Notebooks

Burned all my notebooks
What good are notebooks
If they won't help me survive?
But a curiosity of my type remains after all the most agreeable of all vices — sorry, I meant to say: the love of truth has its reward in heaven and even on earth.Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 45

They're, well, notebooks — things I find amusing, outrageous, strange or otherwise noteworthy; notes towards works-in-glacial-progress; hemi-demi-semi-rants; things I want to learn more about; lists of references; quotations from the Talking Heads where appropriate. If you can help with any of these, I'd be grateful; if you can tell me of anything I can profitably prune, I'd be even more grateful.

There is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ), along with answers, and a colophon, which explains more than anyone would want to know about how these pages are put together. If your question isn't answered in either place, feel free to write, though, sadly, I can't promise a timely reply.

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Grammatical Inference (07 Sep 2018 09:35)
Cross-Validation (25 Aug 2018 07:48)
Classical era, Mediterranean (24 Aug 2018 10:19)
Pragmatism (24 Aug 2018 08:31)
Antarctica (24 Aug 2018 08:19)
Point Processes (08 Aug 2018 09:22)
Spatial Statistics (07 Aug 2018 11:32)
Spatial-Temporal Statistics (07 Aug 2018 11:31)
Pre-Columbian Civilizations (07 Aug 2018 09:32)
Fantasy (02 Aug 2018 22:13)
Recommended Fantasy Books (02 Aug 2018 22:06)
Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models in Macroeconomics (DSGEs) (18 Jul 2018 15:39)
Indirect Inference (05 Jul 2018 15:29)
Social Networks (17 Jun 2018 18:23)
Data Mining (06 Jun 2018 14:10)
Artificial Intelligence (06 Jun 2018 14:10)
Regression, especially Nonparametric Regression (06 Jun 2018 14:08)
Cognitive science (06 Jun 2018 14:08)
Neural Nets, Connectionism, Perceptrons, etc. (06 Jun 2018 14:00)
Agent-Based Modeling (06 Jun 2018 13:54)
Large Deviations (02 Jun 2018 19:40)
Consistency (in statistics) or "Probably Approximately Correct" (02 Jun 2018 19:38)
Recurrence Times of Stochastic Processes (also Hitting, Waiting, and First-Passage Times) (02 Jun 2018 19:26)
Ergodic Theory (02 Jun 2018 19:24)
Mixing and Weak Dependence of Stochastic Processes (02 Jun 2018 19:20)
Information Theory (02 Jun 2018 19:07)
Neural Coding (02 Jun 2018 19:02)
Estimating Entropies and Informations (01 Jun 2018 10:51)
Machine Learning, Statistical Inference and Induction (01 Jun 2018 10:41)
Time Series, or Statistics for Stochastic Processes and Dynamical Systems (01 Jun 2018 10:25)
Social Contagion, Information Cascades, Diffusion of Innovations, Etc. (01 Jun 2018 09:18)
Epidemic Models (31 May 2018 16:07)
Interacting Particle Systems (31 May 2018 10:43)
Synchronization and Functional Connectivity in Neural Systems (30 May 2018 11:02)
Adversarial Examples in Machine Learning (30 May 2018 10:55)
Joint Modeling of Texts and Networks (30 May 2018 10:51)
Neural Modeling and Data Analysis (30 May 2018 10:45)
Power Law Distributions, 1/f Noise, Long-Memory Time Series (30 May 2018 10:43)
Maya civilization (23 May 2018 09:49)
Economics (17 May 2018 09:21)
Analysis of Network Data (03 May 2018 15:49)
Stochastic Processes (03 May 2018 14:16)
Empirical Process Theory (03 May 2018 13:37)
Bootstrapping, and Other Resampling Methods (03 May 2018 11:38)
Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, etc. (03 May 2018 10:43)
Causal Inference (24 Apr 2018 15:34)
The Renaissance (08 Apr 2018 18:51)
Economists in Politics (29 Mar 2018 11:03)
Chinese History (28 Mar 2018 15:24)
Ancient Chinese Bronzes (28 Mar 2018 15:22)
Central Asia (28 Mar 2018 15:03)
China Since Mao (28 Mar 2018 15:03)
Development Economics and Economic Growth (28 Mar 2018 14:45)
Networks of Political Actors (28 Mar 2018 14:42)
Socialism, Market Socialism (22 Mar 2018 11:51)
America, United States of (19 Mar 2018 15:56)
Some Unattractive Meta-Ethical Positions (14 Mar 2018 18:27)
Turbulence, and Fluid Mechanics in General (12 Mar 2018 13:36)
Ecology (12 Mar 2018 11:42)
Methodology for the Social Sciences (06 Mar 2018 11:40)
Measurement, Especially in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (27 Feb 2018 19:30)
Leszek Kolakowski (26 Feb 2018 12:30)
Reception and Appropriations of Classical Culture (25 Feb 2018 21:01)
ibn Khaldûn, 'Abd-ar-Rahmân Abû Zayd ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad, 1332--1406 (25 Feb 2018 20:55)
Norbert Wiener (1894--1964) (25 Feb 2018 20:27)
Climate Change (16 Feb 2018 19:40)
Education, Academia (16 Feb 2018 18:42)
Stochastic Differential Equations (11 Feb 2018 15:58)
The Soviet Union, 1917--1991 (11 Feb 2018 09:37)
Random Fields (10 Feb 2018 18:21)
Causality (10 Feb 2018 18:14)
The American Dilemma (09 Feb 2018 16:31)
Statistics (31 Jan 2018 11:45)
Sufficient Statistics (31 Jan 2018 11:31)
Institutions and Organizations (29 Jan 2018 12:34)
Forecasting Non-Stationary Processes (29 Jan 2018 12:10)
Low-Regret Learning (29 Jan 2018 12:02)
Scientific Method and Philosophy of Science (29 Jan 2018 12:00)
Homophily and Influence in Social Networks (29 Jan 2018 11:57)
Model Selection (24 Jan 2018 15:56)
The Minimum Description Length Principle (MDL) (24 Jan 2018 15:37)
Monte Carlo, and Other Kinds of Stochastic Simulation (24 Jan 2018 15:35)
Density Estimation (24 Jan 2018 15:35)
Prediction Processes; Markovian (and Conceivably Causal) Representations of Stochastic Processes (24 Jan 2018 14:59)
Totaliatiarianism, Its Intellectual and Social Roots (24 Jan 2018 12:09)
Neuroscience (13 Jan 2018 19:49)
Neural Control of Action, Especially of Rapid Motor Sequences (13 Jan 2018 19:48)
The Enlightenment (10 Jan 2018 14:22)
History of Science (08 Jan 2018 09:09)
Linguistics (17 Dec 2017 12:38)
Science Fiction (15 Dec 2017 12:37)
Recommended Novels (11 Dec 2017 10:52)
