Wednesday, June 29, 2011

twitter: New blog post: Global pulse – how news spreads on Twitter after major events

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Galton and Eugenics

Would the world be better if people below a certain IQ threshold were not allowed to reproduce? The facile answer is "Yes!" Considered more carefully, I believe not.

Genes are multipotent and intelligence - emotional and cognitive - is a multigene expression. Add variable penetrance, synergists and antagonists and proteonomic modulators and everything becomes exceedingly complex. Losing stupid people could mean losing much  more than we are aware of.

Stupidity is a single expressed local minimum. It is not an absolute determined trajectory.
The IQs of a large enough population are calcu...

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Complete, comprehensive, ubiquitous, autonomic, active, multimodal, temporal, plastic, modular,... perfect knowledge agents...
Affect is a neuroendocrine gestalt, but awareness of such affect is necessarily a percept, a cognitive output.
Actually some people consider type 3 errors "Right answer, wrong reason" which would make "Wrong question" a type 4 error...
If type 1,2,3 errors are wrong answer,wrong answer, wrong question; what would a type 4 error be?
Perfect understanding requires autistic language, but even such language has to be internally inconsistent and necessarily constrained in its subjects because ambiguity has great utility.
"We should develop the natural aptitude of the human mind to place all information within a context and an entity. We should teach methods of grasping mutual relations and reciprocal influences between parts and the whole in a complex world."
Act the action? "Try" to sit? If knowledge is a verb, how does one know the knowing?
About 666 more people die per day than are born in South Africa
Where is personality situated?
Commentary. Do memes make for a shared consciousness? Coadunation?
"Parents always make their worst mistakes with the oldest children. That's when parents know the least and

care the most, so they're more likely to be wrong and also more likely to insist that they're right."
"In this way action is never a means but always an end in itself; one acts because it is right, and not

because it is instrumental, expected, legal or previously agreed upon."
The point at which the contemplation of life supercedes living something is irretrievably lost
Madness is very far from the long tail...
I take as my guide the hope of a saint
in crucial things, unity --
in important things, diversity --
in all things, generosity
-- Inaugural Address of President George Bush
Do we have a responsibility to learn to use our bodies more gracefully and more effectively?
Measures of self-control are all cumulative without separate mental accounts.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

In kindled fires / softly wrapped lubricious heat / is joy manifest #haiku

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

...that makes the utility of knowledge tautological - knowing is incomplete without effect and is not knowing....
"Random" implies that most things are non-random
I find the idea of Information as verb as profoundly disruptive. I need to think about this...
Information is a verb?