A collection of posts dealing with the fundamentals of rationality: the difference between the map and the territory, the nature of evidence, why anyone should care about truth, and minds as reflective cognitive engines.
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Note: This package excludes An Intuitive Explanation of Bayes’s Theorem. We recommend visiting the original article, as it’s full of interactive material.
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Light leaves the Sun and strikes your shoelaces and bounces off; some photons enter the pupils of your eyes and strike your retina; the energy of the photons triggers neural impulses; the neural impulses are transmitted to the visual-processing areas of the brain; and there the optical information is processed and reconstructed into a 3D model that is recognized as an untied shoelace; and so you believe that your shoelaces are untied.