Mireille Jansma  Thinking
Mireille Jansma
Thank you for reading. I had never blogged before and I must say that two weeks is way too short to really delve into a subject, too short to be nuanced, and too short to cover the span of interest and experience any one person has. Nevertheless I hope that you have appreciated some of […]
Mireille Jansma
Perhaps people reading my posts at CE’s guest blog now think that I have an obsession with environment and such. That I am a single issue person. Well, I’m not. If I have one shortcoming (except lazyness, impatience, lack of manners, and being bored way too soon) it’s that I am interested in way too […]
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Hello Jim Grant, Thanks for your comment.You raise a very interesting point, and I haven’t figured out the answer. So I’m just thinking aloud here. Some patterns may perhaps be conceived as linear, while actually they aren’t. In those cases there may be randomness at play. Ordinary Gaussian dice throwing randomness, or – as Nassim […]
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Aside from being fascinated, I felt worried after having watched the Arithmetic, Population, and Energy lecture by Bartlett – see my last posts. But there was still something unclear to me, and that is why we continue to celebrate and aim for growth if the consequences will be so devestating. I mean: we could start […]
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Continuing my last post: there’s a magic thing about doubling time, which in the tale of the emperor and his chess board is represented by hopping from square to square. Which is that it’s really easy to calculate how much time it takes for something to double, if you know its growth percentage per year. […]
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I’m afraid something went wrong with the links in my previous post. Sorry, I still have to get the hang of the blogging software. However, reposting links gives me a good excuse to tell something more about what I referred to, and why (I intended to do so anyway, but that’s not the point). Here […]
Mireille Jansma
This is my very first and therefore utterly serious post as a guest blogger for the Cognitive Edge site. When I was invited to do this, I felt both happy and worried. Happy because it’s a tremendous honor to write for such a select and intelligent audience. Worried because I had so much to say, […]

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