Category Archives: Evolution

Basal Ingredients Of Society • 6

Re: Diane Ravitch • Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers Until very recently, beginning with the perverse promotion of corporate curricula, state and federal governments have never had “the power to require children to receive … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 5

Re: Diane Ravitch • Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers Religion is a private business. If religious establishments wish to remain free of accountability to the government of the people as a whole — just … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 4

Re: Diane Ravitch • Why Douglas County, Colorado, Vouchers Were Ruled Unconstitutional Freedom of religion depends on the separation of church and state. That’s what they taught us back in the last millennium, even in Texas, maybe even especially in … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 3

Re: Michael Hays • How to Fix the College Debt Problem Once we are clear about the principles that govern the role of education in a democratic society then we can begin to reason out optimal ways of providing for … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 2

Re: Michael Hays • How to Fix the College Debt Problem The rationale for Universal Free Public Education is that a certain level of education is necessary for a person to function as a full-fledged citizen in a well-tempered and … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • 1

What was it called? — spinthariscope? — it came from a science kit I got as a kid … I might as well jump in medias res … Re: Michael Hays • How to Fix the College Debt Problem Better … Continue reading

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Basal Ingredients Of Society • Prologue

I chose the acronym BIOS to suggest the vital elements of life in society, a life in association with others, and not just any association but one whose flickers of life are sustainable for more than a few vicissitudes of … Continue reading

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Doubt, Uncertainty, Dispersion, Entropy • 2

Re: John Baez • Entropy and Information in Biological Systems To develop the concept of evolutionary games as “learning” processes in which information is gained over time. A fund of ideas toward this goal can be found in the work … Continue reading

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Objects, Models, Theories : 4

I need to stay with this problem a while … What are objects, models, theories, and how do they relate to one another? In contemplating this problem I always find it helpful to ruminate on the diagram shown above — … Continue reading

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Objects, Models, Theories : 3

Re: Peirce List Discussion • Tom Gollier Here my task is to build bridges between several different classical and contemporary uses of the word model, so I don’t have the luxury of complete control over the words in play but … Continue reading

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