It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Uncertainty about Uncertainty

and uncertainty about uncertainty about uncertainty...

There's a Godel-Escher-Bach strange loop flavor to trying to think rationally about decisionmaking in uncertain circumstances. Wherever recursion appears, life gets interesting.

Anyway, the conversation on the topic on the globalchange list is worth a look, especially for the more mathematically inclined.

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