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The end of Facebook

For me, anyway. Facebook never really worked for me anyway; but on top of that, there are lots of serious privacy concerns — see, for example: Facebook gives your info to advertisers, gets caught in the act, promises to stop; … Continue reading

31. May 2010 by Ron
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Anti-materialism in 4th-grade science

My son Oz (in 4th grade) brought home some homework covering the study of matter in his 4th grade science lesson. Here’s a couple of lines from the narrative page “explaining” atoms and matter: And on the next page, they … Continue reading

12. April 2010 by Ron
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New machinery

I’ve put up new springs and weights to hold up the virtual facade of profron.net.  Things might be funky here and there while I get everything tweaked and balanced.

14. January 2010 by Ron
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Science in the media

22. May 2009 by Ron
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New poll: 10 "Most Important" Early Modern Philosophers

Another of the polls from Leiter: The 10 “Most Important” Philosophers of the Early Modern Period. Not bad, although I gotta put Descartes over Hume, myself: Immanuel Kant (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices) David Hume loses to … Continue reading

30. April 2009 by Ron
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I laughed harder than I should have

Just kidding. Really.

28. April 2009 by Ron
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Time travel cheat sheet

Just in case you get thrown back into the past by a time machine:

15. April 2009 by Ron
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"The End of Philosophy" in the NYTimes

Chaospet gives David Brooks a well-deserved spanking on “The end of philosophy”

08. April 2009 by Ron
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Collective unconscious

xkcd reaches into our collective unconscious:

18. March 2009 by Ron
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Causation and correlation

From the web comic xkcd: Correlation

08. March 2009 by Ron
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