Pantheon Pathos

  CHOOSE ALL YOUR GODS WELL. Today, the French government decided to induct another four resistance fighters to the Pantheon. Good point: they could keep on doing this for a million years. Bad point: Why do most resistance fighters and their descendants would have to wait thousands of years to be recognized as equally worthy? […]

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Tech, Science, Thinking, Stalled By Plutocracy

TECH STALLED BECAUSE SO IS SCIENCE, & THINKING, AS OUR MASTERS DESIRE Technology, Energy, Science, Economy all entangled, & Stalled: Some have observed tech is bringing up more hype than progress: we did not get flying cars, but 140 characters. Productivity is stagnating. The Internet hype led a devolution of thinking, for all to see. […]

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Are Creative Thinkers Crazy?

John F. Nash Jr., a famous mathematician, who got the Nobel in economics, died in a car crash on Saturday at age 86. He was coming back from receiving the Abel Prize in Norway. That’s one of several Nobel-like prizes for mathematics. The taxicab driver lost control of his vehicle, and collided with a guard […]

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Death By Police State: The Case Of Dean Potter

HUMANITY WOULD NOT BE WITHOUT LOVE FOR RISK TAKING Some pragmatic and biased partisans of the police state will immediately interject that the famous climber Dean Potter died from hitting the ground as he flew his wingsuit too low in Yosemite. The Guardian, though, saw a bit further: “Did rules, not risk, cause Dean Potter’s […]

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Why Insist On The Dark Side?

First Thing That Studying The Dark Side Reveals, Is That: An INDIVIDUAL WILL OPERATE ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT “LAWS”, SO IS MANY. We have met the Multiverse, and it was us… So why to study the Dark Side, besides generating confusion? Well, precisely because it is dark. And when we throw a light on it, we see […]

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NON-DNA Genes

  What Are Genes? Well, not what they thought… Yesterday. NON-DNA INHERITANCE IS NOT JUST CULTURAL, BUT BIOLOGICAL: A gene in a life form ought to be a mechanism or device which (partly) generates the life form. Forget about restricting “genes” to DNA inside the nucleus, I am using a philosophical definition. It gives immediately rise […]

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War Versus Direct Democracy

When We The People decide to go to war, it can be an excellent thing; to wit, many a revolution, including those which gave rise to the USA, the French Republic, the Republic of China (OK, OK… There were two…). However, when an oligarchy, or a plutocracy, decides to go to war, it is rarely […]

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Bank Worship

BANK WORSHIP IS ALL WHAT MIGHTY ECONOMISTS KNOW: I have fiercely condemned, for a decade, the policy of reducing the economy to interest rates. As I have said, and will say again below, this is identical to making (private) bankers into gods. “Liberal” (meaning “left” in the USA) economists love to say that low interest rates […]

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Bank Worship

BANK WORSHIP IS ALL WHAT MIGHTY ECONOMISTS KNOW: I have fiercely condemned, for a decade, the policy of reducing the economy to interest rates. As I have said, and will say again below, this is identical to making (private) bankers into gods. “Liberal” (meaning “left” in the USA) economists love to say that low interest rates […]

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President “Finally” On His “Own”?

So the President Of The U.S. (“POTUS”) claims. Hope we can believe in. Barack Obama just got his own Twitter account. Just like millions of teenagers out there! He is coming out on his “own”! Let me reproduce the exchange: “President Obama ‏@POTUS May 18 “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally […]

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Earth Biosphere Destruction Thanks To Plutocratic Subsidies

Plutocracy is not just about the rule of money: as its name indicates, it is the rule of evil. Obama, the American Chief Executing Officer, just allowed oil drilling in the Arctic (where pollution does not dissipate, due to low temperature). However, when the ship sinks, the rats start to bite each other. Thus here comes […]

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Entropy & Quantum: The Relativity of States

Entropy (usual symbol S) measures the number of specific ways in which a thermodynamic system may be arranged. It measures the number of states. It is understood as a measure of disorder. Another part of physics which worries about states is Quantum Physics. A Quantum Process is associated to a Quantum Space which turns out to […]

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