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February 18, 2014 Dear Vince: I can’t believe how long it has been since I last saw you. You are always in my heart and on my mind. You got me out of prison and showed me there was a way to survive PTSD. However, once I was out of prison, I brought PTSD home …
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Dick DeShaw 370 Barrie St Kingston On K7K 3T3 http://dickdeshaw.com/category/blog June 10/13 Dear Dr Fuchs: Has anyone commented to you on the similarity of QBism and Spinoza’s ‘Being of Reason’? As Spinoza says: “Some things are in our intellect and not in Nature; so these are only our own work and they help us to …
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Dear —– Again you have been a great blessing to me in understanding myself. Your handwritten letter (!) pointed out to me that I am not doing philosophy but emendation. Emendation of my intellect. Just as Spinoza was not a philosopher, neither am I. C.S. Peirce said that when Spinoza tried to do philosophy, it …
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I’ve been thinking about all the families hurt and injured by Hurricane Sandy. Spinoza says god generated all things as perfect and it is the salvation of all things. By ‘perfect,’ Spinoza meant we were given the skills and equipment to do the work for which we were generated into existence to do. By ‘salvation,’ …
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Here’s the letter from the April issue and below it, my response: DISAGREEING ON EVERYTHING – As theoretical physicists, we deplore the publication of A. Garrett Lisi and James Owen Weatherall’s, ‘A Geometric Theory of Everything,” as well as of zeeya Merall’s, ‘Rummaging for a Final Theory” [News Scan] in the September issue, which was …
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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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IN BRIEF  Things jump out of the symmetry of energy as holograms and true ideas are immanent not transcendent.  Philosophy is the definition of things and science is the demonstration of things. The two disciplines are complementary.  Since he made mathematics the measure of all things [not man or god], the first philosopher of modern …
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I went to university when the liberal arts were the force, not economics. Consequently, I have a liberal mindset. In my grief at the election results I turned to Spinoza, who said our philosophical prejudices are a result of not understanding that humans are a part of nature — which made me understand that like …
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