Does the social (and psychological) context of science and technology fundamentally inhibit the free exploration and development of new modes of thought ? Continue reading Conceptual Homeostasis
The non-linear cognitive flexibility and diverse conceptual vocabulary required to describe the complex problem-space of environmental and ecological complexity is also the heuristic practise with which we might seek to successfully address it. Continue reading Enigmas of Ecological Problem-Solving
Is it possible to genuinely acknowledge or effectively disentangle the diverse patterns and consequences of environmental disruption without also simultaneously addressing the core epistemological shortcomings of human cognition, of human nature ? Continue reading Solving the Problem of Environmental Degradation requires us to Solve Ourselves
Conventional platitudes and “safe” research agendas actively inhibit the free flow of ideas that discovery and authentic intellectual creativity or intelligence require. Continue reading Inhibiting Intelligence
Creating an “unhackable” system is a lofty aspiration; systemic closure is an implicit logical problem. Continue reading Unhackable Systems ?
The unfolding patterns, exploratory revelations and emergent complexity of Artificial Intelligence may not ultimately reveal itself to be as useful to us as we (and all our aspirations) turn out to be to it. Continue reading An Autonomous Science ?
A (perceived) ethical void in the bare-metal mechanisms of pure mathematical and statistical Reason generates that ideological and cultural reflex we see all around us as intransigent denial of demonstrable and provable facts. Continue reading Science, Philosophy and Human Fallibility