Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Perils of Civilized Discourse

Today I wrote a very angry blog post about religion, but I’m not going to post it. At least, not until I’ve slept on it. After drafting it, I had to pause and ask myself why I’m feeling so hostile. … Continue reading

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Premises, Premises

I’ve been musing about how religious people, who firmly believe they are good, so often do such monstrously evil things. I think maybe I have a handle on it. If you start with a few basic premises — and I … Continue reading

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Public Rituals

Here’s a brand new piece of microtonal music — “The Triumphal Procession of Nebuchadnezzar“: I may make a few dozen more tiny edits — I usually do — but basically it’s ready for public consumption. The tuning is 26-note equal … Continue reading

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After taking a break from it for a few months, I’m taking a fresh look at The White Bull, my most recent interactive fiction. The sad truth is, it’s not as good as I hoped it would be. I’d like … Continue reading

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What About You?

Baboons are not as lionized in the popular imagination as chimpanzees, primarily because baboons are not cute. (Nor are they endangered.) But they’re advanced primates, and by studying them we can learn a lot about how our own ancestors must … Continue reading

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