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Professor Stephen Hawking speaks to the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
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What if Rome hadn't launched the First Punic War and remained a power in Italy rather than all the way to the homeland of Jews? In other words what if there had been no Christianity?  A couple of short paragraphs. http://www.mindsanddiscourse.com.  
The need to see connections and to differentiate. Philosophers, historical perspective and everyday communication.
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My opinion, go with Wittgenstein and ignore philosophical babble, including Gettier's question about  "true" knowledge, explained here:
http://www.mindsanddiscourse.com/philosophers/gettier.htm.

It's good to question, but some questions are better than others. 
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Philosophy: postmodernism. My response to attacks on what the attacker calls postmodernism. 

http://mindsanddiscourse.com/knowledge/truth.htm
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 More on philosophies East and West: Siddartha and Buddhism. It's about the philosophical rebellion by Buddhism's founder, Siddartha Gautama, his rules for self-discipline and Buddhism's change following his death. 
Siddhartha Gautama rebels and creates Buddhism based on points for self-discipline.
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My crazy summary of Nietzsche.

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My opinion, go with Wittgenstein and ignore philosophical babble, including Gettier's question about  "true" knowledge, explained here:
http://www.mindsanddiscourse.com/philosophers/gettier.htm.

It's good to question, but some questions are better than others. 
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More philosophy, this time on choice, awareness, biology and ability to change  -- a reaction to  old-fashioned people  who complain about choice as a catchword used by post-modernists.

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Red-shirt democracy supporters in Thailand  play it cool.  Jun 14
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George Will, "bring back our girls," and human psychology. http://www.mindsanddiscourse.com/sense/sense1.htm 
Philosphically relevant because in communicating with others we should try to avoid nonsense and bombast
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Philosophy. Hey, my stab and the subjectivity, reality and abstractions problem. 
Don't call me a nominalist or associate me with the anti-nominalists Plato or Aristotle.
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writer
Employment
  • home
    1986 - present
    writing, research
  • Education Dept, UC Berkeley
    reprographer, attending lectures and writing, 1966 - 1973
  • Itel Corp
    writer, 1978 - 1980
    technical writer
  • Karkar Corp
    writer, 1981 - 1983
    Senior technical writer
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Ohio
Previously
Burbank - Venice Beach, - Berkeley-Oakland
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websites: macrohistory.com; franksmitha.com
Introduction
Born 1933. Korean War 1952-53.  History graduate, with honors, Cal State, East Bay. Two websites: macrohistory.com; franksmitha.com.
Bragging rights
Up from high school dropout, Marine Corps and Korean War to community college and remedial English. Opponent of US troops to Vietnam in 1963-64 while at UCLA. Civil rights activist. At UC Berkeley, anti-war activist, writer and press liaison. Supported NATO action that ended the siege of Sarajevo. A supporter of those defending themselves and their neighborhoods from Assad's terror. A believer in questions and specifics. Likes much of Wittgenstein and John Searle. Have great friends. Politically independent.
Education
  • UCLA-Berkeley
    sociology- history, 1963 - 1973
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December 19, 1933