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2011-12-08 14:49:21 A 'disparation', which touches on a number of current investigations...
"R.I.P. Lynn Margulis, Biological Rebel
By John Horgan | November 24, 2011 | Scientific American website
The biologist Lynn Margulis died on November 22 at the age of 73. I adapted the following essay about her from my 1996 book The End of Science.
Lynn Margulis was among the most creative challengers of mainstream Darwinian thinking of the late 20th century. She challenged what she called “ultra-Darwinian orthodoxy” with several ideas. The first, and most successful, is the concept of symbiosis. Darwin and his heirs had always emphasized the role that competition between individuals and species played in evolution. In the 1960′s, however, Margulis began arguing that symbiosis had been an equally important factor–and perhaps more important–in the evolution of life. One of the greatest mysteries in evolution concerns the evolution of prokaryotes, cells that lack a nucleus and are the simplest of all organisms, into eukaryotes, cells that have nuclei. All multi-cellular organisms, including humans, consist of eukaryotic cells.
Margulis proposed that eukaryotes may have emerged when one prokaryote absorbed another, smaller one, which became the nucleus. She suggested that such cells be considered not as individual organisms but as “composites.” After Margulis provided examples of symbiotic relationships among living microorganisms, she gradually won support for her views on the role of symbiosis in early evolution. She did not stop there, however. Like Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge, authors of the punctuated equilibrium hypothesis, she argued that conventional Darwinian mechanisms could not account for the stops and starts observed in the fossil record. Symbiosis, she suggested, could explain why species appear so suddenly and why they persist so long without changing." —NormanNitram
The Year of the Dragon?
Time for a 'spring clean', editors? Noticeboard, articles to be sorted into the vault... or worse...
2011-12-26 21:09:51 May I offer everyone here my New Year greetings, and in the style of dear, beloved Citizendium, propose we all write at least one page before, say, June 2012?
Ho, ho ho! —NormanNitram
2012-01-01 20:13:11 Happy New Year . . ! —Mark-Shulgasser
2012-01-02 00:50:14 Likewise... I gotta share these dragons... 'wire dragon' and 'tea dragon', these ones are... emailed to me by my Chinese friends. —docmartin
2012-02-20 22:54:40 Spring is sprung and I feel an urge to do a bit of a 'spring-clean' here... first off, current investigations need to be current, abandoned articles will go into their final? resting places...
Act now to save your article, folks! —NormanNitram
2012-02-22 20:17:18 Started the Spring Clean! —NormanNitram
2012-03-05 19:36:15 Hello PI-sters,
2012-03-08 12:05:22 How about a nice piccy (logo?) for the Wikipedia thread? —docmartin
2012-03-11 21:45:53 Small world! One Martin Cohen has just reviewed one Rupert Sheldrake's new book, having been prodded by Pierre-Alain to get it, MEANWHILE Over at the now defucnt web cyclopedia thing, I see a fine page on 'Alternative Medicine' in which 'Rupert Sheldrake' stars! How do we forget these things... —NormanNitram
2012-03-12 18:44:02 "The Universe, it seems, is essentially mind, not little bits of matter, and the regularities sought so energetically by science are miasmic and illusory." — Martin Cohen. Nice! —PerigGouanvic
Yes, Ilike that bit too. Wonder where it came from? Dare I google it? - DocM
2012-03-12 18:56:14 Re: commentary of the book: It's true that Sheldrake relies on another science when it would seem that he is arguing for a sceptical, radically sceptical view. In my opinion, there is a need to engage seriously with science, with the views of David Bohm (implicate and explicate orders), because this interpretation of reality is best suited to make sense of challenging scientific facts — the two spit experiments... — and because it gives much room to evolution of ideas, a great deal of scepticism, etc. —PerigGouanvic
Well, yes, seriously, certainly. But what does that mean? I think science gets a pretty respectful hearing... unlike the 'others' (religion, astrology esoterica... etc). Ism't the aim here really to push for 'critical thinking' rather than blind faith in science as much as with other ways of viewing the world? - DM
2012-03-13 03:26:32 Sheldrake was treated as a dangerous heretic by Maddox from Nature because his morphic resonance allowed to give a fair hearing to those matters. —PerigGouanvic
2012-03-19 14:02:40 Er, can you rephrase that last comment, Perig? I can't 'unpack it'. Allowed? —NormanNitram
This looks a bit desperate to me, from the CZ guys. Just wondering, What was the 'mission'anyway? Save humanity? —NormanNitram
2012-03-22 23:44:47 What always puzzles me about these appeals - Wikipedia, CZ, Wikileaks is the SIZE of the demands... I think CZ 'needs 100 000 dollars! Wikileaks much more... but actually running a website (like say, the Philosopher) costs so little... about 150 dollars a year. PI 'amazingly' -even less.
