Simfish/InquilineKea's Thoughts

philosophy and allocation
July 3, 2008, 5:02 pm
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some branches of philosophy (esp. ethics) may be largely influenced by examining the ways to allocate properties like moral status. Others are largely influenced by allocation of resources (after all you can’t maximize a single property with mere allocations – why is, say, art more important than pure science? and how much money should we allocate to each? what are their relative importances to each other and what determines such relative importances?). Then others are largely influenced by

a new research proposal
July 3, 2008, 12:34 pm
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you know how people assume homogenity when homogenity doesn’t in fact exist? oftentimes homogenity is a fairly accurate approximation for MOST cases, but it may not be one for some cases.

How is the calorie content in food measured? Not by feeding animals with it (after all, they go through dif. routes), bur rather, through external analysis. But then we assume that calories are absorbed equally efficiently from every food source – this may be far from the case in fact.

this may have applications to other fields too