Tag: Philosophy

  • TED Talk: The riddle of experience vs. memory

    We tend to think of memory the same as an audio-visual recording of the events in our life. Unfortunately, it is not. Memory captures snapshots which influence what we recall later. So a relatively good experience with a particularly bad ending can bias memory to recall the whole as bad. If the below video does not […]

  • Should CS Be Required?

    Each of the nearly 2,000 freshmen entering Georgia Institute of Technology each year must take a computer science course regardless of their major, says Charles Isbell, associate dean for academic affairs at the school’s College of Computing… Similar to traditional general education requirements such as philosophy or world history, the purpose of each courses is to turn out […]

  • Black Box Magic

    With a black box system a person working with it sees what goes in and what comes out. The machine’s decision making process is obfuscated. Theories are made based on incomplete evidence on the behavior. More data points on more situations confirming the behavior is my way of being more comfortable the theory is correct. Sometimes […]

  • Moral Operating System

    “We have stronger opinions about [iPhone vs. Android] than we do the moral frameworks to guide our decisions.” To be fair the choices were selected to be ones most people would have to have taken a Philosophy major to understand, Kant versus Mill. There are other moral guides like Jesus, Aquinas, Richard Dawkins, Mohammed, Pope […]

  • Why not cut the regular courses instead?

    Don’t get rid of honors courses, abolish ‘regular’ classes | ajc.com: By Jay Mathews Washington Post Writers Group Published on: 07/23/07 Washington —- The honors course was once a vital part of American high schools, respected by all. That is changing fast, and many students and their parents are upset about it.

  • A couple of quotes

    Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. Rene Descartes French mathematician & philosopher (1596 – 1650) Quote Details: Rene Descartes: Each problem that I… – The Quotations Page It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that powerattracts the corruptible. The sane are usually […]