But we could still have an appeal! —docmartin
2012-03-25 21:39:24 Rambling astrologers please see this update: http://www.philosophical-investigations.org/Astrological_rambles/Talk —docmartin
2012-04-26 15:53:05 P.A, and others. I was interested to see the WP notion of 'mass deletion' of edits by wicked people. (Shades of McCarthy?) An example here on the yes, climate change theme... specifically ice core samples. Worth a look.
2012-05-04 23:57:03 Salutations, I've recently initiated a blog about my own investigation into ethics. Your's is really looking good! When I complete an essay, it will be easy enough to copy and past it on here. Is that good with you? http://ethicunity.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/preamble/ —220.127.116.11
2012-06-05 11:34:00 Here's a little introduction to philosophy... a litle bit of my book, now resting in publishing oblivion, 'Philosophical Tales', narrated by a real pro.
2012-06-19 00:18:05 I am pleased to announce here the 'first fruits' of the intense, highly scientific study of astrology here...
A paper on our 'sister' site:
Mark and I (with occasional contributions from Perig and others (we hope) will continue to unturn the stones that no one else (wisely perhaps) is prepared to! —docmartin
2012-07-03 11:41:01 All feedback and comments welcome here...
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Plus, Perig, or indeed others - surely a special logo is needed? —docmartin
I'm on it. — Perig
What do you think of the concept? (not the quality of the drawing...) - PG
2012-07-13 19:11:04 The 'Featured pages' feature has been updated, okay? —NormanNitram
2012-10-03 23:10:21 I love the concept! The drawing, not quite right, would you like me to add the finishing touches? —docmartin
2012-10-04 02:37:02 yes, please do! —PerigGouanvic
2012-10-04 23:44:47 Working on it... ;-) —docmartin
- cool. PG
Now where do we use it?! (found a few places already)
Citizendium going under
2012-10-06 23:35:55 Some interesting figures here, from Non-philosophical Investigations.org...
Interesting thing is the incredibly high cost of hosting a wiki with only about 20 users, and maybe 1000 hits a day.
Here, by comparison, we have half a dozen regulars, and maybe a thousand hits a month. But feel the quality!
Point of all that is, reading the stats, income does not match expenditure, the operating account continues to drop, even as the faithful pay their monthly subscriptions. (An interesting detail is that the site originally was helped with a grant from the Tides foundation, who have funds that run into billions of dollars - and are not too fussy about who gets them either! Tides are also known as one of the backers of the Climate Science scare... but that's another story.
Unless another donor comes along soon, the Citizens will be homeless by this time next year. You read it here first! —NormanNitram
2012-10-07 21:33:57 I wonder if they'll consider "unforking" — reinserting in WP their magnificient objectivity for the sake of the disoriented masses who still trust wikipedia. —PerigGouanvic
2012-10-07 22:52:25 I wonder if Wikispot is dying too... —PerigGouanvic
Mmmm... it's a consideration isn't it. Keep backing up them pages! - DM
2012-11-01 15:05:06 "In The Science Delusion, in the spirit of radical scepticism, I turn each of the ten dogmas of materialism into a question. Entirely new vistas open up when a widely accepted assumption is taken as the beginning of an enquiry, rather than as an unquestionable truth. For example, the assumption that nature is machine-like or mechanical becomes a question: "Is nature mechanical?" The assumption that matter is unconscious becomes "Is matter unconscious?" " Sounds familiar.... http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-rupert-sheldrake/the-science-delusion_b_1198721.html
Dr Rupert Sheldrake
The Science Delusion —PerigGouanvic
2012-11-02 11:57:07 Yes, did we talk about the book a bit before? I reviewed it once...
