First Thoughts – admitting ignorance as progress and rationality

Philosophers – includes Gary Gutting, Susan Haack, Socrates, Wittgenstein and others

Other People – includes Alice Walker, Putin, Ernest Hemingway, Steve Jobs

Science and Technology – computers versus imagination; math and numbers; epigenetics; space and time

Government and Politics – Aristotle, coercion, conflicting moralities, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, freedom

Morality – includes Moral Relativism and Sam Harris, Morality and Modern Government

Other Philosophy issues – includes atheism & agnositicsm, accident, subjectivity and abstractions, antinomies

Books – recent authors: Robert J Gordon, Adam Hochschild, Deirdre McCloskey, Robert Reich, Eliezer J Sternberg

The Arc of History – beginning with "Genesis"

Comments Timeline – mostly news and my opinions on socio-political developments


  9 Jan – books: Progress, by Johan Norberg

  6 Jan – Rural America supporting Trump 

15 Dec – science: Running helps Brain Connectivity 

 2 Dec – Ayn Rand and Compromise

23 Nov – science: Intelligence and Neurology

15 Nov – A Complaint about the Liberal Media

13 Nov – history: Prosperity and Decline to 306 AD: before the Christian emperors

  2 Nov – history: More stupid stuff: The Punic Wars and Imperialist Expansion

24 Oct – Our Biased Press: Trump Responds

15 Oct – A Big Big Conspiracy  

  5 Oct – Ann Coulter on Status

  5 Oct – history: origins of belief in the devil, ressurrection, final judgment   

  3 Oct – history rewrite: "Israel and the 'Lost Tribes' Invasion

25 Sep – Reason and Political Debate

22 Sep – books: Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari

19 Sep – Responsibility for Where We Are

18 Sep – IQ2 debaters blame elite for Trump

15 Sep – Benghazi and the Rightist Mind

12 Sep – The Rightist Mind  

  8 Sep – books: The Reactionary Mind, by Corey Robin

  3 Sep – The Border and Politics – a Brief Summary


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