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  • THE SEMIOTIC ARGUMENT AGAINST NATURALISM – Herman Carstens

    Although I am not really interested in evolution debates generally, I recently came across a piece written by John Lennox that seemed to be so fresh and interesting that my mind ticked over with its implications until late that night. Lennox is a mathematician at Oxford, and a prolific author and debater. Few responsible scientists…

  • THE THINGS WE USED TO BELIEVE – Herman Carstens

    Like childhood photographs, the things we used to believe remind us of who we are and how we got here. I asked some friends to join me in listing a few things that we don’t believe anymore. That chewing gum is made from black peoples’ snot Being myself is having a dark side Work is…

  • OPTIMAL BELIEFS – Herman Carstens

    This was a TGIF talk, the blurb of which read: Engineers use computer algorithms to solve a vast array of difficult problems, from route finding to code breaking to car design to generating jokes. The ways in which computers optimise under uncertainty has interesting implications for how we form our own beliefs. Join Herman for…