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Re: Solomon''s curse and search Bias

From: Paola Di Maio <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2019 14:01:14 +0800
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Thanks all for  the many replies
(scratching head)

so many angles, and glad the quest for knowledge resonates on this list
(may reply separately on individual issues)

Basically, since I was born, nobody could answer simple existential
why we live, why there is suffering why we die.
As a child did not know there is difference between history and mythology

Parents could not - or they could some at some basic level - nor could
school teachers
nor the priest (we were told to ask the clergy because they tended to be a
bit more learned than the average populatio). Then was sent to the doctor
to see if there was an underlying medical condition for my concern.

It was disheartening journey,  spent much  time in libraries where again,
there was so much knowledge it was impossible to find some single answer
within my lifetime

Then I realised that I was learning more about epistemology and category
theory, the way
humans represent knowledge rather than knowledge itself - more than about
the topic themselves that to get to some answer first one had to learn
about the knowledge structure of that particular subject
To me that was kind of annoying

Then came the computer , the internet , the hope to understand the meaning
of life a bit quicker.
But first I had to learn about html. which I did because it wasnt that hard.
Now we are asking questions to Google!!!

With every year that goes by, the total amount of knowledge that humanity
accumulates only grows and grows. At the start of 2015, humanity had never
detected a gravitational wave; at present, we've detected 11, and fully
expect to find perhaps hundreds more in 2019
*http://tinyurl.com/y3kr87uz <http://tinyurl.com/y3kr87uz>*

Humanity learning curve is speeding up, and possibly getting nearer a climax

The web, distributed, instant knowledge and communication together with the
other technology advances (better optical lenses, faster and less expensive
computation etc)  are underlying this increased cognitive surge

But when making our daily choices, such as ordering a sandwich, we do not
necessarily harness
the knowledge that is available to us - why?  this could be a challenge for
educators/future generations

But also for the present generation, since were still mostly concerned
about location, price and speed of delivery of our sandwiches, but not
always/necessarily about the other factors which are inextricably linked to
our  consumer choices, like environmental impact health and possibly other
stuff. How can the content of our sandwich be related to the meaning of

Much advances are being made in cognition, showing that the cognitive
function, the intellect and intelligence come from the connections between
different parts of our  brain

Until very recently, or maybe even up to our days
  history and political structure have been shaped by religion.mythology
because that is all we had

If parts of history are classed under mythology because evidence has never
been found, or
has been faded or disintegrated because of the elements, then we may never
truly understand
If there was a Solomon, and indeed a Solomon Curse (still trying to find
out) then
what would that mean for me and you , exactly?

BTW, there is quite a lot of evidence of Solomon Kingdoms,
but our query result does not take that into account

what I am trying to say, I guess, is that to understand the world and
resolve the meaning of life we need to reconcile the vastly fragmented data
and information to yield a reasonably comprehensive
search result,  even when ordering the sandwich

Looks like its up to us to figure out how to improve the quality of
information gathered from generic searches when people go
to Google for answers - , then we ll be glad this list is still open

More later



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