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Philosophy

The Probability We Live in a Created Simulation

May 23, 2021

Although we still haven’t created simulated worlds, we can still predict how likely it is that we’ll do it in the future. We know if we do, then there’s a good chance we are in a simulation. […]

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Applied Math

Our Random World—Probability Defined

April 17, 2017

While it’s nice to think that our challenge in life is to get rid of uncertainty and be in complete control of everything, that is not going to happen. One of life’s real challenges is to deal with the uncertain and the unknown in some sort of an effective way; and that is the realm of probability. […]

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Modern Philosophy

“Elysium” and the Public Healthcare System

August 19, 2021

What “Elysium” describes is not unlike what capitalism has produced in America. When healthcare is treated as a commodity, it becomes expensive because it’s highly valued and requires expertise. […]

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Government

Democracy and Will of the People

July 22, 2021

It’s not possible to meet the will of all people in a society because people have different preferences. That’s why politicians need to use different institutions to prevent chaos in society. […]

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