Category: General

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

01/06/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
If the experience of consciousness does not confer any particular advantage, it’s not clear what its purpose is. But as a passive accompaniment to non-conscious processes, we don’t think that the phenomenon of personal awareness has a purpose, in muc… more »

Don't call it racism - call it cultural anxiety

01/02/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
  In the wake of Trump’s surprise win, some journalists, scholars, and political strategists argued that economic anxiety drove these Americans to Trump. But new analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute… more »

The justification behind tax cuts for the wealthy

12/21/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
I don't know why - there is nothing new here - but for some reason this article caused me to have a small epiphany behind the reasoning conservatives use for tax cuts. I think it was borne out of realizing that there was a fear of taxing us into medioc… more »

When saying yes is easier than saying no

12/21/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Sometimes “yes” means “no,” simply because it is easier to go through with it than explain our way out of the situation. Sometimes “no” means “yes,” because you actually do want to do it, but you know you’re not supposed tolest you be labeled a slut. An… more »

Where is your God now?

11/20/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
The problem with the general view that intelligence will save us is that it involves pinning the failures of capitalist society on supposedly dumb people (them), who, so the logic goes, need to be replaced with supposedly smart ones (us). This is a spec… more »

OK!

11/15/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
I am limpid, laconic, and lackadaisical. And that will be on the midterm more »

Are you in or out?

10/11/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General, song of the day
  In the passage I have just read from Tolstoy, the young second lieutenant Boris Dubretskoi discovers that there exist in the army two different systems or hierarchies. The one is printed in some little red book and anyone can easily read it up. It al… more »

This is the title of this story, which is also found serveral times in the Story itself

09/07/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
A story by David Moser... This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself This is the first sentence of this story. This is the second sentence. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times… more »

Glamping

08/21/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
“The delight, in my experience,” he said, speaking from somewhere in the Catskills, “is coming from that nostalgia that we all have for sitting around a campfire and watching a shooting star.” more »

How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

08/21/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
The recent rise of all-encompassing internet platforms promised something unprecedented and invigorating: venues that unite all manner of actors — politicians, media, lobbyists, citizens, experts, corporations — under one roof. These companies promised… more »

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