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Talkin’ Dog-talk

Posted on July 11, 2019
Talkin' Dog-talk

I’m not a dog owner. As I frequently quip when asked if I have a dog, “I don’t have a dog, I have grandchildren.”... Continue

Knock-Knock

Posted on June 20, 2019
Knock-Knock

Sense of “self” is just one among a constellation of mental states, and the experience of “I” varies considerably.... Continue

Regional Gods and local heroes

Posted on June 6, 2019
Regional Gods and local heroes

Despite the cultural arc of history of the past 500 years — the efforts toward emancipation and the relentless rise of science... Continue

Theft and corruption

Posted on May 24, 2019
Theft and corruption

Whenever there is wealth and property, (and for the past 5,000 years when has there not been?), theft and corruption accompany it.... Continue

The instrumentality of machine intelligence

Posted on May 8, 2019
The instrumentality of machine intelligence

Generally, we divide the history of human culture between the Paleolithic and Neolithic, “Paleolithic” meaning “Old... Continue

A border crisis?

Posted on April 28, 2019
A border crisis?

Given what’s going on in the world, to simply classify people trying to cross our border as “migrants” or “illegal... Continue

Deconstructing Sonoma

Posted on April 12, 2019
Deconstructing Sonoma

Witnessing the construction of Sonoma is easy, just take a stroll down West Spain Street and the homes rising on previously vacant... Continue

Your real-life 3D movie

Posted on March 28, 2019
Your real-life 3D movie

You’re the director, the camera operator and play the lead. You’re the scriptwriter, too, and the costume designer, art... Continue

The limits of freedom

Posted on March 16, 2019
The limits of freedom

The word “freedom” implies “no limits,” the presumption that free will alone constrains human action; but... Continue

Society recapitulates phylogeny

Posted on March 3, 2019
Society recapitulates phylogeny

I recall my high school biology teacher, Mr. Ricci, explaining the phrase “Ontology Recapitulates Phylogeny”, as much... Continue


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