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Self Reference

If you love men and they are unfriendly,

look into your love.

If you rule men and they are unwillingly or unruly,

look into your wisdom. 26 more words

Motivation

Are Short Words Better than Long?

Typing just key into the Search box makes it easy to browse WordPress blogs like this one.   Here, the button (atop the vertical black bar) reveals widgets like the Search box. 104 more words

Haiku

Review of I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter – Part 2

Part 1

The toilet flush is one of the simplest and common feedback mechanisms that we find. There is a float which rises with the water level which controls the inflow of water. 1,699 more words

Images

Sometimes It's Better to Be Stupid

Because of the concerted effort of therapists over 2 or 3 generations, scouring and shaping the collective human soul as steadily as ocean waves in ceaseless rows grind the beach sand, certain words and their associated ideas have eroded from recognition as we enter the 21st century. 2,111 more words

Searching For GSOT

Pointing the Camera at the Monitor – An Answer

Here are my answers to the puzzle about what happens when we point a camera at its monitor. The problem has a flavour of infinite regress about it, and sounds a little like a Buddhist koan – a question designed to make us realise (amongst other things) the limitations of logic. 4,338 more words

Philosophy

Demystifying Writing Myths

You don’t need to believe everything that goes through your head. This also applies when it comes to your ideas about how you should be as an academic writer, how the writing process should look, or how the text you produce should be. 1,244 more words

Being A Writer

A mind anticipating everything… A human mind… God’s mind.

Scientists have shown how the brain anticipates all of the new situations that it may encounter in a lifetime by creating a special kind of neural network that is ‘pre-adapted’ to face any eventuality. 80 more words