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The Evolution of Echo Chamber Culture

This magical Information Super-Highway took the demons of our nature and gave them Ferraris. Continue reading The Evolution of Echo Chamber Culture


One of the Most Powerful Caribbean Songs

Krosfyah was a Bajan soca band. Edwin Yearwood was their lead singer. Not exactly the typical source of profound and prophetic lyrics. And yet, this song has always had a deep effect on me. Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the idea, maybe it’s the combination. Whatever it is, this moves me in so many ways. Lyrics posted below for the curious. I dare you … Continue reading One of the Most Powerful Caribbean Songs

This About Sums Up 2017

Hurt. Confused. Guilty. Defensive. Grieving. Over-exposed. Maybe it’s not just USA. Maybe the world is grieving for a dream long lost. Maybe civilization is always just a dream and then we wake. Always, to chaos. But WE have built the machines. WE are not dreamers but writers, scholars, giants of intellect. And WE MAKE. But can WE awake?   “Something happened that drove him right … Continue reading This About Sums Up 2017

Warnings From Great Voices

It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn’t think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a … Continue reading Warnings From Great Voices

The Human “Seeking for God”

An excerpt from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed (or The Devils or Demons) on the topic of highest moral truths and whether the human faculty of reason (the faculty in which the entire scientific enterprise and philosophy is rooted). These passages, pulled out from a larger conversation between Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch Stavrogin and Ivan Shatov. I don’t claim to know what Dostoyevsky means by the passages below. I found … Continue reading The Human “Seeking for God”