Hi /sci/, Can you imagine an algorithm that can calculate the status of every major debate, based on rational principles that boil down to the current STRUCTURE of each debate? This algorithm is being developed and put to use in wikidialectics.org, and I think it's a great idea, but it will only become serious when a debate grows big enough. Do you think the system makes sense? Is it worth pursuing?
Every debate has its own page, and the title of the page is the issue being debated written as a yes/no question. For example, Should suicide be legal? or Does God exist? The software calculates the current answer to the question based on the following algorithm:
- YES: At least one sustained argument for, and no sustained arguments against. - NO: At least one sustained argument against, and no sustained arguments for. - MAYBE: Neither YES nor NO.
By editing a page, it's possible to add arguments for and against, and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7672995 So it doesn't evaluate the quality of the arguments, only whether or not there is an argument? Are many weak arguments favored over a single strong argument? Is personal experience weighted as heavily as statistically significant data? Lastly, can someone object to an objection? If so, would it start a new debate?
>>7672770 Two numbers (a and b) are congruent by modulo n iff the remainder from dividing a by n is the same as the remainder from dividing b by n. I find this way of thinking about it to be simpler, as then you can think about them as being the same distance from a multiple of n. The other way of stating it is that two numbers are congruent by mod n if the distance between them (a-b) is divisible by n.
>>7672779 To give an example with this guys story: a = 9 b= 18 Then a and b are congruent in modulo 9, Because if you divide 9 by 9, your remainder is 0. If you divide 18 by 9 your remainder is also 0. I've never heard of the concept, but I just understood it by the name. Why is this so hard for you?
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Does anybody else here have a tendency to think that their research, publication and thesis ideas are crazy, dumb, or otherwise irrelevant?
Here's my story: >have an idea in the domain of application of Artificial Neural Networks to some specific, rule-based type of problem solving >ask my professor whether it's retarded, and his thoughts on the topic >surprisingly, he says that it can work >ask another one who's more reputable >he says something along these lines as well >he gets me in contact (via email) with a rather known professor who specializes in this topic >ask her for her opinion etc., and whether my idea is nonsense >she says that it's a novel approach, that I should try working more on my idea; she also recommended some literature to help me
However, even after getting a more or less positive feedback from others, I still think that my idea is crazy/retarded/etc. Does /sci/ have any advice on having a more realistic view on one's research ideas? Has anybody else had problems undervaluing their ideas and themselves?
>Grow up completely passionate about lego >Remember spend entire afternoons building things with bricks and then showing to my parents really proud >Always praised about being intelligent and creative >Got into electrical engineering because i liked to build things >Discover a lot of my colleagues also loved lego when they were kids >Start becoming frustrated with engineering Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>Did you love your intro to proofs class Math >Do you love doing math but hate rigor in all its forms? Physics >Do want to know how a computer works and are good at math ECE >Do want to memorize thousands of properties Chem >Do tubes give you an erection ChemE >Do you love playing with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I feel you OP, I loved LEGOs too and made cool stuff.
I'm going into Biology now though. At least I get to dissect things. I put my hand in a deer's body cavity recently, elbow deep in blood from internal bleeding, just to cut it's heart and liver out to eat.
>>7672391 >rough IQ: 160 +/- 20 I don't believe you.
score: ISTP-T age: 24 yearly wage: about 13k current job: Amazon sort floor rough IQ: 130 dream job: board game designer, but since I'm not very creative, something that goes to a bunch of different places.
What is the general /sci/ consensus and view of Genetic Modification?
In a recent announcement the first GM-Salmon was allowed by the FDA after 20 years of research and testing.
Personally I think this is great news, less feed required, faster turn around, more fish can be produced feeding more people, cheaper - also fantastic to reduce the strain on 'natural' wild salmon fishing.
frankly, food doesn't seem to be the best utilization for GM, I think things like the GM mosquito with the SM1 protein to block malaria parasite in the gut is a... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7672162 postmodernism is just one big meme that pervades through all arts and refuses to die because it invalidates the concept of talent and allows any asshole with hands and some without hands to be an esteemed artist
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