Unlike most blogs, this tags page displays pages in forward order,
as many of the posts that I make are cumulative and it is better to start
at the beginning.
The best reason to write is to understand your own ideas. At least for me,
if I don’t write my ideas down, they just hang around and I don’t get any
news ones. I don’t know how that works exactly, but the past 20 years leave
me no room for doubt.
Sometimes the new ideas are simply better ways of phrasing the old
ones. This is another angle on the question of the perils of
education, but with an interesting new way of looking at it.
To be sure, there is an important sense in which they are; if the Lord God Almighty sees fit to use that as a metaphor you can be assured there is a good reason.
A user on Social Galactic asked for a guide on binary thinking, and I
think the representational bias angle is a solid one to take on it.
And I sat pondering it a bit, and I realized that we can start with an
even simpler example, given away by the title of course: Unary
Continuing on from unary thinking, which you should read before this, we come to the obvious next step of Binary Thinking, which as the name implies is the process of believing that everything in some domain cleanly fits into two categories.