Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
When I lived in Melbourne for the second time in the first decade of the 2000s I procured the whole 9 seasons of the legendary 90’s TV sit com – Seinfeld. I wore those DVDs out. I especially liked the behind the scenes videos and the documentaries about how the show came into existence. So when the above interview entered my feed, I frankly expected it to be a repeat of everything I had previously seen or known about Jerry Seinfeld.
I was surprised to find Jerry alluding to aspects of himself and how he became a successful comedian from a different angle. This video seems orientated towards his motivation and psychological approach to comedy. It was informative, refreshing and funny. I have just finished watching the first 3 episodes (season 11) of fellow creator of Seinfeld Larry David’s show – Curb your Enthusiasm. The first 2 episodes were brilliant. (See entire video)
Back in 2009, David Bourget and David Chalmers conducted a survey of professional philosophers, asking for their positions on 40 questions. Over the years, a number of people have pointed out the existence of that survey. While I don’t think anyone should change their position purely based on what large numbers of philosophers think, it’s still interesting to see which views are held and by what margins, and where our own conclusions fall.
We can resist who we are for only so long
until our deep self, protests.
This resembles physical exhaustion—
an emotional and spiritual drain.
Sleep is required, to ease the pain.
Basically, when you have done things, you shouldn’t do, for too long
a weariness will want you….(Read entire prose here)
How Did Earth Stay Habitable for 4 million Years? Science: Luck
Video presentation at Anton Petrov
This video channel about scientific discoveries in cosmology is on par with the David Butler channel. This video focuses on the likelihood of sustained life on other planets comparable to Earth. Anton talks about a study that suggests that the reason Earth is habitable today is purely due to being extremely lucky and the study makes a very strong point. It seems to be pro – Rare Earth Hypothesis which allows for extra planetary simple lower life forms (bacteria, viruses etc…), but argues higher form complex life is incredibly rare. (Watch entire video presentation here)