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1. September 2016

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Time to Live?

Not only will men of science have to grapple with the sciences that deal with man, but — and this is a far more difficult matter — they will have to persuade the world to listen to what they have discovered. If they cannot succeed in this difficult enterprise, man will destroy himself by his […]

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28. August 2016

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The Knife and the Nun

I’m copying below, verbatim, an essay I posted 14 February 2013. It describes my second or third inadvertent attempt, each induced by a nearly lethal combination of ignorance and stupidity, to exit early this physical realm. There were others, all entertaining in retrospect. I’ve added very few introductory words and an embedded song. First, though, […]

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24. August 2016

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Presentation in Portland, Oregon

The video embedded below was extracted and edited by Alisa Christensen from a presentation in Portland, Oregon. I delivered the presentation to a capacity crowd at The Waypost on 8 August 2016.   Thanks to Crawford’s Attractions for initiating a fund-raising campaign in support of speaking tours. It’s here. We’re also seeking volunteers to support […]

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20. August 2016

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Edge of Extinction: Free Will is Largely Absent

Thanks to Ivey Cone at Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. A recent, decent overview of the topic is provided in the 28 April 2016 issue of Scientific American. There’s plenty of additional, recent material on the topic, including this opinion piece in the New York Times from 18 July 2016. […]

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17. August 2016

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Lies My Culture Told Me*

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. ~ George Orwell   Note my preferred pronunciation for this set of living arrangements: siv-uh-LIE-zey-shuhn. The entire phenomenon — reminiscent of Nietzsche’s “thing as it is” — is a fraud. It is characterized by lies heaped upon deception. Individuals […]

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13. August 2016

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Edge of Extinction: Tripping into the Shower

Thanks to Ivey Cone at Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. It was shot during May 2016 in Chico, California. It demonstrates a minor foible, from among many, I encounter on tour. Perhaps a blooper reel is in order.   If you’re interested in having a discussion in the wake of […]

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10. August 2016

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KBOO Two

On 10 August 2016 I was interviewed by Paul Roland for KBOO radio in Portland, Oregon. You can listen here.

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