I said there "After Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion comes the reply. Wham bam! Rupert Sheldrake takes on the "truth-finding religion" of science in general and "ten dogmas" of the 21st-century worldview in particular" andOF COURSE generally loved the book, but noted at the end that he was "not sceptical enough. He's against scientific "laws" but convinced of the permanence of scientific "facts". Silly Billy!
Re. the blogs, yes you concentrate on the day-job! I'll take my time here - as I say there is a bit of 'preparation' needed. Likely I'll start some pages but leave them off the index.
BTW, I wonder what happened to Ahmed and Muneeb? They were sort of in mid-projects too. I suppose that's the nature of the web - everything is totally forgetable! —docmartin
2012-11-05 19:03:46 Hi, Perig, and all,
I was looking at the praise for this new book on a topic close to our own hearts - the over-reach and vanity of science, but it seems (I can hardly credit it from such great people!) to not distinguish between facts that are changing because the world changes, and 'facts' that were always wrong, either based on faulty data or unwise assumptions.
Could be another blog for next month maybe?
[The publisher's (Penguin) book summary[
The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date
by Samuel Arbesman
September 27, 2012
New insights from the science of science
Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. We used to think the Earth was the center of the universe and that Pluto was a planet. For decades, we were convinced that the brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. In short, what we know about the world is constantly changing.
But it turns out there’s an order to the state of knowledge, an explanation for how we know what we know. Samuel Arbesman is an expert in the field of scientometrics—literally the science of science. Knowl?edge in most fields evolves systematically and predict?ably, and this evolution unfolds in a fascinating way that can have a powerful impact on our lives.
Doctors with a rough idea of when their knowl?edge is likely to expire can be better equipped to keep up with the latest research. Companies and govern?ments that understand how long new discoveries take to develop can improve decisions about allocating resources. And by tracing how and when language changes, each of us can better bridge gen?erational gaps in slang and dialect.
Just as we know that a chunk of uranium can break down in a measurable amount of time—a radioactive half-life—so too any given field’s change in knowledge can be measured concretely. We can know when facts in aggregate are obsolete, the rate at which new facts are created, and even how facts spread.
Arbesman takes us through a wide variety of fields, including those that change quickly, over the course of a few years, or over the span of centuries. He shows that much of what we know consists of “mesofacts”—facts that change at a middle timescale, often over a single human lifetime. Throughout, he of?fers intriguing examples about the face of knowledge: what English majors can learn from a statistical analysis of The Canterbury Tales, why it’s so hard to measure a mountain, and why so many parents still tell kids to eat their spinach because it’s rich in iron.
The Half-life of Facts is a riveting journey into the counterintuitive fabric of knowledge. It can help us find new ways to measure the world while accepting the limits of how much we can know with certainty.
2012-11-08 03:55:12 Good old Dr. Sheldrake. My thesis that the Cancerian philosopher is always the enemy of the Aries-Cartesian line is rounded out perfectly when Sheldrake, a Cancer, publishes a direct attack on Aries Dawkins with his new title, The Science Delusion. One might also consider that the importance of cryptography among Cancers (Dr. Dee, Leibniz, Turing, Quine) in some sense undermines the Cartesian privileging of the clear and distinct. That epistemology embraces not only how we know, but how we conceal. —Mark-Shulgasser
2012-11-08 21:38:24 Hi, Mark,
Good to have you back 'online'! Can I at once ask you, though here, to just clarify what do you mean? "the importance of cryptography among Cancers (Dr. Dee, Leibniz, Turing, Quine) in some sense undermines the Cartesian privileging of the clear and distinct "
Do you mean that Cancers see it as 'their' special privilige and role - to reveal the 'true meanings' of things? That seems to be Sheldrake's very egotistical line in his boook... (This, for comparison, is Pierre-Alain's summary of Sheldrakian thought here on PI The Science of shapes and here my attempts to understand this fine thinker suggest he has a very cryptic approach to the universe called 'Morphic resonance... http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=419245 ) —docmartin
2012-11-09 02:00:04 I mean that the brisk directness of the Aries project, the Cartesian "clear and distinct", has as its motive elucidation, eclaircissement, the escape from obscurity. Not to understand obscurity, but to eliminate it. While for the Cancerian cryptographer, obscurity itself and the manufacture of deception are honored, studied, and teach lessons. The computer is developed not merely from the urge to speed computation and information processing, but from the historical, political exigencies of passing secrets.
