Archive for the 'philosophy' Tag

Insightful Quotation of the Day

“Whenever a controversial law is proposed, and its supporters, when confronted with an egregious abuse it would permit, use a phrase along the lines of ‘Perhaps in theory, but the law would never be applied in that way’they’re lying. They intend to use the law that way as early and as often as possible.
(cf: DMCA, Patriot Act, Prevention of Terrorism Act (UK), Enabling Act (Weimar Germany)…)” —meringuoid

Dalai Lama’s Thoughts on Science

Recently the Dalai Lama spoke at a conference on neuroscience. There’s a combination paraphrase/transcript of his talk here plus some comments above that.
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Fight or Flight

I learned something about myself this weekend when several of my friends and I were put in a potentially life threatening situation, and I’m dissapointed in my reaction. (continued)

Las Vegas: Love it or Loathe it?

Recently, I’ve been feeling the urge to visit Las Vegas again. What do you think of the city of lights? I have a few thoughts… (continued)

“WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE EVEN THOUGH YOU CANNOT PROVE IT?”

This is a question that was asked of a fairly impressive number of different scientists and their answers are at www.edge.org.

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Expressing my Taoist, monist view

A while ago, back when the forum was the main attraction on my website, I tried to “do a little song and dance” articulating my monist belief about the nature of the universe. Since there hasn’t been a post in a few days, I figure I can pull it out, try to clean it up, and recycle it again, so that I have it on file on my new website design.

Basically, I think everything is one. (continued)

Ah, the blanks of Summer

Today is my last full day living in Colorado for a long time (perhaps forever). I’m not feeling mopey or anything, but I occasionally get these strangely nostalgic flashes of “this is the last time you’ll see ____” as I’m walking around. Man, those were some great blanks. 😉 Not that I have much time to walk around today. (continued)

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My first first-author paper!

Just wanted to share that my first first-author paper is now online! In the journal Stem Cells and Development, here’s my paper on “Roles of Integrins in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Growth on Matrigel and Vitronectin.”


The Future of Scientific Publishing

Just read a fascinating (if lengthy) essay on disruptive technology and the future of scientific publishing. Well worth the read!


Deflation!

Just wanted to share Mint.com’s Visual Guide to Deflation, which is quite explanatory.


All Things Stem Cell

Hey all Paradoxdruid readers! I recently started up a blog on stem cells that I’d love you all to take a look at: http://www.allthingsstemcell.com/


Barely Literate: The Fermata

I participated in another Barely literate book review podcast, this time on Nicholson Baker’s “The Fermata”. Give it a listen!


Time for Change

Obama has outlined a strategy for America, in great depth. Read all about Change.gov!


Free Rice

Okay, I’ll admit that it’s entirely possible that I am the last person to learn about this website*, but it’s really addictive. 
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