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Behind the surface

In Plato’s Republic, Socrates suggests that looking merely at the surface of things as most of us do in our daily lives, will not lead us to understand the phenomena that underpin the workings of the world.  While this is not welcome news, it actually explains why we are so easily misled by people with […]

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Let’s put brain cells on this

The new IPCC report on climate change is due out in September.  This week the maintstream media shared a preview of its findings, which will also be found on its homepage.  You can read this Politico summary right now. I don’t need to say too much about the issue of climate change itself.  It is […]

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Loaves and wishes

If I had my druthers, I would exist on nothing but bread and chocolate.  But, because I try to keep my weight in check and teeth in my mouth, I have forced myself to give up both. Yesterday, I heard about a plan to solve two problems at once:  help feed the globe, as its […]

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