As for morphic resonance, the idea, I take it, is that shapes have 'psychological' or symbolic or platonic meanings that are more than just the sum of their parts. In a sense this corresponds to a numerological mysticism in which 4, say, is not merely 3+1 or 2+2, but is a quartenary, 3 of which in no way are equivalent to 4 trinities. Similar 'morphemes' resonate as nested or recursive mental phenomena, recalling the ponds within ponds of Leibniz's Monads. The history of the Womb would be a variety of morphic resonance.
Sloterdijk, a Cancer, makes much of this. Cancer draws attention to the full role, the domination even, of metaphor in language, and metaphor is a form of morphic resonance. Of course, Cancer's planet, the Moon, is the only heavenly body that we observe as shape-shifting; a sliver moon, a gibbous moon, a full moon, waning or waxing, all quite different in mood. Cancer is the moodiest sign, and accepts mood rather than privileging steadiness or equanimity. —Mark-Shulgasser
2012-11-09 04:25:28 Coalition of thinkers vow to fight marketisation of universities Purpose of university is being 'grossly distorted by the attempt to create a market in higher education', says one CDBU founder - Shiv Malik - The Guardian, Thursday 8 November 2012 19.57 GMT http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/nov/08/coalition-thinkers-fight-marketisation-universities —PerigGouanvic
2012-11-09 05:11:42 Oh, sorry, Doc, I remember now your critique of Sheldrake... —PerigGouanvic
2012-11-09 05:23:00 One of the most impressive *facts* that Sheldrake uses to bck his theory is how the distinctly capricornian crystals tend to form faster with time. I find it important to remember that Sheldrake remains a scientist; that aries, the life impetus, and libra, the co-existence of things, also have their place in his theories; his theory is more complete than one might think; Sheldrake might appear like a typical relativist, cancerian anti-clarity dude, but his collaboration with David Bohm — the only physicist who put back philosophy into physics and science, a Sagittarian, of course — draws me to take his anti-science posturing as a healthy demagogic stance : together, we will overthrow these assertive liars — the martian Science ideologs. It's more like cancerian politics, if you will.
2012-11-09 18:34:17 Hi Perig,
I think the Cancer/Sagittarius combination of Sheldrake/Bohm is important. It's mediated by the fact that the ruler of Sagittarius, Jupiter (expansion), is exalted in Cancer. The combination suggests benevolent organic increase, a very attractive alternative to the single track authoritarianism of over-capitalized science. Sheldrake's Sun in Cancer is conjunct Jupiter — just like Leibniz (and I'm sure a great deal more could be said about morphic resonance and monadology).
2012-11-09 18:45:23 Yes, exaltation of Jupiter... had this in mind too. But I did not take the time to (re)check Sheldrake's chart! Ju+So in Can, great to know. What's your source for his chart? —PerigGouanvic
2012-11-09 18:46:28 There MUST be a very interesting position of Uranus. —PerigGouanvic
He has a close pile-up of Venus, Saturn and Uranus in Gemini. The source is Astrodatabank.
