Sunday, 22 November 2015

Paradigms Lost

Feathered T Rex
I have just read a most interesting article from aeon, with the title "Paradigms lost" by David P Barash. It is well worth reading.
It starts by saying
"Science is not a 'body of knowledge' ... it's a dynamic, ongoing reconfiguration of knowkedge and must be free to change"
I found this most interesting in view of the difficulties I have had it trying to explain way my research in CODIL represents a paradigm shift - and can be related to a possible model of human intelligence.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The Mind is Flat

I have just started a FutureLearn course called "The Mind is Flat: The Shocking Shallowness of Human Psychology" and I strongly recommend it if you want to meet some challenging ideas about how the mind works. The course is free and only started yesterday so there is plenty of time to join in.

I find the shallow model of the mind fits in very well with what I have been trying to do on this blog and if you decide to do the course I have made quite a number of comments - some of which I may repeat here. However my current thoughts are to rethink my current "ripples on the surface of an ocean of memories" model of the short term memory and write up an improved version as a result of the ideas that this course is stimulating.