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  • A Point of Rhetoric

    January 4, 2017

    David Burress

    As a matter of non-Orwellian discourse, you cannot be both a radical and a conservative. Conservatives by definition seek to preserve the existing order, while radicals by definition seek to overturn it. As an empirical matter there seem to be very few true conservatives left in the national GOP.  All of them vote most of the ...

  • Fundraiser Music Event on Friday, January 20th

    January 3, 2017

    David Burress

       

  • The Importance Of Specialization

    January 3, 2017

    David Burress

    Humans rose to ecological dominance by virtue of several capabilities, of which I believe the single most important is our capacity for expert specialization.  People who work at almost any socio-economic niche for a decade or two become incredibly good at it zovirax dosage.  Conversely, the most demeaning and unpleasant work is that which requires ...

  • Why Untrained People Are Naturally Bad at Scientific Reasoning

    January 3, 2017

    David Burress

    Part I When computer scientists started building systems to engage in conservation with humans, they augmented low-level computer understanding skills with a huge database of knowledge. They discovered that an ordinary child has quite literally millions of words and facts and relationships at her fingertips. That means she has been learning thousands of things per day ...