

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Quora – importance of science

Quora – Is the advancement of science the most important thing in the world? By itself, no, and it is part of the picture. Science in and of itself is neutral, it is what we choose to do with it … Continue reading

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Quora – What is the greatest science?

What is the greatest science? The one that keeps asking questions about everything, particularly the techniques of sense-making and valences that we employ at various levels (ie all disciplines are part of the same grand enquiry, if someone is serious … Continue reading

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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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