Recommended Mystery Novels (11 Dec 2017 10:51)
Statistical Learning Theory with Dependent Data (14 Nov 2017 10:55)
Exchangeable Random Sequences (14 Nov 2017 10:53)
The Thomson Ability-Sampling Model (13 Nov 2017 13:30)
What Is the Right Null Model for Linear Regression? (13 Nov 2017 13:29)
Memes, and Related Ideas about the Evolution of Culture (13 Nov 2017 11:46)
On the Asymptotics of an Infinite-Dimensional Stochastic Dynamical System (13 Nov 2017 11:43)
Markov Models (13 Nov 2017 11:43)
Evolution (of Organisms) (13 Nov 2017 11:42)
Afghanistan (13 Nov 2017 11:24)
Graphical Causal Models (13 Nov 2017 11:18)
Emergent Properties (13 Nov 2017 11:17)
Text Mining (and Information Retrieval) (13 Nov 2017 11:10)
Community Discovery Methods for Complex Networks (13 Nov 2017 10:56)
Factor Models in Statistics (09 Nov 2017 11:02)
Sociology (09 Nov 2017 10:36)
Embedding Networks in Hyperbolic Spaces (08 Nov 2017 10:58)
Learning Theory (Formal, Computational or Statistical) (07 Nov 2017 17:09)
Blackouts (07 Nov 2017 17:08)
Calculating Macroscopic Consequences of Microscopic Interactions (07 Nov 2017 17:01)
Chains with Complete Connections (07 Nov 2017 16:56)
Reductionism (07 Nov 2017 16:46)
Foundations and History of Statistical Mechanics (07 Nov 2017 16:45)
Graph Limits and Infinite Exchangeable Arrays (27 Oct 2017 09:16)
Moral Psychology and Naturalized Ethics (10 Oct 2017 16:12)
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844--1900 (06 Sep 2017 14:47)
Foreign Policy (American) (31 Aug 2017 14:45)
Ethics, Game Theory and Biology (23 Aug 2017 09:45)
Learning in Games (15 Aug 2017 09:03)
Early Modern Europe (10 Aug 2017 13:09)
Democracy (08 Aug 2017 09:29)
Empires and Imperialism (03 Aug 2017 10:39)
The Cold War (28 Jul 2017 16:30)
Computation, Automata, Languages (19 Jul 2017 18:02)
Sociology of Science (19 Jul 2017 16:40)
Recommended Science Fiction (19 Jul 2017 16:37)
Cities, Urban Form (21 May 2017 11:00)
Corporations, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance (19 May 2017 16:54)
Probability Theory (31 Mar 2017 16:52)
Clinical and Actuarial Judgment Compared (27 Mar 2017 15:27)
The Welfare State (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
William James (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
VC Dimension and Evolving Cellular Automata (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Jack Vance (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Yet Another Information Matrix (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
World History, Macrohistory (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Value-Added Measures in Education (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Influence of Network Topology on Synchronization (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Thought and Society (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Universal Prediction Algorithms (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Two-Sample Tests (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Technology and Society (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Titan (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The University-Industrial Complex (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Tsallis Statistics, Statistical Mechanics for Non-extensive Systems and Long-Range Interactions (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Terrorism, state or independent (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Statistics with Structured Data (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Symbolic Dynamics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Statistics on Manifolds (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Structuralism (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
State Formation and Development (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Space Travel, Extraterrestrial Life, SETI (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Sung Dynasty China (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
State-Space Reconstruction (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Statistical Computing and Programming (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Stochastic Block Models (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Stochastic Approximation Algorithms (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Teaching Statistics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Synchronization (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Slime Molds, especially Dictyostelium (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Statistical Emulators for Simulation Models (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Signal Transduction, Control of Metabolism, and Gene Regulation (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Self-Organization (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Herbert Simon, 1916--2001 (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Self-Organized Criticality (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Social Neuroscience (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Scientific Thinking (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Sequential Decision-Making Under Stochastic Uncertainty (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Schelling Model (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Random Time Changes for Stochastic Processes (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Rhetoric (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Right, Conservativism, Reaction (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Relational Learning (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Romanticists (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
