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Giving Reason in Digital Culture

Human Reason – and rationality potential – is too complex to have a single kind of function.

When we are giving someone reason, the main aim is to get the person we are facing agreeing with us (you know what I’m meaning, the type of tacit agreement on our views, opinions, personal truth, and so on). 1,568 more words

Life Thoughts

Ontologies are Operating Systems: Post-CFAR 1

Ontologies are Operating Systems: Post-CFAR 1

I’ve been thinking more about the idea of how we even reason about our own thinking, our “ontology of mind”, and how our internal mental model of how our brain works. 1,304 more words


Wyoming Man Receives 'Miracle' Face Transplant 10 Years After Suicide Attempt

Ten years ago, Andy Sandness tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the face. After miraculously surviving the horrific incident, the 31-year-old has received one the rarest surgeries in the world — a face transplant. 721 more words


Just joshing

So last night I had a good conversation with an old friend and I finally was able to put into words a little of what I want…. 270 more words



A/N: Another Sarah Doughty poem – do you guys agree with it or not? :)

If you dare

to think

for yourself,


and intelligence… 9 more words

Other Authors Work

Information is more than facts

The Role of Narratives in Economics

In his recent 2017 American Economic Association (AEA) Presidential address, Nobel laureate Robert Shiller pointed out an interesting disconnect between economists and the real world. 48 more words

Behavioral Economics

Die Humpty Dumpty Die!

What you are about to read are not my views, just like every other post. Persuasion is about entertaining the wackiest of ideas I try to have fun advocating for them. 463 more words