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Comment: Re:n/t (Score 1) 278

by narcc (#47490789) Attached to: The debate over climate change is..

It is the nature of science that it is never settled. It wouldn't work otherwise.

Consequently, the silly little catch-phrase "the science is settled" is a very anti-scientific statement.

The science cheerleaders would do well to learn a little basic science before going around lamenting the scientific illiteracy of others.

Comment: Re:There is no magic bullet (Score 1) 474

by narcc (#47489351) Attached to: World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Have seen the movie Key Largo?

I bet you 2, 3 years, we get prohibition back. This time we make it stick. Bet you 2, 3 years prohibition comes back. Absolutely, yeah The trouble was, see, before, too many guys wanted to be top dog. One mob gets to massacring another, the papers play it up big, see, so what happens? Naturally, the papers play it up big, and the public get the idea prohibition’s no good, and if they can get rid of it, prohibition, I mean ... so the public votes out prohibition, that’s the end of the mobs. Next time it’ll be different, though. We learned our lesson, alright. Next time the mobs’ll get together.

Comment: Re:Hubert Dreyfus (Score 1) 69

by narcc (#47478867) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Dr. Andy Chun About Artificial Intelligence

At one point it was "proven" that it is impossible to produce the equivalent of a NOR gate with neurons.

You've got it wrong. Single-layer ANN's are not Turing complete. This is well established.

You might be thinking of the XOR problem, but that was solved ages ago thanks to backpropagation. Though there was no proof that it was "impossible".

Either way, you've got your history wrong.

Man must shape his tools lest they shape him. -- Arthur R. Miller