Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain
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A brain-blending categorisation and visualisation of errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking. How many do you use? The word ‘rhetological’ is made up. Rhetological Fallacies
Sam Harris - Conceptos erroneos sobre el ateismo (subtitulado)
How Common Is Life in the Universe There almost certainly is life elsewhere in the universe. There is no reason to think that conditions and events that led to life on earth are unique, and the universe is a ridiculously vast place. So the odds strongly favor that there must be many occurrences of life out there. There are interesting sub-questions, however – how common is life, how common is complex life, and how common are technological civilizations?
¿Son la cuántica y la relatividad incompatibles? En esta entrada, Carlos sugiere dedicar un artículo a la “incompatibilidad” de la relatividad general y la mecánica cuántica. Puesto que lo prometido es deuda, helo aquí - espero que lo disfrutéis, especialmente tú, Carlos. Antes de empezar con el heavy metal de la teoría cuántica de campos y la relatividad general, las aclaraciones pertinentes. Conozco muy poca gente que realmente entienda _la relatividad general en todos sus detalles. Y, francamente, no conozco a nadie vivo que realmente entienda la mecánica cuántica moderna _de verdad. Desde luego, yo personalmente no entiendo _ninguna _de las dos.
An extended conversation with the legendary linguist Graham Gordon Ramsay If one were to rank a list of civilization's greatest and most elusive intellectual challenges, the problem of "decoding" ourselves -- understanding the inner workings of our minds and our brains, and how the architecture of these elements is encoded in our genome -- would surely be at the top. Yet the diverse fields that took on this challenge, from philosophy and psychology to computer science and neuroscience, have been fraught with disagreement about the right approach. In 1956, the computer scientist John McCarthy coined the term "Artificial Intelligence" (AI) to describe the study of intelligence by implementing its essential features on a computer. Instantiating an intelligent system using man-made hardware, rather than our own "biological hardware" of cells and tissues, would show ultimate understanding, and have obvious practical applications in the creation of intelligent devices or even robots.
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Fifty years ago this month, one of the most influential books of the 20th century was published by the University of Chicago Press. Many if not most lay people have probably never heard of its author, Thomas Kuhn, or of his book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, but their thinking has almost certainly been influenced by his ideas. The litmus test is whether you've ever heard or used the term "paradigm shift", which is probably the most used – and abused – term in contemporary discussions of organisational change and intellectual progress.
biohumanities/podcasts/humannature_podcast.html Maria Kronfeldner - What Use Was Human Nature? [PDF] Bielefeld University Richard Samuels - Do Human Beings Have a Nature?
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Anatomy of a false memory – Neurophilosophy WE BELIEVE THAT memory provides us with a faithful record of past events. But in fact, it is well established that memory is reconstructive, and not reproductive, in nature. In retrieval, a memory is pieced together from fragments, but during the reconstruction errors creep in due to our own biases and expectations.