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Dueling Dualists: In which I use the word screwywompous

“Ah, good, Data. At least you’re functioning.” “Fully, Captain.” “Data, intoxication is a human condition. Your brain is different, not the same as–” “We are more alike than unlike, my dear Captain. I have pores, humans have pores. I have … Continue reading

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My Abstract for the Evolution: the Experince Conference

Evolution: the Experience is an upcoming confrence held in Melbourne, Australia in February 2009: Here is a discription. 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, and the 150th anniversary of his landmark publication On the Origin … Continue reading

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Her left brain is nuked and she glimpses something of her spirit

I have described my own loss of mental functioning (here) and have explored the deep physicality of our brain/mind interface in this blog. In a recent book, My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor writes about a brain hemorrhage in … Continue reading

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Back to the Dark Ages

Omar Nasiri author of Inside the Jihad is quoted in the New York Review of Books as saying: We are totally dependent on the West—for our dishwashers, our clothes, our cars, our education, everything. It is humiliating and every Muslim … Continue reading

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What we can learn from a witch’s blessing on a compost pile

Starhawk’s book, Earth Path, offers the following blessing on a compost pile. (There really is something very magical and trusting about even thinking of offering a blessing on a compost pile): “We offer gratitude to the great cycles of birth, … Continue reading

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The current financial crisis as a symptom of our relationship with whales

I hope the strange and personal aspects of the following won’t put anyone off too much. It’s a little more serious than I usually am on this blog. Apologies up front. In the early eighties as a BYU student I … Continue reading

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The Shrew in my Brain: Snakes and the Evolved Body—Part II

Hopefully, you are now convinced by the evidence in Part I, that I am not afraid of snakes. The point being, not that I am fearless and brave, but this: I am jogging along the banks of the Danube, I … Continue reading

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