Category Archives: Topics of General Interest

Visual Intelligence; How We Create What We See by Donald D. Hoffman, W. W. Norton, New York, 2000- A Review

This is a review of the book on visual intelligence written by Prof. Donald D. Hoffman. This review questions the view that we create what we see. It is argued that we rather create a representation of reality. This view is peddled using a discussion around frames of reference. Continue reading

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Correcting an Incorrect Reference

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Imagined Orders, Chains of Memories and Biographical Existence: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harrari, Harvill Secker, London 2014

This is a review of A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harrari, Harvill Secker, London 2014. This review discusses about Imagined Order, Autobiographical, Biographical and Historical Existence. Continue reading

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The Constructal Law, Feedback Mechanism in Evolution and the Challenge of Selfish Genes – An Opinion

I stepped into a little bookstore to buy a book to read on the train.  The choices were very limited. After tossing a few eye-catching titles up in my mind I finally decided to buy one of them. That book … Continue reading

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Language Instinct, Elephant’s Trunk and Spandrels

This is a personal opinion about Prof. Steven Pinker’s book ‘The Language Instinct’. Even though it is an excellent read, the authour of this review has some reservations about some views expressed in the book. Continue reading

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From Eros to Gaia by Freeman Dyson, Penguin Books, 1992

These are some thoughts on From Eros to Gaia by Freeman Dyson, Penguin Books, 1992 Continue reading

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A short note on Remembered Present and failures of our reasoning

A recent incident that had a profound impact on me forced my hand to write the following post. To borrow a phrase from a well-known writer, I am trespassing, as I often do, on the territories of the specialists.  However, … Continue reading

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About An Everyday Miracle: Reasoning by Rule of Thumb Logic

This is a post I wanted to write for a long time but kept postponing.  Perhaps, this is about letting my imagination break loose. One reason for the slackness is the fact that this is not my current research interest. … Continue reading

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