There are essentially three different systems in the brain. 1. Fast thinking neural nets (emotions), systems that integrate sensory signals and put out a signal that indicates something else. We can't 'see' inside these systems, we can only believe their outputs are appropriate or not. 2. Slow thinking memory that uses language and ideas to make estimates and calculate future possibilities. 3. You. The thing that decides what to think about. We know almost exactly how systems 1 & 2 work . We've given out several nobel prizes for these topics. We reproduce them in the lab and we make them better every day. We use artificial versions of them to make our lives easier every day. (Have you used Google search lately?) And they'll continue to get smarter, faster and more reliable. We also recognize that system 2, which relies on language, is what makes us most diffrerent fromt he rest of the species on this planet. However, we have little idea of how sy
The Scientific Method applied to groups of People
“But what…is it good for?” – Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968 (commenting on the microchip).
Solutions, not platitudes. Do-good, results oriented planning and solution building. Share the knowledge that makes the future better, then put it into practice. We are the rational optimists that make the world better for everyone.
Faith. Religion. Science. Does the difference make a difference?