# Category Archives: Algorithms

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 20

Re: Richard J. Lipton • Vaccines Are Not Developing Back in the day when I was making The Big Bucks (inflation-adjusted dollars) consulting on research statistics in bioscience-medical-nursing-public-health settings, I noticed a certain analogy between propositional calculus research (PCR0) and … Continue reading

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 19

Re: Richard J. Lipton • Knowledge Is Good It’s the usual thing to say scientific inquiry involves a combination of deductive and inductive reasoning.  A slightly different, 3-phase model, going back to Aristotle and revived by Charles S. Peirce, analyzes … Continue reading

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 18

Re: Michael Harris • The Inevitable Questions About Automated Theorem Proving MH:  Even if computers understand, they don’t understand in a human way. I like the simple-mindedness of that. (A simple mind is one with no proper normal submind.) Fifty-plus … Continue reading

## Survey of Theme One Program • 3

This is a Survey of blog and wiki posts relating to the Theme One Program I worked on all through the 1980s.  The aim was to develop fundamental algorithms and data structures for integrating empirical learning with logical reasoning.  I … Continue reading

## Differential Analytic Turing Automata • Discussion 2

Re: Scott Aaronson • The Busy Beaver Frontier Dear Scott, This discussion inspired me to go back and look at some of the work I did in the late 80s when I was trying to understand Cook’s Theorem.  One of … Continue reading

## Theme One • A Program Of Inquiry 17

The move is all over but the unpacking, and the time looks ripe to pick up this thread from last spring.  Here, by way of a quick refresher, are a few Tables from earlier discussions. Theme One • A Program … Continue reading

## Theme One Discussion • 3

Re: Ontolog Forum • Systems Science • Structural Modeling Let me step back and talk about the research intention driving this work. In a very real sense everything I’ve been doing along this line of inquiry for the last fifty … Continue reading

## Theme One Discussion • 2

Re: Ontolog Forum • Systems Science • Structural Modeling What I’m doing this summer … Eighteen years living in the same place and we blissfully forgot what it takes to pack up a house and find a new one.  Thankfully … Continue reading

## Theme One Discussion • 1

Re: Systems Science • JS Re: Systems Science • Ontolog Forum Warfield gets it right about the relationship between object languages and metalanguages.  Something about the prefix meta- has contributed to a not uncommon misconception that metalanguages are formalized to … Continue reading

## Theme One Exposition • 3

Re: Systems Science • Structural Modeling Coding Logical Graphs My earliest experiments with coding logical graphs as pointer data structures taught me that conceptual and computational efficiencies of a critical sort could be achieved by generalizing their abstract graphs from … Continue reading