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24. August 2016

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Presentation in Portland, Oregon

The video embedded below was extracted and edited by Alisa Christensen from a presentation in Portland, Oregon. I delivered the presentation to a capacity crowd at The Waypost on 8 August 2016.   Thanks to Crawford’s Attractions for initiating a fund-raising campaign in support of speaking tours. It’s here. We’re also seeking volunteers to support […]

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20. August 2016

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Edge of Extinction: Free Will is Largely Absent

Thanks to Ivey Cone at Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. A recent, decent overview of the topic is provided in the 28 April 2016 issue of Scientific American. There’s plenty of additional, recent material on the topic, including this opinion piece in the New York Times from 18 July 2016. […]

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17. August 2016

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Lies My Culture Told Me*

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. ~ George Orwell   Note my preferred pronunciation for this set of living arrangements: siv-uh-LIE-zey-shuhn. The entire phenomenon — reminiscent of Nietzsche’s “thing as it is” — is a fraud. It is characterized by lies heaped upon deception. Individuals […]

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13. August 2016

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Edge of Extinction: Tripping into the Shower

Thanks to Ivey Cone at Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. It was shot during May 2016 in Chico, California. It demonstrates a minor foible, from among many, I encounter on tour. Perhaps a blooper reel is in order.   If you’re interested in having a discussion in the wake of […]

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10. August 2016

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KBOO Two

On 10 August 2016 I was interviewed by Paul Roland for KBOO radio in Portland, Oregon. You can listen here.

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9. August 2016

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A Day in the Life: Further Adventures at the Mud Hut

I’m copying below, verbatim, an essay I posted 16 May 2010. I’ve added a few introductory words and an embedded song. The photographs do not appear in this version, with my apologies. This website has switched servers a couple times since this essay first appeared, with adverse consequences such as the loss of some data. […]

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5. August 2016

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Edge of Extinction: I’m on Tour

Thanks to Ivey Cone at Fuki Cafe for shooting and editing the video embedded below. I am embarking on a tour of Cascadia in a few days.   On 3 August 2016 I was interviewed by Paul Roland for KBOO in Portland, Oregon. Listen here. Thanks to Crawford’s Attractions for initiating a fund-raising campaign in […]

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