The Wisdom of Crowds

Galton undoubtedly thought that the average guess of the group would be way off the mark. After all, mix a few very smart people with some mediocre people and a lot of dumb people, and it seems likely you’d end up with a dumb answer. But Galton was wrong. The crowd had guessed that theContinue reading “The Wisdom of Crowds”

Gödel

It’s easier to disregard someone when you leave them out. It’s easier to disregard ideas when we don’t think about them. We sometimes do this when faced with inconsistency don’t we? Haven’t we learned that consistency is absolutely necessary in order to be logical? To be logical is to be reasonable… Isn’t it therefore unreasonableContinue reading “Gödel”

The Blind Men and the Elephant, p. 6

If Darwin and Wallace could co-labor, can’t we? I have certain basic beliefs – Science and religion are both metanarratives whose validities hinge on the way they are acted out. ‘Just so’ stories are not properly basic ever, at any time in any narrative. Everything is a metaphor for everything else. (Therefore) ‘Truth’ may best be encapsulatedContinue reading “The Blind Men and the Elephant, p. 6”

Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”