Started 13 Dec 1995
Modified 1 January 2007
These are meant to be lists of links I have found relevant and
interesting in various fields. There may well be redundancy when
appropriate. There has been talk in applied AI and in the extropian
world about "smart filters" -- software that would know your preferences
and present news to you to match. Newsreader scorefiles are a small
step toward that. I hope that these lists will be a good intelligent
filter of the Web for you.
Politics and Philosophy
- Ebon Musings
a collection of essays on atheism, including the Argument from Locality.
- Nicholas Humphrey on what
we should tell children. Religious indoctrination analogized to female
circumcision; science as the set of beliefs any reasonable person would choose
- Carvaka, the ancient
Eastern wisdom of atheist materalist hedonist utilitarian social contract
empiricism, from 600 B.C.
- Epicureanism, the Greek version
of the same ideas, with more atoms and fig-leaf gods. Mailing list
- Fragments of
Democritus, precursor to Epicurus, more scientific and perhaps more
subtle, though also less preserved.
- Naturalism.org And of course the
ideas live on, with possibly more elaboration and definitely more evidence.
- The Godless Website
- Quotes of Aristotle
women getting abortions.
of evolution in Arkansas public schools
of the Mind by Richard
Sam Harris on religion: beliefs matter; religious moderation, while
politically friendly, is intellectually and theologically bankrupt; meditation
and contemplation study something real about experience, and Eastern tradition
is as much better at it than Western as Western medicine is better than
liberties are part of security, by Harry Browne.
- Stability of
- A better political quiz
- US Debt Clock
fetuses feel pain?
claiming that the sin of Sodom had nothing to do with homosexuality, but with
breaching hospitality and lack of compassion. And a related article.
- Election methods
to a few nice graphs of political axes.
attempt at listing more than 2 political axes, for once.
Conservative/revolutionary, liberal/autocrat, idealist/realist,
I don't know that I agree with it all but it's a start.
Art and Literature and SF
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