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Our Friends With Benefits: On The Union Question | Unity and Struggle 

At times control over capital in the form of means of production and the ability to purchase labor power has been spread out more or less among the classes over time, but the fundamental fact that capital in the form of dead labor dominates living labor has not changed. Selling labor for a higher wage …

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Discussion with Alan Kay about Visual Programming | Don Hopkins 

So it seems to me that there is a lot of room for new and different ideas for children's environments for learning powerful ideas. They have to be above threshold and in the spirit of real science and mathematics. Two cautionary examples are Interactive Physics and SimCity.The first assumes that Newton was absolutely right and …

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Erik Davis – On psychedelics 

After all, materialists and New Agers, sceptics and shamans, are all united in facing the death of ourselves and our loved ones — a process that remains, even for the most committed sceptic, a mystery poised at the knife edge of meaning and the void. And mysterious ordeals sometimes require mysterious protocols. via Erik Davis …

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Bucky’s Giants 

Each of the giants of today's great Grunch is a quadrillionfold more formidable than was Goliath. Each is entirely invisible, abstract, and completely ruthless—not because those who run the show are malevolent but because the giant is a non-human corporation, a many-centuries old, royal-legal-advisor-invented institution. The giant is a so one-sidedly biased abstract legal invention …

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Camus’ Absurd Reasoning 

"Likewise and during every day of an unillustrious life, time carries us. But a moment always comes when we have to carry it. We live on the future: 'tomorrow,' 'later on,' 'when you have made your way,' 'you will understand when you are old enough.' Such irrelevancies are wonderful, for, after all, it's a matter …

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ICLS & interdisciplinarities… 

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‘open thinking’ vs fact-seiving 

Instead of providing my boy with an extended opportunity to be curious, to imagine deeply and to think creatively, I reinforced one of the worst habits of our generation. I demonstrated to my boy that you can solve a problem without thinking. And, I won’t do that again. via Tips Up or Tips Down? | …

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Apocryphalibrarians 

Yet there is one point at which Frye’s literary and religious worlds do meet: both are in fact bibliocentric worlds. In his chapter [in The Anatomy of Criticism) on ‘encyclopedic forms’, Frye considers the Bible (Old and New Testaments) as a complete archetypal structure, and also as a compendium of all the modes, symbols, and …

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The Iron Law of Oligarchy 

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The Heretic – The Morning News 

Just imagine what a critical mass of formerly upright citizens might do if they suddenly saw the whole earth as a temple. via The Heretic - The Morning News.

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Robbie Norris’ Richmond City Jail Yoga Project 

As I walk away from wherever I practice I like to look back & think about what I’m leaving behind, then I enjoy the time afterwards that it takes for the “stuff to try and return.” It never all comes back? It feels like a little is lost in the process! Sometimes a lot and …

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Comment from Hallward’s Guardian Article on the Montreal Protests 

bordercrossing1 June 2012 1:16PM This is the document that laid the ideological groundwork for the hike in tuition fees. This amazingly reductive manifesto is an argument made simply from fear of an ageing Quebec with flat population growth somehow ignoring the 17% growth in the birth rate since 2002. It utterly fails to imagine that …

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Edgewalker: Kripal and Davis 

I'm writing a textbook now on how to compare religions. I open by claiming that the comparative study of religion is the most exciting, important, radical, dangerous, and promising thing currently going on in the university, and that most of the world's problems boil down to a failure of individuals, communities, and cultures to compare …

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Goethe’s Colors 

Goethe's interdisciplinary method(s) and a chromatic theory of discipline For me, one of the most interesting things about Goethe is that he was one of the last of what I'd like to call here the 'Rennaissance men'; thinkers (certainly not only men, to be sure), who, throughout Europe's so-called Enlightenment era, approached science from what …

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Rampuri & Hadot 

technosophy word. Have y'all ever heard of Baba Rampuri? He is an interesting cat. He traveled to India in 1969 and never came back, instead joined up with a group of ascetics called the Naga Babas, whose ancient order has since inducted him as their first international member. He has written a book about it, …

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Adams’ Fatality 

Identity, Historicity, Indeterminacy I would agree with Prof. McClintock that Adams' thought retains an acute relevance for contemporary educational thought. But I do think that this relevance is difficult to see. To me, Adams comes across as a bizarre, fascinating character, in that his attempts to ground an historiographical methodology in a Gibbsian statistical mechanics …

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Kelly’s New Rules 

It takes 56 hours of wasting time on the web...--clicking aimlessly through dumb web sites, trying stuff, and making tons of mistakes and silly requests--before you master its search process. The web encourages inefficiency. It is all about creating opportunities and ignoring problems. Therefore it has hatched more originality in a few weeks than the …

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Rushkoff’s ‘Life Inc.’ 

"As I see it, nothing is free. Nothing is free. Everything costs. It’s just that many things are not paid for. So there is a very big difference between those two things. I think that the problem is that the operating system for money, the operating system that we use for money, is obsolete and …

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Marx’s Letters 

Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. The critic can therefore start out from any form of theoretical and practical consciousness and from the forms peculiar to existing reality develop the true reality as its obligation and its final goal. As far as real life is concerned, it is precisely the …

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