Who was Alan Turing and why should you care

This post will not give a full biography of Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954). For more on Turing head to Wikipedia. I will be summarising what’s important to me. For a full biography read the book Alan Turing: The Enigma or the YouTube vid below (27 min). The Imitation Game – … Read more

My message to the Future: Our Paradox of Intelligence and Ignorance

Introduction In the vast corridors of time, humanity emerged as a beacon of intelligence and innovation, casting a shadow across the cosmos that intrigued the imagination of both the dwellers of Earth and, perhaps, extra-terrestrial beings. We, the inhabitants of the blue planet, had embarked on a journey of unearthing the secrets of the universe, … Read more

Emblazoned mediocrity and incompetence

Over many years, I’ve been noticing that it is acceptable for many people to declare themselves as  ‘lazy’, ‘dumb’, ‘stupid’, ‘luddite’, or ‘thick’. By stark contrast people who dare to assert that they are smart, or of above average intelligence are not accommodated very well. Instead they are given a rough time with derogatory responses, … Read more

Humanity may be erased by QAI – or not

What is AI? Some people do not know and do not care. AI means Artificial Intelligence. That means intelligence that is manufactured by humans. Intelligence is a broad concept but basically it means the functions of finding solutions and adapting to situations. Well – of course ants do that too. So yes ants have a … Read more

Not everybody

Not everybody is the same – jeez I know it’s obvious. So – why are there people who are called weird? I’m not talking about looks. Some people think differently about things, so they are labelled as weird. This is because they have some ideas that are pretty different to ‘everybody‘. This means that ‘everybody’ … Read more

The neuroscience and power of stupidity

Wow! I came across the video below that explained it very well – how stupid people are so powerful. Like a panorama opened before me. Fear of intelligence was explained very well. It’s something I’ve been observing for years – obviously because I am statistically in the top 5% of the intelligence distribution curve. Ooooh.. … Read more

Lord Sumption

The  things I’ve heard about him are of the following kind, ‘he’s weird’ and ‘he’s spoken some nonsense about [blah blah]’. Some people only remember a headline that went like, Lord Sumption tells stage 4 cancer patient her life is ‘less valuable’ – which was spread across several tabloid and broadsheets.  The woman with … Read more

High IQ and thinking skills

I’ll try to keep this short. Intelligence quotients are fairly well correlated with abilities to reason. But it doesn’t mean that if your IQ is 130 that you will most times make much better decisions than everybody else. How? Because intelligence and thinking skills isn’t everything. Emotions can cause the smartest thinkers to make stupid … Read more

What is thinking?

In other posts I’ve looked into various errors of thinking. However, I have not actually looked deeply enough into what thinking is. So I’m thinking about thinking. Most people think that, “It’s what humans do.” Some also think that animals think. I’ve often wondered about that because I’ve seen cats do some interesting things, which … Read more