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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...true friend. A real friend is expected, above all, to provide us with full and true information and, thereby, to enhance our ability to choose. Trum... ... and the willingness to take risks (such as the risk of providing Truman with full information about his condition). All the actors who played Trum... ...bsence of choice, no utopia can exist. In the absence of full, timely and accurate information, no choice can exist. Actually, the availability of ... ...them are identical states. Only an outside observer - one who in possession of full information regarding both the Matrix and the humans - can tell ... ...hough one can remember their outcomes). One often forgets events, names, and other information even if it was conscious at a given time in one's pa... ...possible where the laws of nature are different. This is the same tired regularity theory in a more exotic guise. They are all descendants of Hume'... ...rld. It mainly arises when we introduce intentional action and perception into the theory of causation. Let us revert to the much- maligned owner of... ... property, planning, wealth and capital. Mental inequalities lead to innovation and theory. Knowledge differentials are at the heart of educational ... ...d logic): computability or recursive functions (later to be developed into Automata Theory). The authors confined themselves to dealing with comput...

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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ce of all acquired characteristics as the sole vehicle of evolution) and Evolution Theory postulate that function determines form. Natural selectio... ...ck. When water waves hit rocks and retreat, they communicate to the ocean at large information about the obstacles they have encountered (their sha... ...obstacles they have encountered (their shape, size, texture, location, etc.). This information modifies the form and angle of attack (among other p... ...m is efficiently conveyed to all other divisions. T E C H NICAL NOT E - Complexity Theory and Ambiguity or Vagueness A Glossary of the terms used ... ...ecause we cannot predict future "borderline cases". It would seem that a complexity theory formalism can accurately describe both ambiguity and vagu... ... derived from a-priori structures embedded in the human mind. 2. It provides high information density, akin to stenography. Just a few symbols arr... ...ates")? Indeed, pointer States are reminiscent of the "strange attractors" of chaos theory! Most measurements are indirect - they tally the effects ... ...a-priori "awareness" of how it fits into an ever more ordered Universe how is the information transferred from the Universe to the entangled quant... ...ntangled quantum system and measurement system at the moment of measurement? Such information must be communicated superluminally (at a speed grea...

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