Category Archives: Complex Systems

The Predicament of the Modern Civilization – Human Nature Combined With a Finite Planet

A great tutorial by Nate Hagens on why our current civilization is facing some serious challenges, and why it’s not only unlikely, but mathematically impossible for humankind to proceed along the current path.

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The role of Energy in human evolution

This conversation between Nate Hagens and Daniel Schmachtenberger takes you on a journey spanning from the dawn of civilization to the future. It reveals the vital role energy – and storage of energy – has played during the evolution of … Continue reading

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HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science

HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science — Read on Excellent introduction to viruses, epidemics and pandemics.

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Corona – what makes US different ?

Yesterday I looked at 50 US states, and how a couple of parameters, population density and GDP per capita, are correlated with the number of deaths.  That analysis revealed that for these 50 states, population density (or more correctly, the … Continue reading

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Climate Change – Man made or…? Perhaps not…

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Convolutional Neural Networks with KERAS – Image recognition

A quick test shot with KERAS, inspired by this tutorial using the MNIST dataset of more than 60000 images of hand written digits. Task at hand: correctly identify as many as possible of these 28 x 28 images, looking like … Continue reading

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Poor Man’s Betting Shop – Using Baysian Inference to setup your own Betting Shop

Further exploration of Bayesian Inference, applied to the upcoming 2018 Ice Hockey World Championships. This time, I’m trying to understand how the professional betting shops set their odds, and how they make a profit. It took some ‘research’ into the … Continue reading

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First Support for a Physics Theory of Life | Quanta Magazine

Take chemistry, add energy, get life. The first tests of Jeremy England’s provocative origin-of-life hypothesis are in, and they appear to show how order can — Läs på

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What is life ? Probably caused by randomness, energy transfer and the second law of thermodynamics.

I just managed finishing Dan Brown’s latest novel, “Origin”. It’s hard for me to read Dan Brown, since IMO he writes the same book over and over again, albeit in slightly different settings. And his stereotypical main protagonists are to … Continue reading

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NASA aerosol visualization

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