I. A. Richards, 1893--1979 (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Role-Playing Games (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Quantum Mechanics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Information Technology Before the Electronic Computer (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Predation of Humans by Other Animals (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Programming (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Psychotherapy (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Ilya Prigogine (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Political elites (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Political Decision-Making, Social Choice, Public Policy (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Poetry, Poets (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Positivism (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Physical Principles and Biology (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Phylogenetic Comparative Method and Evolving Cellular Automata (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Physics of Computation and Information (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Peasant Revolts, Rural Insurgencies, etc. (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Nuclear Weapons (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Operator Semigroups (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Occam's Razor (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
New Mexico (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Pattern formation (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Nonequilibrium Statistcal Mechanics and Thermodynamics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
"Occam"-style Bounds for Long Programs (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Particle-Based Computation (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Optimization (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Random Boolean Networks, Nk Networks (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Partial Identification of Parametric Statistical Models (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Parallel and Distributed Computing (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Persuasion (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Network Comparison (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Assortative Social Networks and Neutral Cultural Evolution (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Visualizing Network Data (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Experiments on Social Networks (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Neuropsychology (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Mesopotamia, especially Sumeria (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Millenarianism (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Minority Game (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Characterizing Mixtures of Processes by Summarizing Statistics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Myths (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Multi-Agent Systems (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Mysteries (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Mixture Models (in Statistics) (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Nationalism (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Maximum Entropy Methods (MaxEnt) (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Literacy, Reading, Writing (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Mechanistic Explanations (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Management; Manangement Fads and Witch-Doctoring (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Manifold Learning (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Lucretius (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Math I Ought to Learn (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
"Math Methods" (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Literary Criticism and Theory of Criticism (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Computational Models of Linguistic Evolution (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Left (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Landauer's Principle (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Late Bronze Age Collapse (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
IQ, and Mental Testing More Generally (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Interpretation (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Judgment, Choice, Human Decision-Making (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Knowledge and Intelligence as Factors of Production (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Law and Jurisprudence (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
History of India (and the rest of the subcontinent) (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Inferring Networks from Non-Network Data (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Intellectual Property (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Statistical Inference for Markov and Hidden Markov Models (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Independence Tests, Conditional Independence Tests, Measures of Dependence and Conditional Dependence (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Imagination (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Information Geometry (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Information in Games and Decision-Making (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Human Ecology (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Hayek, F. A. von (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Heritability and Its