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    I explored some of the research papers and abstracts on Pioneer with a search query of “computer algorithms”. The goal was to see the new research that involves algorithms. Unsurprisingly there were around 10,000

    Pioneer: The Abundance of Algorthims

    I explored some of the research papers and abstracts on Pioneer with a search query of "computer algorithms". The goal was to see the new research that involves algorithms. Unsurprisingly there were around 10,000 periodicals that were associated with...

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    In 2016 for the first time ever, a “grand master” of the game Go was defeated by a Google created program named AlphaGo. The periodical I read was published in Nature before AlphaGo had even played  Lee Sedol.

    Gale Research on AlphaGo and Machine learning.

    In 2016 for the first time ever, a "grand master" of the game Go was defeated by a Google created program named AlphaGo. The periodical I read was published in Nature before AlphaGo had even played  Lee Sedol. But...

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    • This is a very interesting post Andrew, I really enjoy how concise the paragraph was. I must also say this adds on to my research of technology, this is just proof that technology is expanding rapidly. I also enjoyed how you interacted with your readers when you paused and tried to make a humorous comment in your paragraph. I hope to read more about your research, I find your topic very interesting.

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    An algorithm, in its most basic form is an equation that given inputs, outputs a value. Algorithms are everywhere along with advanced machine learning. Google uses algorithms, so does Netflix and Amazon. The

    Algorithms....

    An algorithm, in its most basic form is an equation that given inputs, outputs a value. Algorithms are everywhere along with advanced machine learning. Google uses algorithms, so does Netflix and Amazon. The remarkable thing that happened last year...

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    • I think this could be very intersting! I would definitely narrow down your topic, though, and focus on maybe on aspect of algorithms. For example, you could focus on how they have been used historically and how we have advanced to where we are at now. This is a very Andrew topic haha. I’m excited to see what you do with it.

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    Intellectual Conservatism is no more than a myth. Conservatism is the general notion that preserving the status quo is the best social and political route for society. This is not reactionism, but the status quo

    Intellectual Conservatism Does Not Exist

    Intellectual Conservatism is no more than a myth. Conservatism is the general notion that preserving the status quo is the best social and political route for society. This is not reactionism, but the status quo is not the Divine...

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    • Very well written, Andrew. However, there are some flaws in your argument. Conservatism does not entail maintaining all policies and the “status quo” of the past. It is the arguement to utilize the ideas and policies that have functioned well in the past, and maintaining those policies. One could argue that liberals are more willing to take risks than conservatism. The argument by conservatism against liberalism is that the implementation of new, unpracticed ideas and policies is too large of a risk for the government. They believe it is safer to implement ideas and policies that have worked in the past, and will obviously not implement the ones that do not work.

      • Thank you Zach for commenting on my post.
        I did not make this clear in my post, but there is a vast difference between conservatism and the “american conservative”. As defined by Wikipedia: “Conservatism as a political and social philosophy promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.” I thus interpreted this as the maintaining of the status quo. I agree that conservatives (adherents of conservatism) are about using the previously effective ideas in favor of newer untested ones. I entirely agree that individuals who pro-change are always willing to take more risks than conservatives. / side note: liberalism is not always pro change, liberalism is about the expansion of freedoms and equality/ The first little allegory that comes to mind when I think of conservatives is the saying, “if it aint broke, don’t fix it”. In my opinion, this is a terrible saying. Everything can be improved and just because it is effective now doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be improved. An example that I am knowledgeable on is general relativity vs Newtonian physics. Newtonian physics is what scientist used to launch satellites into orbit and was the physics that got us to the moon, but it is wrong. General relativity, given our current understanding, is the best, most correct theory that we have. Back to conservatism. Usually the reason for not enacting change is because the means do not justify the ends, or the end is not worth it to risk so much. Ironic as most “liberals” that I know say conservatives are the ones who say the ends justify the means. There are many ends that the means don’t justify, but with prudence and skepticism change is a great thing.

        My criticism with conservatism is that it is intellectually limiting and incompatible with science

    • This is a very interesting point of view. I think the definition of conservatism can sometimes be subjective which is where people run into disagreements about this topic. Personally, I think both conservatives and liberals can be intellectuals but would agree that often the progressive nature of liberals leads them to be more open-minded and therefore curious. Curiosity is the key to intelligence in my opinion.

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    As a Marxist, the most important political issue in this election, as in every election, is economic policies. Unsurprisingly, I campaigned for Bernie Sanders, and donated money to “Our Revolution.”

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    The Never Ending Argument of Trump vs Clinton

    As a Marxist, the most important political issue in this election, as in every election, is economic policies. Unsurprisingly, I campaigned for Bernie Sanders, and donated money to “Our Revolution.” My candidate is no longer in the election, so I...

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    The question of how should we as, human beings, organize ourselves is a daunting question that is difficult to answer. With the plethora of information and opinions regarding social organization, I have found 3

    How should we organize ourselves economically and politically?

    The question of how should we as, human beings, organize ourselves is a daunting question that is difficult to answer. With the plethora of information and opinions regarding social organization, I have found 3 basic arguments in which all...

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