Writings of J. Todd Ring: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American

The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality Source: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American   I don’t normally post anything on my blog other than my own original articles and essays, but sometimes a rare article or video is just too important to pass up, and needs ...

LeDaro: Donald Trump

Donald Trumps’ perception of himself versus public perception.

Death By Trolley: A transcendent secular solution to the mind-body problem

What is the relationship between mind and matter? Materialism holds that the mental is a product of the physical – the mind is what the brain does. By contrast, dualist accounts are consistent with our common sense notion that the mental is fundamentally different from the physical. How much does a thought weigh? a dualist ...

knitnut.net: A pool of fresh blood

Every morning I go for a long walk along the bike path and I encounter all kinds of other people walking, biking, roller blading, skateboarding, running, and dog-walking. On Sunday I encountered a run-down, rickety sex worker at the intersection of Merivale and the bike path. She was skeletal and appeared to be a bit ...