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George Orwell: You and the Atomic Bomb
Key quote:

"that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will tend to be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance."
military  Philosophy  history  geopolitics  liberty  futurism 
september 2017 by edj
Quantum Entanglement Drives the Arrow of Time, Scientists Say | Simons Foundation
Fascinating! Especially the implication that the inevitable heat-death of the Universe is in fact due to complete information-entanglement of all things. Sort of like the Vedic "absolute".
physics  science  Philosophy  time  universe 
april 2014 by edj
In Defense Of Inclusionism
Lengthy, cerebral, and fascinating essay on Wikipedia's culture of deletionism.
wikipedia  knowledge  writing  editing  blog  Philosophy 
october 2012 by edj
When I was young, I was an idealist. I found beauty, wonder, and meaning everywhere I looked. When I got older, I became a realist. I saw a world of rough edges and difficult truths. This grew tiresome. I decided to be a surrealist. Things got pretty weird after that.
Philosophy  life  humor  comics  illustration  art 
february 2012 by edj
'Pataphysics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
'pataphor is to metaphor as metaphor is non-figurative language.
writing  science  Philosophy  'pataphor 
september 2010 by edj
Ragged Trousered Philosopher | Talking to God...
fictional conversation with god, who informs us of our position in the universe.
Philosophy  religion  literature  sciencefiction 
february 2010 by edj

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