A New Look at Heidegger’s Question Concerning Technology

A year ago, I asked for book recommendations. Nicholas Brysiewicz of the Long Now Foundation, responded with this essay. Now it’s my turn to pass the recommendation on, hopefully in a more readable form. The Lovitt translation of Heidegger’s essay The Question Concerning Technology is good but we can do better. I spent a good…

Gervais, Reframed

I’ve been doing more reading of Venkat’s (@vgr) writings as of late, mostly driven by a friend, far more well versed in Ribbonfarm than me, who’s references and worldview I’d like to better understand. I got a copy of The Gervais Principle a few weeks ago, and finally got a chance to dig into it…

Quantum Rhetoric, An Introduction

Ideas are powerful, particularly ideas that help to shape our understanding of what reality is. Stuart Brand once said that the only real news is the revelations that science brings us about reality. What I’d like to do with this blog is to take a host recent science news and tell you a story about…

Reflecting on Intelligence

My friend John recently published a pretty thoughtful review of Flowers for Algernon. I really liked his multiple interpretations of intelligence and wanted to add one of my own. It’s been a long time since I last read Flowers, but the story has stuck with me. Briefly, it’s about a low IQ man who goes through…

The Power of Explanation

What I’m hoping to do over the course of several posts is to lay out a foundation for a new way of thinking about ethics and reality, definitively casting a vote in favor of one interpretation of reality. My goal is persuade popular opinion in favor of what is currently considered a niche outlook. How…