Estimation, Especially in Humans (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Human Evolution and Paleoanthropology (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Hilbert Space Methods for Statistics and Probability (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Historical Materialism (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Goddess, The (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Gene Expression Data Analysis (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Graph Spectra (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Gödel's Theorem (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Globalization (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Guerilla Warfare, Counter-Insurgency, etc. (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Graph Theory (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Graph Sampling Algorithms (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Graphical Models (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Fluctuation-Response Relations (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Excitable Media (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Feminism (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Filtering, State Estimation, and Other Forms of Signal Processing (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Exponential Families of Probability Measures (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Finance, Banking, "the Markets" (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Flocking and Models of Animal Swarms (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Ergodic Theory of Markov and Related Processes (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs) (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Evolving Local Rules to Perform Global Computations (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
"The Edge of Chaos" (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Evolutionary psychology (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Evolutionary Economics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Evolutionary Design (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Evolution of Complexity (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1466--1536 (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Emotion (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Ensemble Methods in Machine Learning (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Evolutionary Epistemology (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Evolutionary Game Theory (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Dying Earth (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Deviation Inequalities in Probability Theory (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Density Estimation on Graphical Models (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Diversity (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Diversity in Machine Learning and Multi-Agent Systems (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Joan Didion (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Decision Theory (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Complex Networks (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Convergence of Stochastic Processes (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Collective Cognition (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Concentration of Measure (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Computers in Education (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Collective Action (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Computational Statistics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Clustering (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Complexity (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The United States Congress, How It Works and For Whom (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Complexity Measures (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Change-Point Problems (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Cellular Automata (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Classifiers and Clustering for Time Series (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Dynamical Systems (Including Chaos) (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
China in the 20th Century (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Karel Čapek, 1890--1938 (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Citations and Citation Networks (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Chinese philosophy of the Warring States period (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Jorge Luis Borges (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Authoritarian Personality (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Biochemical Network Evolution (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Frequentist Consistency of Bayesian Procedures (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
The Late Bronze Age "Dark Age" (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Campaign Finance in US Politics (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Biofilms and Other Cooperative Microbial Assemblages (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Bertrand Russell (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Basis Selection in Function Decomposition (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Branching Processes (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Astrophysics and Cosmology (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Persian Empire, Ancient (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Architecture and design (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Artificial life (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Islamic Spain, al-Andalus (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Algorithmic Information Theory (27 Feb 2017 16:30)
