Category Archives: society

Russians’ Trump Pee Tape

/ Teachering / Society / Epistemology / News / 2019 04 13 What’s this? Now we have rumors of tapes floating around of Trump and whores in a Moscow hotel peeing on each other? I lived my life happily without … Continue reading

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Christmas Bankrupt

Decentralization / Deschooling / A series of relatable memories just cascaded me. In high school, 1950s, I heard that the company that had won the contract to construct the UN building on the East River had gone bankrupt before the … Continue reading

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Schooled Movies

/ DeCentral / DeGate / Deschool / Rants Homefront (2013 film) Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth … Well, the cast sounds good. YouTube gives me a sample. Statham is called into the school his daughter attends. She’s … Continue reading

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Agitating Manners

/ Culture / I just remembered a date from the 1970s. I was invited to a party by a client in Rockville Centre on Long Island. The party was in Balkwin. My client’s granddaughter would be there: a former Broadway … Continue reading

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Mushroom Anniversary

/ Culture / I have a rare memory: I remember Pearl Harbor! US involvement in WWII was packed into the next couple of years: ’41 to ’45. I also remember in that period hearing huge airplanes overhead: bracing, trembling. There … Continue reading

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Sexist Quantification

Quantification is a key concept, modern and still only partially developed: Galileo timed things with his pulse: most people still don’t get it, not even if they’re in a science department at Harvard. Wimbledon is coming, the tennis world, the … Continue reading

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Bible Law

Reading Notes / Re: Robert Wright, The Evolution of God Jared Diamond, The World Until Yesterday (I’m reading the former, wow; rereading the latter: also wow, very.) Moses gave the Jews Ten Commandments: laws if you will. Jesus gave us … Continue reading

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Universe as Theater

/ Cosmology … Theology / When I was a kid it seemed to me that the congregation of my church was on the same page as my Sunday School teacher: God would judge us, our sins would be exposed. God … Continue reading

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Five Spirits

/ Cosmology / Anthropology, Religion / From Robert Wright, Evolution of God Linguist Albert Samuel Gatschet┬ástudied the┬áKlamath language and culture. He identified five types of supernatural spirits. They apparently fill the quorum for gods, etc. Gatschet’s writings on the Klamath … Continue reading

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Resurrection Blues

Cosmology / Religion / God / The gospels tell how on the third day Jesus rose again from the dead. The gospels further tell how Jesus appeared before his disciples. Even seeing his master Thomas doubted: and had to poke … Continue reading

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