John, Your model may explain why some drugs improve creativity. Richard
On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM, John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 09/10/2012, at 8:39 AM, Russell Standish wrote: > > > The problem that exercises me (when I get a chance to exercise it) is > that of creativity. David Deutsch correctly identifies that this is one of > the main impediments to AGI. Yet biological evolution is a creative > process, one for which epistemology apparently has no role at all. > > Continuous, open-ended creativity in evolution is considered the main > problem in Artificial Life (and perhaps other fields). Solving it may > be the work of a single moment of inspiration (I wish), but more > likely it will involve incremental advances in topics such as > information, complexity, emergence and other such partly philosophical > topics before we even understand what it means for something to be > open-ended creative. Popperian epistemology, to the extent it has a > role, will come much further down the track. > > Cheers... > ------------------------ > JM: Not that I want to produce such 'single moment of inspiration': > I gave some thought to the concept of creativity over the past 20 years. > At this moment I stand (and my stance is likely to undergo further changes) > with including Robert Rosen's "anticipation" concept as applied to my own > world-view (belief!) of agnosticism: there is an infinite complexity we > cannot know, not even approach and from it we get info-morsels from time to > time into OUR world. We are not up to consider those 'morsels' by their real > and full nature, only adjusted to our mental capabilities and the so far > circumscribed 'world' we live in(?). > This constitutes our 'image' of our "world" - indeed the model of it we can > muster in our actual mental inventory (including the application of > conventional sciences.). > > Our curiosity in topics MAY (or may not?) trigger topical info and it is up > to us whether we do, or don't pay attention and - maybe - consider them as > worthwhile pursuing - which is the way I figure "anticipation". > If we relate to such anticipation with a positive feedback, we may fail, or > succeed, the latter callable the 'creative approach". > It goes beyond our 'model', beyond what we could feed into our computers, > beyond the inventory (status quo ante?) of what we already knew (I say: > yesterday). > No consequences drawn. > John M > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.