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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Divination and Theory Construction
Delusion
Individual Allusions that Limit Sensory Overload
Patterns of Categorical Delusions
Tidy Minds, Technology and the Myth of Control
Systems Theory
On the Premises of Observation
Higher-order Observations
Asymmetry and Self-reference
Collapsing Systems
Notes
References
Index
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Sciences First Mistake

Sciences First Mistake

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Human history is one long account of the success of our species, in that we have
managed to survive and prosper in the surrounding hostile ‘ real ’ world. It is
a tale of continuous experimentation with various ways and means of coping
effectively with whatever that world has to throw at us. We approach the task
by synthesizing information about things in our vicinity, and systematically
applying it for our benefi t, both as individuals and in groups. The latest stage
in this venture has seen the use of computer-based technologies infi ltrating
most aspects of socio-economic and political life, and automating as many
operations as possible. Consequently we fi nd ourselves enclosed on all sides
by computerized information systems. Governments worldwide are setting
up huge databases to store the personal information of their citizens, all
with the best intentions, albeit predicated on the most naïve understanding
of the implications and consequences. Despite decades of numerous highly
expensive failed projects, and the many detrimental outcomes, their faith in
this particular form of information technology remains undiminished.
Human history is one long account of the success of our species, in that we have
managed to survive and prosper in the surrounding hostile ‘ real ’ world. It is
a tale of continuous experimentation with various ways and means of coping
effectively with whatever that world has to throw at us. We approach the task
by synthesizing information about things in our vicinity, and systematically
applying it for our benefi t, both as individuals and in groups. The latest stage
in this venture has seen the use of computer-based technologies infi ltrating
most aspects of socio-economic and political life, and automating as many
operations as possible. Consequently we fi nd ourselves enclosed on all sides
by computerized information systems. Governments worldwide are setting
up huge databases to store the personal information of their citizens, all
with the best intentions, albeit predicated on the most naïve understanding
of the implications and consequences. Despite decades of numerous highly
expensive failed projects, and the many detrimental outcomes, their faith in
this particular form of information technology remains undiminished.

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