New evidence may shed light on mythical sea monter

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/geekquinox/kraken-rises-does-evidence-presented-ancient-sea-monster-180217269.html Let’s leave aside one of Clarke’s laws – the one about reputable scientists saying what is and isn’t so (heck, I’m an engineer and engineers take a dim view of the limitations imposed by physical laws) but lets just focus on how some scientific theories were pooh-poohed for a… Continue reading

Cosmic Emergence

When explaining emergence I sometimes say, half jokingly that: The English language is an Emergent Property of the Hydrogen Bond We usually talk of emergent properties of complex systems in the contemporary world, things like bio-systems and ecology, complex social systems and of course consciousness and “intelligence”. Emergent properties are… Continue reading