Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Institoot of Reicho-Fuctual Fantasy

Another of my mock flyers was based on one that said: “Learn T’ai Chi in five short sessions.” I was a serious student of traditional t’ai chi at the time so created the following: Learn T’ai Chi, Play the Guitar … Continue reading

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Tirewalk

I attended a 1000-hour massage therapy course in the mid 80s in San Diego at the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing. I was amazed by the incredible and self-serving claims that were circulating for New Age self-help techniques and therapies. So … Continue reading

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Tirewalk

I attended a 1000-hour massage therapy course in the mid 80s in San Diego at the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing. I was amazed by the incredible and self-serving claims that were circulating for New Age self-help techniques and therapies. So … Continue reading

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Colbert on the firewalk

 Last night Stephen Colbert mocked Tony Robbins and the recent firewalk that injured several people. Colbert advises though to not buy the regular $600 admission but to go for the $2600 diamond premier package, which includes seating in the front … Continue reading

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Colbert on the firewalk

┬áLast night Stephen Colbert mocked Tony Robbins and the recent firewalk that injured several people. Colbert advises though to not buy the regular $600 admission but to go for the $2600 diamond premier package, which includes seating in the front … Continue reading

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What matters?

In light of recent posts on Stengersand philosophy, this notion of a meta-paradigm, and how to frame it, is key to what might be called an integral worldview. The previous polydox examples are not akin to the more generalized, abstract … Continue reading

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Lakoff on building "that"

Lakoff and Wehling weigh in (late, but better than never) on Obama’s excerpt taken out of context: “You didn’t build that.” They agree with Obama’s general strategy on emphasizing the public in creating the necessary conditions for private achievement. And … Continue reading

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Taibbi on Geitner, LIBOR & Romney

Matt Taibbi was interviewed by Eliot Spizter on the latter’s Current TV show. It seems Geitner’s claim that he tried to mitigate LIBOR manipulation in 2008 when he was the Chairman of the NY Fed is pure bunk. Spitzer quotes … Continue reading

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Philosophy as virtuous excrescence

In this post on Stengers I asked how what she wrote on situating methodologies compares to Bryant’s and Wilber’s notions of methodological pluralism. In my research this morning I came up the following, from Gabriel Catren’s chapter in The Speculative … Continue reading

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Koch-funded scientist admits anthropocentric climate change

This is a shocker. Richard Muller founded the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, which has received substantial funding from the Koch brothers. Muller was previously a climate change skeptic so sought to examine the evidence and concluded: “Humans are almost … Continue reading

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