Quickie Post — Fundamental Knowledge Structures, and a little bit of Cassandra-esque Validation on the Election


Riot Police at a Strike, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013

I’m guessing that folks are attempting to process the election, and I promise that I’ll write a piece on exactly who Donald Trump is and what he’s very likely to do (remember — I’m batting 1.000 far before any of the other pundits — check those publication dates! — by applying our Theory of Empathetic Evolution — read this first piece and this second piece) but other important matters are also rolling.  The short version is Trump is The Mule from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, and the way we got here is the process of re-grounding that I’ve discussed before.  Of course, it’s worrisome, but I’ll also tell you how we’ll have to fix it.

In the meantime, I’ve put up a new masthead post on Fundamentals of Knowledge Structures.  These give the building blocks of all sentient knowledge, up to my level of enlightenment.  Feel free to add or criticize.  It also facilitates construction of the foundation for work done by my two colleagues, Jake Leachman and Kshitij Jerath, professors at WSU, both with an interest in complex systems and thermodynamics.  I don’t think Kshitij has a blog yet, but Jake does here.  Check it out!

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