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Writers Notebook - 28 Dec 2015
Relationships with Technology The historian Ronald Wright has noted, "From ancient times until today, civilized people have believed that they behave better, and are better, than so-called savages." But this is just not so. It is a belief that is unjustifie...
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Writer's Notebook - 7 July 2015
On Pandering The 2016 US presidential campaign is seemingly in full cajole. This gem was uncovered in the Economist news magazine in the Lexington column of their 20 June 2015 issue : "Rick Perry, a former governor of Texas, rode to the barbecue on a Harley...
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Book review: Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
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Writer's Notebook - 13 January 2015: Various epistemological "razors", Pat Hayes on thinking in mathematics and programming.
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Je suis Charlie: Religion is only dangerous when it is believed. I decided to republish one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons in defense of freedom of speech.
Like so many, I am appalled at the destruction of people and property, and the suppression of ideas, that occurred at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on the 7th of January, 2015. Unlike so many, I cannot accept that the at...
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Writer's notebook for 6 Jan 2015: Relationship between the mind and the brain, Arthur C. Clarke on impossibility.
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Star Wars' Dirty Little Secret: We are the Empire
We all love Star Wars. For those of us old enough to remember the 1977 original Episode IV , it was a life changing event. We absorbed Star Wars memes before the rest of society, and integrated them into our lives. Atheists, Hindus, Jews, and Christians all...
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Manu Sporny's excellent introductory JSON-LD videos.
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Writer's Notebook - 19 Jan 2015: Teaching evolution to Martin Luther King and quotes on responding to technological change.
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Writer's Notebook - 11 Jan 2015: Religious freedom in the United States and a quote from James Robertson.
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Writer's Notebook - 8 January 2015: Notes on the tabula rasa and a quote from writers' agent Betsy Lerner.
Notes on the Tabula Rasa The tabula rasa is the philosophic concept that the human mind at birth is blank and without form; only experience is thought by adherents of this school of thought to create a human being. The term...
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Writer's Notebook for 3 Jan 2015.
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