“In fact, the only organisms known to break it down require energy to do so.”
“I tend to think that the concept of computational irreducibility is probably the answer to the philosophical debates of the past two thousand years about the relationship between free will and determinism.”
” … because the only SM is not sufficient to explain our universe” (at mass 125 GeV).
But if feather like structures were present in the ancestors of all dinosaurs, how much time does that allow for the gradual evolution of feathers?
The evasion, of course, is the idea that natural selection, acting on random mutation, somehow just produces the quality as needed, time and again, in the gecko evolutionary tree.
Upcoming “Turing Essays” are going to be written by Jack Copeland. He thinks the mind is beyond computation, but is still a machine.
“This may be the first time in history that a media headline about particle physics is incorrectly pessimistic … “
This is a leak. Announcement was supposed to be Friday.
Was plagiarism always this common, but only recently easy to detect, using machine methods?
“Titan is one of the few worlds in the solar system with a significant atmosphere, and the presence of an underground ocean could help explain how Titan replenishes methane in its hazy atmosphere.”
“So we are back to the fact that homeodynamics and homeostasis are not simply properties of non-linear math, but are properties of global information. “
“Homeodynamics solves this riddle by injecting the mathematical apparatus of nonlinear dynamics into the discussion, which introduces the element of virtuality. “
“In fact, 11 percent (more than one in 10) are sure they have seen a UFO with their own eyes, while 20 percent (one in five) know someone who claims to have seen a flying saucer.”
The assumptions on which neuroscience proceeds today are often shallow and misleading, producing nonsense intended by special interest groups to manipulate the public.
In short, Lehrer sold the same stuff twice. Apparently, accusations have snowballed against him.