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Heuristic #4.13

Mathematics is an example of isomorphism between parts that see themselves as distinct from each other when they are in fact a part of a whole.


The Undoing Project, Reviewed

We are happy to see that the book mentioned last month is now available and has been reviewed in the New York Times, among other places, in addition to author… 573 more words


Psychological Approaches to Cognition and Rationality in Political Science

The theoretical basis of information processing in politics comes largely from psychologists studying other issues and from fields outside the realm of psychology. We assume that the task of translating available information into sets of focused, legally consistent beliefs, judgement and commitments is a subtle process, not at all a straightforward or an obvious issue, and furthermore, although political reasoning may take place largely outside a person’s awareness, political cognition is a very active mental process. 2,414 more words

Heuristic #4.12

Trend development appears to be a movement analogous to dialectic, but not headed towards an ultimate end, instead towards a superficial end. An end that can and will change depending on the configuration of various seemingly trivial intermediate relations.


Facts, Data, Evidence and the Search for Truth – Part 5 – Roadblocks to the Truth

If you have been following my series on searching for the Truth, you will now understand the role of Facts, Data and Evidence in Truth seeking.  4,437 more words

Heuristic #4.11

Intellect carves substance from relation.


The risks of assuming to know

The Power Of Saying ‘I Don’t Know’

We are conditioned to having and providing quick, confident answers as a sign of competence and leadership. We behave as though any gaps in knowledge should be hidden at all cost. 77 more words

Behavioral Economics