Category Archives: philosophy

More on Christopher Langan: possibly the “World’s Smartest Man?”

   I posted a link to (a summary of) Christopher Langan’s Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU) a while back… but I suspect that most of you had no idea what it is and probably glazed over it or didn’t even glance

More on Christopher Langan: possibly the “World’s Smartest Man?”

   I posted a link to (a summary of) Christopher Langan’s Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU) a while back… but I suspect that most of you had no idea what it is and probably glazed over it or didn’t even glance

Chimpanzees may have “Theory of Mind”

It’s often been debated whether or not nonhuman animals have “theory of mind” (TOM)  –– the ability to imagine what others may know or feel. Recent data suggests that chimps may in fact have this ability, crucial to the development

Chimpanzees may have “Theory of Mind”

It’s often been debated whether or not nonhuman animals have “theory of mind” (TOM)  –– the ability to imagine what others may know or feel. Recent data suggests that chimps may in fact have this ability, crucial to the development

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

– Highly creative people often seem weirder than the rest of us. Now researchers (seem) to know why… –

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

– Highly creative people often seem weirder than the rest of us. Now researchers (seem) to know why… –

Christopher Langan’s Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe

Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe This guy pretty much nailed what I’ve sort of been thinking about for years… though he’s done it more thoroughly and elegantly than I could probably ever do. The CTMU deals not only with specific

Christopher Langan’s Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe

Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe This guy pretty much nailed what I’ve sort of been thinking about for years… though he’s done it more thoroughly and elegantly than I could probably ever do. The CTMU deals not only with specific

“Intelligence requires that you do not defend an assumption.” –– David Bohm

“Intelligence requires that you do not defend an assumption.” –– David Bohm

Limitations of Reductionism

Note: for our first essay in Biological Psychology, we were to write upon the reductionist approach to the mind-body problem. I was more than pleased at the opportunity to wax philosophical about the “problem” (or as I view it, lack

Limitations of Reductionism

Note: for our first essay in Biological Psychology, we were to write upon the reductionist approach to the mind-body problem. I was more than pleased at the opportunity to wax philosophical about the “problem” (or as I view it, lack