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In the last installment Reading Ramblings: Why do things happen? The role of causality in the world we developed Rosen's breakthrough discovery that we can have a clean distinctions between ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 53 comments on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:59 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
We are now ready to really move forward with the new paradigm. This diary in the series will show the way that opening science to all questions of causal entailment made way for the possibility to ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 08:59 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The question in the title is especially meaningful if we learn over and over again that the simple models don't answer some of the most important questions we want to answer. In this fifth diary ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
A short while ago I wrote about the book Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter, by Terrance Deacon . On the very day I posted the review I received notice that large parts of the book may ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 01:40 PM PST with 12 Recommends
As a child, I was taught that "ignorance of the law is no excuse" for breaking it. It seemed to me (perhaps naively) that most of the children and adults around me accepted this idea, and tended to ...
by Karl Balke
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 01:27 PM PST with 0 Recommends
This is from the NECSI Website "The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent academic research and educational institution with ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Where is all that wealth going? Markets are falling all over the world. I have always been told that socialism will not work. I have always been told that we who said that putting profit ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 260 comments on Mon Aug 08, 2011 at 07:53 PM PDT with 106 Recommends
The last thing you need when people are starving is a metaphor. Except this simple metaphor shows why decades of effort to tackle world hunger gets run down by the magnitude of the problem. And why ...
by jamesgreyson
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 09:20 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
I haven't seen anything from George Lakoff in quite a while. I have great respect for his writings both in a political context and in a much broader philosophical/scientific context. I just ran ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 12:10 PM PDT with 50 Recommends
I finished this book today while waiting for my wife to come out of surgery. All went well and she should recover quickly. Meanwhile, what better time to contemplate the issue raised in Terry ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 208 comments on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 05:53 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
Yesterday I wrote about the irrelevance of politics and gave a broad brush introduction to my argument. I realize that my discussion of "systems" might seem almost mystical to some, especially ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 10:13 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Politics is much more simpler when you assume that one person can order something done, and it happens. This, however, is a Democracy, so everything's caught up in the effects of complexity, both ...
by Stephen Daugherty
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 02:41 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
It seems reasonable to call upon all that science has uncovered about the workings of the human mind in order to understand our present situation better. I realize that that is an ambitious idea ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 10:56 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
So many times in my diaries about the nature of technology someone claims we can find a fix for anything. Now even the MSM questions such arrogance. In the NYT we have this:
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 433 comments on Sun May 30, 2010 at 09:21 AM PDT with 530 Recommends
First, Martin Luther King's vision of peace, freedom, and justice (Please see also My Open Letter to President Obama Regarding Disarmament ...
by Monkey Man Hermit
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Apr 03, 2010 at 02:53 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 172 comments on Sat Apr 03, 2010 at 04:37 AM PDT with 49 Recommends
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 185 comments on Fri Apr 02, 2010 at 04:47 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
I have this theory about the world and the role of politics in it. I have tried to explain it in bits and pieces and get mixed reactions. Being close to my 74th birthday, a pioneer in a number of ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed Feb 17, 2010 at 03:55 PM PST with 1 Recommend
A year ago I would have been glued to my screen as he spoke. This year I did not listen. Heard some snippets on NPR as we drove to Richmond and back for minor surgery on my toe. I have peripheral ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Jan 28, 2010 at 07:29 PM PST with 1 Recommend
On [Bill Moyers' (Jan. 8, 2010) http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/01082010/profile.html], Kevin Drum and David Corn made a point about financial reform that actually applies to many of the other ...
by Alien Abductee
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Jan 09, 2010 at 06:26 PM PST with 15 Recommends