Properties versus Principles in Defining "Good Statistics" (21 Jun 2011 19:51)
Dynamics in Cognitive Science (17 Dec 2004 09:10)
Counter-Enlightenment (03 Oct 2004 12:17)
Political Islamism (22 Sep 2004 11:14)
Iran (20 Sep 2004 11:26)
Decadence and Depravity as a Theme in Western Culture since the 19th Century (14 Sep 2004 10:46)
Mathematical Logic (08 Sep 2004 11:07)
Political Foundations, Think-Tanks, Advocacy Groups and NGOs (26 Aug 2004 12:22)
Symbolic Correlations (23 Aug 2004 16:10)
Daniel Dennett (22 Aug 2004 12:30)
Duality between Knowledge Centralization and Market Completeness? (01 Aug 2004 11:55)
ibn Rushd, Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad, a.k.a. Averroes, 1126--1198 (01 Aug 2004 11:55)
"Pre-Cognitivism": Anticipations of Cognitive Science in the Early 20th Century (28 Mar 2004 15:54)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Notebooks (06 Mar 2004 14:20)
Semiotics (04 Mar 2004 11:33)
Military-industrial complexes (03 Mar 2004 17:05)
Transducers (03 Mar 2004 16:20)
Control Theory, Especially Distributed and Decentralized Control (03 Mar 2004 16:13)
Hu Shih (02 Mar 2004 19:40)
Arthur Waley (02 Mar 2004 19:26)
Su T'ung-po (02 Mar 2004 19:13)
L. ("Lizzie") Susan Stebbing, 1885--1943 (02 Mar 2004 19:01)
Logical Positivism (02 Mar 2004 18:59)
Baruch Spinoza, Benedictus Spinoza (02 Mar 2004 18:26)
Omar Khayyam (02 Mar 2004 17:39)
Jean Piaget (02 Mar 2004 17:35)
Li Po and Tu Fu (02 Mar 2004 17:26)
Chuang Tzu (or Zhuangzi) (02 Mar 2004 17:19)
Henri Poincaré (02 Mar 2004 17:07)
The Thousand and One Nights (02 Mar 2004 16:48)
Gore Vidal (02 Mar 2004 16:42)
Asceticism and Self-Mortification (02 Mar 2004 15:16)
The Frankfurt School (24 Feb 2004 21:26)
Field theory (14 Feb 2004 10:55)
Developmental Biology (20 Jan 2004 08:50)
The Scientific Revolution (20 Jan 2004 08:46)
Environmentalism (18 Jan 2004 12:05)
Complexity, Entropy and the Physics of gzip (02 Dec 2003 13:38)
Probably Algorithmically True (17 Nov 2003 19:28)
Plagues (06 Nov 2003 12:54)
Bootstrapping Entropy Estimates (31 Oct 2003 12:46)
Jacques Barzun (20 Sep 2003 17:09)
Revolutions and Revolutionaries (23 May 2003 17:42)
Conspiracy Theories (20 May 2003 11:51)
Karl Popper, 1902--1994 (14 Apr 2003 14:00)
Statistical Mechanics (and Condensed Matter) (01 Apr 2003 09:01)
Alchemy (11 Mar 2003 13:53)
Analogy and Metaphor (16 Feb 2003 16:27)
Discourses on Method (09 Feb 2003 16:18)
Modernity, Post-Modernity and All That (03 Feb 2003 17:01)
Prophecy (19 Jan 2003 12:57)
War (14 Jan 2003 12:50)
The Ainu (30 Dec 2002 00:37)
Technological Change (01 Dec 2002 14:07)
Italo Calvino (23 Nov 2002 19:24)
Intellectuals (23 Oct 2002 14:17)
Cybernetics (16 Oct 2002 15:27)
Bioinformatics (04 Oct 2002 14:31)
Pornography (15 Apr 2002 12:58)
Mircea Eliade (22 Nov 2001 14:26)
Scientist Fiction (13 Oct 2001 15:57)
Novels (13 Oct 2001 15:57)
Simulations, Models, Forecasts (17 Apr 2001 12:16)
QWERTY, Lock-In and Path Dependence (16 Mar 2001 13:00)
Willard Van Orman Quine, 1908--2000 (07 Mar 2001 10:43)
Social Construction of Reality (30 Dec 2000 21:16)
Narratives (30 Dec 2000 21:11)
Narrative Communities (10 Dec 2000 02:12)
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, 1860--1948 (23 Jul 2000 17:03)
Ernst Cassirer, 1874--1945 (01 Jun 2000 14:00)
C. J. Cherryh (15 May 2000 14:39)
W. Ross Ashby (29 Nov 1999 17:38)
Philosophies' Evil Twins (14 Nov 1999 02:58)
Computational Mechanics (12 Jul 1999 19:33)
Noam Chomsky (24 Oct 1998 21:13)
Biological Order, or Levels of Organization (11 Oct 1998 11:00)
Demonology (09 Oct 1998 14:32)
Indices, Indexing (07 Oct 1998 13:34)
Cultural Criticism (06 Jul 1998 16:40)
UFOs, Ufology, Alien Abductions, etc. (11 Jun 1998 17:28)
Multi-Level Marketing (11 Jun 1998 17:15)
Ernest Gellner, 1925--1995 (28 May 1998 15:42)
Evolutionary computation (13 May 1998 18:20)
John Holland (13 May 1998 17:58)
Networks as Provinces of the Commonwealth of Letters (29 Apr 1998 11:53)
Dealing with Huge Amounts of Information (28 Apr 1998 18:58)
Brahmanical Proverbs (07 Apr 1998 16:06)
Ernest Bramah (07 Apr 1998 16:06)
Psychoceramics (09 Mar 1998 13:45)
Joseph Campbell (26 Nov 1997 21:51)
Claude Bernard, 1813--1878 (31 Oct 1997 13:23)
Armchair Travel (29 Oct 1997 12:11)
Charles Darwin, 1809--1882 (23 Oct 1997 12:52)
The Information Society and the Information Economy (10 Oct 1997 19:44)
The Manhattan Project (25 Sep 1997 18:03)
Otto Neurath, 1882--1945 (25 Jul 1997 12:48)
The Witch-Craze and the Witch-Cult (01 Jul 1997 12:28)
General Systems Theory (15 May 1997 15:42)
Unions, Labor Movements, Labor (13 May 1997 11:03)
John von Neumann (1903--1957) (06 May 1997 14:36)
Futurism (05 May 1997 17:41)
Adaptation (05 May 1997 15:22)
Julian Jaynes (05 May 1997 15:16)
John Tyler Bonner (03 May 1997 12:20)
Dangers of Natural Foods (09 Apr 1997 11:14)
Superstition (07 Apr 1997 16:07)
Sigmund Freud, 1856--1939 (03 Apr 1997 10:25)
Notes on a Talk Entitled ``Is the Brain Critical?'' by Per Bak, 18 March 1997 at the Santa Fe Institute (24 Mar 1997 12:37)
Dissipative structures (28 Jan 1997 13:34)
Voltaire, 1694--1778 (30 Nov 1996 05:57)
Memories (27 Jun 1996 22:58)
Notes on a Lecture on "Origins of an Embodied Cognition: Moving, Perceiving, and Thinking in Infancy" (20 May 1996 01:34)
Darwin Machines, Universal Darwinism (11 Mar 1996 01:32)
Fritz Machlup, the ``Knowledge Industry,'' and Alvin Toffler (28 Feb 1996 17:14)
Campus architecture and student revolts (18 Feb 1996 17:54)
International arms trade (16 Feb 1996 18:46)
Computer networks (23 Jan 1996 16:12)
Fatima Mernissi (21 Aug 1995 17:02)
The Czech Legions (19 Aug 1995 17:19)
Jung (19 Aug 1995 15:31)
Menstruation (17 Aug 1995 19:07)
