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Douglas Moreman

Today, my time is mainly spent in
Dolphin Inspired Sonar where I have developed some simple mathematics to partly explain and to imitate how dolphins can use echoes of their clicks to "see" in the dark.

Contributions, listed more or less from older to newer

Experiment Machine circa 1964 in experiment psychology, Austin, made its way into Cal Tech in experimental economics in 1985.
Aposyndesis: social instincts that evolved under selection pressure from living among kin; of intra-group and extra-group conflict -- why episodic social disruptions and wars?
Babel, sci fi not finished, relates to my aposyndesis (see below) and compares spread spectrum radio to reports of "mental telepathy," circa 1975.
Hypnosis, the word has no clear referrent. For each of the associated phenomena, explain its evolution in human groups. 1975.
Convex Topology a new area of mathematics.
Orthodrop, an algorithm for solving huge space sysems of linear equations.
Ethorobotics, brings to autonomous robotics ideas from instincts and motivation in animals.
Knowledge Preservation, for NASA rocket-science.
DOMES for the Dead Zone, a distributed observatory of many sensor.
Radar. One project having to do with advancing the Patriot Missile system.
Epistemological Errors in Computer Modeling
The Sonar of Dolphins, how cetaceans do it and how we can too.

DOMES an introduction to the concept of a "distributed observatory."

Day of the Dolphinoid, 1993
Contains what seems to be the first professionally published instance
of the word "ethorobotics." This paper was excerpted from the privately distributed Ethorobotics of Dolphinoids (also, in some versions, called "Ethorobotics of Microsubs") that resulted from my first teaching "Artificial Intelligence" - at Southern University in Baton Rouge. The behavioral parts trace back to my undergraduate days in Experimental Psychology at the University of Texas in Austin.

Convex Topology
A field of mathematics I invented then abandoned due to my seeming inability to find interesting applications. Convex Topology, also known as Convexly Topological Spaces, combines Convexity and Topology and also generalizes many concepts of Normed Linear Spaces. One application is a new field of metric spaces.

Hannibal at Cannae
Post-Roman historians underestimated Hannibal in that their descripion of the battle had him winning by a tactic which depended too much on luck. The "experts" say that Hannibal simply surrounded an army twice the size of his! Rather, his tactic depended upon the predictability of behavior of large masses of Roman cavalry and infantry.

Other Hypotheses and Guesses by Douglas Moreman
Machine Consciousness might (shudder?) be easy to produce.
Speciation via Innate Behaviors, rather than via geological separation.
Explaining the methane explosions in Yamal Peninsula, Siberia.
Near-sightedness as a result of slow reaction to feedback.
Lava flows in Decca India tied to Asteroid in Yucatan Mexico?
Subsidence of Coastal Louisiana.
Where are the sub-Saharan sewers?
Racial differences illuminate Vitamin D deficiencies.
Race-extinction via disease in Americas, Japan, Australia, ...
Global Warming and Vikings and Mongols (and their horses).
Dipylon shields were what the name says they were?
Asking and answering practical, historical questions inspired by the Old Testament:
How Hezekiah could have had his tunnel under Jerusalem built in well less than the four years that some "experts" have asserted.
The Bible has what might be the earliest references to machines of war that throw rocks and arrows?
Can we guess why King David used a royal mule (rather than a horse)?
Are cultural significances indicated by references to eating children and to leaders rending their garments?

There is a 5000 year old stone "dish" in Egypt that looks like it was machined. What was it for?
How did Xerces' floating bridge over the Hellespont withstand the known currents?

Aposyndesis is my biological approach to some aspects of social behaviors, including war.

Epistemological Concerns in Climate Science. Why do climate models make wrong predictions about the climate?. What is the epistemology of this and what is its socio-psychology?