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In pursuit of reality.

A Whole New Level of Dumberer


In an interview with The Economist this week president Donald Trump inadvertently communicated that he occupies a whole other level of illiteracy and egotism. Apparently he reads so little that the phrase “prime the pump” and the concept behind it … Continue reading

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A Smarter N. Korea Response: Free Internet


Even the smallest possible military strike against North Korea – one that would disable enough artillery to prevent a catastrophic retaliation against South Korea – will cost well into the tens of millions of dollars. What else might we do … Continue reading

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Is Your Reality Just a Simulation? Calculate the System’s Capacity.


Consider the idea that, unless intelligent civilizations tend to self-destruct, or they tend to lack the introspection to simulate their own origins, it is (apparently) statistically more likely that we (including you, dear reader) are a simulation – not the … Continue reading

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Tachyons and Intersecting Universes


Recently finished John Scalzi’s fine Old Man’s War. One plot point is that tachyons come to betray attacking ships emerging from wormholes. Tachyons have never been detected nor is their place in reality even theoretically firm. But considering the compelling … Continue reading

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Libertarian Nirvana, or how I realized Objectivism is a slippery slope to pointlessness


Many of my posts exists within a dialogue-debate between my siblings. Lately, I realized I’ve been posting few thoughts on this blog because they were all going into reply-comments on Facebook… So I’m going to try to post more of … Continue reading

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Fed Up: The real GMO


I’m really happy to see a documentary like Fed Up be released. I didn’t hear of Robert Lustig’s viral lecture (or his other one) until just 9 months ago, but it crystallized everything I’d been reading up to that time. … Continue reading

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Fiscal Stimulus: Target The Oversupplies


Adding a bit to Krugman’s latest. Think about it: what would the true costs be of repairing our roads? It wouldn’t divert capital from other investments — capital has no place to go, and markets are practically begging the federal … Continue reading

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