「信念の正当はほかの信念との比較においてしかなされえないうえに過ちを免れないのが真実。 よって、正当化を 追い求めても無限後退にしか行き着きえない—また、追い求める一歩一歩も誤りを免れぬ。」
(Side note: It has gotten exponentially easier to learn Japanese over the last 10 years) https://t.co/xPkRbdkoxv
I really need to add some kind of link parsing and information storing column to the “scrapbook” tables on https://t.co/MByOOMkeYb. If I want to look this up I have to remember I didn’t use any word in the exact same form from the article title: “Have we detected dark energy? …”
“These sorts of excesses are often flukes, but once in a while they can lead to fundamental discoveries,"
It won’t be a fluke when you have a theory (not based on observation) for how it works. It also won’t be “dark” energy—it’ll be symbolically “light”
The beguiling promise of decentralised finance [The Economist]
A "consensus model" is just a governance model, you can't have a "decentralized" protocol without a "consensus" model, so it (e.g. “DeFi”) is sort of an oxymoron.