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Time Reborn: a new theory of time - a new view of the world

Is it possible that time is real, and that the laws of physics are not fixed? Lee Smolin, A C Grayling, Gillian Tett, and Bronwen Maddox explore the implicat...
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Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution | MIT Technology Review

Douglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution | MIT Technology Review | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
The pioneering Doug Engelbart invented things that transformed computing, but he also intended them to transform humans.
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Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals | Video on TED.com

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait.
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Why It’s Good To Be Wrong. David Deutsch on Fallibilism

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Why It’s Good To Be Wrong. David Deutsch on Fallibilism
"That human beings can be mistaken in anything they think or do is a proposition known as fallibilism. (…)
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"The fact is, there’s nothing infallible about “direct experience” (...). Indeed, experience is never direct. It is a sort of virtual reality, created by our brains using sketchy and flawed sensory clues, given substance only by fallible expectations, explanations, and interpretations. Those can easily be more mistaken than the testimony of the passing hobo. (...)

[Popper]: [A]ll ‘sources’ are liable to lead us into error at times. And I propose to replace, therefore, the question of the sources of our knowledge by the entirely different question: ‘How can we hope to detect and eliminate error?’ (...)

Popper’s answer is: We can hope to detect and eliminate error if we set up traditions of criticism—substantive criticism, directed at the content of ideas, not their sources, and directed at whether they solve the problems that they purport to solve. (...) Democracy, in this conception, is not a system for enforcing obedience to the authority of the majority. In the bigger picture, it is a mechanism for promoting the creation of consent, by creating objectively better ideas, by eliminating errors from existing ones.

“Our whole problem,” said the physicist John Wheeler, “is to make the mistakes as fast as possible.”  (...) [T]hat only means that whenever possible we should make the mistakes in theory, or in the laboratory; we should “let our theories die in our place,” as Popper put it.  (...)

Fallibilism, correctly understood, implies the possibility, not the impossibility, of knowledge, because the very concept of error, if taken seriously, implies that truth exists and can be found. The inherent limitation on human reason, that it can never find solid foundations for ideas, does not constitute any sort of limit on the creation of objective knowledge nor, therefore, on progress. The absence of foundation, whether infallible or probable, is no loss to anyone except tyrants and charlatans, because what the rest of us want from ideas is their content, not their provenance. (...)

Indeed, infallibilism and nihilism are twins. Both fail to understand that mistakes are not only inevitable, they are correctable (fallibly). Which is why they both abhor institutions of substantive criticism and error correction, and denigrate rational thought as useless or fraudulent. They both justify the same tyrannies. They both justify each other."

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Consciousness & the Brain: John Searle at TEDxCERN

John Searle one of the world's great philosophers of mind and language, has spent fifty years stimulating thinking around the world. What he says about consc...

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John Searle one of the world's great philosophers of mind and language, has spent fifty years stimulating thinking around the world. What he says about consciousness as a biological phenomenon will challenge you! Cogitation, Consciousness & The Brain.

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Isabelle Stengers: Thinking With Whitehead: A Free and Wild Creation of Concepts (2002/2011) — Monoskop Log

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Clifford Geertz: The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (1973-) [English, Czech, Catalan] — Monoskop Log

Clifford Geertz: The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays (1973-) [English, Czech, Catalan] — Monoskop Log | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
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Smarter Brains (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

What is intelligence? How do we get it and can we increase it? In Smarter Brains, we uncover the latest research and reveal ground-breaking experiments that ...
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Free Science Fiction Classics on the Web: Huxley, Orwell, Asimov, Gaiman & Beyond

Free Science Fiction Classics on the Web: Huxley, Orwell, Asimov, Gaiman & Beyond | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
Today we're bringing you a roundup of some of the great Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian classics available on the web.
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Mark Rowlands - Is there a right to believe?

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You are entitled to believe what you will, but your beliefs must to be subject to criticism and scrutiny just like mine
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Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us

Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it
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The Nature of Consciousness: How the Internet... - Lapidarium notes

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The Nature of Consciousness: How the Internet Could Learn to Feel
“The average human brain has a hundred billion neurons and synapses on the order of a hundred trillion or so. But it’s not just sheer...
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"A becoming on the line" by Doria JD and Sayfan G. Borghini-Organizational Aesthetics

"A becoming on the line" by Doria JD and Sayfan G. Borghini-Organizational Aesthetics | Wisdom 1.0 | Scoop.it

Art puts a question upon the world of ideas and perceptions. A question that artists pause upon in their every day practices with matter, mediums and minds. It is composed of the vivid sense of openness, unpredictability and chance that emerges with creativity: how open is the world around us – and in us? It comes to challenge the vision we have concerning the world and primarily the notion of strong determinism. Art is occupied in the generation of forms, from the times of its beginning in the caves of the Paleolithic. Ever since, and today more than ever, Art declares that aesthetic is not arrested in frozen objects, but rooted in the open dynamics of life, in the complex activity through which forms emerge, sustaining and modifying themselves. The journey of an artist into morphogenesis and aesthetics happens between experimental exploration and selected constrains. Through the subtle interplay between the chaotic and the coherent the artist understands aesthetic from within. The outcome is a work that confronts the constraints of what is the expected dénouement of a painting, and explodes in a multiplicity of images and worlds.

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JD, Doria and Borghini, Sayfan G. (2013) "A becoming on the line: painting and the genesis of form," Organizational Aesthetics: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, 84-96.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/oa/vol2/iss1/8

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Samir Amin: Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy: A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism (1988-) [FR, EN, ES] — Monoskop Log

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OSCON 2012: Tim O'Reilly, "The Clothesline Paradox and the Sharing Economy"

Open source software was one of the earliest successful examples of a sharing economy that has had huge economic impact. But as alternative energy advocate S...
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Meeting of Minds: Interview with Manuel de Landa

An interview taped at the European Graduate School in Switzerland for Meeting of the Minds produced and directed by Linda Lewett dance-tech.tv
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Dr. James Martin — A crunch is coming

Dr. James Martin — Futurist Entrepreneur, British visionary entrepreneur, science-sponsor, author. Largest individual benefactor to the University of Oxford ...
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