Comment by Jman9107 on Evolution of Modularity · 2020-06-16T03:44:14.858Z · LW · GW

Would you say that brain is a modular system because the environment it's meant to model is modular? E.g. social systems as a collection of modules (humans).

Comment by Jman9107 on Evolution of Modularity · 2020-06-15T20:21:51.184Z · LW · GW

Wouldn't this be exactly what you'd expect given that they are modular? Modular as in flexible and re-usable in different contexts for different purposes?

Comment by Jman9107 on The Cluster Structure of Thingspace · 2020-04-20T21:41:40.224Z · LW · GW

Why would more uncertainty = bigger cluster? Wouldn't uncertainty be expressed by using smaller clusters? I.e. if you're uncertain about a cluster you fall-back on a smaller subset of things that you are more certain pertain to that classification?

Comment by Jman9107 on Expecting Short Inferential Distances · 2019-11-27T21:06:56.475Z · LW · GW

that last sentence ha