We’re all children in the long run. Only just noticed a post by Mitch Ratcliffe, from over a year ago in response to one of my “Nothing new under the sun” threads, quoting William Barrett and Ortega y Gasset. [Quote] One can find all sorts of tools for dealing with new problems in history, if […]
Entries from April 2004
0 April 28, 2004 at 4:29pm by Psybertron
0 April 26, 2004 at 5:52pm by Psybertron
Knowledge Dialogue. Lilia posts, and several other people pick-up on Lilia’s recent post on “Questions Powering Knowledge”. No doubt about that. Just look at the popularity of FAQ’s as a substitute for more planned communication. A question is (generally on the face of it) an indication of someone wanting to know something. As Jack Vinson […]
0 April 23, 2004 at 12:15pm by Psybertron
Something being hatched by the BlogWalkFive ?
1 April 23, 2004 at 12:12pm by Psybertron
At last …. blogged about this over a year ago, when BBC Radio 4 “Today” reported on a Dutch experiment to do away with traffic signs and road markings, and just leave the drivers to it. Sounds irrational, but it’s proven that there are less accidents and more courtesy, because the humans have to use […]
0 April 19, 2004 at 9:19am by Psybertron
Classical Physics Cannot Explain Consciousness. Blindingly obvious when you see this straightforward opening quote from Henry Stapp. [Quote] Classical mechanics arose from the banishment of consciousness from our conception of the physical universe. Hence it should not be surprising to find that the readmission of consciousness requires going beyond that theory. [Unquote] Taken from his […]
0 April 18, 2004 at 7:08pm by Psybertron
Chrucky – Chalmers link. The plot thickens.
1 April 18, 2004 at 6:54pm by Psybertron
A bit of a brain dump after following the new Adler link from Jorn in the previous post. All old ground, but suggesting Pirsig missed aspects of McKeon as the “Chairman” in ZMM. Richard Peter McKeon (1900 – 1985) Columbia – Woodbridge & Dewey AB’20, AM’20, PhD’22, Sorbonne, Columbia’25, Hutchins – Chicago’35, Dean’36-’48, Ideas & […]
0 April 18, 2004 at 2:22pm by Psybertron
Jorn is Posting Again. Same e-mail and same links to RobotWisdom. Came across this Mortimer Adler reference in a recent post of his. Jorn’s weblog at Robot Wisdom is still untouched since October 2003. He’s back posting (since Jan 2004 it seems) and on his ontology for human life quest again. An interesting aspect is […]
0 April 18, 2004 at 2:08pm by Psybertron
More Cranks and Crackpots. Stumbled across CrankDotNet after seeing Tristan Miller response to Arthur T Murray (Mentifex)
1 April 15, 2004 at 10:15pm by Psybertron
ANKOS Reviews. When Stephen Wolfram’s book came out, I tried to read it and read many reviews as part of that unsatisfactory attempt. I noticed, browsing Ray Girvan’s “Apothecary” site that he had done a serious review of ANKOS, and provides interesting links, to a site full of ANKOS reviews and a site with a […]
0 April 15, 2004 at 10:04pm by Psybertron
In the excitement of receiving the Pirsig materials on my return from a week away over Easter, I forgot how much reading I’d got through. Joyce’s “Ulysses” I finished at last. I can see why it’s such an important work artistically and stylistically, and why it benefits from serious analysis and detective work, but I […]
0 April 15, 2004 at 9:41pm by Psybertron
Popular Lady ! Since I posted the link to Elena in Zabolotnogo, near Kiev, Ukraine, I keep getting loads of search hits on her and on Zabolotnogo itself. What is going on ?
0 April 12, 2004 at 1:54am by Psybertron
Wear that label ? Magic. Waldo Jaquith via Rivets.
1 April 12, 2004 at 12:53am by Psybertron
Pirsig Newspaper Records. Updated my Pirsig Project Pages since receiving several 1974, 75, 76 and 79 newspaper articles from St. Paul, Minnesota. (I’ve included key transcripts, but the Timeline does not yet benefit from the addtional details.)
0 April 2, 2004 at 1:13pm by Psybertron
How did I miss this ? The 2004 Science of Consciousness, Tucson conference at the University of Arizona is this coming week ! That’s what happens when you’re too busy with your day job. Pinker, Dennett and Blackmore as keynote speakers. (No Stapp or Josephson this year, which is a pity, but probably an indication […]
0 April 2, 2004 at 12:55pm by Psybertron
Agents of Change. Another one from Daniel Quinn [Ishmael Quote] Each of us must become an agent of change within the range of our own influence, and it doesn’t matter how great that range is. If you can’t reach a hundred (Ishmael’s suggested number), then reach ten, and if you can’t reach ten, then reach […]
0 April 2, 2004 at 12:34pm by Psybertron
These recent threads are coming together in my new role. A novel piece of development that has suffered the deaf ears of sceptics and comfortable conservatives may at last see the light of day as the opponents die off (metaphorically speaking) in an ongoing re-organisation. I can but hope. No matter how good, an idea […]
0 April 2, 2004 at 12:26pm by Psybertron
I’ve several times indicated my human generations view of the major industrial cycles of innovation (Kondratiev Waves), and I suspect I’ve seen this quote from Max Planck before [Quote] …. innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. . . . What does happen is that its opponents gradually die […]
0 April 2, 2004 at 12:22pm by Psybertron
Been very busy with a project that just reached a major milestone this week, so hoping to be less busy for a spell. Starting in a new role as soon as I’m free of the current project. Taking a week’s break so there won’t be much new blogging activity for a little while.
0 April 1, 2004 at 10:58pm by Psybertron
Stop Pandering to Scientists. From Ray Girvan [Apothecary] In Guardian Life, there’s a pertinent article, Stop pandering to the ‘experts’, in which Professor Steven Rose argues that we need a mainstream press far more critical of science stories: “Investigative journalism is just as necessary here as anywhere else … The media have a tendency to […]
3 April 1, 2004 at 10:54pm by Psybertron
Ghost Town – “Mesmeric” images says Tom Watson MP. Elena at Ukraine 03187 Kiev-187 Zabolotnogo 20/A Post Box 25 Elena cruises around Chernobyl with her dosimeter and records what few will ever see.