It's selection all the way down
Noise to Signal #11
For God, it’s either this or that:
For Academics, it’s definitely this:
Conceptualization games portrayed as selection games.
This^ is better than "History is written by the victors" because it carries its own proof with it.
To a player, everyone’s a player:
Language is cool because it’s naturally input and output, why shouldn’t everything digital be this way:
What is the meaning of a word?
Arielle Dundas @ArielleDundasQuote tweet this with a picture you have for some reason been waiting for an excuse to share (again).
Thread of who’s left where and what happens, i.e. history:
This was probably adaptive at some point, but now it selects for people who don’t know how to filter and add-up uncertainty:
“Unit of goal” = “unit of selection,” because the individual behaviors of one’s “sub-agents” determine game outcome:
Poetry is intensively cognitive. Every metaphor is its own new category. Every conceptual blending, remix, and new vibe is the act of bringing a new thing into the world from the ingredients of what already is.
Broke: essences. Woke: statistical distributions.
Ali A. Rizvi @aliamjadrizviThe great Richard Feynman on why the social sciences are not science. https://t.co/c0TvxbCgFb
“It's called a confidence game. Why? Because you give me your confidence? No. Because I give you mine.”
On foraging for mushrooms, the intense cognitive overhead of the particular selection game—plus “transfer phenomena.”
Not very anti-inductive. If you’re wondering what “communication” gets you evolutionarily, this is it:
The “Generalization Crisis" but for Twitter. People love to complain about specific instances through the guise of complaining about categories—it makes the personal political.
One axis of taste: whether you care about fiction games for the sake of fiction games, or whether you want them to teach you something about non-fiction games:
The son of a Jewish father and an African American mother, Karp was raised in a Jewish family in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School in 1985
Karp's thesis, supervised by Karola Brede, was titled "Aggression in der Lebenswelt: Die Erweiterung des Parsonsschen Konzepts der Aggression durch die Beschreibung des Zusammenhangs von Jargon, Aggression und Kultur", which means "Aggression in the life-world: The extension of Parsons' concept of aggression by describing the connection between jargon, aggression, and culture.
Karp has described himself as a socialist and a progressive
Categories are context:
“Gf who,” “Bf who” discourse is just type of guy theory:
Speaking of which:
Beware of what you use as primitives for your models and maps, they are inevitably part of the territory: