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For Hire: In-House Media Theorist

It began as a somewhat offhand comment when considering my qualifications to work at a tech company but upon reflection, the idea of an in-house media theorist seems like a pretty sound idea. 197 more words

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Concerning the drift: the separation of evangelicalism

At what point does American evangelicalism become recognized as a wholly separate religion, as different from early Christianity (even post-Nicean Roman Christianity) as early Christianity was from Second Temple Judaism? 362 more words

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Powering Down: towards equalization

Knowledge only becomes power in the absence of power.

Power, as exercised through force be it violence, coercion, ideology, money, or influence, is not an exercise in ignorance, is not without knowledge. 643 more words

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a brief thought on ethics and the inanimate/unhuman

My thoughts on justice revolve around juxtaposition: rights as justified by force vs. responsibilities demanded by ethics.

Rights are not innate or inherent. Whether basic rights, expanded rights, universal rights, they must all be backed by and maintained through force. 335 more words

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On not being special: privilege, flags, religion

You are not special.

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My thought is a wide ranging mélange of conflicting, contradictory, dissonant ideas juxtaposed to bring out the beauty of noise. There are reasons I study what I do in the ways I do it. 935 more words

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Pray for rain: on Kim Stanley Robinson's 「Forty Signs of Rain」

I was put on to Kim Stanley Robinson and his Science in the Capitol trilogy (which I will be continuing and including in some aspect in my upcoming work on thoryvological ecology/ecological thoryvology) when Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. 558 more words

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On a question concerning a topic most nearly approximated as 'religion'

It would seem (after considerable thought, deliberation, and opposition) that I am a religious man. Naturally, such a comment needs considerable qualifiers. I am not a man of faith. 284 more words

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