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Interesting to see today’s news on standardisation of units of measure, that time, distance and mass are now to be unified through the Caesium clock with application of the speed of light (c) and Planck’s constant (h). (Hat tip to Jim Al-Khalili on Twitter). Fascinating article in itself, however yet more evidence that the accepted standard […]

There is certainly a coming together of many related ideas which is very exciting, but there are some implicit assumptions in that “convergence” that blur some details that may not actually be right in any of the three fields. This post is to record a position. The linked paper …. “CONVERGENCE of Neuroscience, Biogenetics and Computing – a convergence […]

Thanks to Charlie Klendjian for clarifying his Islam vs Islamism agenda. I witnessed the first delivery of the talk he mentions [and blogged about it here with follow-up here] but couldn’t be at the second talk. The first for me was “all over the place” too unfocussed, and too many topics – freedoms, extremisms, crimes, legal arrangements, sharia, […]

Blogging after quite a hiatus, more of which in the next post, and reading a first book since October, the two not unconnected. Received Dan Dennett’s “Intuition Pumps – and Other Tools for Thinking” as a Christmas present, and I’m about a third through. No secret here on Psybertron that I’m a big fan of […]

This is my working model / mental image of Pirsig’s MoQ. It’s limited by being in 2D with evolutionary time in one direction up the page – this limits the ability to show real-time / concurrent interactions between “levels” that are separate on the 2D page, or recursive cycles between the patterns or spiralling out […]

I don’t really see any worthwhile debate – the buzz of turf-wars may keep the subjects in the headlines, but there is no definitional problem not already adequately sorted by the data > information > knowledge > wisdom stack. (Thanks to David Gurteen’s tweets prompting this post.) Anyone with strong allegiance to any one part […]

As mentioned in the previous post, I’ve had an enforced hiatus from blogging due to the relocation to Oslo. Two things to note: (1) After doing some essential overhauls just before going offline in the US, I had added a “simpler” previous posts & archives link to the side-bar, and noted slowness in the rendering […]

Did this back in 2003. Sam picked up on it recently, and I was prompted to re-do and see how my outlook has changed. Latest Result 1.  Aquinas   (100%)  Information link 2.  Aristotle   (94%)  Information link 3.  Jeremy Bentham   (72%)  Information link 4.  Plato   (71%)  Information link 5.  John Stuart Mill   (55%)  Information link 6.  St. Augustine   (53%)  Information link 7.  […]