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There Are No Ghosts In Your Brain (aka Reductionism 101)

Check out this video of PZ Myers’s lecture at the University of Minnesota. I haven’t watched it in its entirety yet, but this quote is enough to raise my eyebrows. In P.Z. Myers’s own words: (emphasis mine) "We’ve made great strides in the past century towards understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive brain […]

Permutation City is Transhumanist Crack!

I get my fiction fix from TV and movies. When it comes to books, I prefer mind-expanding nonfiction rather than spend my time with fiction novels. I didn’t know what urged me to pick up my old (1994) copy of Permutation City by Greg Egan. I even forgot that I had that book. I left […]

In Support of Free Burma

“International bloggers are preparing an action to support the peaceful revolution in Burma. We want to set a sign for freedom and show our sympathy for these people who are fighting their cruel regime without weapons. These Bloggers are planning to refrain from posting to their blogs on October 4 and just put up one […]

Juice Fast Day 2: So Far So Good

I’m on my second day of juice fasting. Yesterday, a migraine headache kicked in. I expected that. Hunger is a migraine trigger. But right now I don’t feel hungry. Everything is going along just fine. One advantage of doing the juice fast is that I don’t have to go out and eat. I’m a lousy […]

Zaadz + Engine Yard + OpenDNS = Blazing Speed!

Zaadz got a new dig! Engine Yard rocks. I’ve configured my DNS to use OpenDNS. The result: Blazing web surfing speed. Sweet.