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Sunday, May 17, 2009


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Sunday, March 2, 2008

The 800th Lifetime

An interesting quote from Future Shock by Alvin Toffler:

It has been observed, for example, that if the last 50,000 years of man's existence were divided into lifetimes of approximately sixty-two years each, there have been about 800 such lifetimes. Of these 800, fully 650 were spent in caves.

Only during the last seventy lifetimes has it been possible to communicate effectively from one lifetime to another - as writing has made it possible to do. Only during the last six lifetimes did masses of men ever see a printed word. Only during the last four has it been possible to measure time with any precision. Only in the last two has anyone anywhere used an electric motor. And the overwhelming majority of all the material goods we use in daily life today have been developed within the present, the 800th, lifetime.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sad News

Alex the parrot died in September 2007. His last words were "You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you." This comes a bit late I guess, but I just found out from the latest issue of The Philosopher's Magazine. If you don't know who Alex is, find out:

Alex (parrot)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Advice on Publishing

Professor Thom Brooks has recently published a great article for people new to the world of publishing in philosophy and other humanities/social sciences. Check it out:

"Publishing Advice For Graduate Students"


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