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Homo Non Intelligit

I. I forget when the following happen, yet it happened sometime during the time I was an elementary school student. This event occurred at some point during third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Although both my twin brother also went … Continue reading

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Nora Bateson: Between generations: gaps, links and learning

Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca

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Sam Harris Solves the Problem of Islamic Faith

[KGVID width=”640″ height=”360″]http://squareone-learning.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Sam-Harris-solves-the-problem-1.mp4[/KGVID] Shortly after viewing the intensely puerile tag team tussle betwixt Affleck/Kristof/Steele and Maher/Harris (on Real Time With Bill Maher, October 3rd,) I knew it would take a little while, but that I would soon get an email sent … Continue reading

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The Precarity of the Estimate

This week, with the game on the line in the top of the last inning, the visiting team smartly aimed their offense at a weak spot in the infield and ended up with one single, one runner on base by … Continue reading

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As A Kite (or Plane) Flies

“There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds, and it is characteristic of the system that basic error propagates itself.” -Gregory Bateson Incarnate in a human body paradoxically aware of itself as a … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Secret of a Long Life

In fact, it is only recently that most people survive long enough to encounter the unique maladies that “show up” in the territory of the long-lived. The Evolution of Human Longevity from the Mesolithic to the Middle Ages: An Analysis … Continue reading

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Ideological Nonsense – a Coin of Willard’s Realm; and Recycling ‘Austrian’ Inanities

Culture Does Matter By Mitt Romney July 31, 2012 National Review During my recent trip to Israel, I had suggested that the choices a society makes about its culture play a role in creating prosperity, and that the significant disparity … Continue reading

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Hard Drives, History

The very first production hard disk was the IBM 305 RAMAC (Random Access Method of Accounting and Control), introduced on September 13, 1956. This beastie stored 5 million characters (approximately five megabytes, but a “character” in those days was only … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Dishes

Standing at the sink on the first evening of being the cabin owner’s guest, the owner stood next to me at the sink, observing the fruits of my having offered to do the dishes, and, after a few minutes, told … Continue reading

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New Family

“Australopithecus sediba, a 1.98 million year old relative of humans, otherwise known as a hominin.” full article:The Verge of Human; Carl Zimmer. The Loom (blog) Discover Magazine See also Science Magazine, September 9, 2011

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“I Talked My Way Into It”

Werner Herzog’s new film, The Cave of Forgotten Dreams, joins my favorite filmmaker to a subject that has fascinated me since I was a kid. Herzog, as he puts it, “talked his way into the Chauvet Cave” in France. With … Continue reading

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The Untamed Monad in the Happy World

But if the “root” and possibility of Declaration always goes back to the topology of Being itself, what fundamentally Declaration “sees” that authorizes its hazarding concrete steps toward the possibility field it originates and seeks to get underway, is in … Continue reading

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Minding the Mind

My favorite (Gregory) Batesonian teaching story, reconfigured and originally via Idries Shah. A frenchman is teaching another french rudimentary english. “So, the word for froid crème glacée is ‘cold ice cream.’ ” “What’s the word for chaude crème glacée?” “Oh, … Continue reading

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Young and Infinite

A long, long time ago, in a distant universe… Sometime around about 200,000 it “all” drops away. The current recorded evidence for the powers of creative artifice–that of homo sapiens sapiens–shows the story of adaptation and innovation to reflect a … Continue reading

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Mining Under the Common Ground

Separate truths It is misleading — and dangerous — to think that religions are different paths to the same wisdom [excerpt Boston.com April 25, 2010] Of course, those who claim that the world’s religions are different paths up the same … Continue reading

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Is Bubba Really Gone?

I’ve been feeling my way around vampires because the Jung-Fire group has also been doing so. Whilst descriptions of vampires varied widely, certain traits now accepted as universal were created by the film industry. Where did vampires originate? Well, nearly … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology – More Grey Swans

C. Seize any opportunity, or anything that looks like opportunity. They are rare, much rarer than you think. Remember that positive Black Swans have a necessary first step: you need to be exposed to them. Many people do not realize … Continue reading

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Burning Man

* In the Oaxaca Valley of Mexico, the archaeologists Joyce Marcus and Kent Flannery have gained a remarkable insight into the origin of religion. Universal Religion has been found in societies at every stage of development. Catholic Bishops as they … Continue reading

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Transformative Anthropology – Strategic Serendipity

After a little “mind wringing” I’ve decided to refashion the coinage, Chance Strategic Contingency, into: STRATEGIC SERENDIPITY. My thinking about terminology, having passed through the former term, has come, next, through the keep it simple stupid phase, and arrived at … Continue reading

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The Bottom Petal

Claude Lévi-Strauss at Machado in Brazil. While purging my active RSS opml, I noted a feed from the Mind & Culture blog (@Mind&Culture.Net.) “This is a blog for students who are taking the course in Mind and Culture at the … Continue reading

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