Monthly Archives: August 2013

The most efficient healthcare systems in the world

See this article for the details. And note that the poor US standing is not because of Obamacare, which is specifically designed to address some of the problems. And already is, what few parts of it that have been implemented … Continue reading

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I applaud the diva

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Caveman talk

Aside from metaphysical meanings ascribed to the letters in the alphabet, I’ve been wondering what some of the first meanings were in caveman times. I’m guessing vowels were prime, so a few speculations. The short a sound might’ve been expressed … Continue reading

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It’s easy as a b c

The last post reminded on this song that nursed me in my formative years.

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Even alphabets and brains can change

The following is in response to Joseph’s post here. Any alphabet is relatively fixed, but only after a long history of development. And they are still developing, albeit now much more slowly. Meaning for one that they are constructed based … Continue reading

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"I want your ugly, I want your disease, I want your love"

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"Shorter of breath and one day closer to death"

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Semiotic (and other) twists and turns

“Models of complex systems will have to be as complex as the systems themselves.” Paul Cilliers,┬áComplexity and Postmodernism (p. 58) Continuing the IPS integral semiotics thread, I’m going to try a metaphor here to see if it helps. Let’s take … Continue reading

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Robert Reich on Labor Day

Here’s another of his brief videos on what we can do to make laborers’ lives more fair. Also see his petition here to increase minimum wages.

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Intuition Pumps

I just borrowed from the library Daniel Dennett’s new book, Intuition Pumps. Therein he gives a lot of thinking tools based largely on our manifest image. He addresses the manifest/scientific image dichotomy on pp. 69-73, just a brief intro. But … Continue reading

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