Monthly Archives: November 2021

Negative Assertions

I have nothing to tell you. These words don’t mean what you think. What you see here, and there, isn’t what’s actually happening. We’re not really here. That gorgeous colour, in the sunset, doesn’t exist. That bird chirping in that … Continue reading

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An Alternative History of Life and Evolution

mitochondria (red) in human cells, electron microscope photo from Flickr, D. BURNETTE, J. LIPPINCOTT-SCHWARTZ/NICHD via The Scientist About 4.5B years ago, it seemed that a giant mass of gases formed into a cloud and coalesced into a planet we call Earth, … Continue reading

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Humour as Weapon, and Healer

cartoon in the New Yorker by Jon Adams A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the … Continue reading

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The Right to Do Nothing

one of many recent anti-mandate protests in Europe and the Caribbean, this one in Croatia; AP photo via Al Jazeera The arguments against getting vaccinated are now coalescing around the issue of “mandates”. These arguments no longer insist that the … Continue reading

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The Impossible Dream

cover art by Eric Drooker This week’s (Nov. 15) New Yorker is pretty depressing reading, but as I read it I realized that all of the analyses in the issue are focused on complex, intractable problems, and, refreshingly, none of … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort: A Radical Non-Duality FAQ

image by amira_a from flickr, via pixhere, cc by 2.0 Several people have recently asked me questions (sometimes with concerns about my mental health) about why I have tentatively come to believe in what is being called ‘radical non-duality’. So … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: November, 2021

cartoon by the ever-brilliant Sandra Boynton I have been pretty grouchy sometimes in the last few months (like, whenever I read anything about COP26, or the racist murder trials in the US). I know there is no justification for it, … Continue reading

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What to Learn and Practice Before TSHTF

image by fellow Canadian blogger Alan Levine on flickr, CC-BY-2.0 Because we cannot hope to predict how, when, how fast, or in what stages, civilization’s collapse is going to proceed, it’s pretty much impossible to “prepare” for it. In any … Continue reading

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IHME Reverses Course on Excess Deaths, and Crashes

This is the 22nd in a series of articles on CoVid-19. I am not a medical expert, but have worked with epidemiologists and have some expertise in research, data analysis and statistics. cumulative excess deaths Mar 2020-May 2021 (red numbers) … Continue reading

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Unconditional

Image is from iTunes visualizer. Consciousness is a social construct. It never would have taken conceptual shape if people hadn’t talked about it with one another. It did not cause us to reflect on it. Rather, our reflection on it … Continue reading

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