Freedom, Truth, Intelligence & Information

In this wide ranging post Richard Fernandez one of the deeper thinking Bloggers out there looks at the relationship between freedom, truth intelligence and information.   He posits that absent freedom, there can be no discovery, and hence no intelligence. But to really learn you have to be prepared to listen to what you don’t want … Continue reading Freedom, Truth, Intelligence & Information

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Rules, Principles & Virtue

Consider that whenever we have a massive failure in a business industry like the .com era, real estate or banking we usually wind up with more regulation and more rules.  Rules are expensive to comply with.  Most compliance efforts are "letter of the law" not the spirit.  Before, during and after the rule process there … Continue reading Rules, Principles & Virtue

US Government + Big Corporation = ?

No privacy apparently.   No worries though, it's for your own safety.   I wonder how long it will take for people to realize that improved security argument has been stripping people of their God given freedom for more than a thousand years. Ben Franklin called it in 1775, "They who can give up essential liberty to … Continue reading US Government + Big Corporation = ?

The Joys of Extrapolation

At technology review they have an article discussing the work of two scientists:These guys argue that it’s possible to measure the complexity of life and the rate at which it has increased from prokaryotes to eukaryotes to more complex creatures such as worms, fish and finally mammals. That produces a clear exponential increase identical to that behind … Continue reading The Joys of Extrapolation