Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

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I don't know how you get into a movie theater with a rifle and shot gun.  We need better gun control laws in this country.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

NOAA climate change report

A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concludes that human carbon dioxide emissions (man-made climate change) contributed to last year's drought in Texas and Oklahoma.  That's kind of fitting since these states are the home of so many right wing nutcases who are antiscience.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Alternate realities again

I just had cataract surgery and received an intraocular lens implant.  I must have slowly come to see white as offwhite.  My new lens now allows me to see white while my remaining old eye sees white as a bit yellow or brownish, like aged, yellowed paper. We don't all see the world the same.  The way the world looks depends upon OUR senses.  The sky is blue (in part) because of our senses.  Birds, for example, see it differently.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ways of knowing (again)

Along the lines of  my blog of 14 Feb. 2012 Johan van Benthem says there are 3 main ways of knowing: 1. Deduction from valid premises. 2. Observation. 3. Asking an authority. (from Where is logic going and should it? to appear in What is to be done in philosophy, E. Bencivenga, ed.)

Blogger oddities

I enter an upper case I in my draft.  When published it appears lower case.  I go back to the draft and it's upper case there.
Spacing in the draft differs from spacing when the draft is published.  Two lines are left blank in one, one line in the other.
Items that are lined up in columns in the draft are not in columns when published.  But if you go back to the draft they are lined up. (Example, LISP and PROLOG in my 5 June 2012 blog.) When I go to "edit" versus "view" they are also different.