On 17 Apr 2008, at 04:16, Tom Cloyd wrote:
> My thanks to the core contributors to this fascinating thread. It's  
> stretched me well past my boundaries on several points, but also  
> clarified some key learning I've picked from my own field  
> (psychology & psychotherapy).
>
> For me, the take-away here (and this is not at all news to me) is  
> that valid formal approaches to reliability are efficient (at least  
> at times) and powerful, and should definitely be used - WHEN WE HAVE  
> THEM. The problem is that they all stop short of the full spectrum  
> of reality in which our processes must survive. Thus we must leave  
> ultimately the comfort of deduction and dive into dragon realm of  
> inferential processes. Ultimately, there simply is not substitute,  
> or adequate simulation of, reality. Sigh.

That's the new physics for you ;)


Ellie

Eleanor McHugh
Games With Brains
http://slides.games-with-brains.net
----
raise ArgumentError unless @reality.responds_to? :reason