The Mystery of Consciousness

New Steven Pinker article on Consciousness: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1580394-1,00.html with good links to related articles. Steven Pinker recognizes in this article that the “I” problem has been over-estimated. However, despite a parenthetical moment of doubt, he does not recognize that the conscious/unconscious question is not a real problem. Science has long recognized that old problems can become […]

Greg Chaitin is preparing a new book following the publication of his Meta-Math!

Greg Chaitin is preparing a book that promises to surpass  even Meta-Math, his distinguished previous publication. A draft of it, entitled “IS GOD A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER? Essays on Leibniz, Complexity & Philosophy” can be accessed online at:http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~chaitin/dp2.html  There is a great reproduction of  a medallion commemorating Leibniz’s discovery of binary arithmetic.