Friday, March 17, 2017

Interview with Miralles

In 2005, I read Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas, and was instantly blown away by his method. Technically historical fiction, he investigates memories of a true tale combining journalistic interviews and academic research, all while exploring the lives of those who surround the tale. But the best part is his personal narrative of how he went about it and his observations of the effect his inquiry had on the participants. Simply fascinating.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nuking America

When all of America's oil and gas has been exported, Bill Gates can realize his dream of a nuclear future, in which he and other oligarchs reign supreme.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Life-Changing Psilocybin

Therapeutic mushrooms--such as psilocybin--help relieve anxiety and depression, that threaten the health of millions in the US. Now, thanks to clinical research at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, patients battling for their mental health have hope for relief. For people with life-threatening diseases, it's a godsend.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Epistemology

How do you know what you think is true?
What criteria do you use to justify what you believe?

Knowledge defined.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Week in Review-2

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is payoff from Trump to the lowlife rednecks. Mike Pompeo to head CIA is a nod to agents of chaos it's time to Make America Great Again. Now there's talk that disgraced former CIA director David Petraeus could head the State Department.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, people took time to think. Then came advertising--first in newspapers, then on the radio, later on TV, and now on the internet.

No one thinks anymore, they just shop for opinions online.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Week in Review

A 20-year-old woman in Texas was arrested after she rear-ended a police car while trying to take a topless selfie, and a 28-year-old man in Florida fell out of and then had his leg run over by his pickup truck on his way home from a strip club.