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How to Think Like Hercule Poirot clipping

Posted on June 4th, 2018

Notes: Trust your right-brained pattern-spotting. Be a skeptical, data-driven empiricist. Add a moral compass. Tie it all together with storytelling. Be aware of, and exploit, the flawed doctrines of others. Do not be concerned about the morality of this: doctrinal flaws provide the moral justification for their own exploitation August 31, 2009 By Venkatesh Rao Last fall, I spent a long weekend in the Outer Banks region, a few hour...

Thingness and Thereness clipping

Posted on May 1st, 2018

For months now, Iā€™ve been thinking about a whole mess of related ideas with the aid of a Penrose triangle visualization of three key, interconnected loci that frame a sort of canvas on which life scripts (whether canned or improvised) play out. The three vertices are home, public and frontier. This is the simplest version of the visualization:Between home and public you find subcultures of being and identity, defined by the question,...