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Zach Cox
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Retired but still working with computer technology, and keeping track of Mathematics, Physics and thinking about what the mind is and how it came to be.
Retired but still working with computer technology, and keeping track of Mathematics, Physics and thinking about what the mind is and how it came to be.

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Guaranteed Minimum Income
In a recent FaceBook post my nephew opined that he was in favor of such a policy and invited his friends to 'Talk Him Out Of It". Well, needless to say, nothing but 'crickets' responded to that challenge. I did respond, not to talk him out of his view but i...

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spot on

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Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017 - This is a good day to reflect on just how our species works. We know that we are an integral part of the ecosphere and not separate from it. Unfortunately we evolved in such a fashion that we tend to take opportunistic advantage of our eco...

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Whew! For a while there I thought my interest in mathematics was ... (well ...)
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/satan-fingers

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This is an excellent interview.

I would like to know how professor Van Inwagen understands the concept of an emergent phenomena.

The reason I think this is important is that any 'immaterial phenomena" I think, can be explained as an emergent phenomena of how the mind works.

And as such, these concepts can not even exist without the mind to conceive of them.



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You know you have a real problem when you can not even come up with a search phrase for GooGle to help you find the answer 😜

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This came out in FEB of 2016 but is probably one of the very best conversations about Gravitational Waves I've seen!

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This article is very disturbing ... It brings to light all the things I was taught as a child to avoid ... My parents and my grandparents knew about all this and made special points to raise their children and grandchildren to resist such ...

Of course, I as a young adult, and then as an adult knew about such stuff but because I was raised to think critically, and behave in a Christian way I was convinced our society had progressed way beyond such stuff.

When Obama was elected president in 2008 that basically put a cap on it for me. I felt that we as a country had finally arrived at a proper place in the world and civilization.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/magazine/i-thought-i-understood-the-american-right-trump-proved-me-wrong.html

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"... Cheating happens in every school. It’s the nature of an educational system where the assessments are both high-stakes and game-able ..."

PROBLEM: https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2017/04/12/its-obvious-why-students-cheat-we-just-cant-agree-on-the-reason/

SOLUTION: https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve

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As always - Excellent :)
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