None of us actually exist, at least not in the ways we generally believe that we do. Continue reading Convenient Fictions of Non-being
Successful information systems self-propagation is largely agnostic of the truth value of message content. False assertions might even assist adaptive information replication across a dynamic medium of material systems and human minds. Continue reading Information System Self-Propagation
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
The logic of language, narrative thought, explanation and communication finds itself poorly equipped as a method by which to represent or communicate the sophisticated complexity of living systems. Continue reading The Boundaries of Logic, Abstraction and Knowledge
What is the value of truth ? Continue reading Simple Truths and Complex Facts
You could be mistaken for believing that the primary public narratives and political engagements of our era are dominated by simpletons and misanthropes… Continue reading On Facts, Truth and Public Narratives