Risk and Uncertainty

[ This is post #7 in the series, “Finding reality in a post truth world.” ] Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky worked for decades on this problem, and Kahneman was ultimately awarded the Nobel Prize for it. Amos Tversky had unfortunately died, but he was an equal contributor. They analyzed every day actions and tried

Automatic System 1 and Deliberative System 2

[ This is post #6 in the series, “Finding reality in a post truth world.” ] What happens when you view this image? Most people immediately sense anger, and possibly danger. If you encountered this person on the street, you might very well back away. You would probably be very cautious if you engaged in

Senses and reality – part 2

[ This is post #5 in the series, “Finding reality in a post truth world.” ] In Part 1 on this subject, I looked at the vision system as a demonstration of Donald Hoffman’s FBT (Fitness Beats Truth) theorem. In this part, I’ll look at some of the other senses – touch, hearing, smell, and