2012-11-09 20:04:57 "metaphor is a form of morphic resonance"
We could make a good essay here from that! —docmartin
2012-11-10 01:26:37 and metonymia is a form of fractal... that could be an elegant essay... but it gives me a headache to think of all that has been said about metaphor —and metonymia— in my field, literature... —PerigGouanvic
Well, yes, you're right about that. No one ever did philosopy for fun, though, that's what I always say! —Docmartin
2012-11-10 01:31:25 Mark : Sheldrake's Uranus-Venus conjunction is exactly Trine to my Sun. I felt there was something personal to it... and my exactly means less than half a degree... interesting, this wiki, i wonder if it's alive or just a fork of wikipedia. Correction : the wiki is read-only. it is not a wiki, technically.-PerigGouanvic
2012-11-10 15:13:41 Allow me to move this conversation to the Great Philosophers and their Star-Signs 2/Talk page . . . —Mark-Shulgasser
2012-11-11 01:59:31 Yes, good move, AFAI am concerned. —PerigGouanvic
Global whatever temperature thing
2012-11-11 19:40:22 Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it
The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures
This means that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996
By DAVID ROSE
PUBLISHED: 21:42 GMT, 13 October 2012 | UPDATED: 13:59 GMT, 16 October 2012
Thanks for this, Perig. Interesting too. However the really SAD thing about this is that the awful Saily Mail was one of the slowest to challenge AGW fever when it mattered, and doubtless for very careful calculations of its commerical interest. The Daily Mail drowning Polar Bears photo story was typical of endless non-science there. So... point is, they run stories like this now because there are poliical masters pulling their strings. We should expect to see the UK ditching a few more of its grandiose global warming schemes soon!
Okay! If only our dear neo-Bushian Prime Minister Harper could just TRY to justify his petromonarchic assault ou Canadian-Native land (tar sands)... by bringing such info up. But no, he's going for the money, ignoring any scientific considerations. On this side of the pond, i really see nothing about this, and Sandy doesn t help to think 'philosophically' about that. — Perig
Mmm.. I suspect Amazon-rainforest-style exploitation of any resources in Canadian-Native territories is absolutely unstoppable by any argument or reasoning... except the economic one. In other words, the price of oil, which somehow manages to stay very high even though supply has been 'significantly' exceeding demand for the last few years... Think about Iraq coming back on stream, and the massive global turn-down in business. So why the high oil prices? But everywhere, people sort of accept them as 'market forces'. DM
You're probably right about the ineluctability... However we have a good history of environmental protest in Canada and, in Quebec, Natives are still organizing against the exploitation of their North; let's see how it goes... PG
2012-11-28 21:47:16 This was nearly a blog post here!
Congratulations for your contribution on such a fine Website, and for its excellence! — PG
Thanks, Perig! I really appreciate your support, and, yes, it is a great website isn't it? I do hope it can keep going a bit longer - everyone seems to be running out of money these days! I copied the link to some people involved in the 'practical politics' but had no reply, but maybe the idea will trickle though...
Next offering there, I think, will be 'Global Warming' - how the NYT could be making money out of its loyal campaigning. DM
2012-12-02 23:43:32 Great site, this. 'Check your facts'!
Interesting story about Francine, Descartes illegitimate daughter, and how she was thrown overboard en route to his new job as tutor to the Queen of Sweden... —NormanNitram
2013-01-09 15:17:37 Here is what I believe to be the nature of space:
A. Objects are able to move.
B. If space were a continuum, then nothing can move. Think of Zeno’s Paradox.
C. Space must therefore be quantized.
2013-01-09 23:11:39 Hi Kenneth!
Nice to have you on board. Look, what I suggest we do is start a page - it could be a user page, and you can then work a little more autonomously there - or plunge right in and set out your theory now. But our emphasis here is on 'investigations', so I'd suggest the page starts by posing a question. Thrid possibility (and I'd really like to join in if you go with this one) is to talk about Zeno's paradox directly. (Would it be 'The Arrow' you are thinking of particularly here?)
We could start a page for example, 'Zeno and the nature of space'. Does that soudn good? If you like it, I can set it up, but equally, you can do it direct. You simply type the name of the page in the search box, top right, and it then offers you the option to creat a page with that name. —docmartin
2013-01-09 23:14:08 ps
I've also set a userpage in case you think you would like one too
2013-01-23 15:48:21 What Kenneth is trying to say is proof by the method of contradiction. It will be interesting to discuss if a seperate page is dedicated to this discussion. We will try to push the arguments to their limits and see where we drive. Kenneth willing! —MuneebFaiq
Unfortunately, I get the impression that Kenneth, like many contributors here, preferred really to 'announce' his theory to (he hoped) an appreciative audience. As we are not fitting that description, I think he does not intend to get into the debate after all. Muneeb - we should concentrate on the 'big issues' again! —Docmartin
2013-01-24 08:32:39 Yes! I get your point. I wished to learn how Kenneth understands space and time. Anyhway! Let us get back to relativity and its pre and post Einstenian dynamics.
