A natural mind is an emerging system that shares the following properties with a cyclone:
- has a lifetime
- has a center that's defined in space with good accuracy with respect to the center of any other cyclone i.e. they are easy to distinguish from one another
- their spatial boundaries are fuzzy
- their start date is fuzzy
- their end date is also fuzzy but perhaps less so than their start date
Much of this model goes out the window when considering artificial minds implemented and clonable with modern computers.
The Florentine Codex is now available for browsing online: https://florentinecodex.getty.edu/
The Florentine Codex is a 2400-page account of the Aztecs as encountered by the Spaniards in the 16th century. It is notable not only for the novelty and completeness of its material but also for including the perspective of the locals rather than only of the colonists.
Interesting spelling for "Ampèrian". In French, it's spelled "ampérien" with an acute accent, not "ampèrien" which would look and sound wrong even though it's derived from "Ampère".
#spelling #english #anglais #français #french #accents #physics
This is fog drip: fog from the Pacific Ocean crashing into trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains of northern California. Note how dry it is everywhere except under the tree where it's pouring. These are pretty much the only spots where we can find mushrooms around here in the Summer months.
I have a soft spot for Albert Bierstadt's paintings that depict California's wilderness as he found it in the 19th century. The composition is romanticized but overall the elements of this painting - including the size of the trees - are realistic.
#art #painting #california #trees #giantredwoods #redwoods #nature #wilderness #conservation #bierstadt
poorly distributed mind;
follows a bunch of hashtags;
usually located in California
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