Interesting link from Sam (at Elizaphanian) by Judith Curry “Climate Change – no consensus on consensus“. The issue is to escape the denial, and simply recognize the big science decisions – to agree or criticize with “findings” are not scientific, they are political, tactical, strategic, etc … value-based. The key IPCC consensus finding from its […]
Entries from October 2012
0 October 30, 2012 at 11:03pm by Psybertron
0 October 28, 2012 at 7:38pm by Psybertron
That’s some hiatus, due mainly to travel and work pressures. New York, San Diego, Washington, now Brisbane and next Perth … Out on the streets, in a bar, seeing a band on only one night in the whole – PiL at the Hammerstein NYC. Been reading a lot in travel time – though not as […]
2 October 11, 2012 at 9:21am by Psybertron
Mentioned earlier I was reading Stuart Kauffman, and was impressed by his extending the story of life beyond the ubiquitous focus on DNA and genes. After that it’s been a bit of a roller-coaster, as this biologist covers psychology, philosophy and fundamental physics in his quest of Reinventing the Sacred – a common fault I […]
0 October 8, 2012 at 1:22pm by Psybertron
In his own words, a very crude and primitive thesis from Steven Pinker. Maybe OK for purely “scientific” prose, but woeful on classic communication – rhetoric reduced to rules – Objective truth, you know, your reader doesn’t. Wonder what Pirsig would make of that? (Strange critique of Strunk & White. Good rules – simple heuristics […]
0 October 5, 2012 at 9:00am by Psybertron
Wonderful story of people and place connections … the place being 82A Railton Road, Brixton. Made my day. Hat tip to BifRiv.
0 October 4, 2012 at 8:26am by Psybertron
Why do we have news ? So that people promoting their stories can justify funds and resources for their activities that generate the stories.
0 October 3, 2012 at 12:38pm by Psybertron
Interesting piece by two Russian colleagues Anatoly Levenchuk and Victor Agroskin interviewed for “Studia Humana” on Libertarian philosophy and activity in Russia. ISO15926, the core of my day job these days, gets an interesting mention. Some day we hope to use .15926 software for conceptual modeling of a general praxeology framework to obtain a model […]
0 October 2, 2012 at 1:21pm by Psybertron
Hat tip to David Gurteen for tweeting this link to Knoco on Working Out Loud.
0 October 2, 2012 at 10:36am by Psybertron
Ricky Gervais too. “We all have faith. eg I have faith in science & friends.”
1 October 1, 2012 at 9:43am by Psybertron
Interesting interview with Mervyn King by Steph Flanders. Before the financial crisis of 2008, Sir Mervyn says, he had struggled to comprehend how policy makers had allowed the economic disasters of the interwar years to take place – now he understands all too well. But interesting nevertheless on “simplistication” – wise economists always had important […]