Quantum Metaphysics Unavoidable

Quantum everything is unavoidable, because the world is Quantum. When a non-Quantum explanation is advanced it has to be simple enough to be clearly non-Quantum. Yet, much that was thought to be very simple, turns out to be Quantum! QUANTUM EFFECTS SHIELD LIFE ON EARTH: Here is an example: the magnetic shield protecting which protects […]

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Who Needs Spanking? France, or Europe?

There is, in the Anglosphere, a systematic bias against the French Republic. The latest: an English organization “APPROACH” got France condemned by the “Council of Europe“ for the tortures allegedly inflicted in France on French children by sadistic French parents. France, presently at war in several countries, just scoffed: the mood in France at this point […]

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In Defense of Metaphysics

Metaphysics Rises From Brainy Ground, Including What Dreams Are Made Of: Nihilism is what happens when Metaphysics is yanked out. And nothing could be further from the Truth. Much of the trouble with the present planet can be directly tracked to inappropriate Metaphysics. Let me explain this a bit in this first part. Metaphysics is, […]

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Stellar Flybys: New Way To Life’s Extinction

DO STAR NEAR-MISSES MAKE SUPER-JUPITERS FALL? How fragile is life? Very. Many disasters can strike a biosphere. A famous “equation” the Drake equation, is meant to estimate the probability of life in the galaxy. It overlooked many factors. One of them is interstellar near-misses. It is not a question of stars colliding, but of the […]

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Putin’s Mad Revenge

100,000 persons marched in Moscow in honor of Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was once seen as Yeltsin’s heir apparent (when Putin was still an obscure KGB officer). Now the top opposition to Putin is either assassinated, or in prison (see Navaltny). What did Putin think when he learned that his main opponent on the invasion of […]

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Russian Soul Weak From Weak Literature

Boris Nemtsov was assassinated next to the splendid Saint Basil Cathedral. He was going to lead on Sunday a march against Putin’s war in Ukraine. Nemtsov was killed below the Kremlin’s windows, a place full of police, and state security. As if to show that the killers had nothing to fear… from the Kremlin. Four shots in […]

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No Force, No Republic

Humanity is force. This is what vegetarians, often, want to forget. It is no coincidence that Adolf Hitler was a fanatical vegetarian, at the cost of his health (too much pea soup, I am not kidding). Hitler was out to project a sensitive image of himself. Thus the Nazis passed laws against cruelty to animals, […]

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Savage, The Franks? Islam Is Worse

Our friend the half-philosophers may start to huff and puff, as “Franks” were citizens of a federation (actually two of them, the one of the Sea, and the one of the River; the one of the Sea, or more exactly, Salt, is now known as Salian, or Salic). Whereas “Islam” is a thought system, devised […]

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The Brain Is A Web, Thus So Is Reason

When one looks at linguistics, biological evolution (in the most general sense, including eco-systems), neurology, civilization, one does not see trees, inasmuch as we see webs with reactive (not to say intelligent) strands. The latest news, in neurology is, indeed, that the white matter, made of glial cells, axons, oligodendrocytes, etc. itself reacts (not to […]

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Tangled Network of Civilization

Civilization is like a living organism, it’s even a living creature which has to be created again continuously. Consider a few examples: “Monetary policy is a serious issue. We should discuss this in secret, in the Eurogroup,” Jean-Claude Juncker, then chief of the Eurogroup, said at a Brussels conference on economic governance in 2011. Indeed. […]

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Power Hinders Knowledge

Man is the wisdom animal, Homo Sapiens, yet, still first a beast, when wisdom is not brought to bear. Wisdom has a soul of its own. The human beast has a different problem: eliminating the competition, hence an obsession with power, the first step towards eating the enemy. Interestingly, Paul Krugman is increasingly entering this […]

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Non-Conservation Of Energy & Multiverse Madness

Before unreason took over physics, one of the major principles was energy conservation. However, this was before. Now Sean Carroll, following other Multiversists (as I call them insolently) crucially depend upon nonconservation of energy. Sean wrote an article, short and to the point: “Energy is not conserved.” Well written, indeed. Carroll glibly asserts that “see, […]

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