For a few years, I have been working on this weird book/collection of articles about time and causality and I am still not sure if anyone would make something out of it. Check it out (and give me some feedback please). Boosts will be appreciated too.
This list is a good illustration on how book lists are stupid - remove the US-centric books, remove the books that are there just because they are important historically, remove the books noone cares about and only a handful would remain.
Word of the day: antinomy - an undecidable conflict between two thesis, none of which is true, simply because the question has no answer. This is due to #kant
“We live in a world where captains get arrested for saving people’s lives on the sea; where a person downloading scientific articles faces 35 years in jail; where people risk charges for bringing contraceptives to those who otherwise couldn’t get them. Folks are getting in trouble for giving food to the poor, medicine to the sick, water to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless.”
Systematic learning (the way it’s done at schools) doesn’t work - the principal method of learning is being exposed to some new info which you connect to what you already know in a creative way, educational institutions always try to do the creative work for you and that’s why the process is bound to fail. Learning is always spontaneous and almost always comes from unserious and unusual channels.
"“Name the colors, blind the eye” is an old Zen saying, illustrating that the intellect’s habitual ways of branding and labeling creates a terrible experiential loss by displacing the vibrant, living reality with a steady stream of labels. It is the same way with space, which is solely the conceptual mind’s way of clearing its throat, of pausing between identified symbols."
That’s quite an interesting thing to consider while having coffee under the morning sun. Also, good morning.
All that is required for this enlightenment is freedom; and particularly the least harmful of all that may be called freedom, namely, the freedom for man to make public use of his reason in all matters. But I hear people clamor on all sides: Don’t argue! The officer says: Don’t argue, drill! The tax collector: Don’t argue, pay! The pastor: Don’t argue, believe!
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