Monthly Archives: June 2010

2010-06-25—BEAUTY IN DISASTER

An idea that has always obsessed me is how beauty can so often arise from disaster. (Related to this is the indisputable fact that good can come from evil, but that is too disturbing to think about for very long.) … Continue reading

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2010-06-18—GULLIBLE US

The very trait that helped us survive so far could be our downfall. Pattern recognition is my wife’s definition of intelligence, and it is the best one I’ve ever come across. But it is a double-edged sword. Most patterns are … Continue reading

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2010-06-11—VENTURING INTO VIRTUAL WORLDS

Some believe we’re losing touch with reality by spending too much time in virtual worlds. Other people embrace the broadening of horizons this technological advance has made possible. Whatever one’s opinion, it should be acknowledged that all art is essentially … Continue reading

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2010-06-04—REDEFINING PRINT––AND READING

There was a session at the last AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) meeting about the effects of the Internet on “language skills”. Since the Internet was in its infancy I have argued that the overall effect is … Continue reading

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