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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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Anti-Semitism Scrapbook

Follows from Anti-Semitism Korkoro Good movie on the related subject of Nazis chasing gypsies around southern France in the early 1940s. I’m reminded of Gerald, my friend Anton’s friend. He spent WWII as a Jewish boy passed from farm to … Continue reading

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Transgender Regulation

/ Culture / promoting this from archive to module: Lots of news, all over, confusion over gender. Now some law says people must use bathrooms according to the gender listed on their birth certificates! No, no, if there were any … Continue reading

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Rubberstamp People

/ Culture / Science is the exception. Most people rubberstamp the cosmological model of their culture: flat earth / 3D earth. They have no more interest in how the ideas could be tested than they have competence at testing. Flat? … Continue reading

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Unwritten Arrogance

/ Culture / I’ve been surrounded by athlete worship all my life: Joe Louis, Dimag, the Mick. As an adult (insofar as I’ve ever been an adult) I’ve really gone crazy, and integrated the genders: Nadia, Stephi, Oxana as well … Continue reading

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Culture Scramble

/ Culture / I once bled a drop of absinthe, real absinthe, Pernod Brothers, bottled in Paris, 1888 into a glass of water. The instant the cork was loosened on the bottle the apartment was filled with a liquorish reek, … Continue reading

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