Radiation and Health (17 Aug 1995 16:51)
Nimrod and the Tower of Babel (17 Aug 1995 15:51)
Modern architecture and design (16 Aug 1995 21:25)
Possession, multiple-personality disorder (26 Mar 1995 18:45)
Neuropsychiatry (25 Mar 1995 15:11)
Universal Images and Cultural Universals (22 Mar 1995 18:15)
Artificial Intelligence and Natural Folly (22 Mar 1995 17:30)
Winding Number and Topological Explanations (22 Mar 1995 11:54)
Catholics and Cyberspace (19 Mar 1995 20:24)
Renormalized Semiotics (16 Mar 1995 06:50)
Nanotechnology (16 Mar 1995 05:06)
Tubal-Cain (16 Mar 1995 04:50)
e. e. cummings (13 Mar 1995 21:01)
Complex Adaptive Systems (13 Mar 1995 20:53)
Shamanism (13 Mar 1995 19:04)
Christopher Alexander (13 Mar 1995 18:48)
Singapore (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Social Engineering (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Theocracy in Tibet (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Sufism (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Alfred North Whitehead (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Vampires (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
William Carlos Williams (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Soviets, councils, etc. (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Vergil: medieval legends (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
``Swarm'' theories (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Zen or Ch'an (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Science (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Scientific instruments (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Yi the Archer (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Philosophical Taoism (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
The Wild Hunt (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Whole Earth Catalog (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Spies, Secrecy, Intelligence (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Yi-Fu Tuan (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Southeast Asia (03 Oct 1994 12:03)
Particle physics (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Lumpenproletariat, the underclass (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
``Naturalist'' philosophy in ancient China (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Post-industrialism (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Physics (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Ichiro Ozawa (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Mass hysteria and mass panic (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Molecular Biology (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
New Age music, electronic music (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Migraine headaches (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Mass media (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Personal Violence (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
"The New Physics" (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Phoenicians (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Neutral monism (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Religion (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Marshall McLuhan (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Regulation (of Markets, etc.) (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
The Ottoman Empire (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Madison, Wisconsin (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Sardinia (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Race and Racism (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Physiological effects of TV (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Charles Sanders (Santiago) Peirce, 1839--1914 (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
The Middle East (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Julian Offray de la Mettrie (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Jeremy Rifkin (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Mysticism (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Proto-industrialism (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Magic (supernatural) (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Joseph Needham (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Pseudo-events (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Philosophy of Mind (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Republics (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
San Francisco and the Bay Area (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Religious conversion (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Schizophrenia (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Mu'tazila and Mu'tazilites (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Potentially Runaway Technologies (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Mass Culture, Popular Culture (03 Oct 1994 12:02)
Epics and Oral Poetry (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
History of Technology (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Anatole France (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Robert Graves (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
The End of the World, I: Jehovah (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Initiation rites (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
David Hume (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Liquid Crystals (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Islam (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Shirley Jackson (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
``Future shock'' (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
