Giving Reason in Digital Culture

Human Reason – and rationality potential – is too complex to have a single kind of function. When we are giving someone reason, the main aim is to get the person we are facing agreeing with us (you know what I’m meaning, the type of tacit agreement on our views, opinions, personal truth, and soContinue reading “Giving Reason in Digital Culture”

Germination chemistry is all around

It has taken almost ten days to see the first effort of life growth from something that may appear unuseful: the avocado seed that remains from the lovely Israeli salad I had almost a month ago. Not that I’ve waited to have it in the meanwhile. So, what I’ve done was simply put the “brownContinue reading “Germination chemistry is all around”

Data is not the same thing as information.

Data is not the same thing as information. As the founding father of information theory, Claude Shannon, put back in the 1940s, data signals are noisy, and if you want to filter out what’s meaningful from those signals, you have to filter out at least some of that noise. For Shannon the noise was literal:Continue reading “Data is not the same thing as information.”