Monthly Archives: August 2011

Meat versus Machine

Building off of yesterday’s post about brains and analogies, I had a thought this morning about life, intelligence, and interstellar contact… First things first, though… Obviously, I understand that the biological “meat” that we (humans) and all other animals that … Continue reading

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Analogies for the Brain..

.. using the awesome power of stumbleupon set to my interest “Science Fiction” I came across this fascinating article about Future Brains: Neuroscience Fiction versus Neuroscience Fantasy. What I found so excellent about this article was not just that it had … Continue reading

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Sense of Place…

A little under two weeks ago, I went on a week long trip driving out east.  Throughout the whole expedition–I ended up driving a bit over 2800 miles going from Wisconsin  to Pittsburgh to DC to NYC to Charlottseville, VA … Continue reading

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Quick Linguistics post…

… since I’m interested in that kind of stuff.. Over on FB a conversation got started related to a razor and by way of an excursion–induced by me–into Underworld’s lyrics to their song “cowgirl”–a discussion about lauts, and voicing, and … Continue reading

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When Central Governments are Kinda Helpful

Looking at this map: Horn of Africa Famine Information–Summer 2011 … one can discern some interesting information.. or at least make some interesting inferences.  As Andrew Sullivan has noted here, the true level of “famine” stops at the Somali border–not … Continue reading

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Quick Politics

Seriously, when I hear young liberal, democratic voters present themselves as this shallow and lacking in attention span or breadth of perspective with regard to the larger political context.. I think back to those conversations I had with various other … Continue reading

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