This is a collection of random stuff I’ve written. I’m a believer in “strong opinions, weakly held”, and I like to write arguments for the sake of arguing. Don’t take anything here too seriously!
Consciousness And The Brain (17 September 2019)
Highlights and comments on Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts, Stanislas Dehaene, 2014. ISBN 978-0670025435.
The Paragraph Postulate (13 September 2018)
Surely you’ve seen these around:
You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother in three sentences or less.
Other Minds (24 May 2018)
A summary and highlights from Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Thoughts on US culture (10 November 2017)
This is an edited version of a comment I made in reply to yet another forum dweller that was arguing that the lack of a proper US culture was the reason why so many Americans still consider themselves Italian or Irish more than a century and a half after their families emigrated.
Should you tape your webcam over? (9 November 2017)
The Black Hole War (7 November 2017)
Short summary of The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics, Leonard Susskind, ISBN 978-0316016414.