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This section is a table of contents for this topic. It is in outline or tree form, with supporting sub camps indented from the parent camp. If you are in a sub camp, you are also counted in all parent camps including the agreement camp at the top. The numbers are canonized scores derived from the people in the camps based on your currently selected canonizer on the side bar. The camps are sorted according to these canonized scores. Each entry is a link to the camp page which can contain a statement of belief. The green line indicates the camp page you are currently on and the statement below is for that camp.

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The goal of this Mind Experts canonizer algorithm (selectable on the side bar) is to be a rigorous quantitative measure of scientific consensus on topics about theories of mind. An example topic being this one on the best Theories of Conscoiusness.

This algorithm uses the survey data in the peer ranking Mind Experts topic where experts can rank each other resulting in a quantitative measure of expertise. When the Mind Experts algorithm is selected on that topic, the camp scores for each camp indicate the votes each expert has for any camp they support on any other topic.

Since this algorithm uses the data in the Mind Experts topic, it necessarily works differently on that topic than all other topics. This is because of the recursive self referential nature of what is being done in this case.

The current draft of this algorithm uses two passes. First it does a one person one vote pass to determine who the general population thinks are the experts. Then these experts are given the values for the first pas 'votes' based on this. These first pass votes are indicated for each of the experts supporting camps on the Mind Experts topic in the support section of that camp.

The second pass is achieved by totaling up all the votes of all experts in each camp resulting in the final camp score indicated next to each camp. These camp scores indicate how much of a vote each expert gets when they support any other camp at when this scientific consensus algorithm is selected.

There is also currently a significant reward being added to the first pass for experts that vote for more than only themselves. In other words, if an expert supports more than themselves on this topic, their top vote has more value than if they only vote for themselves.

As always, the code is open source so any request to examine the implementation are always granted. And anyone having ideas about possible ways to improve things are always accepted and recognized. Also, similar algorithms can be created for any field of expertise, as they are needed or requested.

Camp Support

Supporters can delegate their support to others. Direct supporters receive e-mail notifications of proposed camp changes, while delegated supporters dont. People delegating their support to others are shown below and indented from their delegates in an outline form. If a delegate changes camp, everyone delegating their support to them will change camps with them.

Support Tree for "Mind Experts" Camp

Total Support for This Camp (including sub-camps): 0.25

0.25 Brent_Allsop (2) - Delegate Your Support
Current Topic Record:

Topic Name: Canonizer Algorithms

Name Space: /organizations/canonizer/

Current Camp Record:

Camp Name: Mind Experts

Title: Mind Experts

Key Words: mind, consciousness, experts

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Parent Camp: Agreement