Elias presents ... a worm!    Thoughts on family, philosophy,
and technology


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Donahue with ITOE

Donahue holding the little book which revolutionizes epistemology, from his first interview of Ayn Rand here.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Protest in Tehran

Now that's a protest, and without a First Amendment. If only we had SOMETHING worth protesting in the US, we'd fill the streets too, right?


Thursday, June 11, 2009


A WebMD doctor's review of the literature shows that the safety of GMO's is unknown and there are reasons to be apprehensive.

For the record: on this issue, as in many others, proof is unnecessary for action. The point of the article is that it is reasonable to doubt the safety of all GM food. I happen to know that WebMD is extremely careful to only make medically defensible claims in their articles, because this is crucial to the market value of the WebMD brand. So until I learn more and otherwise, I'd rather play it safe, within a margin of practicality (affordability), especially with the developing bodies of my children.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Le Guin on growing up

You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything. So I thought, once. So did we all. And the truth is that as a man's real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at last he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he must do....

- A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin

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