Archive for July 7th, 2007

Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics


A few days ago, I declared truth to be nothing but a model of reality that we can use to predict observable results. Today I wanted to point out some examples of situations where such models have gone wrong, or clashed with the models of other people, but I realized that just about every article I wrote on philosophy before is one such example. Still, now that I’ve started this post, I need to finish it somehow, so let’s consider the nature of learning.

Read the rest of this entry »