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The Book of Life: A Thought Experiment
"While browsing around the library one day, I notice an old dusty tome, quite large, entitled ‘Alvin I. Goldman.’ I take it from the shelf and start reading. In great detail, it describes my life as a little boy. It always gibes with my memory and sometimes...
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On the Difference Between Writing Philosophy Clearly and Writing Accessibly
In his Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking , Daniel Dennett writes: Some philosophers think that using examples in their work is, if not quite cheating, at least uncalled for- rather the way novelists shun illustrations in their novels. The novelis...
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Maeda's Influence on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Trying to find reliable information about the origins of any martial art is a difficult task. Historians like Thomas A. Green have noted that "martial art history is almost infinitely maleable, more often invented than faithfully recorded, made-up rather th...
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Please make more of these. This was excellent. 
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Cross collar choke is my favorite move and the one that shows how amazing Bjj is for street self defense. Imagine the submission rate in mma if they wore gis. 
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The Problem of Heaven
I have previously written about the desirability of an immortal life from a more or less naturalistic standpoint. By this I mean that ...
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Dennett and the "Surely" Operator
In his Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking , Daniel Dennett writes: "When you're reading or skimming argumentative essays, especially by philosophers, here is a quick trick that may save you much time and effort, especially in this age of simple se...
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The Hidden Biases of Otherwise Good People
Excerpt from the book 12 Angry Men : "A recently developed test, the Implicit Association Test , offers one attempt to measure the extent of hidden bias. The IAT compares the speed by which the test takers pair certain words and images with each other. Mill...
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Thank my wife rather than me, honestly. She's who got me started along this path. She's a marvel, and I'm deeply honored to have her in my life. Without her, I'd not be half the man I am today.
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Really good insider's view of science research in the modern academy. 
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"A philosopher is a person who is puzzled by things that other people find obvious" - Arthur Ripstein