Aperiomics is a system I thought of in 1989, I’ve been working on it mainly privately since then but am now starting to publish it. More detailed of it are found at Aperiomics.org, it is based on 12 mathematical principles of chaos and randomness that combine to explain events in war, economics, crime, sociology, evolution, etc.
People are welcome to read, they can correspond with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
dramatic drop in communication costs, and explosion in ability to
connect, that the information technology revolution represents means
that the like-minded can associate together far more easily. This can be
liberating and reassuring. It can also lead to intensification of
beliefs as people reinforce each other and divergent information is
excluded or discredited. An ironic effect of massively increased access
to information is to make the crippled epistemology (pdf) which is so much a part of zealotry and fanaticism easier to maintain.
established information institutions have (more than) done their bit to
create the basis for these patterns. While critical thinking is
allegedly an ideal of post-Enlightenment education (particularly
universities), what educations systems have generally actually been
teaching and practising (particularly universities) has been groupthink. (Scott Sumner, for example, regularly bewails the current groupthink among macroeconomists–all the more remarkable since it fails to conform to previous accepted analysis.)
This is V-Bi and Y-Ro thinking where teams develop normalized ideas and deviant information is discredited as potential deception or wrong Iv-B and Oy-R.