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Principles for the Application of Human Intelligence – Behavioral Scientist
“Before humans become the standard way in which we make decisions, we need to consider the risks and ensure implementation of human decision-making systems does not cause widespread harm.”
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A Decade of Vim
Some interesting looking Vim screencasts.
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2 Comments on "Link blog: psychology, artificial-intelligence, ai, programming"

  1. OT, but: I have an 18 your old daughter reading Plato and Popper, and she would like to know what are the intellectually respectable Christian equivalents… I mean, someone capable of presenting the philosophical underpinnings of Christianity is an authoritative and non-ridiculous way. Aquinas (if so which work)? CS Lewis? I find that I do’t know, and a quick Google doesn’t find me anything clearly authoritative.


    1. Sorry, forgot about this for ages. Not sure who the Christian equivalent of Plato is, some Christians probably agree with some of Plato anyway (except that universals are in God’s mind rather than the world of forms).

      Edward Feser is a modern defender of Aquinas who might be easier to read than the original, if you can get past his somewhat abrasive personality. He has a blog which I used to read before I gave up in annoyance. He’s also written a number of books. Note that, as a Catholic, he’s coming at things from a quite different angle than the other Protestant philosophers I mention below, as he explains in this interview.

      Alvin Plantinga is a modern Christian philosopher who gets a lot of respect. He is famous for rebutting the Logical Argument from Evil and for his work on theories of knowledge.

      Willilam Lane Craig (previously) is a philosopher but is popularly known for debating atheists at live events. I’ve listened to debates but again not read his books or papers. He gets stick from atheists for converting for reasons other than the arguments he advances in his debates (he’s got a version of Plantinga’s ideas about knowledge which mean it’s OK to believe in God “on faith”), but he’s still a very skilled debater.

      CS Lewis is more on the popular end of things but certainly respectable in the sense of “not a complete nutter”. Mere Christianity is the classic book.


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