Pain and utopia

world without pain

In which Grumpy Cat imagines a world without pain [Read more...]

In praise of boring claims

Leah Libresco is doing a series of posts on Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the Spell. Her two most recent posts (out of three) both seem to make this complaint about Dennett: many of his claims are rather boring (to imperfectly condense the critiques into bumper-sticker form). The first of the two takes aim at this paragraph from Dennett: [Read more...]

Writing advice?

I’ve been meaning for awhile to start a thread for people to share their writing advice. I’m finally doing it because next week at my job, I’m supposed to teach the kids writing. While I apparently have some idea of what I’m doing as a writer since all of you read my blog, I’m not always very [Read More...]

Why you should consider donating to the Singularity Institute (I did!)

I’ve been on the fence for awhile about whether the Singularity Institute is worth donating to. I alluded to my uncertainty in my post on Kony 2012. I finally made my first donation just now. Two things pushed me over the edge. [Read more...]


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