Yesterday at the pub I was involved in a very extended (civil and remarkable productive) dialog about morality and society. We touch on many topics in the course of discussion, one of them being the difference between reason and faith. And I had to come up with a new word. Firstly, we agreed on the […]
Yesterday a very interesting speaker, Eric Hehner, gave a talk at the graduate seminar:
A Probability Perspective
This talk could be called “probability meets programming”. It draws together four perspectives that contribute to a new understanding of probability and solving problems involving probability. The first is the Subjective Bayesian perspective that probability is […]
It’s been 4 days since Californians voted to deny rights to a certain minority of its population. Let’s look at a few of the arguments against gay marriage:
It protects our children from being taught in public schools that “same-sex marriage” is the same as traditional marriage.
This argument was loud and clear in a […]
Last night I was embroiled in a long argument with my flatmate about the Government. I used the typical Libertarian claim that the government was an immoral institution because it uses coercive force to collect taxes. Of course, he countered by saying my residency in a country implies a contract with the government, and the […]