Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Long Trip with Lucius, Part 8

We dragged ourselves up after daybreak. Lucius’ burbling snores had disturbed my sleep. I didn’t make an issue of the snoring till much later, when it was really too late. Further into the trip, two mornings after Gullivar left us, … Continue reading

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The Fall, and the Avatar

I’m no theology expert, so you should take my observations on theology with reservation. I’m also not a proselytizer or apologist, only a guy with ideas. If you’re okay with that, then keep reading. I don’t intend for this to … Continue reading

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The Tao, and the Existentialist

I continued my long debate on Facebook with my friend where we argued the Tao, or the Way, and religion and largely talked past each other. I think I finally get his perspective, and it relates to a post I … Continue reading

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The Tao, Revisited

One of my friends on Facebook argued with my religion post. He thinks that I’m lumping philosophy and even science in with religion, remarking essentially — if I understand his point — that the Tao is just another word for … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 10

This morning, Rob sent me a link to the following article, which describes a key bit of future-history-in-the-making outlined in The Junior Guide, the Living Earth Simulator (LES). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12012082 We did not begin simulating the original earth to help us … Continue reading

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Born Religious

Not all but most of my atheist friends think religion is just comforting lies, a retreat from hard realities into infantile fantasy. And, hey, to the extent they point at silly literalist ideas about such things as Noah and the … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 9

While we wait on Rob’s university fellows to render a verdict on my trilobite artifact, I’ve been pondering the Conspiracy on a different front, namely, the Bay Area computer elite and their dalliance with high technology leaked from outside the … Continue reading

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