History, Historiography, Uses of the Past (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Literature (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Genocide: history (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Exile, Exiles (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Epicureanism (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Intellectual frauds, I: Famous and profound (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Gardens (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Russell Jacoby (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Galileo (Galileo Galilei, 1564--1642) (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Intellectual frauds, II: The rabble (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Japan (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Human simulacra (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Intelligence augmentation (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Frivolous elites (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
G. C. Lichtenberg (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Ionia (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Hypertext (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, etc. (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
The Finns (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Intellectual standards and competence (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
``Intellectual immune systems'' or ``intellectual self-defense'' (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Sir James Frazer (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Lost Tribes of Israel (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Goliards, medieval wandering scholars (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Import of Eastern religions to Europe (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
The End of the World, III: Nemesis (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Epidemiology (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Input-Output Models (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
The End of the World, II: Oppenheimer (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Hildegard of Bingen (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Etruscans (03 Oct 1994 12:01)
Bosnia, and the Former Yugoslavia Generally (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
``Directed evolution'' in biochemistry (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Ancient metallurgy (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Adorno (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Biological Design (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Richard Dawkins (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Authors (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Artistic Modernism (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Clockwork (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Drugs (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Classical era, world-wide (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Complex Systems (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Ancient trade (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Electronic media, esp. portable ones, and demand for, expectation of continuous entertainment (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Abyssal Vents (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Thomas Browne, 1605--1682 (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Umberto Eco (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Cults, Enthusiasts (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Biological computers (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Ancient China (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Archaeology (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
The Berbers (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Armageddon (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Alexander the Great (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Books and Their History (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
``The biological expansion of Europe'' (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Denis Diderot (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Atomism (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Confucius and Confucianism (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Astrology (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Berkeley, California (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Cultural minorities (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Analytical Philosophy (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Computers (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Charles Babbage (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Hannah Arendt (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Bohemia (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
The East Asian Economic Miracle (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Biotechnology (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Censorship (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Automata (Mechanical) (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
The Counter-culture (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
The École des Beaux-arts (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
California (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
William Calvin (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Eastern Europe, circa 1900 (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
Norman Cohn (03 Oct 1994 12:00)
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