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There’s the struggle…

 

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It’s The End of the World

 From Slashdot: Human society is on track for a collapse in the next two decades if there isn’t a serious shift in global priorities, according to a new reassessment of a 1970s report, Vice reported. In that report — published in the bestselling book “The Limits to Growth” (1972) — a team of MIT scientists argued that industrial civilization was …

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“Spiritual Lifeguards”

 I listen to The Dan Patrick Show every morning.  That’s kind of an unusual pleasure for me, since it’s a sports show and I don’t follow sports, but it’s friendly and I like the positive vibes they generate. On today’s show Dan casually referred to the family of cancer patients as “spiritual lifeguards.” I really …

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Another

 

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Kurt and Albert

  Many mathematicians consider Kurt Gödel (l) to be intellectually superior to  Albert Einstein (r).  Einstein certainly thought so. But which one looks friendlier?

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The Wiki Family

 I think everybody by now knows about Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, but that’s just one of a whole family of Wiki services.  Here are few you may not be familiar with– and like Wikipedia, they are all free to use, quote, and link to: Wiktionary:  an online dictionary WikiNews:  breaking news.  This one has not …

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Exactly.

 

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Recognition

 Excerpted from the article “The Politics of Recognition in the Age of Social Media” by William Davies, published in The New Left Review: In the decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, critical theorists paid renewed attention to what Charles Taylor famously called ‘the politics of recognition’.footnote1 The demand for recognition, Taylor suggested, was …

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Stupid Like a Fox

  Every time they came close to getting off that island, Gilligan would do something stupid and mess it up. Hmmm…

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Good Question.

 

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The World’s Biggest

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Al

 Singers named “Al”: Al Jarreau Al Green Al Stewart Al Jolson Weird Al Yankovic Other famous people named “Al”: Al Michaels Al Gore Al Unser Al Sharpton Al Franken Lew Al Cindor And, of course, that reminded me of this:  

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