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Dear Contributor, Thank you for your offer to contribute to Scientific American.  The Board of Editors has considered your proposal and I regret to say that the piece you propose is not suited to our somewhat limited editorial needs. We appreciate your interest in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. ———————————————————————— I would like to thank the board of …
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My wife received an e-mail where a poet referred to Giles Deleuze who collaborated with Guattari on some of his later work. The poet didn’t know much about either man so my wife asked me to give some idea of where Delueze’s work stood in relation to Guattari. This is what I wrote and what …
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Hi, Owen. I think it’s wonderful that you are discussing philosophy in highschool. I didn’t discover philosophy until my third year in university.  When I did – the heavens opened.   While I originally spent much time in existentialist thought (and certainly experienced, ‘angst,’) I am presently focused on Baruch Spinoza, Euclid, George Boole, the …
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Things & The 4 E’s of Existence

April 28th, 2010 | Posted by Dick in Comment - (1 Comments)

1) Energy: The work things do in the universe (first law of thermodynamics) 2) Entropy: Information or things (bits) in the universe 3) Entanglement: Quantum state of things in the universe (i.e. 1 (yes) or 0 (No). Generates information in the universe. 4) Eternity (Now): The point at which things give us information. (Buddist Nirvana)

This came to me from someone on the net. Maybe it’s going around this February. My response follows:    ” The world is meaningless, there is no God or gods, there are no morals, the universe is not moving inexorably towards any higher purpose. All meaning is man-made, so make your own, and make it …
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Reply To Stephen

October 18th, 2009 | Posted by Dick in Comment - (1 Comments)

Stephen – thank you for your last two e-mails (oct 17, 7:0t & 7:07). I am sorry to hear you’ve had computer problems. Reading your work is an experience similar to that which happened when I first discovered the Canadian golfer, Moe Norman. Moe probably could be described as possibly someone with Asperger’s syndrome and …
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Response to a comment

October 6th, 2009 | Posted by Dick in Comment - (0 Comments)

Re: “By your lack of response, I assume that you’ve put me in the ‘crazy person’ category.         Obviously you have mistaken me for an academic.  I like to make a distinction beween ‘academic’ and ‘scholar.’ Academics tend to critique everything from their own paradigm of knowledge, rather than understand.     Scholars pursue understanding, …
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Paul Dirac & Spinoza

January 14th, 2009 | Posted by Dick in Comment | Philosophy - (1 Comments)

Thank you, Alastair,  for posting this Sunday Times review of Graham Farmeleo’s book on Paul Dirac. It came at an opportune time.  Several comments in the review were applicable to a significant discovery I made about Spinoza last week, which has been fermenting in my brain since then.     Although I have been reading and …
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The Dawkins’ Delusion

May 24th, 2008 | Posted by Dick in Comment | Papers | Philosophy - (3 Comments)

Richard Dawkins is not aware of it, but his latest book, The God Delusion, has driven the last nail into the coffin of Humanism. (1) By taking on the mantle of Nietzsche’s madman (God is dead), and making it respectful, Dawkins has destroyed forever the link between religion and science that Humanists forged. After Dawkins’critique, …
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