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MS Physics, 60 years old, male. Student of linguistics, Erasmus of Rotterdam, history, Arthuriana, evolutionary theory. Design and code software. A number of published books and papers. Have lectured all over the world.

Diaries published: 50 (32 days since last diary on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 04:58 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 1358 (31 days since last comment on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 05:11 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 312

Total Comment Ratings: 625

Most Recommended Diary: Boolean versus Arithmetic Thinking, 152 comments, 62 recommends

People Following Erasmussimo: 13

Erasmussimo's Most Recent Diaries:

I offer an odd way of thinking about the legal issues surrounding abortion: if the fetus truly is a person, then does it have legal responsibilities to its mother?
by Erasmussimo
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 04:58 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The political trends we have seen over the last few decades have a deeper cause: a profound unease with the results of rational human progress.
by Erasmussimo
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 07:52 AM PST with 9 Recommends
The future as envisioned by some of the more, shall we say, avid enthusiasts of renewable energy has an energy grid dominated by small-time operators. With solar cells on every roof and wind energy ...
by Erasmussimo
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 04:36 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Conservatives have taken to "reconfiguring" science to agree with their ideology. The creationists relabeled their beliefs to "intelligent design" and festooned it with pseudo-scientific garlands. ...
by Erasmussimo
Comment Count 371 comments on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 09:27 AM PST with 52 Recommends
It seems that the pages of Daily Kos have been full of declarations of non-negotiable matters when it comes to resolving the "fiscal cliff" impasse. Meanwhile, over in red-land, they're doing ...
by Erasmussimo
Comment Count 128 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 02:42 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Perhaps you've watched "Person of Interest", a television program based on the fiction that the government has built a huge computer system that accesses every digital source of information in the ...
by Erasmussimo
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 10:21 AM PST with 6 Recommends

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