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Some years ago, an unnamed source came out reporting a commission funded by the US federal government which, though conspiratorial in nature, is likely true in essence even if the summit of experts never occurred. The findings, summarized in the document The Report From Iron Mountain – On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace, examines…

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English (and language itself) is a very narrow and limited thing. We cannot always say what we wish to say with the words we have. In other languages, though, there are words for things you may never have even thought about… Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan, Tierra del Fuego) – Looking at each other hoping that either will…

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Wiki Wednesday – Ravens

The Raven Paradox, to be more precise: The raven paradox, also known as Hempel’s paradox or Hempel’s ravens, is a paradox arising from the question of what constitutes evidence for a statement. Observing objects that are neither black nor ravens may formally increase the likelihood that all ravens are black – even though, intuitively, these…

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“Thus Milton refines the question down to a matter of faith,” said Coleridge, bringing the lecture to a close, “and a kind of faith more independent, autonomous – more truly strong, as a matter of fact – than the Puritans really sought. Faith, he tells us, is not an exotic bloom to be laboriously maintained…

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