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politics

Planet Politics

The sheer unrepentant complexity and high-dimensionality of the Global problem spaces we face as a technological civilisation imply that to ever or even just survive, the proliferation of shallow and meaningless ideological caricatures may be a necessary component into the far future of humanity. Communication mandates a certain degree of simplicity but reality itself is […]

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culture

Artificial Intelligence as Artist?

Art is nothing without controversy. You might even suggest that the adversarialism and dissonant entropy of disagreement regarding value or aesthetic merit is precisely the primary transmission medium for a hype and cultural salience by and through which art maintains sustainable continuity in the popular imagination and marketplace of cultural concepts. Is it art? Is […]

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Alien Anthropology

One Planet: a Smoke Signal in this Warming World

Every day, in the afternoon or early evening, for around 4 weeks a blanket of smoke has drifted across my city. I reflected on this here recently but tonight I found myself inadvertently caught up in the smoke as I was walking. My eyes are stinging, I have a sickening burnt wood taste in the […]

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culture

Brute-Forcing Truth…

Where successfully arguing a point becomes more important than being correct, it doesn’t really matter when you really are correct…

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culture

The Clown Car of Consensus

Being correct on an issue is often tempered by the necessary clown-car and selection filter of consensus agreement…

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communication

Rhetorical Poverty: Revisited

That an opinion has been expressed may be a fact but that the opinion necessarily represents a fact (or truth) does not logically follow…