Jon Fitch explains something you didn’t know about

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Lots of sleep

Jon Fitch ‏@jonfitchdotnet
•Patternicity: Noun. The tendency to find meaningful patterns in both meaningful and meaningless noise.
•Patternicity causes 2 types of errors. A type 1 error, or false positive, is believing a pattern is real when it is not.
•A type 2 error, or a false negative, is not believing a pattern is real when it is.
•Type 1 error: believe that the rustle in the grass is a dangerous predator when it is just the wind (low cost).
•Type 2 error: believe that the rustle in the grass is just the wind when it is a dangerous predator (high cost) = death
•Patternicity (P) will occur when the cost (c) of making type 1 error (T1) is less than the cost of making a type 2 error (T2) P=c T1< c T2
•The pattern detection problem Assessing the diff between a T1 an T2 error is highly problematic,
especially in split-second life & death situations, so the default position is to assume that all patterns are real.
•Assume that all rustles of the grass are dangerous predators and not the wind.
•We ARE the descendants of the most successful Patternicity primates.
•We assume that all patterns are real and that all patternicities represent real and important phenomena.
•Patternicity leads to Agenticity.
•Agenticity The tendency to infuse patterns with meaning, intention, and agency, often invisible beings & from the top down.
•May explain: Souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, demons, angels, aliens, intelligent designers, government conspiracist, and all manner of invisible agents with the power and intention are believed to haunt our world and control our lives.
•Hope I blew your minds. Bedtime.

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