Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Semitechnical theories can build up high enough scores, compared to every available alternative, that you know the theory is at least approximately correct.
They were both correct in the domains over which they were generalized. If so, we conclude that the garage contains an invisible dragon, and the reporters depart, satisfied that the controversy is over. Unfortunately, his attempt here to rewrite the Gospels fails, on balance.
The likelihood ratio is The Science of Winning at Life. How often do you see headlines like "General Relativity still governing planetary orbits" or "Phlogiston theory remains false"? Books of future shock: I recently argued with a friend of mine over a question of evolutionary theory.
It's evident in every way.
A mathematician would choose base e; an engineer would choose base 10; a computer scientist would choose base 2. He says all of the agreeable things, such as the Beatitudes "Blessed are the meek. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition by Ed Regis When I was but a little lad, in the days of my wild and reckless youth, I thought I would grow up to be a physicist, like my father before me who was at that time a physicist.
This is a feature of rationalist fiction, a subcategory of rational fiction. The equations of probability theory favor hypotheses that strongly predict the exact observed data. Seeing the result 51, we do not say the outcome confirms both theories equally. It is a classical logical fallacy to say, "Hitler believed in the Pythagorean Theorem.
This Jesus rejects the things we find distasteful and the concepts that lead to future horrors, but emphasizes the best of Jesus' teaching. The big man looked up and seemed to take a bearing on a number of celestial bodies before ciphering a moment.
Why does the male eye stray more easily than the female? For this, we formulate decision theories. Or just pick a random scientist and ask ver what vis favorite book is, and 1 out of 5 will say: Human beings bizarrely attempt to defend hypotheses, making a deliberate effort to prove them or prevent disproof.
The more outcomes a theory prohibits, the greater the knowledge-content of the theory.
That is also a hazard of a semitechnical theory. Level 2 Intelligent characters. Noting the difficulty of formally specifying general-purpose goals by hand, Russell and Norvig cite Yudkowsky's proposal that autonomous and adaptive systems be designed to learn correct behavior over time: What kind of tragic fool gives a figure with four significant digits of precision that is wrong by two orders of magnitude?
He congratulated me and acknowledged that I had scored a major point, but still insisted that the changes were too sharp, and not steady enough. If you like, you can imagine that the experimenter has a pile of money, and at the end of the experiment he awards you some amount minus your large negative score.
Imagine you're such an amazingly good science-fiction author that you can write about it seamlessly, that the culture shown is perfectly integrated and perfectly executed and entirely plausible. But I wouldn't want to spoil it for you.
The rule about advance prediction is a rule of the social process of science - a moral custom and not a theorem. They could not show that their understanding of the Sun was correct in technical detail, nor calculate from a confirmed model of the Sun to determine how long the Sun had existed.
He challenged me to produce an evolutionary intermediate between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens; I googled and found Homo heidelbergensis.Yudkowsky wailed. Ha ha. I was even more amused when an IT lady jumped on the stage and, with a couple of keystrokes, solved the AI theorist’s practical problem.
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Characteristics of Rational Fiction. “Inadequate Equilibria is a little gem of a book: wise, funny, and best of all useful. Eliezer Yudkowsky and I haven’t always agreed about everything, but on the subject of.
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I don't read much fan-fiction any more.Download