Monthly Archives: May 2014

continuities

Someone is doing in effect an Australian pilgrimage of the Rolling Stones tour in November, going to their Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney concerts. It inspired me to re-visit some 1980’s Youtube clips. How much you miss at the time, to … Continue reading

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totalitarian state

I am in the process of applying for disability status with Centrelink, the Australian Federal department responsible for distributing assistance to those in need. I see young people heading off to work of a morning, and refuse to feel guilty … Continue reading

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AI the last human act

Someone posted on FB Stephen Hawkins’ protest that if humans manage to construct an advanced artificial intelligence it will be our last act as a species. Consider the scenario based on an axiom from the gospels on which our civilization … Continue reading

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social engineering & gender identity

In the 1980’s & later, the term “social engineering” was used a lot by conservative religious leaders to discredit the GLBTQ community. However, the reality is that they, the moral, religious conservatives have been generating warped propaganda for their own … Continue reading

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I think I could turn & live with the animals

Walt Whitman “I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not … Continue reading

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