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Here are some cosmological musings as they relate to the origin of our universe. A common response to the idea of a multiverse is that we cannot observe other universes. We can, however, arrive at their existence in other ways. A correlate helps. 1/
In the very distant future, inhabitants of the Milky Way and any other universe will come to falsely believe (unless their civilizations have historical scientific records) that their galaxy is the only one in the universe. The others would have expanded far out of reach. 2/
Through physics, they’ll be able to surmise that there are other galaxies based on the rate of expansion. If their inference is right, then inferences we make mathematically are likely right as well. By virtue of quantum interpretations, therefore, there are other universes. 3/
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This is another example of panpsychists requiring a misuse of words to get off the ground. Electrons do not “behave” in the way cats do. Unless they can map accepted meaning onto things, they have nothing but misuse. #philosophy 1/…
Panpsychists also focus largely on things with motion and that change, as Hunt does in this article. But if all things have rudimentary mind, then what is the “behavior” of rocks, mountains, fallen branches, or carcasses? #philosophy 2/
Certainly, we can’t say that rigor mortis is a carcass “behaving” a certain way or that erosion causes rocks to “behave.” There is no concrete way to map the common use of terms like think, behave, know, etc. onto electrons or inanimate objects. #philosophy 3/
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I stand by my conclusion from months ago: theists, especially in PoR, need to be censored indefinitely in order to give way to other views. We give too much credence or sympathy to theistic views. We can no longer afford to do so. #philosophy #atheism 1/
#Philosophy is a human endeavor and as such, should not permit undue bias toward the views of (arguably) half the world’s population. It is high time to let other ideas take the mic. Theism is boring, redundant, and offers nothing original or even authentic. 2/
#Atheism, on the flip side, cannot just be a philosophical view hyper-focused on Christian theism. It has to be broader than that. The atheism-theism debate can reach a de facto stalemate though I think it’s had a clear winner for centuries now. #philosophy 3/
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Over the course of the next few months I’m gonna start setting up to live stream a new show on #woodworking, #politics, #art, #writing, #Philosophy and many other topics. My goal is to focus on teaching #handsonskills and would love to also get the chance to #learn as well! if you’re interested please consider donating. I will provide an itemized list of necessary spending which donations be spent including tools, computer equipment, audio and camera equipment and material costs. I want to be as transparent with you all
As possible and feel all #donations should be directed and shown to be specifically put back into create a community space for those interested in learning and building the skills they will benefit for years to come! #pleaseshare and #RETWEEET if possible
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/08/2021…
An Interview with Zeynep Tufekci about Lessons from the Pandemic and the Crisis of Authority…

#COVID19 #PandemicResponse #authority #consequences #sociology #paywall
Archie Cochrane and the Early Days of Evidence-Based Medicine: Seeing Medicine through the Eyes of Philosophy…

#EvidenceBasedMedicine #philosophy #ArchieCochrane #history
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There is a vested commercial interest in increasing #complexity around everything.
Some scholars and intellectual propagandists would like to make things appear overly complicated because that is how they can make money.
#Complexity problem can be broken down by asking relevant straightforward questions and providing equally relevant simple-minded answers which address the root causes and understands the effects.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/16/2021…
Scientists Pin Down When Earth’s Crust Cracked, Then Came to Life…

#geology #PlateTectonics #life #evolution #origin
Next generation electronics: Expanding the possibilities with silver nanowires…

#electronics #nanowire #TechnologyDevelopment #materials
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/31/2021…
The recycling myth: A plastic waste solution littered with failure…

Tags: big oil, advanced recycling, waste crisis, consequences
Three Dimensions of Leadership Agility…