2013-01-31 00:46:57 Tool to convert from HTML to PI format :
(choose the "Moinmoin" dialect)
So, in principle, a page you write in a word processor can be saved in HTML format and then rendered without headaches in PI. —PerigGouanvic
2013-01-31 21:54:02 That could be pretty cool, yes. Add to the META list of tips? But I hope it doensn't discourage people from that patient composing of fine works SPECIALLY for us! —docmartin
I hope too. But we have, apparently, a tendency to attract ppl who wouldn't use code at all and wouldn't write in wikis otherwise, so I'd say we should go for it! (and perhaps put it in front view) — Perig
2013-02-19 00:00:08 for a preview of my first attempt at mapping PI, see my page, bottom — click here : PerigGouanvic
2013-02-19 12:33:18 Thanks for sharing this, Perig. It's kind of 'word clouds with pictures, is it?
Would it be possible to strip out the body text from the web page 'illustrations' leaving only the images and the headlines?
Heh! Another research project, maybe? —docmartin
It's totally possible to strip out any part of the chunks (images, headlines), it's even one of the aspects of my "concept". — Perig
2013-02-19 12:43:03 How about a PI 'word cloud' anyway? I'd really like one in pretty colours! (We could cheat - I could add the colours 'by hand') —docmartin
Here's one cloud for the homepage!
Made thanks to http://www.wordle.net. And if we have/we had a RSS thing, we could do the same with the whole site... maybe. Check the website for details...
Here's one with colors!
One can remove some "empty" or otherwise unwanted words, with a right-click on the picture. Here's an example, with 6 words removed.
One interesting word cloud to do would be with the "All pages" page, or with a page listing all our o.k. pages or featured pages or not-morsel... there would be some tidying to make with the "All pages" page for sure. —PerigGouanvic
2013-02-19 23:07:13 Brrrilliant! I like ALL of them! To pieces!
Yes, let's stick one on the 'front page' - at the bottom though, I would say, after all the 'business' stuff.
Actually, the plain b&w one might be the best, but hey, they're all great.
As to a wordcloud representing the site - I would be prepared to 'dump' the code for all our featured pages (maybe not including the boxes, humans have their limits!) on one page which I suppose could then be expressed as a superb PI-summarisin', PI-encapsulatin' cloud? Worth a try? —docmartin
So happy that you like it (and I hope you'll be more convinced about my own hypericonotext concept once it's developped...)! Do you mean something like putting all featured pages' text into a big chunk and compute all this into a word cloud? — Perig
Yup! That's what I thought maybe - DocM
2013-03-11 16:27:28 Recent comments by Mark (hi!) on the British Science Fascists talk page raise the issue —I believe — of the fact that we have nice geographically and otherwise defined Guardians-of-Truth species (British, American, NeoCons) but no overarching page, except The Guardians, which is still only a link page (to the 3 above mentioned pages). For instance, the insight by Mark would perhaps fit there, and initiate more broad discussions. —PerigGouanvic
Yes, I've been reading the thread too. Just now I lost my own contribution though, editing too many bits at once - duh! DM
2013-03-22 00:36:37 Please welcome Thomas Scarborough, a new contributor to our philosophical musings - he is particularly interested in how language works, and contributed an article on 'nouns' recently to the Philosopher.
He's based in South Africa, so we have active contributors really all over the world! —docmartin
2013-04-17 11:31:52 The two main astrological pages were set to 'logged'in' readers only, which seemed wrong now that they have been published elsewhere! —NormanNitram
2013-04-17 21:18:58 Anyone can do a blog here (as long as it is bloggy)! It's been a bit of a long time since we changed it too - stop me or I will write on Thatcher and ethics! —docmartin