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Latest Epistemology Stories

2012-12-17 11:16:47

Turns out the trope is true: You should trust your gut — as long as you’re an expert.

Are We Living In The Matrix?
2012-12-11 07:25:26

In 1999, the first in a series of movies came out suggesting that we are all parts of a computer simulation. The Matrix was the ultimate horror story of artificial intelligence gone wrong. But could it be true? Could we be living in a computer simulation? And how would we ever know?

Instinct Often Makes For Good Decisions
2012-11-09 07:50:25

There has always been an interest on the part of scientists to get to the root cause of how we make our decisions. How did someone choose left instead of right? Why did they pick A and not B?

Researchers Train Humans To Sense Like Rats
2012-11-06 12:01:01

Researchers have set out to learn whether humans can acquire the sense known as 'whisking' which is used by rats to sense their environment.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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