#leadership #analysis
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1/n According to numerous colleagues on Twitter, Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg has died. He was a towering intellect. I'm sure much of the coverage to come will focus on his contributions to science, but (cont'd) (Photo: Jeff Wilson/The Guardian)
2/ ...he was also a first-rate science communicator. His books, and his essays in the @nybooks, were illuminating and authoritative, regardless of the topic.
3/ This is perhaps the most famous -- or infamous? -- thing that he wrote:
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*Father Of The Nation* they taught you. But the *True Fathers* Of the Indian Civilization never appeared in our syllabus #Thread 👇
1. Father of astronomy: Aryabhatta; work - Aryabhattiyam
2. Father of astrology: Varahamihira, works; Panchasiddhantika, Bruhat Hora Shastra 1. Father of astronomy: Aryabhatta; work - Aryabhattiyam 2. 1. Father of astronomy: Aryabhatta; work - Aryabhattiyam 2.
3. Fathers of #surgery : Charaka & Sushruta, works: Samhitas
4. Father of #anatomy : #Patanjali, work: #Yogasutra
5. Father of #yoga : #Patanjali, work: #Yogasutra
6. Father of #Economics: Chanakya, work: Arthashshtra
7. Father of #Atomictheory: Rishi Kanada, Work : Kanada sutras Fathers of #surgery : Charaka & Sushruta, works: SamhitasFather of #anatomy : #Patanjali, work: #YogasutraFather of #Economics: Chanakya, work: ArthashshtraFather of #Atomictheory: Rishi Kanada, Work : Kanada sutras
8. Father of #architecture : Vishwakarma
9. Father of #aerodynamics : Mayasura, work : Vastu Darpana
10. Father of #Medicine: Dhanvanthri, first propounded #Ayurveda
11. Father of #grammar : Panini, work: Vyakarana Deepika Father of #architecture : VishwakarmaFather of #Medicine: Dhanvanthri, first propounded #AyurvedaFather of #grammar : Panini, work: Vyakarana Deepika
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🔱THREAD: Excerpts & thoughts from the book "Factors in Modern #Sikh History" by Sangat Singh
🔆Do the Sikhs LEARN from their history?
⚜️Are Sikhs CAPABLE of learning from history?
🚀Are Sikhs AWARE of their history? Answers below! 👇1/N Image
The declaration of war by #LordDalhousie, East India Company's Governor General of India talks about war against the #SikhNation. Sikhs have since their very inception been different. That is reflected in their history & their interactions with other people. #Sikhs #Sikhism 2/N Image
🔆#Sikhism constituted a distinct faith with a well developed religious thought and #philosophy. The English colonizers realized the distinct character of Sikhs and 2 basic factors:
🔆Sikhism as an independent faith, and
⚜️#Khalsa's emerging as a nation in pre-modern times 3/N ImageImage
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Let’s talk about the Socrates Bomb.
“That sounds unpleasant.”
More than unpleasant. It’s lethal.
“Is ‘lethal’ moral?”
It’s not lethal for people.
It’s lethal for lies.

The Socrates Bomb is an anti-propaganda incendiary device for use in cognitive conflict. It’s a frontline armament in our battle against the 21st Century pandemic of lies. It’s a cluster munition for deployment against disinformation and deceit.

As the Socrates Bomb explodes it shatters into fragments of different shapes and sizes. It’s shrapnel includes:
– The evidence shard
– The logic sliver
– The language splinter
– The motivation particle
– The morality needle

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🧵1/ #躺平 lying flat [thread in progress]

In #China Gen Y-Z are tired of the rat race

"New Non-Cooperation Movement"

#Memes and Music ImageImageImage
🧵2/ #躺人 "lying flat" – #censorship

"Lying Flat" was quickly censored on both Douban and Weibo.

Within 24 hours, four 'Lying Flat’-themed Douban groups were suspended.

For background: see @SixthTone
@SixthTone 🧵3/ #躺人 lying flat

#LyingFlat is becoming a social movement of young people rejecting the #CCP's "Chinese Dream" 中国梦.

Xi Jinping announced this ideal in late 2012 to lead China's “great rejuvenation.”…
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In the late 90s as a grad student I became interested in the utility of #analytic_philosophy as a language and method of presentation and looked to how other traditions used it - a thread on #Indian_philosophy 1/
I began reading the work of Bimal Krishna Matilal (1935-1991), who had studied traditional logic and mastered it as a Tarkatirtha at Sanskrit College in Calcutta by the early 1960s 2/
Another major figure in modern Indian philosophy JN Mohanty has this highly useful reminiscence of that time and Matilal’s approach… 2a/
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1-A lot of #Spiritual #Sadhakas have asked me about #Mantra

The following is a little synopsis

A Mantra is a sacred word or phrase of spiritual significance and power.


2-Hymns; "that which saves the one who reflects"

(from the verb root ‘man’ = "to think")

Along with the #Brahmanas, as hymns Mantras constitute the ritual section of the #Veda (#KarmaKanda) (2/7)

3-Mantras are classified according to their metres

#Gayatri has 24 syllables with 9 subdivisions

#Usnik has 28 syllables with 7 subdivisions

#Prakrti has 40 syllables with 8 subdivisions

#Brhati has 36 syllables with 9 subdivisions. (3/7)

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I'm very grateful to David Polizzi @indianastate for hosting a symposium on A Criminology of Narrative Fiction in the Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Criminology (JTPCRIM) later this year. #criminology #philosophy #zemiology #aesthetics…
David was the first to publish my research on the criminological values of fiction and JTPCRIM is a repository of 12 years' worth of interesting and innovative #openaccess articles.
I'll be joined by colleagues from @uOttawa, @warwickuni, @QMUL, and @SussexUni in the symposium, across the disciplines of #criminology, #philosophy, and #filmstudies.
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