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December 10, 2003

The Future of Networks (and other theories)

On spotting a common trajectory for holistic theories like Complexity.

December 9, 2003

Quote #1 - Alienated Intellect

On Darwin's tragic loss of taste in the arts

Making of Memory (4)

On memory, metaphors, and a little bit of heresy

Apologies for the New Design

On my poor artistic sense showing itself

December 8, 2003

The Exception Proves the Rule

On the meaning of "the exception proves the rule".

Networks, Complexity & Emergence

On Taoism, emergence and my trying to remember the basics of complexity theory

December 7, 2003

Harvard Moral Sense Test

There's an interesting piece of research being done at Harvard's Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. Basically, they have developed a test which they think will help them work out what moral intuitions are cross-cultural, evolved etc. And anyone can do it....

December 3, 2003

The Art of Research

On research being about asking the right questions.

Making of Memory (1-3)

On Steven Rose book, chapters one, two and three.

Book to Look for

On a new book about societies' methods of dealing with the unxeplained.

Hare Brain Tortoise Mind

On showers, staring out of the window, and different ways of having ideas.

December 2, 2003

Network Heretics

On networks, heretics and the Spanish Inquisition

December 1, 2003

The EGG Algorithm

On an ALife algorithm that uses groups rather than genes as its metaphor.

Moveable Type Spam Notice

Notice of MT spam vulnerability

The Making of Memory

On buying a new book about memory

Blackmore-Dennett Overkill

On frustration with the vagueness of memes

MIT Notes - Quick Overview

Jottings on some MIT Notes on talks with Dennet, Blackmore and Pinker