What do you consider to be the core commitments of a healthy epistemology?
1) An understanding that the way to improve the human condition is through reason, rationality, and science. Consequently, the words “reason” and “hope” would be forever wedded, as would the words “faith” and “despair.”
2) The willingness to revise one’s beliefs.
3) Saying “I don’t know” when one doesn’t know.
The reasons behind this positive dynamic are multifaceted. Music instruction instills self-discipline, shows kids how to set and achieve goals, and develops cognitive skills that can then be transferred to other tasks.
If true, this is fascinating. Is it too late for adults? Jk
“The lack of technologists involved with policy is felt,” Schneier said. “We do need lawmakers to understand the tech here. I’m actually worried that we’ll get legislation passed, and then everyone pats themselves on back and goes home; in five to six years, Facebook may be gone, there’ll be a new cool thing, and the problems will be different.”