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Cognition is Noise

  • Noise is easily recognized as such within a system (e.g. a native Italian speaker can detect that a word or sentence is not correct)
  • Noise within a system is interpreted as information by a higher-level cognitive system
  • If it is true that we are the highest cognitive system on this planet, then our knowledge of the planet is mostly noise
  • Cognitive life is a spiral of noise
  • Books worth reading are those that introduce noise. If they only provide information, then they are reference books.