Downsides of the programmable model of humans

If you believe that humans are largely programmable, as opposed to being an interesting combination of innate and instinctual knowledge and adaptability to their environment – this leads you to believe that humans can do any job you can find for them. Jobs that are not suitable include – highly pressured human shift work – … [Read more…]

New Models of the Brain

The model of the brain, whereby the wiring system, that is a collection of neurones, generates information, consciousness, creativity, compassion, learns from a single experience, has memories stretching back decades, engages in not just hypothetico-deductive learning but induction and deduction from novel circumstances, and everything that makes us human is, to say the least, far-fetched. … [Read more…]