Just the first few paragraphs of the paper.
Leaving it up here for archive and for comments! :-)
In a time where physical possessions begin to lose their once-crucial roles, where more and more live in multiple countries and spend much of their time traveling, where identity is becoming less rooted to a physical form and more to an...
Original article at
May 1, 2009
Doing science in the open
Online networking tools are pervasive, but why have scientists been so slow to adopt many of them? Michael Nielsen explains how we can build a better culture of online collaboration
In your high-school science classes you almost certainly learned Hooke’s law, relating a...
Human progress : first it was exponential, then climate change brought it down to linear, until our energy capture capacity brought everything to a slow and final halt. It took hundreds of years past the third world war to finally reach our carrying capacity. It is a state in which we let all go to waste, smothered and drowned in petrochemical...
#Marie is not called Marie anymore, she is now called NotMarie.
And so goes the conversation
3V: “I represent another reality, similar, yet packaged differently;
I am packaged in a fashion that allows me to disregard my origins”
NotMarie: ” another? Relating to which reality”
“Ok, and in what...
I am often struck with the absurdity of certain academic pursuits. For instance, when I encounter natural beauty I usually think how amusing it would be to model the growth of plants. I then realize that this reality is already rendered perfectly (or as perfectly as the limited senses can convey) for me right now, why would I want anything less?...
First of all, I ask for forgiveness, I can hardly manage to express myself in English
with some clarity, not to speak of correctness, apropiateness or whatever "-ness"
you might wish or expext.
Second: (Side number two, said number two)
I would like to open a question
about Emerson, Thoreau and that line of
Attention - interest - sync - time passage, now there might be a measurement of the correlation by observing blinking.
"Worried you'll blink and miss a crucial piece of the action? Then you can relax. While watching a film, we subconsciously control the timing of blinks to make sure we don't miss anything important. And because we tend to...