Things are real because they exchange information one with another.
… the only thing left for us students was to work out the details. Boy, was he wrong!
Which is why the brain is so “difficult to crack” But is the computer even the right image?
Best guess is, his idea is falling flat in the physics world.
One reason it all feels like science in a time of decline is the ease with which dramatic speculations ensue from really limited evidence.
In this post I want to consider another aspect of information. Specifically, I want to consider the concept of “Shannon information.” First of all, I admit to having ruffled a few feathers when I mentioned in passing in a prior post that “Shannon information is not really information.” As I have also written before in […]
Sounds like the design of life to some of us. The story is Darwin grovel-free.
Such committees inevitably get dominated by people lobbying for a viewpoint, usually at odds with that of the membership.
Ott: Isn’t it beautiful how unguided processes with no particular outcome in mind (in fact, with no mind), happen all over the world …
First of all, I want to apologize for shamelessly copying the title and structure of a recent post by VJ Torley. VJ, I hope you will pardon me: imitators, after all, are an undeniable mark of true success! 🙂 That said, let’s go to the subject of this post. I have discussed a little bit […]
The problem with her approach is explained clearly by C.S. Lewis
But wait, isn’t the mind an illusion?
large scale taxpayer funding tends to disproportionately increase the number of middling achievers in a field. Left to themselves, they can create a climate against innovation.
Dumping math may also be highly convenient if they are fronting ideas that don’t make sense.
Something they possibly wouldn’t have done if the US had a viable space program as opposed to airy fairy theories about the multiverse.
But why are we surprised? Actually, almost everyone will eat the salad plate if meat is not served on Friday.
So either it is a fluke that happened a lot of times in different ways or a fluke that happened almost never.
They don’t think, but something seems to be doing their thinking for them. Not natural selection acting on random mutation because they evidently choose to avoid it.
Electric organs in fish have challenged evolution ever since Darwin and a new study published today peered even deeper into the problem, down to the genetic level. First let’s see what Darwin had to say (from the section entitled “Special Difficulties of the Theory of Natural Selection,” pages 150-1 of the Sixth Edition of the Origin of Species): […]