Comments on: Entranced by causality http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/12/28/entranced-by-causality/ Models.Behaving.Badly Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:10:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ZGHerm http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/12/28/entranced-by-causality/#comment-235 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:26:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=620#comment-235 As the other commenters I also liked the article.
I think the greatest human misunderstanding is how we view our “freedom”.
As the article also suggests there are no random events, there are no “slips”, we live in a deterministic, intelligent, living system, except that due to lack of knowledge and as we do not see casualty we think we are free to roam and we try to change the system as we see fit.
This is why humans are making so many mistakes to the point of destroying themselves and the environment around them.
Instead of stubbornly going against the wall again and again, trying to reinvent everything the natural system around us invented already, we should bow our heads, study the system and ourselves and find the predetermined, perfect place for ourselves in this huge, multidimensional system. Finding our true space gives us the true freedom, because that is the place, channel where we can maximize our potential and actualize our full potential without limits.
We have the chance to find a small crack on the wall, but the small crack can lead us to infinite possibilities.

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By: Gordon2352 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/12/28/entranced-by-causality/#comment-234 Sun, 01 Jan 2012 17:38:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=620#comment-234 Beautifully written article!

I disliked statistics (also due to prejudice) when I took it in college, but used properly it can tell us much about the world we live in, including human motivations.

Since then I have come to see it as a legitimate part of mathematics.

However, as with everything else man has invented, it is more often used to distort the truth than reveal it, which is a shame.

We have the “tools” to solve our problems, but choose not to use them.

PseudoTurtle
CPA/MBA

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By: Dchad777 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/12/28/entranced-by-causality/#comment-232 Sat, 31 Dec 2011 06:40:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=620#comment-232 Statistics are a human invention to try to make sense of the world, the problem is – you can make any case you want out of “your” statistics. We are just playing out God, and learning every day how we get closer to each other, and this will not stop, as so well pointed out in Ray Kurzweil’s: Singularity!

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2011/12/28/entranced-by-causality/#comment-228 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 07:59:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=620#comment-228 I enjoy if don’t always 100% understand your deep graplings with philosophy. I believe you are onto something very important here – namely that statistics tends to be a fantastic tool to study the universe with other than in the realm of human behavior. What is it exactly that humans have that make thems defy statistics?

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