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Web of lies, policies and politicians

In the previous post in this miniseries I’ve used the example of Brexit referendum to explore how allowing lies to be systematically upheld in public discourse is poisonous for democracy itself. The bleak conclusion was that people voted Brexit on

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Posted in Ethics, Evolutionary Psychology, Politics, Stupidity

Ecological representations: a reply to Golonka and Wilson

This is going to be a very unusual post, it’s an ad-hoc effort, responding directly to Sabrina Golonka and Andrew D Wilson‘s call for feedback: they have recently published a pre-print on bioRxiv, entitled “Ecological Representations“. In the accompanying blog

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Posted in Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy, Psychology

Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness: first reply to comments.

Two of my readers have kindly provided some very interesting comments and questions on my Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness paper (ETC). Because their comments and questions are very relevant and thought-provoking, I am publishing my reply as a separate post.

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Posted in Consciousness, Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience, Psychology

Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness: why, how and what

After pre publishing the Evolutionary Theory of Consciousness (ETC) paper, it’s time to provide a little context, along with a tl;dr version (below). The full paper is long and dense, and may be a tad obscure if one isn’t familiar

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Posted in Consciousness, Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology

Consciousness at last.

This is what kept me awake for many nights, and occupied a lot of my time for far too many years. Following my unhealthy intellectual ambition, I’ve written a paper, intended for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and tried submitting

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Posted in Consciousness, Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, Science

Strong AI, utilitarianism and our limited minds

There is a fascinating discussion happening across a few of my favourite blogs, it is about the moral implications of the hypothetical emergence of strong artificial intelligence: should we grant rights to sentient machines? How will we ever be able

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Posted in Ethics, Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology, Stupidity
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