The meaningful predictions equation

I have written much on predictions before. The following equation appeared in a different format in The arrogance of mathematics and Chaos Theory. I haven’t changed the content of it; only the layout. I’ll explain in a while. There are major problems with predictions. The first big one is that all predictions depend on ‘the … Read more

The arrogance of mathematics and Chaos Theory

Ooops! How can Mathematics and Chaos Theory (M&CT) be arrogant – at all? Hmmm.. first one has to think about what ‘arrogance‘ means. Off you pop to the dictionary meaning. Yikes! It means, “an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions.” Mathematics and Chaos Theory can do all that, except make … Read more

The average human being is ‘hotter’ than the sun.

Obviously not. So why the title of this post? It is about the energy density of human beings compared to the Sun. ‘Hotter’ is of course loose terminology, but it makes it easier to appreciate. As some will not have seen or heard in Prof Cox’s series that he said that the average human being … Read more

Walker’s laws

1 – Politics can bend science. 2 – Politics can bend minds. 3 – Politics can cover up the truth. 4 – Mathematics and the truth are good friends. 5 – Mathematics cannot be bent by politics. 6 – The truth will always prevail, even if delayed by politics. 7 – Bent minds create bent statistics*, … Read more

Mathematics rules

Mathematics rules! You may not like it – tough! What’s this about? I’ve been saying that mathematics and probability applies to COVID-19. Of course – being NOBODY – nobody else is interested? Do I give a flying banana? I do not! Well, I’ve decided to post all that I’ve said in various forums. You like … Read more

Calm detachment – four ends of the rope

Lots of people make decisions that are driven by emotions, and wrapped in emotion.  Just to be clear, I’m not saying that such decisions are necessarily wrong. It is well known from Damasio’s research that emotions are an activator of some sort. Whilst emotions can drive actions and decisions, decision-making does not have to be … Read more

Hacking reality

I’m obviously on a roll, with the topic of reality. From mid-June I’ve looked at various aspects of ‘reality’ from psychological and philosophical perspectives. Tough – I’m not providing links to those posts. What – everybody wants to be spoon fed. It ain’t happening! So – in the last week I’ve also been looking at … Read more