Reductionism in Cognitive Science

An Example of Epistemic Reduction in Cognitive Science A description of theoretic and explanatory reductions and their features is followed by an example of epistemic reduction of a model in cognitive psychology to models in computational neuroscience. The paper also aims to visit the notions of implementation, realization and explanation with respect to reduction as […]

My take on open source

Knowledge is attained only by an inquisitor whose attributes such as gender, religion, region of origin, financial status, etc. are to bare no consequence on his or her worthiness of attaining knowledge.The motivation and attitude of the inquisitor does bare a significant consequence on how he or she uses their knowledge but, the end result […]

What is “not art”? Discusion on art, science and belief.

Art, science or religion and other matters pertaining to information are not entities that ought to be personified. Have you ever tried personifying a language?  Have you ever used a sentence like, “English tells us that verbing words weirds language”? Never the less I have heard the expressions, “science tells us that…” or “<insert religion name> tells us that…” […]

Researching Forgiveness

My comments on people’s blogs have the size of an article at times so I’m posting one here. This one is related to Justin Caouette‘s blog on Forgiveness: How does it work? (Unfortunately  there isn’t a proper way to link followup comments connecting multiple blogs.) i had given serious consideration to the notion of forgiveness during […]

Of Universities and Companies

Of Universities and Companies  January 20th, 2012 Part I Many universities all across the world have outlived governments, wars and even survived natural calamities. We can see a testament to their resilience, without naming any specific ones, in the innovative works of world renowned universities that are centuries old. Their sustainability is largely due to […]

Futzing

Futz |fətz| verb To idle around; waste time To deal with something in a trifling way To work on something for long hours and achieve little or nothing that is useful Usage: I have done a lot of futtsing in my lifetime and still am as I spend days troubleshooting things on my computer without […]

What can a robot perceive and conceive?

This article was inspired by The Petite Geek’s list of robotic chores. The realm of art seems to be ever expanding due to inspirations that living beings have and so the realm of science and belief end up expanding as well. So what about artificial intelligence? They are not living entities so can they be […]