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Media Is Broken 0 (0)

2020-02-09T06:40:30-05:00

Can Journalism Be Saved? — Read on www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/02/27/can-journalism-be-saved/

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The Neuroscience of Reality 0 (0)

2020-02-03T06:56:54-05:00

The central idea here is that perception is a process of active interpretation geared toward adaptive interaction with the world through the body rather than a recreation of the world within the mind. The contents of our perceptual worlds are controlled hallucinations, brain-based best guesses about the ultimately unknowable causes of sensory signals. And for

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‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020 – The New York Times 3 (1)

2020-01-10T06:48:12-05:00

While U.S. cyberdefenses have improved since 2016, many of the vulnerabilities exploited four years ago remain. And attacks are getting more sophisticated. — Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/us/politics/russia-hacking-disinformation-election.html

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That which emerges from curation 0 (0)

2020-01-09T08:12:55-05:00

That which emerges from curation http://kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/08/that-which-emerges-from-curation/ — Read on kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/08/that-which-emerges-from-curation/

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a high-order post as a meaningful collection of tags 0 (0)

2020-01-09T08:09:57-05:00

a high-order post as a meaningful collection of tags http://kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/09/a-post-as-a-meaningful-string-of-words/ — Read on kend4.sg-host.com/index.php/2020/01/09/a-post-as-a-meaningful-string-of-words/

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Lying the Truth with Emmanuel Carrère 3 (2)

2019-12-15T08:25:54-05:00

Randy Rosenthal unpacks “97,196 Words: Essays” by Emmanuel Carrère, translated from the French by John Lambert. WHY IS IT so difficult for people to tell the truth? I’m not just talking about pathological liars or bull-spouting politicians, pundits, and partisans who cynically spin stories to further their own opportunistic ambitions. On a subtler level, in

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The Case Against Reality 0 (0)

2019-09-21T07:55:24-04:00

Challenging leading scientific theories that claim that our senses report back objective reality, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman argues that while we should take our perceptions seriously, we should not take them literally. How can it be possible that the world we see is not objective reality? And how can our senses be useful if they

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Pluralism: Beyond the One and Only Truth 0 (0)

2019-09-15T15:16:13-04:00

One advocate of this view, called theoretical pluralism, was 19th-century physicist Ludwig Boltzmann. He argued that science doesn’t give us truth, it gives us representations, or models, each of which is necessarily limited. Hence we can never be sure that any given model is true. Boltzmann said in 1899 that the goal of a scientist

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