Tag Archives: biology

How We Know What We Know 2: Occam’s Razor

(Continues from part one) So far we’ve examined how we form a scientific theory. What we need to know now is what makes a *good* theory – how do we choose between two theories which make the same predictions? The … Continue reading

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How We Know What We Know: 1 – Feedback

One of the reasons I’ve started this series of posts is because I have a huge respect for the scientific method – in fact, I’d go so far as to say that I think the scientific method is the only … Continue reading

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Geeks Dig Metaphors: The Technical Problems With The Singularity

Back to introduction I have come to the conclusion that anyone who talks about how easy it’s going to be to simulate a human brain in a computer either understands computers but doesn’t understand biology, or doesn’t understand computers but … Continue reading

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Linkblogging for 27/06/09

Just a quick one today as I’m visiting my parents… Jess Nevins has the best piece I’ve read on the death of Michael Jackson, treating Jackson’s life as a Gothic text on which to perform literary analysis. Patrick at Lib … Continue reading

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Hat And Beard 1 – Chuck D

As you probably know, today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of two of the greatest people who ever lived, Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, and given that I write here about politics and science it seemed absurd not … Continue reading

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