Category Archives: Human Evolution

Artificial Neural Nets and Learning

This article, Artificial Neural Nets Finally Yield Clues to How Brains Learn, appeared a few months in Quanta Magazine and never got around to commenting on it until now. It has this image is in it. The article is primarily … Continue reading

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Did Homo erectus speak?

Did Homo erectus speak? is a new article on Aeon by Daniel Everett. The author makes the argument that the evidence of fairly sophisticated culture and technology by Home erectus suggests that this predecessor of modern humans likely had some … Continue reading

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The Other Simulation Hypothesis

The simulation hypothesis is mostly associated with Nick Bostrom and his paper Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? Bostrom argues that we likely are living in a simulation and Elon Musk agrees with him. Frankly I think it is … Continue reading

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