Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.
A culture is a set of ideas that cause their holders to behave alike in some ways. By ‘ideas’ I mean any information that can be stored in people’s brains and can affect their behaviour.
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Science is not about prediction. But explanations. Predictions are used to validate new explanations.
Enlightenment represents a way of pursuing knowledge with a tradition of criticism and seeking good explanations instead of reliance on authority. Enlightenment's quintessential idea is that progress is both desirable and attainable.
There is only one way of making progress: conjecture (guesses) and criticism. We create theories by rearranging, combining, altering and adding to existing ideas with the intention of improving upon them. The rol...
Problems are conflicts between explanations or theories. Expectations are theories too.
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We are born with an innate capability to understand languages.
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