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Dumb

If you believe something to be true, but do not assert your belief, then you are probably dumb. 😉   Continue reading

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In Our Brains…

In our brains, almost everything is connected to the world outside of our brains. Thinking about artificial intelligence (AI), my friends Ted and Brandon are asking for help (@http://concerning.ai). In my humble opinion: If you want to „get somewhere“ then … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rewarding Life May Be Counter-Productive When Rewards Undermine Habits

A new friend of mine recently asked “how do you translate ‘rewarding’ into German?” I found it was fascinating that this was difficult to answer. We had been talking (and continue to talk) about how language and culture are closely … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Quintessential Human Superpower: Universal Law

The evolution of homo sapiens is a continuing story, and so far the development has been not only towards rational thought, but also towards technology for sharing ideas. Among these technologies is language, and since just a few thousand years … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Theory of Handles and Relationships

In a sense, this is a theory of what it means to be a theory… — but that would actually make it appear rather insignificant. It is much more: It is also a description of relationships, and the role these … Continue reading Continue reading

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Transcending Textual Materialism

Of course my writing is linked — there are relationships between my ideas, whether I am aware of them or not, whether or not I explicate such relations as I write down my thoughts. Hence, it is not at all … Continue reading
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Little Bitty Digital Fantasy

Closing a door behind him, the author prepares for a little change of pace…. It will be an experiment — an experiential quasi-essay, a window to a different space, one of fantastic cyber-surrealism. Approaching the entrance, he sticks out his … Continue reading
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Paul Krugman has lost the plot

money is like a social network I think Professor Krugman should look into the sociological basis of economics more (much as e.g. Max Weber did in “Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft”). I don’t think that one sentence quoted above is wrong, but … Continue reading
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How to Know Yourself

I recently listened to a piece about Paul Ricœur (I think there was a lot of news, largely on account of the 100th anniversary of his birthday). I can’t recall if I’ve read any of his work per se, but … Continue reading
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People who maintain that the value of anything is simply the price set in the free market are so stupid that they don’t even realize that free markets are a myth

I remember when I was in high school one of my friends came back from visiting some college or university, and he brought back some “professor’s chalk” — it was much bigger than the chalk our schoolteacher used. The reason … Continue reading
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