Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ideas that add up #110

“Hi, I’m President Business, president of the Octan corporation, and the world. Let’s take extra care to follow the instructions [whispers:] or you’ll be put to sleep, [shouts:] AND DON’T FORGET TACO TUESDAY’S COMING NEXT WEEK!!!” President Business, aka Lord Business, broadcasting to … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #109

Genetic data on 27 Easter Island natives indicated that interbreeding between the Rapa Nui and native people in South America occurred roughly between 1300 and 1500. “We found evidence of gene flow between this population and Native American populations, suggesting … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #108

This idea of surfaces and “mapping onto” is important.  It’s something that we all learn to do as we  learn to become more or less conscious, and because it is how we built up consciousness, the mapping and the surfaces … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #107

Dr. Urbino was reluctant to confess his hatred of animals, which he disguised with all kinds of scientific inventions and philosophical pretexts that convinced many, but not his wife. He said that people who loved them to excess were capable … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #106

The relative absence in the Chinese tradition of Western-style teleology that assumes a given “end” has encouraged the perception among Western historians that the Chinese, with libraries of carefully recorded yet seemingly random detail, are inadequate chroniclers of their own … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #105

It is important to understand that many wild cultures had customs that encouraged population stability. Their ongoing survival depended entirely on food from the surrounding wild ecosystem, and too many mouths led to painful problems.  Their utmost concern was the health … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #104

A Portuguese professor has pilloried [insert a certain country] as “one of the most rigid and rotten societies in Europe, possibly the world”. In his book, Bifes Mal Passados*  Joao Magueijo describes the [insert people of that country] as “wild … Continue reading

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