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This year's "Mindset" list

As you may know, Beloit College makes up a “Mindset List” each year to reflect the world of the new incoming college students (born in about 1991) — what their life has included, and what it hasn’t. Understandably, reading it … Continue reading

18. August 2009 by Ron
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Not me, but I’ve heard this

“What Your Prof. Read” (in your email), from Ph.D. Comics:

12. August 2009 by Ron
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Funny philosophy videos?

There’s the beginning of a collection of funny philosophy videos on YouTube. I’ve pointed to a couple before (like the excellent Kant Attack Ad and the Noam Chomsky Show), but hopefully it will grow into a nice collection.

31. July 2009 by Ron
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The Noam Chomsky Show

Like the Jerry Springer Show, but as hosted by Noam Chomsky (via Leiter).

15. July 2009 by Ron
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Quasi-solipsism in real life

15. July 2009 by Ron
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Genetic algorithms, Skynet, and Pascal's wager

Sure, it’s geeky. But being a fan genetic algorithms, Terminator world, and the failure of Pascal’s wager, I can’t resist: From the excellent xkcd – A Webcomic, “Genetic Algorithms”.

23. January 2009 by Ron
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No exit

Here’s a little real world local neighborhood visual paradox that’s half Magritte’s “This is not a pipe/The Treachery Of Images” and half the Liar Paradox. I went with my wife and son to the Albany “Winter Festival” yesterday, and we … Continue reading

28. December 2008 by Ron
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When you’ll finish

PHD Comics is painfully on the mark again, with I should be done in…

16. September 2008 by Ron
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Resolve the Grandfather Paradox with your vote!

The folks at the Sci-Fi news site io9 have a cute poll about Poll: What Happens When You Kill Your Own Grandfather As A Baby?

14. June 2008 by Ron
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Going Green

Again, PHD Comics captures the essence of grad school in Going Green:

08. May 2008 by Ron
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