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Theories, Fictions and Truth May 7, 2007

Posted by sumesh in Cartoons, Culture, Fun/humour, Philosophy of Science, Science.
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It makes a good cartoon to characterize theories as fictions.

It is from

http://xkcd.com/conspiracy_theories.png

A Geek Definition of Consciousness November 3, 2006

Posted by sumesh in Consciousness, Definition, Fun/humour, Uncategorized.
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This geek definition is repeatedly spotted on T-shirts in Mumbai, India.

CONSCIOUSNESS

That Annoying Thing

Between Blackouts

More on this definition later.

UPDATE!

An interesting link: THANK GOODNESS! by Daniel C Dennett

 

 

A Joke to Save this Week October 31, 2006

Posted by sumesh in Fun/humour, Links, Uncategorized.
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 [preview]

The link below is a link to a story about research and academics in general.

The particular version of this story is originally posted in Language Log on April 29, 2004.

Just click to read Linguist jokes (2): At the pearly gates. Is it just a joke?