Summary: A proposition is "atomic" if its user does not propose to break it up. Summary: The brain may be like a digital computer in being error-free by going from equilibrium
to equilibrium. 6126 Equilibrium give error-free action
Summary: Effect of "memory" is studied by the usual method for studying effect, but the two
variables are separated in time (as well, usually, as in space) Independence and number of equation
Summary: A DIE can be demonstrated rigorously in a machine with memory, and by the same basic
operations as when there is no delay. Continued 6105
Summary: Learning by pain is fundamentally simpler (demands less communication ) than learning
by reward. Algedonic pain and pleasure different Learning pleasure versus pain Pain distinct from pleasure Pleasure different from pain
Summary: The theory of machines may help with interpolation rather than with long range prediction.
6076 Theory of for interpolation
Summary: When a simplification is permissible. 6148, Better: 6254 Summary: Today I can say I have solved the problem I set out to solve on 7 May 1928 [31 years prior]. I asked, roughly, whence came the patterning properties of the nervous system. The
answer is now clear...
Summary: ... As the selection gets more intense, and the closed set smaller, so does the relation
show more intensely. But also, so does it become more degenerate, until finally, at
a state of equilibrium, the degeneracy is complete. Then all - disturbances and responses
- meet at zero. The adaptation is perfect, intelligence infallible, all in Nirvana.
The final statement.
Summary: Given a machine, an input restricted to certain transitions, and a subset closed under
all sequences (words) restricted to such transitions, to find the properties of the
pattern of transitions at the output. 6152
Summary: The outcome of an infinitely long input can be predicted from a finite number of steps.
Summary: I should re-read my Notes, Vol. 5 or so onwards, reading "lots of step-functions"
as the more general "lots of equilibria", and lots of step-surfaces" as "lots of boundaries
of confluents". Confluantgeneralisation of step-function Step function what matters is the confluent Oddments : Carry out the program of pages 6184 (foot) and 6185 (top).
Summary: We study "machines" that depend on their immediately preceding states because experience
has shown them to be very common in the world around us. 6246 Equilibrium complement of ergodicity Ergodism complement of equilibrium
Summary: I must write a text book on the Theory of Equilibrium. 6350
Summary: So we have exemplified the fact that laws that are functions of their place of action,
will develop different adaptations in different places. 6350 Competition mathematical examples Selection by machine
Summary: A game of chess shows three "organisations" simultaneously. One goes down, one up,
and one does not change. 6379
Summary: The great difference between teaching by pain and teaching by pleasure. 6550 Summary: To feel sympathy is to have no assurance that the other entity is really feeling.
6384 Pain distinct from pleasure Pleasure different from pain Sympathy proof of feeling?