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Is what we dream real?

I was thinking about the nature of the internet. I’ve talked about it before and I imagine with a little bit of internal searching I could link to it in this intro. Maybe I will in post, we’ll see. But for now I want to ask and examine the question of whether what we dream is literally real. This might …

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Do Spoilers Spoil Books or Movies?

Today I was compared to a young-earth creationist because I dared to disbelieve that spoiling entertainment has no detrimental (or indeed it has a positive) impact on my enjoyment. The level of patronizing in the criticism was such that I read the report that he cited to patronize me. That, I suspect, is where our experiences with the subject matter …

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Humans aren’t getting smarter.

This title of this one might be a little misleading but I’ll try to explain what I mean. Specifically when I say humans I’m talking about humans that have existed during written human history. Something like from today back five thousand years. That seems like a fair number right? That puts us between 3000 BC and 2000AD roughly and within …

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Cats and Entropy

Today one of our kittens was climbing on the fridge and misjudged the distance she had to place her feet. A moment later I saw her hanging from the fridge door and I saved her with great haste. She was somewhat startled but otherwise ok. Our cats are strange little creatures, I love them both and every little annoyance they …

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