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Why isn’t the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) finding much traction?

For information about what and whom consist of the IDW, visit this web site. I was reflecting on Eric Weinstein’s discussion above about the IDW on Rebel Wisdom.  His suicide bomber analogy at the ‘diversity’ dinner  was a real stand

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Posted in politics

What happened to the political left and why I bailed out?

I have been maintaining and updating this blog space for over 4 years and until very recently I have been reluctant to voice my opinion and publish articles steeped in political debate, bias and rhetoric. My reluctance to enter into

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Posted in News, politics, Reflections

Ezra Klein, a rational or irrational lefty?

I have been repeatedly queried as to why I stated that Ezra Klein would be moderate to far left on the political spectrum. So I have drafted this reply to the countless people on Reddit who asked me to explain.

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From Cells to Cities Part 2 – Life Span (Geoffrey West)

Waking Up with Sam Harris #86 – From Cells to Cities (with Geoffrey West) In From Cells to Cities Part 1 Geoffrey West discussed Biological Scaling and therein the nature of scaling, the phenomenon of space-filling and fractals. Part 1

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Posted in Health, Science

What is True? The most provocative yet necessary philosophical debate of our time?

Waking Up With Sam Harris #62 – What is True? (with Jordan B. Peterson) (The debate starts at 25.00 in the above link) For me at least, it required multiple listens. More listens than what I might ordinarily feel comfortable.

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Posted in Reflections, Science

Two Astronomers discuss Alien Lifeforms, Science Fiction Movies and Astrophysics

From the end of the much acclaimed 1997 Sci Fi Thriller  ‘Contact’: ‘You are not real, none of this real….. You are an interesting species…In all our searching all we found is each other.’ If you are a Sci Fi

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Posted in News, Science

Keep On Sleeping With Ham Sarris #1 – Against Empathy (With Plaul Boom)

I am a big fan of Ham Sarris’ podcasts and this one in particular really got me thinking: If you are after more insightful podcasts by Ham, tune into the follow up podcast with Peter Jordanson:  Related Articles: 1. What

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Posted in Movies and TV

Sam Harris – Chistrianity, God, Hell and The Bible

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