Eternal Sunshine and the Science of the Spotless Mind — Tropics of Meta

I have always been frustrated by the pervasive idea that the brain is like a computer. In the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries, it became commonplace to suppose that the human mind was just an information processing machine, akin to the Dell or ASUS or Apple product sitting on someone’s desktop. The mind […]

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Can We Imagine Something More? Reckoning with Naomi Klein’s No Is Not Enough — Tropics of Meta

In his lecture “The Robbery of the Soil,” Rabindranath Tagore imagines the moon to have been once hospitable to life. This, he tells us, was the case until an intelligent species found life on it. This species soon busied itself with devouring and devastating this once thriving member of the solar system. Its acquisitiveness did […]

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Joseph Rios Shadowboxes with Himself — Tropics of Meta

In Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations, Joseph Rios evokes the image of an imposing Rocky Balboa as he opens with a quote from the 1976 film Rocky: “You gotta be a moron…you know what I mean? It’s a racket where you’re almost guaranteed to end up a bum.” This is Rios using impersonation as metaphor. We all know […]

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Benjamin Lay: The Radical “Quaker Comet” — JSTOR Daily

Benjamin Lay, the “fearless” subject of a new biography, is no longer a household name. But in the first half of nineteenth century, portraits of the white-bearded, hunchbacked “dwarf ” (as he is described in the new biography) graced many an American Quaker home. Wilford P. Cole writes about the century-long history of these often…

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Kim Kardashian defends Aaliyah Halloween costume: ‘We don’t see color in my home’ — EW.com

Kim Kardashian is both defending and apologizing for her decision to dress up as the late singer Aaliyah for Halloween. “Aaliyah was such an amazing singer and she will forever be a music legend,” Kardashian wrote on her website. “I saw online that some people thought my costume was in poor taste and I am…

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Что пытался скрыть Ватикан и за что сожгли Джордано Бруно? :) — Ваша Денвераша

Недавно учёные нашли неопубликованную статью Уинстона Черчилля. В ней он рассуждает об экзопланетах и высокой вероятности появления живых существ в других звёздных системах. В 1939 и 2017 году научно обоснованная вера в инопланетян вызвала только восхищение, но 417 лет назад она привела на костёр. В феврале 1600 года был казнён Джордано Бруно. Кто-то считает его […]

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