Month: November 2014

Grammars vs feedback control

There was a point in which the AI community adopted Chomsky grammars. Grammars are Cartesian universals. The other approach (N. Wiener) would have been to use feedback control system (later: stochastic control) to interpret learning. It did not happen. It… Read More ›

hoi polloi

Robert K. Merton, in Science Technology and Society in XVII Century England makes the point that Reformation, since it helped promote the idea that one had to follow his judgement as regards faith and not official doctrine, at the same time… Read More ›

Deus Sive Natura (again)

De natura et origine mentis Dove si dice dell’ebreo maledetto In Spinoza leggo che una successione di idee inadeguate -o di immaginazioni- e’ causa di distorta conoscenza ed ergo di distorta posizione dell’uomo nei confronti del mondo. La grande idea… Read More ›

Dirac on religion

“I cannot understand why we idle discussing religion. If we are honest—and scientists have to be—we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. The very idea of God is a product of… Read More ›