January 20th, 2016 § Comments Off on ….of Rabbits and Hats § permalink
…or shall I say “in defense of crackpottery”?
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Humanity is in a bit of a pinch just now. Need all the help we can get, yes?
It may be that in order to save our sorry asses we humans are going to need to pull a rabbit out of our collective hat any day now. And what if we’ve misplaced our hat? And what if we don’t believe in rabbits?
By the way, I don’t think Rupert Sheldrake is a classic Crackpot, though he intentionally plays the crackpot card often enough. I admire him, and here’s why. Sheldrake is playing Devil’s Advocate, and we need to hear it.
I’ve actually come to a bit of a decision, in part in response to Rupert Sheldrake’s latest book “Science Set Free”. I do not have an academic job. Unlike many people who aspire to understand Natural Philosophy, I have nothing to lose by riding the crackpot wave.
It is arguably my duty to speculate.
If people in my position – at least moderately scientifically informed, and not economically dependent upon being perceived as scientifically orthodox – don’t have the courage and, let us say it, self-deprecating humor to take a chance on looking foolish or gullible, then who will?
I’m going to write about something I know very little about. Please accept my apologies upfront – I have the best of intentions, and I might just possibly say something that you and the NCAA football industry in Ann Arbor needs to hear. » Read the rest of this entry «
First, here’s a little introduction to Google Earth.
OK – here’s where I started writing this post before the scales fell from my eyes. I guess I had heard of Google Earth, but I had not yet really looked into it. Don’t be a sluggard like me. You want to check all this out. Really.
Here’s a very interesting article about the limits of higher education, published at the Atlantic and written by an adjunct professor of English who might feel compelled to flunk me on account of this awkward sentence…
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