Monday, May 26, 2014

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life...

...then learn what makes the world go around: induction!

Lawyers and doctors and engineers, oh my!


The Problem of Induction

Author: Kenneth Blake Vernon
Category: Philosophy of Science, Epistemology

AulĂ«’s Artifacts

Suppose you are an ethnographer newly arrived in Middle Earth, making land on the western shore, at the Gray Havens. You follow the East Road, traveling over the Misty Mountains and through the Mirkwood, eventually reaching Erebor, where you have planned your fieldwork. There you meet Durin’s Folk, a clan of dwarves living in the Lonely Mountain. Having dutifully acquired IRB approval, you carefully and meticulously note your observations of their behavior...

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