jayI'm having a fun internet morning:
Just learning about early computing systems like the Quipos "Talking Knots" used in Andean civilizations over my morning coffee.
...strands arranged in series of 10’s using knots and colors to represent numeric values.
In the long running science fiction show Star Trek, the Federation has a guiding principle referred to as the Prime Directive which instructs federation ships with advanced technology to not interfere with primitive evolving civilisations in such a...
The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series held in Soho/Noho, Manhattan. It
features topics of special interest to libertarians, and the series aims to
enhance social and professional ties within the NYC libertarian community.
jayIf you are going to the Soho Forum debate tonight between @ThaddeusRussell and @SRCHicks you’ll get a glimpse of what I think is one of those “obvious, achievable, desired but oddly absent ideas.” See you there.
Paul is a scholar of Renaissance art history and a curator at the Louvre in Paris. One morning, a fire sweeps through the museum. As people are evacuating the museum, Paul has an important decision to make. Should he risk his own life by attempting...
This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
jayDid anyone else watch netflix.com/title/80106791 Hitler: A career? I watched it this week and really can't stop thinking about it. Such an incredible document. I can't even form any thoughts more coherent than "it's wild just how tenuous all of this 'societal structure' is."
The Dilemma Podcast features prominent thinkers discussing a different moral dilemma in every episode. The episode starts by introducing the moral dilemma in a dramatic presentation, rich with sound effects, music and narration. Our host then gives...
Conformity: The Power of Social Influences [Cass R. Sunstein] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <!--[endif]----> <strong>Bestselling author Cass R. Sunstein reveals the appeal and the danger of conformity</strong> We live in an...