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by Hrvoje
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How Life Imitates Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: How Life Imitates Chess

Everything, even a box of chocolates, but that is even further far from the perfect metaphor. And unlike chess, it does not make you wonder about this question: “Despite of the fact that a calculated person has a negative connotation in its attribute, isn’t a good calculation ability a fundamental h...
by Hrvoje
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How Life Imitates Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: How Life Imitates Chess

One such leader was Jesus, who on several occasions implied that people are too rational, worry too much about their prospects, and it sounded strange to many of them, then and now, followers or not. As for the Information asymmetry, yes, that is another distinction, because in bridge and poker, vis...
by Hrvoje
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How Life Imitates Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: How Life Imitates Chess

True. Bridge and poker are also not games of perfect information, but they are still games in which pure luck is far less important factor in comparison with player’s skill and determination. As for life, well, maybe it is not entirely out of reach of our intuition to know if we win or lose, maybe p...
by Hrvoje
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How Life Imitates Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: How Life Imitates Chess

Hi Nick,

nice response. What I wonder about is if rationality is the fundamental human virtue, if present in adequate extent. One of its aspects is the realization that its presence can be excessive.
by Hrvoje
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: How Life Imitates Chess
Replies: 12
Views: 217

How Life Imitates Chess

Is it possible to be overly rational in chess? If we disregard the intended pun in the title of Kasparov’s book, one can say that chess as a simulation of life is far from perfect. Chess is a zero sum game, life is not always. Chess is all about fight, when it is not, it does not fulfil its purpose,...
by Hrvoje
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The economy of thought
Replies: 0
Views: 217

The economy of thought

As conciseness is one of main mathematical features, I would like to discuss one particular instance of it. Can someone please summarize in that context the usefulness of excluding number one from the set of prime numbers? As the definition of prime numbers would be more concise without it, ie if on...
by Hrvoje
Sat May 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: qualitative vs quantitative difference
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: qualitative vs quantitative difference

Hi Skepdick, nice to talk with you again, after a while. Yes, I think I was looking for a category theory. I was positive it was already mathematically theorized before, with much more exactness than I displayed, but I was not sure how to google for it, so I wrote the question here, just sketching m...
by Hrvoje
Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: qualitative vs quantitative difference
Replies: 9
Views: 758

qualitative vs quantitative difference

That difference between these two differences can be defined like this: Consider two objects o1 and o2, if they share common property p, for which subtraction is well defined operation, then the quantitative difference between them with respect to property p is o1.p-o2.p, where the operands are valu...
by Hrvoje
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 5670

Re: Physical question

These are both interesting analogies, disk defragmentation, and undo/redo logs in relational databases, with respect to junk DNA. But when I mentioned the analogy of DNA storing the information for the construction of a whole organism, in a very compact way, or compressed if you will, I didn't have ...
by Hrvoje
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 5670

Re: Physical question

Aha, you were emphasizing their lack of ability to reproduce them selves independently of the host cell. Yes, I agree, the confirmation of superior intelligence I was talking about was to create the artificial intelligent self reproducible entities in our own image and likeness (like God created a M...
by Hrvoje
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 5670

Re: Physical question

And I don’t think that the fact that certain parts of DNA don’t code for anything, either because they are silenced in the process of differentiation or they don’t code anywhere because they are “junk”, that diminishes the fact of compression or losslessness. I mean, it is a kind of metaphor as all ...
by Hrvoje
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 5670

Re: Physical question

Except, I'm guessing, when those self-replicators are viruses? I'm guessing that you are guessing that viruses lack intelligence? Well, it obviously depends on the definition of that word, but even they don't lack heuristic adaptive behavior, as well as any living or semi-living entities, so no, I ...
by Hrvoje
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 5670

Re: Physical question

The lossless compression I am most impressed with is the one by which the whole organism gets encoded within one molecule (of DNA). OK, maybe all information is not there, maybe some portion of that valuable information is in the ribosomes, RNA polymerase, chaperones, and elsewhere, and it never ori...
by Hrvoje
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 5670

Re: Physical question

- 1 -, stop offending people in this thread, or I am leaving. This is not normal conversation, OK?
by Hrvoje
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Physical question
Replies: 51
Views: 5670

Re: Physical question

Please read more carefully. Mutation does not occur after DNA is set. I am not a biochemist; but I know that if a mutation occurs then special cells or proteins hunt that mutation down and kill it. People or animals or plants don't change their DNA after it's set. Whatever the proper expression is ...